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HK, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo among top 20 global cities for international retailers

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo are among the top 20 cities where international retailers have the largest presence, according to the 2012 edition of How Global is the Business of Retail? by global property adviser CBRE.

Global Retail Theft Barometer Study finds shrinkage in Japan is the 2nd-highest in the world

According to the fifth annual edition of the Global Retail Theft Barometer, retail shrinkage rate in Japan is 1.04 percent of sales, the third-lowest in the world. However, this rate was up 4 percent compared to the previous year. The total shrinkage amount – profit loss due to customer and employee theft, supplier/vendor fraud and administrative errors – in Japan reached JPY774  billion (USD9.96b), the second-highest worldwide, representing almost 53 percent of the total sum in the Asia-Pacific.

RetailWATCH: Global Powers of Retailing 2015 – embracing innovation

Japanese retail giant Aeon is the largest retailer in Asia-Pacific with a retail revenue of USD57.97 billion in 2013, according to a new report of Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2015 – embracing innovation.

Global retail shows steady growth

The Malaysian Insider

Global retailing industry has shown a steady growth of 5.3 percent in 2014 due to improved performance in Western Europe, said market research company Euromonitor International in a statement issued on Monday in London.

From 2014 to 2019, a third of new global retail sales will come from China, and Nigeria is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9 percent to 2019, due to a growing middle class and an increase in disposable income.

Consumers globally upbeat on job prospects, survey reveals

The Malaysian Insider

More than half of consumers globally expect job prospects to be good to excellent in the year ahead, a survey showed on Tuesday.

That helped push global consumer confidence up in the second quarter to its highest since the first quarter of 2007, according to the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen.

India overtook Indonesia as the most optimistic consumer market, while Portugal and Slovenia were the most pessimistic. Japan and Hong Kong saw the biggest declines in confidence from the previous quarter.

RetailWATCH: 2014 global powers of retailing, Deloitte

US retail giant Walmart has kept the crown as the biggest retailer in the world with USD469.16 billion's retail revenue in 2012, followed by Tesco and Costco. Carrefour – formerly the world's second-largest retailer – fell to fourth place following back-to-back years of declining sales primarily attributable to the spinoff of the Dia hard discount chain in July 2011, a new report said last week.

RetailWATCH: Tyco Retail Solutions Protects 50 Billion Items with Source Tagging

Tyco Retail Solutions (, a leading provider of retail performance and security solutions, today announced its Sensormatic anti-theft source tagging program achieved an industry milestone, protecting 50 billion consumer products worldwide -- five billion in apparel alone.

RetailWATCH: Tyco Retail Solutions Unveils Managed Services Offering

Designed to provide retailers with greater flexibility and convenience, Tyco Retail Solutions (, a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, today announced new managed service offerings for both EAS and Traffic Intelligence.

Shrink cost retailers USD112b in losses in 2012

Shrink, which include shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors, is on the rise globally and had cost the retail industry more than USD112 billion globally last year, according to the 2012-2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer.

Total losses represent around 1.4 percent of retail sales on average, the report said.

Undertaken by Euromonitor International, through an independent grant from Checkpoint Systems Inc., the study was based on in-depth phone and written survey interviews in 16 countries.

RetailWATCH: RFID Enables Seamless Shoe Shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Incorporated has long established itself as a world-renowned retail icon, known for its unwavering dedication to providing customers with an extraordinary product selection and exceptional service. The company is constantly focused on delivering customers the ultimate fashion discovery experience in accordance with its tagline “Saks: Style. Assured.”

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