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Are International retailers running out of road in emerging markets?

Much is made of BIG Retail with more than 80% of the retail market in the US; the UK and most of the EU in the hands of major retailers. Now, in many emerging and developing markets the debate on … Continue reading

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Transformational Retail

In an exclusive interview with the London Times (17 June 2011), Kishore Biyani, the founder of the Future Group (India’s largest retailer with more than 1,000 stores in 83 Indian cities), highlighted the problems facing International Retailers such as Tesco … Continue reading

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Hygiene and the informal economy

Florida has an ideal climate to retire to and, with tourist magnets like Disney World at Orlando, to chill out in. This makes for high demand on the hospitality and service sector in general and this in turn drives a … Continue reading

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Latin America and distribution systems

Navigating the Latin American distribution systems is equally complex. The retail market is estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2010 and the channel structure is changing constantly on the way. Currently, the informal economy remains the most important channel for … Continue reading

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The capacity to consume

Kishore Biyani has observed that while brands are able to establish an emotional connection with the Indian (or any) consumer, only the availability of customised credit or financial products provided by the market for the consumer (especially in the informal … Continue reading

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