Xiamen announces campaign to boost convenience stores
City officials recently announced a raft of 10 measures designed to boost the local fresh food consumer service industry, part of an official plan to ensure that local residents are within easy reach of a convenience store offering healthy foods and basic staples.
The specific goals of the program, according to official representatives, are to ensure that local residents are no more than 300 meters or a 15-minute walk from a fresh food convenience store.
The city of Xiamen already scores well on national assessments of access to convenience stores. Xiamen topped the nation last year on an annual nationwide survey of convenience store availability.