October 17 – Carrefour opened its sixth store in the Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming. The 21,000m2 mall is the French retailer's largest flagship store in southwestern China.

October 17 – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) said its China chief operating officer and a vice president resigned following the fake organic pork scandal which led to the temporary closure of 13 stores and the detention of at least 27 people last week in Chongqing, China's largest city by urban and rural population combined.

October 14 – The Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) said it plans to increase the number of its Chinese stores to 45 by the end of 2012, up from the current 15.

October 13 – US clothing retailer Dickies opened a flagship store in Shanghai. It entered China in 2008 and currently operates over 30 outlets in the country.

October 11 – Laox, a Japanese electronics and appliance retailer in which Suning Appliance Co (SHE: 002024) owns a controlling stake, said it plans to open its first Chinese store in Jiangsu's provincial capital, Nanjing, by the end of this year and to operate approximately 30 stores across the country three years from now. Nanjing is where Suning is based.

October 10 – Subsidized home appliance sales in rural China totaled 74.77 million items, fetching ¥188.1 billion in the first nine months of this year, up 42% and 62% year on year respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.

October 9 – Macalline, a Chinese home improvement products retailer, said it is building a 700,000m2 complex in Panjin, Liaoning province. It is currently operating over 60 malls covering 5.5 million m2 in floor space nationwide.

October 9 – Zhejiang Baoxiniao Garment Co (SHE: 002154) said it was operating 759 stores as of June 30, 2011 and plans to increase the number by 15% annually in the years to come.

October 9 – Shanghai's 465 biggest malls and department stores took in a record ¥7.09 billion over the weeklong vacation which lasted through October 7, up 17.6% from the same period a year ago according to the local commerce commission.

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