No-one ever claimed that pursuing an international growth strategy was an easy path. In recent weeks there have been a growing number of retailers who can testify to that having found themselves in the spotlight for the varying degrees of success of failure in their international businesses. In the UK, the number one retailer, Tesco, [...]
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It has become fashionable to refer to the low growth economic future facing many countries as “the new norm”. But having just returned from the US where I spoke with a number of retailers and continued conversations with other retailers back in Europe, it has struck me that the real new norm is “change”. The [...]
We are now just days away - at last - from the World Retail Congress and there is that real sense of adrenalin building up as the speakers’ presentations start coming in and long distance travellers set out for Berlin.
It is six months since the volcanic ash caused the postponement of the April World Retail [...]
Wal-mart certainly caught everyone by surprise with this week’s announcement that it was to acquire South Africa’s Massmart retail group. With most international retailers’ attention on Asia, Russia or South America, suddenly the eyes of the retail world are now looking at Africa. Certainly Wal-mart’s move gives it the opportunity to branch out not just [...]
For many western retailers, ask them where their greatest growth opportunities lie and the answer is currently “online” or “international”. Or both.
The rule seems to apply to America. More US retailers are said to be looking at international moves outside of the North America than at anytime commentators say they can remember. At the recent [...]