Missfresh Adopts Significant Business Strategy Adjustments
BEIJING, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Missfresh Limited ("Missfresh" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MF), an innovator and leader in China's neighborhood retail industry, today announced that it has adopted significant adjustments to its business strategy.
As announced on July 14, 2022, the Company entered into a strategic investment agreement with Shanxi Donghui Group ("Shanxi Donghui"), pursuant to which Shanxi Donghui agrees to make an RMB200 million equity investment in Missfresh. As of today, the transaction has not been closed and the Company has not received any funding from Shanxi Donghui.
As a result, the Company has to adopt significant adjustments to its business strategy for sustainability, including a temporary shutdown of its on-demand Distributed Mini Warehouse (DMW) service and staff optimization. It is expected that these significant adjustments will have a material and adverse impact on the Company's financial performance. The on-demand DMW business contributed approximately 85% of the Company's total net revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The Company will decide if and when it will re-open the on-demand DMW business depending on the development of its financings and business operations. The Company will make every effort to maintain normal operations in its next-day delivery business, intelligent fresh market business and retail cloud business.
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