China: JD to open over 1 million c-stores

China's second largest e-commerce company,, plans to open more than 1 million brick-and-mortar stores across the country in the next five years, reports The Jakarta Post.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

Half of the convenience stores will be set up in rural areas and small cities where penetration rate of online companies is not high.

C-store owners could order goods through JD's application software, and JD will be in charge of logistics and distribution.

Online retail giants Alibaba and Bailian Group have already formed a partnership and will come up with stores that merge online and offline shopping features.

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