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"Kitchen God Festival" approaches
Prosperous Spring Festival goods market in Shenyang
source: Shenyang Daily   2019-01-22 15:21

As "Xiaonian" or "Kitchen God Festival" approaches, the festive atmosphere in Shenyang becomes stronger and stronger. Lots of Shenyang citizens begin to prepare goods for Spring Festival. Reporter saw at various kinds of markets that all markets have entered a purchasing peak before Spring Festival.

Sufficient supply of vegetables and aquatic product

In the morning of January 21, reporter saw at Shi'erxian Wholesale Market that it's quite busy and noisy in the market. Reporter learned that the wholesale volume of vegetables in Shenyang kept rising as "Xiaonian" approaches. More than 1000ton of vegetables are supplied at Shi'erxian Wholesale Market. Supply of eggplant, green pepper, bean and cauliflower is sufficient. Price of these vegetables remain stable.

Reporter saw at Tawan Beihang Market that more and more people go there and do shopping. All of them left with their hands full. The bags are full of fish, shrimp and crab. The most favorable product is seafood gift box and chilled fresh seafood. Sales volume doubled. Besides, imported fresh seafood such as king crab and Australian black abalone become quite hot and are served on the dining tables of ordinary people.

Li Qiang, official in charge of Tawan Beihang Market, told the reporter that all aquatic product are in sufficient supply at present. Sales volume doubles. Li Qiang said:"As Spring Festival approaches, cost of logistics and labor all rises. Price of aquatic product might rise as well. People who need aquatic product had better buy aquatic product early."

Traditional goods for Spring Festival is still popular

Red couplets, delicate gift boxes, various kinds of dried fruit... January 21, reporter saw at the large supermarkets of different districts that the shelves are filled with various kinds of goods. Jubilant decorations made the supermarkets full of festive atmosphere.

Many big supermarkets set up "Spring Festival Goods Street". Special discounts are offered to Spring Festival goods. At Ole' exquisite supermarket at Mixcity, Tiexi District, candies and dried fruit are placed at "sales promotion" zone. Lots of consumers stopped by the display area and do selective purchasing. relevant official of the supermarket said the sales promotion for Spring Festival started from New Year's Day. Tens of thousands of food, household utilities and other commodities are placed in the supermarket for consumers. It's learned that traditional festive goods such as dried fruit and candies are still the first choice of the consumers.

Reporter learned that after Laba Festival, rice, flour, cooking oil, candy and dried fruit become the hot catch. Besides, couplet, Chinese knot and decorations of the year of pig also become popular.

Costume market receives its sales peak

"Spring Festival approaches. Winter clothes are all sold at discount. I'm here to buy new clothes for my family and myself and have a look at the spring clothing." said Ms. Yang, who's purchasing clothes at Wu'ai Market. Reporter saw that in order to seize the market before Spring Festival, all markets in Shenyang pushed out sales promotion. People can see advertisement for discounts everywhere. Special discounts are offered in many clothing stores.

Reporter finds that people are also interested in household decorations. Reporter saw at a housewares store that many people come to buy handmade ornaments, dried flowers and other household supplies. Cushions, sheets and quilt covers are also very popular. "It's Spring Festival. We will feel quite good when our home takes on a new look. Relatives and friends will also be delightful, too." said Ms.Zhang who was doing shopping in the housewares store.

Reporter Bao Han

Editor: zfw05