January 16 – British retailer, Tesco, opened 16 stores in China in 2011, taking the total number to 103, Link Shop statistics show.
January 16 – There were 194 million netizens – or 37.8% of the total cyber popular – who did shopping online in China in 2011, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.
January 13 – China had 2,542 shopping complexes as of the end of 2011 and will build 1,300 more in the coming four years, Mallchina.net predicted.
January 13 – China's subsidies for farmers to replace their home appliances resulted in purchases of 103 million items valued at ¥264.1 billion in 2011, up 34.5% and 53.1% respectively from the year before, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
January 13 – Mannings, a Hong Kong-based personal healthcare product retailer, opened 40 stores in mainland China in 2011, taking the total number in the region to 200. It said it plans to operate 260 stores there by the end of this year.
January 12 – Sun Art Retail Group (HKG: 6808), the operator of the RT-Mart supermarket chain in China, opened 42 stores in China in 2011, taking the total number to 185, Link Shop statistics show.
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