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Alibaba's Cainiao secures supply in lockdown-hit Chengdu

Its warehouse in the city is prepared to ensure Tmall Supermarket's delivery routes.

Alibaba Group’s logistics arm Cainiao has mobilized resources to keep Chengdu supplied during a lockdown in the city in China driven by a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases, the e-commerce giant said in a press release.

The warehouse operated by Cainiao in Chengdu launched preparations earlier in the week to ensure its ability to supply Tmall Supermarket’s delivery routes in Chengdu, including bringing on additional staff to make deliveries and stock extra products.

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“We have stretched the stocks from 40,000 to 50,000 product types, covering rice, flour, cooking oil, milk, biscuits, convenience food, and bottled water. There are over six million inventories here to supply Chengdu,” Tu Ping, manager at Cainiao’s warehouse, said in Chinese.

Chengdu, a major transport and commerce hub in southwest China, entered a city-wide lockdown on Thursday after logging over 766 coronavirus cases since August 25.

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