According to reports in local media, Hong Kong's Legislative Council has passed regulations regarding charges for plastic bags offered in local retail stores.
China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has issued a circular in which it says that, before May 1 2009, it will conduct a special check on the sale and use of plastic bags in…
Perfetti Van Melle, the Chinese manufacturer of Alpenliebe, has recalled three candy products following inconclusive test results.
Times the Hong Kong-based hypermarkets and supermarkets operator, has announced plans to open six new stores in China in the second half of 2008, completing its goal of opening totally ten new stores for 2008.
To ensure food safety during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Shandong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision will promote a food safety tracking system in major food manufacturers' premises across the province.
Wal-Mart will open a Sam's Club in Panyu, Guangzhou and this will also be the supermarket group's first store in the city.
Wuhan General Commercial Association and Wuhan Bureau of Commerce are promoting T5, a new kind of energy-saving lamp, and the first batch of 45 supermarkets in the city will install the new lamps soon.
According to the China Chain Store Annual Report 2007 released by the China Chain Store & Franchise Association, retail sales of China's top 100 chain stores exceed CNY1 trillion in 2007.
From October 1, 2008, a new local standard of security technology protection system will be implemented in retail businesses in Shanghai.
Retail sales for the first quarter of 2008 in Macau is reported to have been MOP4.55 billion — an increase of 46% compared with the same period last year.