Focus on Retail

Focus on Retail

Recent years have seen the UK retail sector emerge from the depths which it sank to during the recession. Sector sales in 2014 were recorded as being the best since before the recession. This years' performance is expected to follow a similar path.

However, UK growth, according to the Centre for Retail Research, is dependent on the performance of our overseas trading partners, and the current outlook doesn't look too encouraging with the Eurozone in decline and world commodity prices and retail prices both showing signs of a lack of global demand.

Opportunities exist for the retailers looking towards overseas expansion, but a significant amount of knowledge is required in order for such a move to achieve success, such as understanding that global supply chains must be agile and robust in order to withstand local market demands and business needs, and knowing the infrastructure of your supply chain, its potential, and limitations.

Going Global will provide the information and advice you need if you're contemplating setting up a retail business overseas. We will tell you what you need to know on the latest international markets, as well as what you need to know in creating your retail business - pricing, branding, routes into markets, premises, and much more.