Retail

Whether you’re a distributor of food, fashion, household goods, electronics, personal grooming or autos, we show you how and where business risks are most concentrated and highlight investment opportunities waiting to be taken in global Retail markets.

The Service


We monitor 44 global markets, keeping you up-to-date with key developments including household spending by retail sector, household incomes, employment, food, drink & tobacco, clothing & footwear, household goods, personal care & effects, and demographics.

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Daily Views

Actionable analysis across 44 global markets. Keep up-to-date with emerging trends, risks and opportunities affecting your organisation. From mass grocery retail to home furnishings; home improvements to fashion and personal care, all analysis is available via the platform or as customisable daily email alerts.

Reports & Strategic Content

In-depth reports on 44 global markets. We combine macroeconomic forecasts with industry specific analysis to produce quarterly reports covering economic and political outlooks, 5 and 10-year industry forecasts, regulatory regimes, competitive landscapes and industry trends.

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Data & Forecasting

Compare and export data for 44 global markets. You can quickly and easily access 1.24m+ lines of data, with 5 or 10-year forecasts across developed, emerging and frontier markets.

Analyst Access

Direct access to our Retail analysts. Discuss key views and forecasts with the experts behind the analysis and gain insight on the key issues affecting your organisation.

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Unique Benefits


Connected coverage

Integration with our Food and Drink, Real Estate, Country Risk, Freight and Logistics, Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Autos, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, and Infrastructure research teams means you benefit from cross-vertical views and analysis on key issues impacting the Retail industry.

Track record

The Retail team has a proven track record in monitoring industry developments and evolving business strategies, highlighting the most pertinent risks and opportunities in your chosen markets.

We cover 195 global markets, specialising in frontier and emerging markets

Who buys and why?


Decision makers from multinational corporations, banks and MGR corporations use our Retail research to inform their strategic, investment or operational decisions.

Consultancies and sector specialists leverage our independence and expertise to further their views and advise clients and partners in the most informed way.

Government departments use our analysis to help shape policy and guide fully rounded decision making within a multi-sector and macro-strategy environment.

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