As the pace of globalization quickens so does the race
into new marketsówith the promise of large, wealthy
emerging markets too attractive to ignore. But success
in this race does not necessarily go to the swiftest.
Rather, it goes to companies that make the right moves
at the right times. Location is still important, but
timing is the name of this retail game. For the past
five years, A.T. Kearney has helped retailers prioritize
their global development strategies by publishing the
Global Retail Development IndexTM(GRDI).