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What’s Ahead for Wal-Mart in India (and Elsewhere)?

For Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, the last few years have not always been smooth sailing. U.S. same-store sales growth have been slow, and efforts outside the United States have sometimes been problematic. Now, Wal-Mart has suffered a significant setback … Continue reading

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Domino’s Slows Down to Make Better Pizza

Domino’s has certainly turned things around with its better-made pizza, several new pizza products, and clever TV ads. Check out the Domino’s slowing down ad and the new humorous ad in India.      

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Larger Retailers Having Trouble in India

As the world’s second-largest market in the world, India has been attracting a number of foreign retail chains. While some are succeeding, others have had a tough time. The “mom-and-pop” store remains extremely popular in India. Here is a recent … Continue reading

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India Warms to Foreign Retailers

Although India has the second-largest population in the world with more than 1.2 billion people, until recently foreign retailers were allowed to operate there on a very limited basis. Now, this is beginning to change as India loosens its regulations … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Adding Vegetarian Outlets in India

McDonald’s operates and franchises outlets around the world. According to its Web site: “McDonald’s is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 33,500 local restaurants serving nearly 68 million people in 119 countries each day.” Eighty percent of its … Continue reading

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Another Attempt to Jumpstart Retailing in India

Matthew Staff, writing for Retail Digital, states that: “India is once again planning to open its doors to foreign investment in its retail industry, following a failed attempt to do so last year. At the time, in December 2011, the … Continue reading

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Ikea Decides to Go Big Time in India

As Amol Sharma and Jens Hansegard report in the Wall Street Journal, Ikea has plans to expand into India, due to the vast potential of that market and the change in Indian regulations: “Swedish furniture giant Ikea Group asked India … Continue reading

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