TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store and supermarket operators have begun to send out mobile convenience stores in an attempt to meet the shopping needs of people living in remote areas around Taiwan.
PX Mart “mobile convenient store trucks,” which were inaugurated in April, are providing customers with instant noodles, toilet paper, diapers, fresh fruit, frozen foods, and other necessities, according to CNA on Sunday (April 12). The supermarket chain said that it began planning the move last year with the aim of delivering commodities to consumers in remote areas at in-store prices instead of profiting off them.
The retail giant said the company will absorb the cost of logistics inherent in this kind of operation, the report said. PX Mart has launched trial operations in Chiayi and Hualien counties with one truck each. The routes of the mobile convenience stores and the goods they contain will be adjusted according to the needs of consumers, the company added.
Carrefour’s mobile convenient stores also offer commodities at the same prices as marked in their stores. The supermarket operator said that many of their online orders come from mountainous areas and that the company has also received a number of invitations from township chiefs to operate in their jurisdictions.
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