Yang Dehong, deputy chief of the China Chain Store and Franchise Association’s IT applications committee, said China’s distribution and e-commerce businesses will take advantage of the opportunities expected under the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).
The plan is a blueprint of China’s economic and social development in this decade. According to Yang, "The plan’s proposal lays out strategies for expanding domestic consumer demand in rural areas and elsewhere and therefore creates huge opportunities for the distribution business."
"The business has thrived in fairly developed cities and now can embrace markets in previously underdeveloped regions, which have seen a remarkable surge in demand for logistics services."
The English People’s Daily Online also quoted Yang as saying that while China’s distribution business has seen some significant progress in recent years, it is still too early to call it a real success.