Brazil's well-known flip flops brand Ipanema opened a new store in Jiuguang Department Store, Suzhou, which is reportedly Ipanema's seventh store in the city.
Chinese electronics and home appliances retailer Five Star Appliance formally announced plans to enter the home decoration and renovation sector with a new sub-brand named "Sigma Life".
Germany's leading retailer Aldi has entered Alibaba's Tmall.hk, the international site of Tmall.
German supermarket chain Aldi plans to enter China and other Asian markets with Australia as its springboard in the hemisphere.
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE plans to open 20 new stores in major cities across China while launching one specialty store in Germany, Mexico, and Russia, respectively, aiming to improve its product sales and brand influence.
The time-honored traditional Chinese medicine brand Tong Ren Tang says it accelerated its overseas expansion and opened nine new stores in the overseas market in 2015.
Germany's Metro Group says during 2014/15 financial year ended September 30, 2015, the group realized sales of EUR59.219 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 1.2%.
Alibaba Group and Metro announced an exclusive strategic deal under which Metro's official flagship store will enter Tmall.com, Alibaba's B2C e-commerce platform.
International sportswear brand Adidas has opened two specialty stores for women in the Sichuan city of Chengdu.
Jeroen de Groot, Metro's newly appointed China president, recently revealed to the Chinese local media that Metro will accelerate its expansion in China through both owned real estate and leasing models.