January 20 – Christine, a Shanghai-based bakery chain, said it plans to raise $50 million to $60 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong after the Chinese New Year.
January 19 – Turnover of China's B2C transactions grew 23% quarter on quarter and 77.3% year on year to ¥76.41 billion in Q4 2011, according to Analysys International. Turnover for 2011 surged 130.8% to over ¥240 billion, where ¥80 billion came from Tmall.com, which is operated by Alibaba Group.
January 19 – China's retail sales will grow 15% in 2012, according to a report by Bocom International Holdings Co. http://www.yicai.com/news/2012/01/1376461.html
January 18 – China Resources Vanguard, a leading Chinese retailer, said its revenue amounted to ¥82.7 billion and it opened 935 stores in 2011.
January 17 – China's retail sales grew 18.1% year on year to ¥1.77 trillion in December and grew 17.1% to ¥18.12 trillion in 2011, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
January 17 – China consumed 1.9 billion bottles of wine in 2011, overtaking Britain as the world's fifth largest consumer, according to International Wine & Spirits Information Co.
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