Global Powers of Retailing 2014

Retail Beyond begins

The 17th annual Global Powers of Retailing report identifies the 250 largest retailers around the world for the 2012 fiscal year (June 2012 through June 2013). Despite tough economic conditions, total revenues for the world’s 250 largest retailers reached $4.3 trillion in the 2012 fiscal year, and the average size of these Top 250 retailers exceeds $17 billion.

The 17th annual Global Powers of Retailing report also examines trends for retailers to consider as they plan their growth strategies; provides a global economic outlook for retail; and discusses "Q" ratio - a way of drawing inferences about the future performance of retailers based on current financial information.

This year’s report includes two exciting features. Its section on “Retail Beyond” takes a provocative look at how existing technologies could conceivably converge and further transform the already complex relationship between retailers and consumers. And, for the first time ever, the report includes a list and analysis of the world’s top 50 e-retailers.

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