On Feb. 1, the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province and Shandong Development and Reform Commission jointly issued the emergency notice on the reserve and release of winter and spring vegetables, requiring all local departments of commerce and local development and reform commissions to strengthen guidance on winter and spring vegetable distribution to meet people’s living needs.
According to the notice, the vegetable reserve scale in each city shall not lower than 5 to 7 days’ consumption of permanent urban population. Local authorities should ensure the dynamic stock of important self-stable vegetables for about 7days in key period, release reserved vegetables timely to the market according to the situation, and reasonably arrange the distribution of retail terminals. Vegetable reserve rotation mechanism should be implemented to replenish winter and spring vegetables timely.
Weihai Municipal Bureau of Commerce called on eight key enterprises trade circulation industry to jointly issue a proposal on vegetable price stability and supply, promising the public that prices of six vegetables, including cabbage, potato, green turnip, white turnip, yellow onion and ginger, will not rise from Feb. 1 to Feb. 29. Other categories of vegetables included in the price monitoring will be sold at no higher than the monitoring price as at 31 January.
Zaozhuang Municipal Bureau of Commerce established the Wechat platform for the docking of agricultural products production and marketing to strengthen the docking of agricultural products production and marketing, organize and guide the establishment of community vegetable buying group to smooth the director supply channel between the planting bases and residents, so as to alleviate the problem of vegetables bases selling vegetables and residents buying vegetables.
Weifang Municipal Bureau of Commerce actively promote timing designated supply of daily necessities. After collecting residents’ purchase information through Wechat group and other online platforms, supermarkets will allocate, package and distribute the vegetables uniformly to community convenience stores and property management companies. Residents can pick up the goods by themselves, avoiding crowd gathering and contact.