Retailing, Franchising, and Consumerism Business Intelligence in China

November 2006

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Xujiahui Ready To Welcome Best Buy

Electronics retailer Best Buy will formally unveil its first store in China in the latter half of December, and the new store will focus on selling computer and digital products.

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Losses Lead To Hualian's Departure From Beijing

Staff from Shanghai Hualian Supermarket Company's Beijing head office have told local media that the Shanghai-based supermarket will completely withdraw its supermarket business from Beijing due to losses.

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Starbucks Enters Northwest China

Starbucks Coffee has formally opened its first northwest China store in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, which marks a formal entry of the company into the region.

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Chinese Fast-Food Franchise Brand Selects NCR

NCR Corporation announced that leading Chinese fast-food franchise brand, Dicos Fried Chicken, has signed an order for 500 NCR RealPOS 20 point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The new terminals are to be installed in stores nationwide in…

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Morton's Expands Into Macau

A new Morton's Steakhouse will be opening in Macau in the Macau Venetian Casino Resort, a new all-suites hotel, casino and convention center. The restaurant is projected to open as early as fall 2007.