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Jan 03, 2018 03:22 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

JD.com Unmanned Grocery Store Goes Live

JD.com Inc. expects its first unmanned grocery store, which opened Dec. 30 in Yantai, Shandong province, to be profitable within six months. Photo: Visual China
JD.com Inc. expects its first unmanned grocery store, which opened Dec. 30 in Yantai, Shandong province, to be profitable within six months. Photo: Visual China

Online retailer JD.com Inc. has launched an unmanned supermarket for general public use, besting rivals Amazon.com and Alibaba in the race to roll out the first such fully automated store for commercial use.

The JD.com store, in the coastal city of Yantai in Shandong province, opened over the weekend, with a target of turning a profit within six months, according to China’s second-largest e-commerce company.

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