Chemist Warehouse smashes Chinese sales record in seven hours

Australian retailers collectively are the third best Singles-Day performers

Chemist Warehouse has smashed its China sales record, earning more than $17 million at this year’s Alibaba Singles Day sale.

Singles Day, 11 November, started as an obscure anti-Valentine's celebration for single people in China in the 1990s, but it has become the world's biggest online shopping day.