On September 3, the 5th day of the opening of the Hema Mini in Shanghai’s Pujiang City Life Plaza, RMB 0.99 for Hangzhou cabbages and abalone for RMB 1.99 attracted the senior residents to rush buying. A shopping guide shouted: “steak is on sale, download Hema App and you are eligible to buy one get […]
Alibaba considers Hema "The Pathfinder of Alibaba’s New Retail". Hema supermarkets deliver new retail experience with its new business model integrating online and offline and combining supermarket with restaurants.
As of July 31, 2018, there were 64 Hema stores covering 14 cities (franchise stores included):
- 18 Hema stores in Shanghai
- 12 in Beijing
- 6 in Chengdu
- 4 in Shenzhen
- 4 in Hangzhou
- 3 in Guangzhou
- 3 in Xi'an
- 3 in Suzhou
- 2 in Fuzhou
- 2 in Wuhan
- 2 in Nanjing
- 2 in Ningbo
- 2 in Guiyang
- 1 in Kunshan. **As of July 31, 2018.
The daily average sales per mature store are about 800K+ yuan. And, the annualized average sales per sqm of mature stores is 50K+ yuan. Online sales account for 60%.
Hema operates with several different models: Hema Fresh, Hema Mini, Hema Vegetable Market, Hema Station.
CEO of Hema: HOU Yi
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