According to incomplete statistics, from October 1 to October 8, 32 key wholesale, retail, accommodation and catering enterprises supervised by Huai'an Municipal Bureau of Commerce achieved a sale of 765 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.6%.
On the National Day, the passenger flow of major supermarkets and commercial complexes in Huai'an increased by 150% compared with that before the festivals, and the total sales was added to more than twice. During the festivals, the average daily sales of Huai'an supermarkets and large-scale complexes increased by about 30% compared with that of last month. PetroChina and Sinopec sold 15,942 tons of oil, a growth of 12.2% over the same period last year, of which gasoline rose by 23%.
Meanwhile, the business of major catering enterprises in Huai'an have boomed, with a more than 50% increase of average daily sales compared with that of last month. Among them, the growth of small and medium-sized restaurants for the public is much obvious.
Over 200 kinds of commodities and more than 10,000 varieties were put on the market by the key commercial circulation enterprises in the city. The total amount of goods in key shopping malls and supermarkets rose by 8% compared with the same period last year. The sales of pork, vegetables, eggs, rice and noodles, edible oil and other life necessities grew by more than 10% than usual.
In order to ensure the market supply and stimulate the consumption potential during the two festivals, Huai'an Municipal Bureau of Commerce issued the Notice on Ensuring Supply and Promoting consumption in the 2020 National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in advance, requiring the business departments and enterprises of all counties and districts to seize the sales opportunity, expand supply channels, and ensure the normal supply of daily necessities. The monitoring of the operation of the consumer goods market should also be strengthened. At the same time, the Bureau has carried out safety checks on gas stations, catering enterprises, hotels, commercial complexes and other densely populated places in the city, urged these business entities to implement epidemic prevention and control and safety production, and created a safe consumption environment.