Retail Global Expansion: A Portfolio of Opportunities.
This year’s GRDI reflects the dramatic changes in the
global economy and their very different impact on
different developing markets—some developing giants kept
roaring ahead, some small jewels dodged the bullet, some
succumbed to the political upheaval that economic
distress brings, others “muscled through” the recession.
Today, as leading international retailers are rewarded
for their flexibility and long-term outlook in the face
of short-term uncertainty, it is time to focus on a
portfolio of countries—with different levels of risk, at
different stages of maturity and with distince consumer
profiles—to balance short- and long-term opportunities.