Blog: Dean BestBarcelona bathed in sunshine

Dean Best | 6 May 2009

After an early start (but running on Lucozade and the adrenalin of last night's fine win at the Emirates), just-food has just arrived in Barcelona for day one of the World Retail Congress, a key event in the industry calendar.

The conference centre is bathed in sunshine, somewhat incogruous weather given the economic storm-clouds swirling around the sector.

This afternoon, the conference spotlight moves to the impact of the recession on one of the industry's most promising - but also most perilous (ask Danone) of markets - India.

Just how are domestic and international retailers coping with the effects of the slowdown on the Indian economy?

Later, discussions will turn to the "new" emerging markets - with south-east Asia, Turkey, Poland and north Africa flagged as those set to offer the most potential in the years ahead.

Stay tuned to just-food for more later on in the day....


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