A new kind of market is starting to appear in big Chinese cities, appealing to a more well-off sector of the population and aiming also at receiving tourism groups. These stores include fresh food markets that are more organized and well-decorated. The market features local decorations and takes up all of two well-lit floors, with fresh foods, flowers, cooked dishes, and steamed buns.
Experts said the growing demand for new fresh food markets stems from the change in the typical Chinese home composition.
With an eye on the market's growth potential, some foreign firms are even joining in. Japanese household furnishing and personal items retailer Muji has announced plans to open its first-ever vegetable store in the country, in Shanghai.