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Are 24-hour Supermarkets Convenient? 
    2007-06-16 11:18:07     CRIENGLISH.com
Beijing's 24-hour supermarkets have received mixed comments from residents. Many shoppers think such businesses are very convenient for daily needs, while some have found a variety of disadvantages.

The Beijing Daily Messenger reported some customers are not quite satisfied with the high pricing in a 24-hour supermarket, which is about 20 percent higher than normal supermarkets.

In addition, they often have difficulties finding what they want as some existing 24-hour supermarkets lack enough categories of emergency products, such as batteries, light bulbs or camera films.

The paper quotes Professor Li Xianguo from Beijing-based Renmin University as saying the stores should adjust their management and business strategy to the needs of customers.

The professor added this would result in gaining competitive advantages in the retail industry.
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