Retail & Services
Leading Chinese chain stores see waning sales growth2017-05-18
Sales revenue by China's 100 largest chain stores rose by a meager 3.5 percent year on year to 2.1 trillion yuan (306 billion U.S. dollars), while industry leaders cut operational costs to improve profitability, according to a recent industry report.
China's online retail market thrives in 2016: report2017-05-18
China's online retail market volume hit a record high in 2016, with a year-on-year growth of 39.1 percent to 5.3 trillion yuan (770 billion U.S. dollars), according to a report released by China's e-commerce research center.
China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April2017-05-15
China's retail sales, a key indicator of consumption, grew 10.7 percent year on year in April, 0.2 percentage points slower than the March level, official data showed Monday.
China's online retail sales remain robust in Q12017-04-26
China's online retail sales posted robust growth in the first quarter, reflecting a changing consumption pattern, official data showed.
China's resort island duty-free sales exceed 25 bln yuan2017-04-24
Offshore duty-free shops on the island province of Hainan sold more than 25.6 billion yuan (around 3.7 billion U.S. dollars) of goods over the past six years, official data showed.
China investigates more online sales, service cases2017-04-13
China's top market regulator uncovered more than double the number of online trading violations in the first quarter compared with last year.
E-commerce giant JD plans shift into offline retail2017-04-12 Inc, China's second-largest e-commerce company, plans to open more than 1 million JD convenience stores across the country in the next five years, with half of them located in rural areas.
'New Retail' integrates online, offline channels 'New Retail' integrates online, offline channels2017-04-10
China may have emerged as the world's largest consumer market by 2016-end, but it's only recently that steps to revolutionize the retail-scape have accelerated, with merchants and brands hailing the dawn of so-called 'New Retail', according to consultancy eMarketer.
Alibaba wins more battles in anti-counterfeit war2017-04-01
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba assisted police in busting more than 1,400 counterfeit production sites, leading to the arrest of 880 suspects last year, according to a report issued Friday.
Guangzhou restricts house purchases2017-03-20
The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has further restricted housing purchases to cool the property market.
Multinational firms 'should abide by local laws, respect consumers'2017-03-17
Multinational companies are being urged to observe local laws and fully respect consumers' rights, after Nike Inc and two Japanese firms were criticized by a program on China Central Television on Wednesday.
Online imported goods falling short of standards Online imported goods falling short of standards2017-03-16
Online imported goods falling short of standards
Cross-border e-commerce offers rich pickings2017-03-15
Cross-border e-commerce is proving to be a new breakthrough in the country's foreign trade development, but bottlenecks still exist and the government needs to make clear the responsibilities of players, including exporters and platform operators, said business executives attending the ongoing session of the National People's Congress.
Luggage rolls into smart space2017-03-14
In 2016, as many as 120 million Chinese traveled overseas and, in doing so, spawned not just the world's largest outbound travel market in China, but a mammoth opportunity for luggage makers, including expensive global brands.
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