Posts under ‘market entry’

Next stop - Cambodia?

We all know globalisation is bringing the retail world together and as markets saturate (even relatively underdeveloped ones such as China) the search is always on for new growth markets of the future – the next opportunity.
The perfect example of this occurred this month when pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm announced it was entering Cambodia. The [...]

Hidden Heroes at the WRC

Phew! Just back from the World Retail Congress 2011 in Berlin. Great event as always and always insightful to hear the challenges, opportunities and best practice faced by retailers from all across the globe.
For the second year running, Planet Retail was represented on the agenda with the launch of their second Hidden Heroes report, co-written [...]

Global Retail Merger & Acquisition Ranking 2010

Planet Retail tracks the activities and developments of almost 1,000 retailers globally, covering some 9,000 individual banners. This means we are in an unparalleled position in order to track consolidation and M&A activity right across the world.
Last year, making use of this data set, we launched the first Mergers & Acquisition Ranking. The results illustrated [...]

From Seoul to Tokyo: Why did Tesco fail in Japan?

Tesco’s announcement that it is pulling out of Japan is hardly a surprise. In the almost decade-long period (it entered in 2003 through acquisition of local player C Two-Network) it was operating in the market, the retailer never seemed able to gain scale and traction in a notoriously difficult retail sector. This was despite Tesco [...]

Kazakhstan set for growth

In preparation for the latest revamped version of the Hidden Heroes report (written in conjunction with Deloitte), I’ve been researching the retail sector of Kazakhstan. You can download a free version of last year’s report here.
Kazakhstan’s growing economy, combined with an underdeveloped modern retail sector (particularly in terms of food retailing) means that it is [...]

Lotte Shopping one to watch in Asia

Those with even a passing interest in the Asian grocery sector cannot have failed to notice the rise in recent years of South Korea’s Lotte Shopping. As recent as five years ago, the retailer only operated in its domestic market. However, stung into action by its major rivals Tesco and Shinsegae, the company is fast [...]

Vietnam set for c-store explosion?

This week AEON’s Ministop convenience store chain announced it had signed an agreement to create a franchised chain of convenience stores in Vietnam. The agreement was signed with local company Trung Nguyen Holdings Corp, who will set up a new company, with Ministop providing the branding and expertise.
The first store is expected to open in [...]