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2008 Global Powers of Retailing

2008 Global Powers of Retailing

We are pleased to present the 11th Annual List of the World’s Largest Retailers. This report identifies the 250 largest retailers in the world and is produced in conjunction with Stores magazine. The report also provides an outlook for the global economy, an analysis of market capitalization in the industry and a discussion of ten major trends affecting retailers.

Highlights from this year's report:

  • For the first time ever, Russian retailers have entered the Top 250 list: the X5 Retail Group N.V. (X5) at number 191 and the Euroset Group at number 229.
  • Tesco has overtaken the German retail giant Metro to take the 4th spot and in doing so has become the 2nd largest retailer in Europe.
  • 10th place is occupied by the Schwarz Group (operator of Lidl hard discount stores) which beat its direct competitor Aldi which took 11th place.

For more details, please see the  press release or feel free to download the complete report below.

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