China's expanding middle-class fuels growth of cold chain logistics

Many of China's city residents chose to stay put for the Spring Festival holiday rather than returning to their hometowns so as to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. The young away-from-home consumers caused a surge in sales of semi-finished Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve dinners. Online sales of such dinners increased by 376 percent year on year within 10 days of the launch of the annual national e-commerce shopping campaign leading up to Chinese New Year, data from the Ministry of Commerce shows.

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