World Retail Congress 2009

UK: Tesco upbeat on emerging markets

Tesco has delivered an upbeat message on the enduring potential of the world's emerging retail markets, despite the impact of…

BRAZIL: CBD will defend itself from foreign competition

Brazilian retailer Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) will use "the best brand image" in the country to fight off competition…

RUSSIA: Dixy sees foreign invasion ahead

The Russian food retail sector will see a "dramatic" increase in foreign investment within three years, the World Retail Congress…

CHINA: Spar boss outlines China assault

Spar International, the Netherlands-based retailer, plans to treble the number of its stores in China “in the next few years”,…

INDIA: “Mom-and-pop” stores are fierce retail foes

Domestic and multinational food retailers doing business in India need to be aware of competition from the country's traditional, “mom-and-pop”…

World Retail Congress 2009 – Live From Barcelona

This week, the retail spotlight shines once again on the Catalan city of Barcelona, as the sector's top executives flock…

FRANCE: Carrefour stays coy over Seventh Continent

French retail giant Carrefour has declined to comment on reports it intends to buy a 75% stake in Russia’s Seventh…

In The Spotlight – Tesco

UK retail giant Tesco booked a healthy set of results this week, despite facing fierce competition from rivals in recent…

The just-food interview – Wu Jianzhong, Wumart Stores

The global downturn is not just hitting developed, Western markets. The fast-growing, emerging markets of the East are also suffering…