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Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD's connected grocery store in China

Rita Liao
Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD's connected grocery store in China

The arms race to build the future of grocery stores is heating up in China. To no one's surprise, the main contestants are the country's ecommerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, which are turning offline for growth. Online retail has flourished in China, but it still accounts for less than 20 percent of the nation's overall consumption, according to the Ministry of Commerce.