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‘China’s online grocery sector set for explosive growth as over half of consumers shift to online shopping’

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As China emerges from the restrictions, 56.0 percent of Chinese consumers are buying food and grocery online more frequently than before, says , a leading data and analytics company.

'China’s online grocery sector set for explosive growth as over half of consumers shift to online shopping'

, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The impact of will leave a permanent mark on how we shop for groceries, with demand for home fulfilment soaring around the world as consumers follow the ‘stay at home’ message from many governments.”

'China’s online grocery sector set for explosive growth as over half of consumers shift to online shopping'Brereton concludes: “With a population of 1.4 billion (and a grocery market 13 times the size of the UK), the potential value growth in the Chinese online grocery market is phenomenal. To highlight, Chinese food delivery service Meituan, founded in 2010 (and well placed to gain from this shift in consumer behaviour), recently hit a US$100bn valuation.”