Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney has released its 2010 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI). The annual report ranks the top 30 emerging countries for retail expansion, based on 25 macroeconomic and retail-specific variables including economic and political risk, retail market attractiveness, retail saturation levels, and modern retailing sales area and sales growth.
According to A.T. Kearney’s research, while retailers continue to focus on larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, smaller nations such as Albania, Kuwait, Uruguay and Macedonia may offer attractive opportunities for international expansion.
Published since 2002, the GRDI helps retailers prioritise their global development strategies. It focuses on opportunities for mass-merchant and food retailers, which are typically the bellwether for modern retailing concepts in a country.
To download the full report, visit A.T. Kearney.
(Source: A.T. Kearney)