By: Huang Chiao-wen and Frances Huang
Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) Sales of hypermarkets in Taiwan are expected to hit a new high of more than NT$180 billion (US$33 billion) this year as chain
operators have made great efforts to develop e-commerce platforms to boost sales, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
In addition, the MOEA said that these hypermarket chain operators have worked with renowned brands in a wide range of industries, such as fashion items, restaurants and telecom service providers, to broaden their production lines, a move which is expected to attract more consumers.
The ministry added that since the government launched short-term economic stimulus measures in November to encourage consumers to buy energy-efficient home appliances, hypermarket operators have been among the beneficiaries. [FULL STORY]