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JD com : China's Single's Day sales bonanza on track for new record
|11/11/2020 | 10:47am|
By the early evening,
The sales figures are not yet finalized.
However, these records have to be put into context, given that this year, companies decided to extend their special Single's Day offers - so-called because of the number of ones in today's date: 11/11 - to the beginning of the month.
What cannot be denied, however, is that the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled online sales.
"The main difference compared to last year has been the impact of the pandemic. It's a positive impact for rapid growth," he told the media, including Efe, at the company's
With the population confined to their homes for weeks, many turned to online shopping in
In data made available by JD, patterns are showing that most alcoholic beverages were sold in the western cities of
As for imported products, the list was dominated by the American company Apple and
Ecological groups such have Greenpeace, however, warn of the severe environmental impact caused by such unbridled consumerism on Single's Day.
Another shadow cast on the occasion for these two companies was their 9% plummet on the
The vice-president of sales for
The China Labour Bulletin, a worker's rights platform, expressed its concern about the plight of employees of the online retail industry.
It tweeted: "E-commerce is inherently precarious, but
The Bulletin said it has documented 29 protests among express delivery workers, most of them over wage arrears. EFE
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