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I am delighted to announce the AccentureGlobalization Index. Retail is one of the least globalindustries with most companies focused on their domestic market. Many retailers, however, are nowmaking concerted efforts to globalize, driven byweak growth in saturated home markets andattracted to the higher growth rates of thedeveloping markets. As every previous wave of internationalization has shown there are pitfalls toovercome and not every effort has been successful.This index is designed to identify which countriesare attracting which formats, which methods of entry retailers are employing and how this ischanging over time.I am grateful to our colleagues at Planet Retail for joining us in this effort.
Message from Chris DonnellyAccenture Retail IndustryManaging DirectorMessage from Lindsay CowanChief Knowledge Officer atPlanetRetail
Planet Retail is delighted to support Accenture inthe launch of its Globalization Index. In achallenging economic climate and with moresophisticated and demanding shoppers,globalization is fast becoming a vital component of
any retailer’s long term success strategy.
I amtherefore very pleased that PlanetRetail is able tooffer their global retail intelligence to facilitate the Accenture analysis of market entries and theimpact on global view of retail strategy. Over thecoming quarters I am looking forward to reviewinghow and where the changing face of global retaildevelops.