Japanese retail giant, Muji, has forayed into the fresh food industry with the launch of a food complex in collaboration with JD’s Seven Fresh in Shanghai.
Operated by both companies, the complex is located inside Ruihongtiandi shopping mall and spans 400sqm, housing a Muji store and fresh food supermarket, Seven Fresh, which is also the chain’s first presence in the city.
Unlike Muji’s usual stores, the 1208sqm Muji store in the complex offers an expanded selection of food products, including ramen, oatmeal, frozen food, ice cream and pizza. Its fashion brands, Muji Labo and Muji Walker, are also available in the store.
The Seven Fresh store features an omnichannel concept with both online and offline services, and customers can have their online orders delivered in as soon as 30 minutes.
The store-in-store concept is not the first collaboration of the two companies: last year, Muji launched a new format MUJIcom, at JD headquarters in Beijing, providing employees selected products such as daily necessities and food, including lunch boxes featuring simple meals.