September 6 – Suning (SHE: 000024), China's biggest electronics and home appliance retailer, will open its first shopping center-style mall in Wuxi, Jiangsu province on September 30. The 320,000-square-meter complex will house shops, restaurants and movie theaters as Suning tries to diversify its business. Suning plans to operate 50 such malls across China by 2020.
September 5 – French fashion retailer Cache Cache opened its 800th store in China, exceeding the number of 515 stores in its home market, Linkshop.com.cn reported.
September 4 – Average food prices in 50 major Chinese cities increased in the final 10 days of August from the previous 10-day period, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Vegetable and meat prices rose from mid-August, while soybean oil prices fell 0.3%.
September 4 – There are currently 3,100 shopping centers in China and the number is expected to hit 7,000 by 2025, said Guo Zengli, director of the China Shopping Center Development Association.
September 4 – British fashion retailer Mulberry opened its 4th China outlet in Shanghai. It is Mulberry's largest flagship store in the country.
September 3 – Geox, an Italian casual footwear retailer, said it plans to open 85 stores in China this year to a total of 160, and to increase the number to 500 in 3 years, Linkshop.com.cn reported, citing GeoX chief executive Polegato.
September 3 – Z Kungfu, a restaurant chain providing Chinese food, opened its 500th store in Beijing. It plans to open 100 stores this year and operate 1,000 stores nationwide by 2016.
August 3 – China's top 100 retailers saw their combined revenue rise 9.7% year on year in July, slower than the 11.5% recorded in June, according to CNCIC. In July, their apparel sales were up 5.1% year on year; their home appliance sales were up 5.6%; their jewelry sales were up 32.9%; and their makeup sales were up 13.9%.
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