May 21, 2021|
Photo Gallery: This Week at JD (May 15 – May 21)
JD.com held the kickoff event for its 618 Grand Promotion on May 21. The event gathered representatives from over a hundred brand partners. Awards were presented to the top 10 brands across 12 different categories. Chenkai Ling, vice president of JD.com, released seven consumption trends for 2021 during the event.
JD’s second E-Space store soft opens on May 19 in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui province. The store will be officially open on June 18th, the peak day of JD’s 618 Grand Promotion. The 40,000 square-meter store welcomes over 500 brands, and over 200,000 SKUs are available for sale in store.
On May 19, JD celebrated its sixth Employee Appreciation Day. On this day, JD specifically honors its long-term employees, who are often referred to with special designations: 5-year veteran employees are known as “Dalao” (big brother, or sister), and 10-year veterans as “Super Dalao.” There are over 40,000 Dalaos and Super Dalaos at JD now. Photo shows employees receive badges at JD headquarters in Beijing.
JD Logistics and China Railway Container Transport announced a partnership in intermodality on May 17 at JD headquarters. Both sides will utilize capabilities in integrated supply chain, rail cargo transportation, logistics information and technological devices, to develop domestic and international routes. Four executives, Jun Fan, vice president of JD.com, head of transportation resources platform at JD Logistics (second from left); Boling Han, general manager at CRCT (second from right); Yang Yang, head of rail transportation at transportation resources platform at JD Logistics (far left); and Jinhua Ge and deputy general manager at CRCT (far right), attend the signing ceremony.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the first winners for a national open AI competition. JD Logistics was awarded for its “intelligent logistics and warehousing equipment” project in the category of intelligent warehousing. The results were announced on May 20 at the 5th World Intelligence Congress held in Tianjin.