The Overview on Shanghai’s retails: CenturyMart, Carrefour, War-Mart, Hymall, Shanghai School Supply Supermarket, Nong Gong Shang Supermarket, FamilyMart, Lawson
Unlike Hong Kong, the retail market in Shanghai is not monopolized by one or two great groups. The competition in the retail market is relatively fierce. There are many retail brands in Shanghai, such as CenturyMart, Carrefour, War-Mart, Hymall, Shanghai School Supply Supermarket, Nong Gong Shang Supermarket, FamilyMart, and Lawson ranging from supermarkets to convenient stores.
Focus on the supermarkets in Shanghai: CenturyMart, Hymall, Shanghai School Supply Supermarket
CenturyMart began its business in Shanghai in 1991. It is a medium-end supermarket focusing on the medium customers who haven’t very high salaries.
Hymall is purchased by the English supermarket group Tesco in 2004. The first Hymall in Shanghai opened in 1997. These years Hymall has changed its strategy in China. It began to open stores in mainland China rapidly.
Shanghai School Supply Supermarket is a very typical supermarket in Shanghai. It concentrates on the students in Shanghai. The goods are rather cheap compared with other supermarkets and convenient stores because of the politic and financial support from the Chinese government. Most of the goods in it is local ones with lower prices.
Focue on the convenient stores in Shanghai: FamilyMart, Lawson
Shanghai is a great city along with international features. Many Chinese choose to start business and to work in Shanghai. So the convenient stores opened 24 hours a day is necessary for the office workers in Shanghai.
To name a few, FamilyMart, Lawson are two of the most popular 24 hour convenient stores in Shanghai.
FamilyMart is a Japanese convenient store brand. It started its Chiese mainland’s business in 2004. And it is mainly located in the south part of China, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou and so on. Apart from the drinks, cigarettes, newpapers and daily goods, it also sells processed food. This service attracts lots of office staff for it.
Written by Amy Wang for Daxue Retail in China