How Global is the Business of Retail? is now in its ninth edition and analyses the operational networks of 334 leading international retailers across 61 countries, covering the vast majority of the world economy.

The focus of this edition is threefold:

  • To map the footprint of leading global retailers at country level and 191 of the world's largest cities.

  • To examine the extent to which retailers have expanded their global operations in 2015.

  • To provide a definitive benchmark against which to measure future changes in the global retail environment.