September 13 – China's retail sales rose 17% year on year to ¥1.47 trillion in August, bringing the total amount for the first eight months of 2011 to ¥11.49 trillion, up 16.9% from a year earlier, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

September 9 – China's franchise stores are expected to double in number to 800,000 and employ over 10 million people by the end of 2015, according to the China Chain Store & Franchise Association.

September 9 – China's online retail sales shot up 74% year on year to ¥370.7 billion in 1H 2011, according to Analysys International.

September 8 – Retail sales of home improvement products in China are expected to exceed ¥3 trillion by 2015, British consultancy Frost & Sullivan predicted. The value was ¥1 trillion last year, including ¥600 billion from furniture, ¥80 billion from lamps and ¥60 billion from floor boards.

September 8 – Suning Appliance Co (SHE: 002024), China's largest chain store by revenue, aims to generate ¥8 billion in revenues from online retail sales in 2011.

September 8 – RT-Mart, a leading Chinese hypermarket chain operated by Sun Art Retail Group Ltd (HKG: 6808), plans to invest ¥1 billion building its 160th store in Dezhou, Shandong province.

September 7 – Inter Ikea Centre Group, the developer of the world's largest home-furnishings retailer, is boosting the size of three malls it is building in China and plans a fourth in Shanghai on huge demand for shop leases, Bloomberg reported. Ikea Group's mall developer plans to spend ¥4 billion on a Shanghai shopping center, which may open in 2016, managing director John Tegner said.

September 6 – Japanese supermarket chain Jusco said it plans to open at least 100 stores in Guangzhou over the next decade.

September 6 – H&M opened its first store in Fujian's provincial capital, Fuzhou. The Swedish fast-fashion clothing retailer currently operates 61 stores in China, including 11 in Shanghai, nine in Hong Kong and eight in Beijing.

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