Shanghai to build standardized vegetable markets
This automatic vegetable selling machine is open for business. [photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Shanghai government plans to build or remodel 30 standardized vegetable markets in 2017 to promote residents' quality of life.
Construction of standardized vegetable markets is a model market project in which the markets are rationally planned and managed in a systemic and scientific way.
Thirteen vegetable markets had been transformed as of June 30 and some standardized market brands, such as Fmart, Ulife and Wanyou Market, had been introduced to Shanghai.
The remarkable change from the old market system lies in the management model. The new markets adopt self-management to unify logos, management, service, brand and accounts instead of charging separate fees to each booth as in the past.