1. Statistical Yearbook of China Retailers and Restaurants in Chain-2007 gives you a full picture of business operation of China retail and catering chain companies above designated size. Based on the abundant, rich and detailed, concrete and authoritative statistics, the book provides you systematically with the information on the scale and level of China chain retail and catering industry in an all round way. It is necessary to point out that this yearbook is a combination of the former two yearbooks, Statistical Yearbook of China Retail Corporations in Chain and Statistical Yearbook of China Restaurants in Chain, making the content of this yearbook more colorful, systematic and informative.
2. The book is composed of eight parts as follows: 1) general information on retail companies (group) 2) retail companies (group) by region, 3) distribution of delivery centers of retail companies (group) 4) general information on catering companies (group), 5) catering companies (group) by region, 6) delivery centers of catering companies (group), 7) situation of retail chain companies (group), 8) situation of catering chain companies (group) and the Appendix: Explanation of Main Statistical Targets.
3. This yearbook is composed of data from retail companies (group) and catering companies (group) above designated size, meaning a retail chain company (group) had an annual sales of CNY5 million or above and at least 60 employees in 2006 and a catering chain company (group) had an annual sales of CNY2 million or above and at least 40 employees in 2006. Tibet Autonomous Region did not conduct the investigation. All national data in the yearbook does not include the data from Taiwan Province, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region.
4. The periodical data in this yearbook is the annual data of 2006, and time-structured data is the data at the end of 2006.