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Retail Data by World Region

Retailing performance varies greatly around the world. Let’s take a look at some highlights by region: most  expensive retail location, most  affordable retail location, strongest retail growth, biggest retail decline, and proportion of retail growth. The following charts were developed by … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Again Presses Its Suppliers

As by far the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart is a key reseller for many suppliers around the globe. However, many potential suppliers have a tough time meeting Wal-Mart’s requirements and the reduced profit margins requested of the suppliers. The retailer … Continue reading

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Starting an Online Company: A Global Cost Comparison

Thinking about starting an online business? If yes, then costs certainly come into consideration. Before a retail business can be launched online, it typically requires overhead and Web development expenditures. Recently, Staff.com (“a global employment site that connects companies with talented … Continue reading

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