An error occured. Details Hide
You have unsaved pages. Restore Cancel

The annual A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index ranks the top 30 developing countries for retail expansion worldwide. The Index combines 25 macroeconomic and retail-specific indicators to help retailers devise successful global strategies and to identify developing market investment opportunities. GRDI scores are based on the following four variables: market attractiveness, market saturation, country and business risk and the time pressure, which represents near-term opportunities. Each country ranked on a 0-to-100-point scale—the higher the ranking, the more urgency there is to enter a country.

The GRDI is unique because it identifies today's most successful markets and those that offer the most potential for the future.

In 2014, GRDI ranks Chile first for the first time. Years of economic and political stability have helped the country build one of South America's most sophisticated retail environments. China moves back into second place this year, but even as the economy slows and conditions become more difficult for foreign retailers, the huge and growing market is impossible to ignore. Uruguay has one of the GRDI's most attractive markets and is ranked 3rd for the second straight year.

Source: Global Retail Development Index, 2014. More on A.T.Kearney's web site.

0-to-100-point scale—the higher the ranking, the more urgency there is to enter a country. Countries are selected from 200 developing nations based on three criteria: - See more at: http://www.atkearney.com/consumer-products-retail/global-retail-development-index/full-report#sthash.RVmqIfxM.dpuf

Related Data Insights

Number of Starbucks Stores Globally, 1992-2016

Today Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 24,395 retail locations as of the first quarter of 2016, followed distantly by such coffee shop chains as Dunkin Donuts with about 10,000 restaurants, Tim Hortons with 4,300 outlets, and Costa Coffee with nearly 1,700 stores worldwide. Starbucks was founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, and incorporated on November 4, 1985 to become the publicly traded Starbucks Corporation. Based on the company's positive, sustained operating results, it is ranked among Forbes' top-500 world's biggest public companies. As of 2015, Starbucks' profit was $2.5 billion and it had a market...

Apple iPhone Sales Worldwide, 2012-2016

During the second quarter of 2016, Apple sold 51.2 million iPhones worldwide. This is a decrease of 16.3 percent, or about 10 million units, compared to the same quarter in 2015. While all other major Apple products - iPhone, iPad, and iMac - likewise experienced negative year-on-year sales growth during the second quarter, the iPhone is uniquely critical to revenue growth for Apple, accounting for 78 percent of sales volume and 65 percent of sales value for the company. The bad news did not end there for the global brand, with deteriorating performance in total revenue, most geographic segments, and select other products also...

The Panama Papers: Key Statistics

The Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has released a database of the so-called Panama Papers - information leaked primarily from Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's leading global law firms providing services of incorporation of offshore entities and headquartered in Panama. The leak is the largest ever of offshore financial records and contains about 11.5 million legal and financial records dating back more than 40 years.  The files expose more than 213,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, stripping away the secrecy from the offshore holdings of 238,000 people from 200 countries,...

Meeting: Enterprise Policy - Regional Perspective

The most recent Turkey Investment Climate Assessment completed by the World Bank in 2010 revealed wide variation in the quality of the business environment across regions and how firms operating in different regions tend to be affected by various aspects of the investment climate. The Regional Investment Climate Assessment Project will help identify bottlenecks to doing business at regional level across the country. Identification of these bottlenecks is the first step in removing them and promoting private sector development at the regional level in Turkey. The World Bank and Turkish Ministry of Development are co-hosting a meeting to...