China News Service Client Beijing, June 14 (Li Jinlei, Xie Yiguan, Zuo Yukun, Wu Tao) In the early hours of June 13, the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market was temporarily closed. As an important "vegetable basket" in Beijing, what impact will the Xinfadi closed? Will the supply of vegetables and fruits be tight? Will the price increase? Do you want to grab food?

  On the 13th, the reporter interviewed multiple home appliance business platforms and enterprises, and visited many supermarkets in Beijing.

On June 13, the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market was temporarily closed. China News Service reporter Zhang Yushe

Is the supply of fruits and vegetables tight?

  The Beijing Xinfadi Market, located just outside the South Fourth Ring Road in Beijing, is the largest "vegetable basket" in the capital. Newly-grown vegetables account for about 70% of the city's total supply, pork accounts for about 10% of the city's total supply, and beef and mutton account for about 3% of the city's total supply.

  Therefore, how will the temporary closure of Xinfa Land affect the supply of daily necessities in Beijing, especially vegetables and fruits?

  On June 13, the reporter visited a number of supermarkets in different areas of Beijing and found that the number of customers buying vegetables increased significantly over the past. Some vegetables were temporarily out of stock, but the overall supply was stable.

  On the afternoon of the 13th, the reporter found in a community supermarket in Xincun Street, Fengtai District, Beijing that the vegetable area was basically empty. Many residents were asking why the vegetables were not sold, and some were discussing to go to other supermarkets. The staff told reporters: "Because it's a weekend, more food is prepared than usual, and the price is the same as usual, but it has been robbed this morning."

Many vegetable varieties in Auchan Supermarket, Xincun Street, Fengtai District, Beijing have been sold out. Photo by Xie Yiguan

  The reporter then rushed to an Auchan supermarket in Xincun Street, Fengtai District, where many vegetable shelves have been sold out, and only some of the finely packed vegetables still have surplus. As a new batch of green peppers arrived, the citizens were picking around.

  In a convenience supermarket in Xicheng District, Beijing, a new batch of cucumbers arrived, and just after they were put on the shelves, two or three citizens immediately came forward to pick them up. "I usually buy the goods every morning. As a result, the dishes were basically sold out this morning, and I went to the wholesale market again in the afternoon." The supermarket staff said.

A food stall at a convenience supermarket in Xicheng District, Beijing. Photo by Zuo Yukun

  The reporter found in a good fruit and vegetable supermarket in Changping District that some vegetables such as potatoes and cauliflower had been sold out. The clerk told reporters, "Our vegetables are not from the new place of origin, but are directly supplied from the place of origin. I did not expect that the new place will be closed for the market, so some vegetables are not so stocked. There are many more people who come to buy vegetables today, so Vegetables like potatoes are temporarily sold out, but they will be available tomorrow morning."

Customers buy vegetables in good supermarkets of fruits and vegetables. China News reporter Li Jinlei

  The reporter noticed that this supermarket placed roll-up banners at the door, reminding customers "we are committed to ensuring a sufficient supply of products and ensuring stable prices, please don't worry, and don't need to snap up."

  Wang Hongcun, a second-level inspector of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce, also said on the 12th that most of the fresh food supermarkets in Beijing have their own supply channels, and some supermarkets have adopted the direct-sale direct supply model. In general, they have little impact on the supply of daily necessities.

What's the price change?

  Wumei told reporters more, "Our prices have not changed, and we are still doing 618 activities normally. Only a few items are out of stock on the afternoon of the 13th, such as Chinese cabbage, spinach, etc., there are indeed out of stock."

  Reporters combed visits and media reports to find out that the prices of large-scale supermarkets and vegetables are generally stable, and some vegetable markets, which are dominated by street vendors, have seen some vegetable prices increase.

  A convenient vegetable market in Xicheng District, Beijing, the variety of vegetables is still abundant, and the price is slightly higher than the early morning of the 13th, such as potatoes rose from 2.3 yuan / kg to 3.0 yuan / kg.

  The street vendor said that since the morning of the 13th, some citizens have purchased vegetables in large quantities. Her dishes are wholesale from the Yuegezhuang market. Yuegezhuang's vegetable prices and types have not changed significantly this morning, but the impact is expected to be greater tomorrow.

The public buys vegetables in the supermarket. China News reporter Li Jinlei

  In another people's life service center in Xicheng District, only three kinds of food stalls were left on the food stalls on the third floor and the third floor, and the prices did not rise.

  "Buy a little bite and eat it first, there will be tomorrow!" The stall owner told reporters that his food was not imported from the new place, but from the Liugezhuang wholesale market.

  As the "customer" there, the stallholder promises that there will still be plenty of fresh vegetables tomorrow morning, but it is expected that many merchants who previously bought in the new place will switch to other wholesale markets, and the price of vegetables may fluctuate.

  At a red vegetable basket community supermarket in Xincun Street, Fengtai District, a vegetable seller said, "Almost all the vegetables have been robbed. They are basically the same price as usual. Some are slightly more expensive. I don't know the price of the purchase tomorrow."

Both the Supermarket and the Grocery Shopping App have already removed salmon

  The reporter visited many convenience stores and supermarkets in Beijing and found that the salmon had been removed. "It is not allowed to sell salmon! If you sell it again, you will be punished." said a salesperson of a supermarket.

  On the Internet, the reporter found on the hungry grocery shopping, Meituan grocery shopping, and Carrefour takeaway business that there are still seafood products on sale, but no salmon is on sale. Meituan said that it has completely removed salmon products.

  Other seafood products are sold normally. At a Carrefour store in Beijing, the fresh area is still selling a variety of aquatic products and seafood, and the original salmon shelves have been replaced with other varieties.

Seafood stall at a people's life service center in Xicheng District, Beijing. Photo by Zuo Yukun

  When the reporter visited a business overtime, he also noticed that when a young couple was near a seafood stall, the husband wanted to step forward and was caught by his wife.

  In this regard, the seafood stall owners are also helpless: "We are all qualified, and the problematic market is impossible for us to sell!" She told reporters that Saturday was originally a good time for seafood sales, because living around The majority of elderly people, the children come back on weekends, family reunion often have to buy some seafood. But today, the sales of seafood are greatly affected.

  "There are fewer people buying, and everyone will ask about the Beijing-Shenzhen seafood market." The stall owner said that his seafood was purchased from the Wangsiying seafood market. Today's price is relatively stable, but according to this sales situation, it is estimated that the price will change soon.

Beijing takes multiple measures to ensure the supply of "vegetable baskets "

  In order to ensure the normal supply of vegetables and fruits, Beijing has also adopted various measures.

  On the 13th, Wang Hong exist, a second-level inspector of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce, said that during the temporary closure of the new development site, the vegetables and fruits originally traded in the market were moved to designated areas for a total of 5 areas.

  Vegetables are traded in the following designated areas: One is the venue of the International Famous Wine City; the second is the parking lot for large trucks in the Xinfadi Market; the third is the parking lot in the Xinfadi Village; the fourth is the International Aquatic City venue on the east side of the North Bridge in Xinfadi Wholesale trade of vegetable carts.

  The fruit is carried out at the Yangfang Temporary Trading Zone at the north second gate of Shengfang International Flower Headquarters.

  In addition, vehicles transporting beef and mutton are diverted to the Yuegezhuang wholesale market in the northeast corner of Yuegezhuang Bridge on the West Fourth Ring Road.

On June 13, the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market was temporarily closed. China News Service reporter Zhang Yushe

  In addition, Beijing has strengthened the “point-to-point” monitoring and replenishment of the supply of daily necessities in 7 primary wholesale markets, 22 large chain supermarkets, convenience stores, and secondary markets and non-chain stores. The full coverage of supply, replenishment, and monitoring of daily necessities such as meat, vegetables, eggs, and milk in retail stores ensures adequate supply and stable prices.

  Wang Hongcun expressed his support for other wholesale markets to increase their cargo adjustment efforts and increase trading venues to ensure the normal supply of daily necessities, especially vegetables and fruits.

  At the same time, catering enterprises and government organizations are encouraged to purchase supplies from wholesale markets such as Dayang Road, Yuegezhuang, Shuitun, large chain supermarkets or surrounding community markets during the temporary closure of Xinfadi.

  It is understood that during the closing period of the Xinfadi Market, in order to expand the transaction volume and meet the needs of the public, the Yuegezhuang Wholesale Market decided to extend the business hours, and the meat hall business hours were changed from 9 to 23 o'clock from 8 to 24 o'clock. The market volume of pork increased from 1,000 to 2,000 to 3,000 per day.

Enterprises have responded to the "guarantee supply " , saying that there is no need to snap up

  On the 13th, e-commerce platforms such as, Meituan and Hungry Me told reporters on that they guarantee the supply of daily necessities without having to snap up stocks. said that it has coordinated with various brand suppliers to fully guarantee the supply of daily necessities such as rice noodles, grains, oils, meat, eggs and vegetables for Beijing residents. At present, there is a sufficient supply of all kinds of commodities, and consumers do not need to snap up stocks.

  Meituan said that it coordinated the place of origin and suppliers as soon as possible to increase the purchase volume to 3-4 times the usual amount, and made every effort to ensure the supply of vegetables, meat, poultry eggs, fruits and other daily necessities for residents.

  Hungry? When buying vegetables, he said that he has set up a supply guarantee project team and deployed rider resources to give priority to Beijing's online grocery shopping needs.

  Daily Fresh said that from the 12th, it has coordinated the direct supply of production places and manufacturers, and deployed the supply of meat, eggs, vegetables and other daily necessities for ordinary people. The supply will initially double.

Data map: Vegetable area in a supermarket in Beijing. China News reporter Li Jinlei

  Offline supermarkets have also taken action to increase the stocking. The reporter noted that many supermarkets stated that direct supply was the mainstay, and continued supply was not a problem.

  Li Yanchuan, chairman of the supermarket, told the media that most fruits and vegetables in supermarkets are directly harvested from the place of origin. Therefore, after the new place is closed, it will not have much impact on the supermarkets, and the supermarket stores have made emergency with upstream suppliers. Ready for transfer.

  The relevant person in charge of Carrefour said that the fruits and vegetables in the store are mainly produced directly from the origin, and are not affected by the market closure of the new place. At present, the supply of goods is sufficient and the price is stable.

  Wumei Group spokesman Xu Lina also said that Wumei pork, beef and mutton, and fresh vegetable commodities are sourced directly from the place of origin. In addition, all Wumart stores have made preparations for all kinds of people's livelihood commodities, anti-epidemic materials and emergency transfers.

  Huaguan Supermarket said that pork, beef and mutton, and fresh vegetable products are mainly supplied directly from the origin and directly from the base. It has not been affected by the closure of the new place, and the current stock has increased to 3 times the usual amount. "The frequency of delivery of fresh vegetables and fruits has been temporarily increased from 1 to 2 to 3 times a day, and it can be supplemented as needed to ensure a sufficient inventory of goods in stores."

A little more news

New crown virus has a low probability of contaminating vegetables and meat

  Feng Luzhao, a researcher at the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on February 9 that the chances of viruses contaminating vegetables, fruits, and meat through droplets and direct contact are very low.

  Feng Luzhao suggested washing vegetables, fruits and meat in running water after returning home. Fresh vegetables and fruits are not recommended to be placed for too long to ensure safety. Meat that is not to be eaten can be stored frozen. Do not eat vegetables and meat raw. It is recommended to cook them and eat them as much as possible. (Finish)