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Analysis and Forecast for China’s Tree Nut Sector in 2019/20Produce Report analyzes and summarizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released report on China’s tree nut industry in the 2019/20 season October 22, 2019
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Phil K
Goodwei Kiwifruit Hits China Market, Expands ProductionThis season’s premium Goodwei kiwifruit fruit is expected to hit the market in mid-October and to remain in supply until March 2020. According to Jingold, Goodwei is estimated to have produced 360,000 kg, or 120,000 3-kg cartons, this season. October 20, 2019
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Jing Zang
CSF Market’s Fruit Sales Reveal Evolving Chinese Consumption HabitsSupermarket sales data show the development of produce consumption trends in China with a clear shift to imported fruit October 08, 2019
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Judyliu
Chaos, Long Lines as Costco Opens First China Store in ShanghaiOn August 27, the U.S. brick-and-mortar wholesaler Costco opened its first store in mainland China. With 776 stores across 12 countries and regions, this 150,000 square foot location in Shanghai’s southwestern suburbs of Minhang is Costco’s latest and China’s first. Offering an annual membership at a usual rate of 299 yuan ($42) but for the opening at a special promotional rate of just 199 yuan ($28), consumers flocked to the store in droves to buy everything from fresh food to electronics and high-end luxury goods. Massive crowds led to three-hour queues for parking spots, waits of up to two hours to checkout, and customers battling each other for shopping carts. September 01, 2019
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Andrew D
Pagoda Carves Out Market for Small Newton ApplesPagoda’s new type of small apples from South Africa, launched in June 2019, is expected to prove popular with Chinese consumers August 26, 2019
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Tim
Walmart Plans to Invest $1.2b in China Supply Chain LogisticsWalmart announced on July 1 that it intended to invest RMB 8 billion ($1.2 billion) in its supply chain logistics in China, including "building or upgrading more than 10 logistics distribution centers" here over the coming 10- to 20-year period. July 09, 2019
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Dan Siekman
In First Ever Store Closing, YH Super Species Shutters Shanghai Wujiaochang BranchOn July 4, Super Species marked an inevitable but inglorious new milestone: the first closing of one of its stores. The Super Species Shanghai Wujiaochang store had originally opened in November of 2017. July 07, 2019
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Dan Siekman
Suning Announces RMB 4.8b Deal for 80% Stake in Carrefour ChinaNanjing, China-based retailer Suning.com announced on June 23 that it intends to purchase an 80% stake in French hypermarket retailer Carrefour's China operations for a sum of RMB 4.8 billion ($698 million). Carrefour will retain the remaining 20% share. June 25, 2019
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Dan Siekman
Miss Fresh and Tencent Aim High with Strategic PartnershipThe two companies prepare to launch their “Smart and Fresh 100 Billion Plan” June 24, 2019
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Tim
Sam’s Club Soon to Have Eight Stores in BeijingSam’s Club expects to operate 40 stores in China by 2020 June 18, 2019
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Tim

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