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Mar 21, 2018 07:19 PM
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JD.com to Double Number of Physical Home-Appliance Stores

Store clerks await customers on Thursday at a JD.com convenience store in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: VCG
Store clerks await customers on Thursday at a JD.com convenience store in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: VCG

E-commerce giant JD.com plans to expand its physical presence in smaller Chinese cities, where it will double the number of its brick-and-mortar home-appliance stores, the company said.

JD.com Inc. will increase the number this year to 15,000 from 8,000, which is expected to cover nearly all of China’s 1,300 smaller cities, the company said at a business event Tuesday.

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