As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the transaction scale of fresh food market in China exceeded 2 trillion yuan in 2019, and community fresh food stores accounted for about one third of the consumers in the fresh food market in China. As the inevitable result of industrial transformation and upgrading, community fresh food stores have the competitive advantages of convenient consumption, fresh products and high degree of benefit to the people, thus winning the intensive entry of commercial capital, but also forcing traditional fresh food enterprises and some fresh electric commodity brands to accelerate the pace of innovation. China's population base is huge, which leads to the huge space to expand in the domestic fresh food market in the future, the multichannel market forces will create a very bright community fresh business trend, for example, consumers' enthusiasm for offline purchase continues to increase, and chain brands show a trend of regional fragmentation; cost reduction becomes the focus of business; increase cold-chain logistics and fresh supply chain investment, factor allocation to the upstream of the supply chain; from thinking of relying on traffic to thinking of customer operation, scene experience and precise customization are popular and so on.
In 2018, the market size of China's fresh food e-commerce market continued to grow. The investment and financing situation of the fresh food e-commerce industry tended to be stable, and the industry market pattern was initially established. At the same time, e-commerce giants are also making efforts to enter the fresh food e-commerce industry, Ali is in line with traditional retail, and layouts new scenes. At the same time, Tencent is also cooperating with Jingdong to create a innovative fresh food e-commerce platform. The industrial chain of the fresh food industry is generally long, and the fresh food e-commerce focuses on reducing costs. At present, China's fresh food e-commerce industry has formed development models such as vertical platform, integrated platform, O2O, and innovation platform. Different models have their own advantages and disadvantages. According to iiMedia Research, the monthly penetration rate of fresh food products is less than 10%, and the fresh food e-commerce users are relatively young and have strong purchasing power. Affected by the offline store and the immediate need, the ratio of male to female is similar. At present, the fresh food e-commerce industry still faces problems such as non-standardization of products, difficulty in quality control, and high rate of product loss. In the future, as the public gradually accepts the concept of online purchase of fresh food, the market size of fresh food e-commerce will be further expanded. Introducing new technologies and models，The storage management model of fresh food products also needs to further improve. At the same time, the innovative model of online and offline integration will be further expanded, and community group purchase will become a new entry point.
Community Groupon is a form of Spell Shopping. Spell Shopping make use of the social + groupon mode to quickly obtain traffic for merchants. Community Groupon further applies the mode of Spell Shopping to the community scene. According to iiMedia Research, the number of Spell Shopping users in China reached 332 million in 2018. The potential user scale of Community Groupon is huge. Community Groupon meets the needs of consumption classification and stratification, satisfies the pursuit of cost performance of some consumers and complies with shopping socialization trend. In essence, the outbreak of Community Groupon mode is the innovation of fresh food sales channel mode through e-commerce.