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Global powers of retailing 2010

Emerging from the downturn

The retail industry is emerging from one of the most tumultuous economic years in recent memory. The 13th annual edition of the Global Powers of Retailing looks at which retailers have pulled through, which ones haven’t, which individual retail segments have struggled most, and which ones seem to have weathered the crisis– and why. The report, produced by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in conjunction with STORES Media, ranks the world's top 250 retailers and augments that with a look at global markets, the annual Q ratio rating, and insights on what's ahead for the retail industry. 

Highlights to this year’s report:

  • Emerging market retailers are set to take on established players – the playing field for retail is levelling off.
  • Retail spending growth in markets such as the US and UK is likely to be slower over the next decade, while a larger share of the growth will take place in countries with large surpluses, especially the big emerging markets.
  • Most retailers have yet to make an online push as social networking sites start to make an impact.

Download a Global powers of retailing 2010 report or view the Top 250 chart on the STORES site.

Rank Company Country 2008 retail sales
(US $mil)
Ravenue 2003.-2008. (%)
1 Wal-Mart USA 401.244 9,4
2 Carrefour France 127.958 4,3
3 Metro Germany 99.004 4,8
4 Tesco UK 96.210 12
5 Schwarz Unternehmens Treuhand KG Germany 79.924 12,3
6 The Kroger Co.
USA 76.000
7 The Home Depot, Inc. USA 71.288 1,9
8 Costco Wholesale Corporation
USA 70.977 11,2
9 Aldi GmbH & Co. Germany 66.063 5,1
10 Target Corp. USA 62.884 6,1
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