Many Chinese companies have returned to normal levels of business as the outbreak of COVID-19 in China is gradually brought under control. Xiong'an's Fruit Brother is a regular customer in Beijing Xinfadi Wholesale Fruit Market. He established his own fruit store in Xiong'an New District, Hebei. According to him, "the entire market is rapidly recovering. This is not just the case for the domestic fruit market, but import fruit is once again available on the market as well. Some of the fruit varieties are still quite expensive, such as durian and mango. Other import fruits are more reasonably priced, such as Chilean grapes and plums. The plums are selling quite well because they have a very high nutritional value. And the outbreak of COVID-19 has convinced Chinese consumers of the importance of healthy fruit."
This is the time of year when strawberries enter the Chinese market. According to Fruit Brother, "we are also selling strawberries, but the price fluctuations are huge. This is a fruit with a relatively short shelf-life and we depend on the farmers who supply the market. The strawberry retail season officially begins every year in January and reaches a peak in February. The retail of strawberries continues at a lower level during March and April. The price is different every day. The price depends on the daily supply volume and the demand on that particular day. There are many strawberry varieties, but the Dandong 99 Red strawberry is very popular in the Chinese market."