May 22, 2020|
Photo Gallery: This Week at JD (May 18-22)
On May 22nd, JD.com announced the opening of two 7FRESH supermarkets in Chengdu, one of the most-populous cities in Southwestern China and the capital of Sichuan province. As of now, there are total about 20 7FRESH supermarkets in China.
On May 22nd, Lei Xu, CEO of JD Retail hosted a live broadcast for the pre-sale of JD.com’s new innovative real estate model. This is the first time for Xu to join this kind of live stream show. Under new partnership with Zhongjun Real Estate, the first project is Zhongjun Yunjingtai (Cloudview Terrace), a popular new residential compound in Beijing.
On May 19th, JD bestowed a silver medal on each veteran JDers who had served the company for 5 years. Since 2016, every May 19th JD.com celebrates its “519 Employee Appreciation Day”. Among current 220,000 employees, there are several thousand employees who have worked at JD for at least 10 years and around 30, 000 for at least five years.
On May 19th, Chairman and CEO Richard Liu sent an open letter to all employees. In this letter, he shares the new mission statement of JD.com: powered by technology for a more productive and sustainable world. Read the full letter here.
On May 18th, English footwear brand Church’s under the Prada Group officially joined JD, bringing premium British fashion to Chinese customers. With the addition of Church’s, JD is now the only Chinese e-commerce platform presenting four brands under the Prada Group. Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe joined during “June 18 (“618”) Grand Promotion” last year.
Mingzhu Dong, Chairwomen of Gree Electric, China’s leading home appliance brand, joined a livestream for Gree products on JD. From 8 pm to 11:20 pm, the livestream generated RMB 703 million yuan (nearly $100 million dollars) in sales – the highest yet for live shows in the home appliances industry.
JD.ID, the e-commerce JV of JD.com in Indonesia, has joined a national initiative to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia. The initiative is aimed at encouraging MSMEs to go digital, and expand market reach, even to remote areas, by working with digital platforms like JD.ID. JD.ID will provide education and training for MSMEs who have difficulties starting businesses online.