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29 January 2013
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  Global Industry Watch 
  • EuroCommerce: Europe's retailers look to grow farther afield
    Retail mergers and acquisitions are likely to remain slow this year, and big players such as Carrefour will continue to seek growth by expanding in Latin America and other emerging markets, according to EuroCommerce, a trade group representing six million companies operating in Europe's retail sector. "It would be wrong to think of an early recovery, but you are beginning to see markets looking a bit more optimistic and that's usually a good sign," said President Lucy Neville-Rolfe. Bloomberg Businessweek (28 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail in Asia 
  • Gap maps plan to open 1st India stores in 2014
    Gap has sourced some of its apparel from India for about 14 years; in 2014, it will open its first branded retail stores there, the company said Monday. Rival Zara has operated stores in India since 2010, and H&M is seeking government approval to open owned stores there. The Economic Times (India) (28 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail in Latin America 
  • Mexico's department stores invest to grow sales
    Sales rose 13.5% at Mexico's department stores last year, a reflection of increased investment in more diverse merchandise mixes and other efforts aimed at competing with street markets that often hawk less-expensive counterfeit goods, according to Antad, the country's retail association. Mexico's economy grew 4% last year, and 2013 is forecast to be the fourth consecutive year of solid growth. The Wall Street Journal (28 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  E-commerce Spotlight 
  • What global mobile means for commerce
    Mobile use is on the rise around the globe, and it's changing the way consumers engage in retail and commerce, writes Chuck Martin. He shares examples, from in-ad QR codes that let Swedish consumers scan to buy to the more than three-quarters of Kenyans who now use mobile payment services. MediaPost Communications (28 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Spotlight on Grocery 
  • China's Cabinet moves to ease food inflation
    China's State Council is urging measures to stabilize food prices on the eve of the Spring Festival holiday. The Cabinet is recommending that agriculture officials help farmers introduce practices that boost crop yields and advising municipalities to release government reserves of meat and produce. Xinhuanet.com (China) (29 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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