Katia Deng/ Shanghai Daily news
Three franchised agricultural products stores opened in Xuhui District
yesterday, to cater to near-by residents who want to buy non-polluted vegetables
and other guaranteed high quality agricultural products.
Up to now in the
city, 43 franchised stores operate in the city's standard food markets and the
figure will grow to more than 200 next year.
The non-polluted vegetables
provided by Xinhui Company, the company which established the first national
tracing system on the quality of vegetables in 2002. The company has targeted
the foreign export market but with the rising demand from Shanghai residents it
has turned to the domestic market.
High-tech rice, meat and dairy
products began to appear in recent years.
The new franchised stores in
Xuhui also offer favorable prices to residents. A staff member at one of the
stores explained that the products were transported straight from the production
base cutting out many intermediate steps. So the savings go to the residents.