Guanshanhu's delegation visits Shanghai's Sam's Club to learn about its business operations there. [Photo/guanshanhu.gov.cn]
A delegation from Guanshanhu district in Guiyang – capital city of Southwest China's Guizhou province – recently visited bulk retail warehouse outlet Sam's Club in East China's Shanghai city and signed an agreement with its owner, the giant retail group Walmart.
The delegation learned about Sam's Club's operations, product selection standards, shopping environment and membership service.
Walmart – the world's biggest retailer – has been ranked among the Fortune Global 500 list many times and has opened more than 400 stores in more than 180 cities in China. Sam's Club is Walmart's high-end bulk retailer and has more than 800 stores in the world, with about 3 million members.
To date, Sam's Club has opened 27 stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and in other cities.
According to Luo Yang, secretary of the CPC Guanshanhu district committee, the district is currently expanding its middle and high-end commerce and hopes the cooperation deal can meet the growingly sophisticated needs of Guiyang's consumers and extend Guanshanhu's development.
Under the agreement, Guanshanhu and Walmart will build Guizhou's first Sam's Club according to the district's requirements.