Global Powers of Retailing 2015
The 18th annual Global Powers of Retailing identifies the 250 largest retailers around the world based on publicly available data for fiscal 2013 (encompassing companies' fiscal years ended through June 2014), and analyses their performance based on geographic region, product sector, e-commerce activity, and other factors. It also provides a look at the world's 50 biggest e-retailers.
Global Powers of Retailing 2015: Embracing Innovation is much more than a list, however.
In the Australian Edition the Deloitte Australia Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Group analyses the performance of the Top 250 retailers operating in the Australian market and considers the impact of these global trends against the backdrop of increasing globalisation in Australian retail.
In the global report, we consider strategies retailers are taking to cope with disruptive change in the industry. Ira Kalish, Deloitte's Chief Global Economist, provides an overview of the global economy and how it will impact the retail sector.
Among the key insights included in the report:
Five trends are reshaping retail: travel retailing, mobile retailing, faster retailing, experience retailing and innovative retailing
Important global and Australian economic issues having an impact on the retailing industry
Retailers of food and other fast-moving consumer goods continue to dominate the Top 250 in number and size of companies
International expansion remains an important growth strategy for many retailers
Despite rapid growth in the e-commerce arena, only two pure-play e-retailers were large enough to rank among the Top 250
U.S.-based retailers account for a disproportionate share of those that have generated considerable value through their non-tangible assets; Japanese retailers, on the other hand, account for a disproportionate share of those that do not.