February 13 – Dairy Queen said it has opened its 500th Chinese store in Shanghai and plans to open 1,000 stores in the country in the next five years.
http://www.linkshop.com.cn/web/archives/2012/194700.shtml

February 9 – Turnover of B2C transactions in China soared 130.8% to ¥240 billion in Q4 2011, according to Analysys International.
http://tech.qq.com/a/20120209/000038.htm

February 9 – China will capture a 20% share of the world market for smartphones priced below $200 by 2016, followed by India's 16%, Informa Telecoms & Media predicted.
http://tech.qq.com/a/20120209/000192.htm

February 9 – China's program to subsidize farmers who buy home appliances resulted in sales of 5.18 million items valued at ¥13.74 billion in January, down 32.5% and 25.7% respectively from a year ago, the Ministry of Commerce said.
http://www.yicai.com/news/2012/02/1410755.html

February 8 – Ikea said it plans to invest ¥1 billion building a store in Qingdao, Shandong province, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. It is currently operating nine stores in China.
http://www.linkshop.com.cn/web/archives/2012/194269.shtml

February 7 – China's retail sales are expected to grow 15% annually between 2011 and 2015, the Ministry of Commerce predicted. The amount was up 17.1% to over ¥18 trillion last year.
http://cn.reuters.com/article/chinaNews/idCNCNE81509W20120206

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