February 4, the twenty-third of the twelfth lunar month. General Secretary Xi Jinping, who is visiting in Guizhou, walked into a local Huimin supermarket.
This is not the first time that the general secretary has visited a supermarket during the inspection. What new signals can be observed this year?
"Shelf" and "vegetable basket" prices are stable and sufficient
The livelihood of the people is everywhere in the luxuriant commodity room. Supermarkets have always been the "special attention" of the general secretary's investigations.
In September 2018, after finishing the inspection activities in Fushun, Liaoning, at noon on the 28th, General Secretary Xi Jinping returned to Shenyang by car. In the service area halfway, the general secretary walked into the nearby supermarket, communicated with the store, and asked about the price and quality of the goods.
The commissary in Gujiatai Village, Fuping, Hebei, and Aimin Community Supermarket, Chugulan Street, Xilinhot City, Inner Mongolia, have all left the General Secretary's "New Year's Footprints".
Pre-holiday is the peak time for people to purchase new year's goods. Especially this year, with the normalization of epidemic prevention and control and the promotion of local Chinese New Year, the consumption of agricultural and sideline products in large and medium cities will increase compared with previous years.
Recently, various ministries and commissions have successively held meetings and issued policies to ensure that the prices of “shelfs” and “vegetable baskets” are stable and sufficient in terms of production testing, source organization, dispatching, and production and sales.
Supermarkets connect people's lives. The "yin, sunny, roundness" on the shelves is related to the fireworks of life, the concentration of the taste of the year, and the stability of the people's hearts.
The general secretary's on-site investigations have even reduced people's livelihood concerns to the subtleties.
Tighten the "safety string" and strengthen the "safety line"
In addition to commodity supply, prices, etc., the general secretary is always concerned about food safety, which is the bottom line of people's health and safety.
It was also in Guizhou in June 2015. General Secretary Xi Jinping entered the small supermarket in the parking service area, picked up a bag of "Shaqima", and asked the waiter about the warranty period. After checking the production date, the waiter said that it was produced in February 2015 and the warranty period is 10 months.
There were two food stalls outside the supermarket. Xi Jinping walked over and pointed to the beige cakes and duck necks to learn about the situation with interest.
Regarding whether ordinary people can eat safely and feel at ease, the general secretary looked forward to and asked all the details.
Before the Spring Festival, a baby dairy company in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, raised four “stricts” on food safety in a row; inspected Inner Mongolia and urged the person in charge of the liquid milk production base to attach great importance to food safety issues... On holidays, the more the general secretary emphasizes food safety.
General Secretary Xi Jinping guards the people's "safety on the tip of the tongue".
The supermarket industry changes
2021 is a crucial year for implementing the new development concept and building a new development pattern.
"Insisting on the strategic basis of expanding domestic demand" and emphasizing "combining the expansion of consumption with the improvement of people's quality of life" is one of the priorities of my country's economic work at present and during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, so as to cultivate the potential of domestic demand and promote the implementation of people's livelihood Landing.
Supermarkets are undoubtedly the epitome and section of thousands of consumer places.
In 2018, in Zhanqi Village, Pidu District, Chengdu, the General Secretary paid for a pair of cloth shoes made by local people. In the same year, I bought a bag of rice noodles, a can of mixed vegetables with soy sauce, and two boxes of Goubangzi smoked chicken at a supermarket in Liaoning. It cost a total of 131 yuan...
Hypermarkets, boutique supermarkets, community supermarkets, convenience stores... As places that can fully mobilize consumer demand, the evolution of supermarkets has witnessed the road of consumption upgrading in China.
The epidemic has also accelerated changes in supermarkets. Under the new development pattern, the supermarket industry urgently needs to adapt to changes, with high-quality comprehensive service capabilities, to meet demand and create demand.
"Small supermarket" leverages "big poverty alleviation"
Public welfare is the most popular feature of Huimin Fresh Supermarket. On the one hand, it insists on “maintenance and low profit” and stabilizes prices from the circulation terminal; on the other hand, it realizes direct sales of characteristic agricultural and sideline products through the docking of agricultural supermarkets and consolidates the achievements of poverty alleviation.
Data shows that since the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, Guiyang Huimin Fresh Supermarket has purchased about 120,000 tons of agricultural and sideline products in the province, with a purchase amount of about 1.4 billion yuan, driving more than 120,000 people to increase their income.
Farmers are happy and citizens are satisfied, and the "small supermarkets" leverage "big poverty alleviation".
General Secretary Xi Jinping walked into a supermarket, looked at commodities, experienced the country's plan for economic development, and demonstrated that "the people's yearning for a better life is our goal."