September 13 – Mrs Higgins, a New Zealand cookie bakery, is to open 7 new stores in China, Inside Retail Asia reported. After successfully running 3 stores in Shanghai over the last 18 months, the company is set to open 7 more in Zhejiang province. It has teamed up with Chinese company Sun Baker to open 3 stores in Hangzhou and 2 in Shaoxing and Ningbo each.
September 12 – Italian luxury retailer Prada has expanded its presence in China with 2 new stores – 1 in Shanghai and 1 Tianjin, Inside Retail Asia reported.
September 12 – Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has partnered with Suning (SHE: 002024) to expand into China, Inside Retail Asia reported. They plan to open 100 stores across the nation over 4 years, the first of which will open in Shanghai in September 2014.
September 12 – H&M opened its 3,000th store in the world in Chengdu, Sichuan's provincial capital. The 2,500-square-meter store is its 8 store in Chengdu. The Swedish fashion retailer currently operates 150 stores in China since the first one was opened in Shanghai in April 2007.
September 11 – The average wholesale price of 18 most eaten vegetables in China's 36 largest cities rose 7% week on week in the week through September 8, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Pork price was up 0.4% week on week; seafood price was 1% and egg price was up 1.4%.
September 11 – Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is building a two-storey store within a Shanghai 6-level mall which also houses luxury brands Prada and De Beers, Inside Retail Asia reported. The store will be its 4th in Shanghai. In July, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the tech giant planned to double its 11-store network in China in 2 years as the Asian nation is set to surpass the US as Apple's biggest market.
September 11 – Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) opened its 5th store in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.
September 10 – China's retail sales grew 13.4% year on year to 1.89 trillion yuan in August, including 212.5 billion yuan in restaurant receipts, which was up 9.7% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. Between January and August, retail sales grew 12.8% year on year to 14.82 trillion yuan, including 1.59 trillion yuan in restaurant receipts, which was up 8.9% from a year earlier.
September 9 – Decathlon, a French sportswear and equipment retailer, said it plans to open 25 stores in China this year and operate a total of 150 in the country by 2015.
September 9 – China's consumer price index rose 2.6% in August from a year earlier, 0.1 percentage point slower than in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
September 9 – David Charles, a British children's wear retailer, said it plans to open 50 stores in China in 5 years, Inside Retail Asia reported. The company has partnered with licensee Unisal to open its first 2 China stores in Shanghai by the end of September.
September 6 – Stockholm-based underwear company Björn Borg is exiting China as local business had not turned out as expected, China Retail News reported. Björn Borg began doing business in China in 2012 in cooperation with a local partner.
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