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World's Largest and Most Famous Retail Stores and Chains

Get facts, sales data, research, details, and trivia about the world's best, largest and most famous U.S. and global retail industry stores and chains here. Find information about current events, as well as background and history information about the largest retailers in the world and the visionary leaders and founders who made them great.
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Highest Retail Store Rental Prices in the World - Global Comparison 2014 - 2007
Which of the largest cities in the world have the highest rental prices for retail store sales space? This is a comparison of the top twenty global cities with the most expensive retail store rental prices in the world for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. Since retail rent prices are largely a matter of supply and demand, the cities with the highest rents are also the cities where both shoppers and retailers want to be. Discover global shopping trends in this multi-year retail rent comparison chart.

2014 World's Largest Supermarkets & Grocery Store Chains
This is a complete list of the 2014 World's Largest Supermarket and Grocery Store Chains, measured by revenue. Kroger, Safeway, Publix, H-E-B, and Whole Foods are some of the U.S. supermarket chains that are currently ranked among the largest retail chains in the world. Get the rankings of all the Top 100 biggest and best supermarket and grocery store chains as ranked by the latest Global Powers of Retailing list from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine in this article.

Best Franchise Chains Worldwide - Top 100 Global Retail Franchises 2009 - 2014
The annual list of Top 100 Global Franchises is compiled by FranchiseDirect.com based on the best financial performance, social and environmental responsibility, and franchisee support, according to FranchiseDirect.com. This is a list of the retail franchises ranked as the best in the world for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

All Stores Open Thanksgiving November 28, 2013 - Macy’s, Walmart, Target, Best Buy
Find a list of all stores open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 and find out the Thanksgiving store opening times and store hours for macy’s Walmart, Target and all major U.S. retail chains.This is a frequently updated roundup list of all major U.S. retail industry stores and chains open and closed on Thanksgiving Day, 2013 for Pre-Black Friday Sales.

World's Largest Book Store - Barne & Noble, Powell’s or World’s Biggest Bookstore?
Depending how you measure it, there are several book stores that claim to be the world’s largest. Find information about the biggest book store measured by store size, retail sales floor square footage, most titles or most shelf space and where the world’s largest book store is located in this article.

The Largest Shoe Store in the World at one of the World’s Largest Malls
Shoe shopping fanatics around the world ask that question every day because to a true shoe-a-holic, there’s no such thing as a shoe store that’s too large or one which has too many styles. Find information about the largest brick-and-mortar shoe store in the world and where the world’s largest shoe store is located in this article.

What Is the World's Largest Retail Convenience Store and Where Is It Located?
What is the largest retail convenience store in the world? Traditionally convenience stores attached to gas stations are small in size with a limited selection of products. But the world’s largest retail c-store is much like a full-size grocery store with a different definition of “convenience” products. Find information abut the biggest store attached to a gas station measured by store size, square footage, and retail sales floor space and where the world’s largest c-store is located in this article

2013 Best Countries For Business - Hong Kong, U.S., Japan, Netherlands, Germany
Which countries are the best countries to do business in for small and large retail chains who want international expansion? Compare the best international locations for business economy, costs, labor, transportation, taxes, and consumer consumption in the world, and find out how the U.S. business environment ranks compared to Hong Kong, Japan,...

Complete List of World’s Largest Retail Missions - Company Mission Statements
Corporate mission statements from restaurants, auto companies, department stores, and grocery stores are all included, along with retail companies from the Fortune 500 list and the World’s Largest Retail Companies List. Find a complete list and photo gallery of mission statements from Apple, Google, Dell, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and all of...

Tim Hortons’ Zone Defense Fights Starbucks & McDonald’s for Canadian ...
Find out what Tim Hortons has included in its retail zone defense to fight off the Starbucks and McDonald’s right for the Canadian coffee market share on Canadian soil in his article. While Tim Hortons fights to retail Canadian Customer Loyalty, retailers in Mexico are also fighting the expansion of U.S. retail chains across their borders, which threatens their traditional street market vending retail culture. Get details and expert analysis of the North American expansion of U.S. retailing in 2013 in this article.

December 26, 2012 Store Hours - Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy's - Day After...
This is a complete list of all retail store extended holiday shopping times for the day after Christmas 2012. The 2012 Day After Christmas Sale Store Hours may not seem as aggressively competitive as Black Friday 2012 store hours were, but when major chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Macy's and Sears announce the store opening and closing...

2012 World's Largest Supermarkets Complete List - Biggest Grocery Store Chains
The 2012 World’s Largest Supermarkets List is a ranking list of the supermarket and grocery store food retailers with the largest revenue from every country around the world. Find the complete list of the largest supermarket and grocery store retail chains here, as ranked by the 2012 Global Powers of Retailing list, compiled each year by...

Retail Industry Stores and Sales Research - Numbers, News, Facts, Best Practices
Find numbers, news, facts, and best practices from top U.S. retail chains here. Complete and updated research, statistics, history, and background information from the U.S. retail industry are available for retail industry professionals and students.

Retail Industry Chains and CEOs Supporting Obama or McCain - 2008 Election
Major retail chains and CEOs voted early for Obama and McCain in the 2008 presidential election with their political campaign contributions. Find out which major U.S. retailers and retail leaders are aligned with Democratic and Republican party politics in this article.

2011 World's Largest Supermarkets - Complete List of Biggest Supermarket Chains
Find the complete list of the largest supermarket and grocery store retail chains here, as ranked by the 2011 Global Powers of Retailing list, compiled each year by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine. These are the supermarket and grocery store food retailers with the largest revenue from every country around the world.

Six-Year Comparison of the World’s Most Valuable Retail Brands 2013 - 2008
Find out how the Apple, McDonald’s, Amazon, Wal-Mart brands and all the top retail brands have been trending in terms of brand value for the past six years in this article. This is a comparison chart of the world’s most recognized retail brands and the financial value each has received from their brands in 2013 and in the five years before - 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Top News Stories About the World's Largest Retailers - 2010 Global Retail Index
Read top retail news stories about the largest retail chains in the world here. News stories about the largest global retail chains in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and all continents and countries in the world can be found here. Top global retail industry news stories from July, 2010 to December, 2010 are referenced in this article.

2008 Forbes Ranking List of America's Largest Private Retail Industry Companies
While the world renown annual Fortune 500 list focuses on America's largest publicly traded companies, rival Forbes magazine publishes its "America's Largest Private Companies" list each year focusing on privately held enterprises. Find out which retail organizations were ranked in 2008 among the largest privately held companies in the U.S. here.

Top Cities and Countries With the Most New Global Retailers Entering 2013 & 2011
Which cities and countries are the top retailing destinations where the most new global retail companies entered in 2013 and 2011? Find trends and comparisons in retail globalization and international expansion in this article. Get statistics about global retail expansion in the Hong Kong, Germany, Europe, India, the U.S. and more of the hottest global retailing destinations here.

World's Largest Supermarkets & Groceries 2013 - Kroger, Woolworths, Delhaize
This is a complete list of the largest supermarket and grocery store chains in the world for 2013. Kroger, Woolworths, Rewe, and Delhaize are some of the global retail food retailers that are among the largest retail chains worldwide. Get the rankings of all the biggest and best supermarket and grocery store chains as ranked by the 2013 Global Powers of Retailing list from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine.

2013 Global Countries and Cities With Biggest Shopping Center & Mall Expansion
Which global countries and cities have the most shopping mall retail space under construction in 2013? The UAE, China, Russia, and Indonesia are some of the global cities where the most retail shopping center commercial space is under construction to accommodate the expansion of the global retail industry into their country. This is a complete list of the international markets with the biggest retail commercial expansion underway in 2013.

2008 Forbes Ranking List of America's Largest Private Retail Industry Companies
While the world renown annual Fortune 500 list focuses on America's largest publicly traded companies, rival Forbes magazine publishes its "America's Largest Private Companies" list each year focusing on privately held enterprises. Find out which retail organizations were ranked in 2008 among the largest privately held companies in the U.S. here.

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