Aug 6, 2021|
JD.com Raises Inventory of Daily Necessities by Three Times in Coping with Delta Variant Outbreak in China
by Yuchuan Wang
JD.com is leveraging its nationwide supply chain advantages to secure the supply of daily necessities to consumers during the new outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in China, especially in the categories of food, beverage, disinfectant and baby products.
As of Aug. 4, the company has stocked 3 times the normal inventory of cereal and grain products. JD says that its inventory in Nanjing and Zhengzhou, the medium- and high-risk areas of COVID, can guarantee at least 20 days of demand from local customers.
More than two million packs of drinking water have been stocked in the company’s warehouses across China, which is 5 times the normal stock level. And more will be continued to be put into storage.
In addition, the stock of 15 major disinfectant products from brands including Dettol has also been increased by 3 times. JD’s sales team will also monitor the real-time online availability to make sure customers can get access to sufficient disinfectants and sanitizer products.
In terms of fresh produce, JD Fresh has stocked nearly a thousand tons of fruit and vegetables, in addition to 2,000 tons of meat and dairy products.
Forty-nine SEVEN FRESH supermarkets and convenience stores which are under JD.com in China are conducting thorough daily disinfections to ensure customers can safely buy daily necessities offline in their neighborhood. Consumers can also place orders on the SEVEN FRESH app and have their products delivered to their doorstep in as fast as 30 minutes.
Additionally, more than 300 JD Baby and Maternal shops in China can secure the demands of milk powder and diapers for 30 to 45 days at stable prices, providing a secure guarantee for parents and their children.