As global economic recovery progresses and consumer sentiment strengthens, retailers are expanding their networks globally. Given the ongoing challenges retailers face from cost escalation, e-commerce and changes in consumer behaviour, it is increasingly important for them to have a strong network of stores to effectively represent their brand. CBRE continues to monitor appetite for global expansion and examine the issues facing retailers in today’s market. In this sixth edition of ‘How Active are Retailers Globally?’
we once again examine the global expansion ambitions of retailers based in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC). We explore the number of stores they are looking to open and the key markets being targeted in 2015.