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Discover the global activity of 334 leading retailers


In its ninth edition, this report analyses the operational networks of 334 leading international retailers across 61 countries, and covers the vast majority of the world economy. Overall, new cross-border retailer activity grew modestly in 2015, with the number of new entrants at city level up by 3.1%. This reflects the increasing number of retailers that are crossing borders to grow their businesses.


Animated Infographics

Number of cities retailers are present in: Retailers from the Value & Denim sector grew their city footprint the most in 2015

Cross-regional retailer presence: Retailers from the Americas are by far the most international

New market entrants at city level by sector: Coffee & Restaurant establishments top entrants globally

Top 10 city rankings: Dubai and Shanghai narrow the gap on London’s dominance

Top exporting countries: U.S. retailers continue to dominate cross-border retail expansion

Target market by retailer region of origin: Over a third of retailers targeted Asia and Europe in 2015

Top target markets by number of new city entrants: Asia dominates top targets


4-Top Target Markets by New Entrants

Top Target Markets by New Entrants


0-Cross-Regional Retailer Presence

Cross-Regional Retailer Presence


9-Top 10 City Rankings

Top 10 City Rankings


7-Top Target Market by Region of Origin

Top Target Market by Region of Origin


5-Top Target Markets by Sector

Top Target Markets by Sector


6-Top Exporting Countries

Top Exporting Countries


3-Growth of Retailer Presence by Sector in Cities

Growth of Retailer Presence by Sector in Cities


8-Top 10 Country Rankings

Top 10 Country Rankings


2-Growth of Retailer Presence by Sector in Countries

Growth of Retailer Presence by Sector in Countries


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For more information please contact:

Natasha Patel
Director, EMEA Retail Research
+44 20 7182 3166
Andrew Phipps
Head of Retail Research, EMEA
+44 20 7182 2116
Melina Cordero
Head of Retail Research, Americas
+1 202 5855532
+1 305 9157496
+1 202 7831723
Liz Hung
Associate Director, Asia Pacific Research
+852 2820 6557