Apr 27, 2022|
JD.com Increases Living Necessity Inventory by 3-5 Times in Beijing
by Vivian Yang and Yuchuan Wang
As multiple COVID cases have occurred in Beijing since April 24, JD.com has increased inventory of key living necessities by 3-5 times the usual amount to ensure adequate supplies in the capital city. According to the company’s announcement today, local residents’ needs can be sustained for more than three months at fair prices with sufficient stock of product categories ranging from food, fresh produce, products for household disinfection and cleaning, baby and maternity, and personal care, etc.
SEVEN FRESH supermarkets in Beijing on April 25th
At the same time, JD Logistics has arranged over 1,000 frontline workers to back up the warehousing and delivery work of high-demand goods, especially rice, flour, cooking oil and alike, to maintain smooth operation around the clock.
The company is also supporting Walmart, China Resources Wanjia, Yonghui and other supermarkets, as well as a number of milk, meat, and frozen food brands to quintuple stock and leverage its intra-city on-demand retail network JDDJ to deliver products to consumers in a timely manner. JD’s omni-channel supermarket SEVEN FRESH has tripled its stock from the usual amount as part of the epidemic response mechanism.
JD’s everyday life shopping platform Jingxi mobilized its fruits and vegetable suppliers from Shandong, Henan, Hainan, Yunnan provinces and other partner production bases, and has purchased 1,000 tons of fresh produce from over 500 large farms to ensure supplies to Beijing.
To ensure smooth logistics procedures, JD Logistics has built an emergency response mechanism which covers from warehousing and sorting to transportation and delivery. The company has allocated 2,000 logistics vehicles to expand transportation capacity. Thorough disinfections are performed three times a day at warehouses, sorting centers and delivery stations.
JD’s couriers in service at Jiuxianqiao area
The company has also explored a delivery model for lockdown neighborhoods with the municipal government and districts. Previously, as part of an effort organized by Jiuxianqiao Sub-district in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, more than 80 JD couriers joined the volunteer team and provided daily necessity delivery services for five locked down communities.