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Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook - June 2009

The Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and is designed to complement the European Retail Handbook, which is currently in its 12th edition. This year’s Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook offers more in-depth coverage, looking at a wide range of social and economic indicators. It also provides the low-down on the retail environment alongside profiles of a greater number of leading players in these exciting, dynamic and diverse retail markets. Markets covered include:

  • Australia

  • China

  • Hong Kong*

  • Indonesia

  • India

  • Japan

  • Malaysia

  • New Zealand

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • South Korea

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

* Hong Kong is included as a separate “country” as, despite the fact that it is now part of China, it remains a separate market, with distinct boundaries, laws, regulations and currency.

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Table of contents

  1. Asia-Pacific Retailing – Overview

    • Report Introduction & Background
      • Report Structure
        • Currency Exchange Rates
          • Figure 1: Asia-Pacific currencies against the US$, 2003-08
          • Figure 2: Asia-Pacific currencies against the €, 2003-08
        • Summary
          • Onwards and upwards
            • Global economic downturn to take its toll
              • Opening up to investment
                • Local knowledge all-important
                  • Timing is everything
                    • Figure 3: Asia-Pacific region: Market attractiveness, 2008
                  • Population
                    • Figure 4: Europe, USA & Asia-Pacific region: Population, 2008
                    • Figure 5: Asia-Pacific region: Population by country, 2004-08
                    • Figure 6: Asia-Pacific: Regional population by country, 2008
                    • Figure 7: Asia-Pacific: Population growth rates, 2004-08
                  • GDP
                      • Figure 8: Asia-Pacific region: GDP by country, 2004-08
                      • Figure 9: Asia-Pacific region: GDP by country, 2004-08
                      • Figure 10: Asia-Pacific region: GDP growth in local currencies, 2004-08
                      • Figure 11: Asia-Pacific region: GDP per capita, 2004-08
                      • Figure 12: Asia-Pacific region: GDP per capita, 2004-08
                    • Retail sales
                      • Figure 13: Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific: Estimated retail sales by region, 2008
                      • Figure 14: Asia-Pacific region: Retail sales by country, 2008
                      • Figure 15: Selected countries: Retail sales growth, 2004-08
                      • Figure 16: Asia-Pacific region: Retail sales per capita, 2008
                    • Leading retailers
                        • Figure 17: Asia-Pacific region: Leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                    • Australia

                        • Key facts
                          • The Australian retail scene
                            • Independent outlook
                              • Rudd takes charge…
                                • …amidst turbulent times
                                  • Domestic retail focus
                                    • Increasing internationalisation
                                      • Australia in figures
                                        • Population
                                          • Figure 18: Australia: Population trends, 1999-2008
                                          • Figure 19: Australia: Population by major age group, 2008
                                          • Figure 20: Australia: Households & families, 2006
                                        • Economy
                                          • Figure 21: Australia: GDP, 1999-2008
                                          • Figure 22: Australia: Consumer expenditure, 1999-2008
                                          • Figure 23: Australia: Inflation, 2002-08
                                        • The Australian retail market
                                          • Figure 24: Australia: Retail sales, 2004-08
                                          • Figure 25: Australia: Retail enterprises and employment, June 2006
                                          • Figure 26: Australia: Identified leading retailers, 2005/06 and 2006/07
                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                          • Wesfarmers
                                              • Figure 27: Wesfarmers: Sales data breakdown by retail division, 2007/08-2008/09
                                              • Figure 28: Coles Group: Sales data breakdown by retail division: 2004/05-2006/07
                                              • Figure 29: Wesfarmers: Outlet data: 2007/08
                                            • Woolworths
                                                • Figure 30: Woolworths Australia: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                • Figure 31: Woolworths Australia: Outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                              • Harvey Norman
                                                  • Figure 32: Harvey Norman: Sales data: 2003/04-2007/08
                                                  • Figure 33: Harvey Norman: Outlet numbers, 2004/05-2007/08
                                                • Myer
                                                    • Figure 34: Myer: Financial data, 2005/06-2007/08
                                                  • Aldi Australia
                                                    • JB Hi-Fi
                                                        • Figure 35: JB Hi-Fi: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                        • Figure 36: JB Hi-Fi: Outlet numbers, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                      • David Jones
                                                          • Figure 37: David Jones: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                        • 7-Eleven Stores Pty.
                                                          • Ascendia Retail (Rebel Sport)
                                                            • Figure 38: Rebel Sport: Sales and outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                          • Specialty Fashion Group (SFG) (formerly Millers Retail)
                                                              • Figure 39: Specialty Fashion Group: Financial and outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                              • Figure 40: Specialty Fashion Group: Store numbers by fascia, 2006/07-2007/08
                                                            • Bakers Delight
                                                              • Colorado Group Limited
                                                                • Figure 41: Colorado Group: Financial data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                • Figure 42: Colorado Group: Outlet data, 2004/05-07/08
                                                              • Freedom Group (Steinhoff Asia Pacific)
                                                                • IKEA
                                                                  • Fantastic Holdings
                                                                      • Figure 43: Fantastic Holdings: Sales and outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                  • China

                                                                      • Key facts
                                                                        • The Chinese retail scene
                                                                          • Opening the locked door
                                                                            • Communism, but not as we know it
                                                                              • Respecting the rules
                                                                                • Impact of the downturn
                                                                                  • Modernisation of the retail landscape
                                                                                    • Domestic players strong but being caught
                                                                                      • China in figures
                                                                                        • Population
                                                                                          • Figure 44: China: Population trends, 1998-2008
                                                                                          • Figure 45: China: Population by age group and gender, 2007
                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                          • Figure 46: China: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                                                                                          • Figure 47: China: Household consumer expenditure, 1997-2007
                                                                                          • Figure 48: China: Breakdown of household consumer expenditure by category and place of residence, 2005-07
                                                                                          • Figure 49: China: Inflation, 1999-2008
                                                                                          • Figure 50: China: Breakdown of inflation by product category, 2008
                                                                                        • The Chinese retail market
                                                                                          • Figure 51: China: Retail sales, 2002-08
                                                                                          • Figure 52: China: Retail outlets and employees, 2006-07
                                                                                          • Figure 53: China: Retail outlets, by format, 2006-07
                                                                                          • Figure 54: China: Retail data by region, 2007
                                                                                          • Figure 55: China: Retail sales by type of outlet, 2007
                                                                                          • Figure 56: Retail sales by category of commodity, 2006-07
                                                                                          • Figure 57: China: Top 100 retail chains, 2008
                                                                                          • Figure 58: China: Leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                        • Food the basis for retail development
                                                                                          • Figure 59: China: Leading food retailers, 2008
                                                                                        • But discretionary spending also important
                                                                                          • Figure 60: China: Leading electrical specialists, 2008
                                                                                        • Foreign players increasing
                                                                                          • Figure 61: China: Leading foreign retailers, 2008
                                                                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                          • Brilliance Group Co., Ltd (Bailian Group)
                                                                                              • Figure 62: Shanghai Brilliance Group: Sales and outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                            • Shanghai Yibai
                                                                                              • Shanghai Hualian
                                                                                                • Shanghai Friendship Group
                                                                                                  • Figure 63: Lianhua: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                • CR (China Resources) Vanguard Co., Ltd
                                                                                                  • DaShang Group
                                                                                                      • Figure 64: DaShang Group: Sales and outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                    • Suning Home Appliances
                                                                                                        • Figure 65: Suning Home Appliances: Group financial performance and outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                        • Figure 66: Suning Home Appliances: Sales breakdown, by product, 2008
                                                                                                      • Gome Home Appliance Group
                                                                                                          • Figure 67: Gome Electrical Appliances: Group financial performance, 2005-08
                                                                                                          • Figure 68: GOME Electrical Appliances: Sales breakdown, 2008
                                                                                                          • Figure 69: GOME Electrical Appliances: Sales growth, by product category, 2007-08
                                                                                                          • Figure 70: GOME Electrical Appliances: Outlets, 2005-08
                                                                                                          • Figure 71: Shanghai Yongle: Sales, 2003-06
                                                                                                        • Carrefour (France)
                                                                                                          • Figure 72: Carrefour China: Sales and outlets, 2004-08
                                                                                                          • Figure 73: Carrefour China: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                        • RT Mart (Auchan, France)
                                                                                                          • Wal-Mart Supercenter (US)
                                                                                                              • Figure 74: Wal-Mart China: Sales and outlet data, 2003-08
                                                                                                            • NGS Group
                                                                                                                • Figure 75: NGS Group: Sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                              • Chongqing Shangshe Group (Chongqing General Trading Group Co., Ltd)
                                                                                                                • Five Star Appliance (Best Buy, USA)
                                                                                                                  • Yinzuo Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                    • Hisap High Technology Corporation
                                                                                                                      • A Best Co.
                                                                                                                        • New Cooperation Joint-stock trade chain Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                                          • Trust-Mart
                                                                                                                            • Shinsegae China
                                                                                                                              • E-Mart Ltd., Co. (Shanghai & Tianjin)
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 76: E-Mart:China: Outlets, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                • Wuhan Department Store Group Co, Ltd
                                                                                                                                  • Liqun Group
                                                                                                                                    • Metro Cash & Carry, China
                                                                                                                                      • Parkson Group
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 77: Parkson Group: Sales and outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Tesco China
                                                                                                                                        • Wumart Stores Group
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 78: Wumart: Sales data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 79: Wumart: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                          • Hefei Department Store Group Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 80: Hefei Department Store: Sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                        • Hong Kong

                                                                                                                                            • Key facts
                                                                                                                                              • The Hong Kong retail scene
                                                                                                                                                • Switch to Chinese rule
                                                                                                                                                  • Open to foreign investment
                                                                                                                                                    • Trading places
                                                                                                                                                      • Reeling from recession
                                                                                                                                                        • Domestic bliss
                                                                                                                                                          • Hong Kong in figures
                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 81: Hong Kong: Population by gender, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 82: Hong Kong: Population, by age and gender, 2008
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 83: Hong Kong: Household statistics, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2008
                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 84: Hong Kong: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 85: Hong Kong: Consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 86: Hong Kong: Breakdown of household monthly expenditure 2000 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 87: Hong Kong: Consumer prices, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                            • The Hong Kong retail market
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 88: Hong Kong: Wholesale and retail trade, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 89: Hong Kong: Retail businesses and employment, 2003-07
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 90: Hong Kong: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                            • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                              • A.S. Watson Group
                                                                                                                                                                • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 91: Dairy Farm International: Outlet numbers by fascia, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                  • Chow Sang Sang Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                    • Li & Fung Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                      • Convenience Retail Asia
                                                                                                                                                                        • Branded Lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 92: Branded Lifestyle: Outlet data, Hong Kong, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys “R” Us Asia Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                          • Luk Fook Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 93: Luk Fook: Financial data, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                            • Sa Sa International Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                              • AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Lifestyle International
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 94: Lifestyle International: Financial data, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                • China Resources Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Broadway Photo Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tse Sui Luen
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 95: Tse Sui Luen, Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lane Crawford Joyce Group
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Joyce Boutique Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 96: Joyce Boutique Holdings: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lane Crawford
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dickson Concepts (International)
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wing On
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 97: Wing On: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                          • India

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Indian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • From colony to democracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economic reform
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Impact of the downturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Organising retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional limitations
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Freeing foreign investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Opportunity knocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • India in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 98: India: Population by gender, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 99: India: Population, 2001 and 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 100: India: Population by age group, 2003-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 101: India: Projected population by region, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 102: India: Number of households, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 103: India: Gross domestic product, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 104: India: Consumer price index, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 105: India: Consumer expenditure, 1999-2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Indian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 106: India: Estimated retail sales, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 107: India: Estimated modern retail sales by category, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 108: India: Leading identified retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pantaloon Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 109: Pantaloon: Financial data, 2002/03-2008/09 (e)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 110: Pantaloon: Turnover by segment, 2003/04-2005/06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 111: Pantaloon: Outlet data, 2005/06 and 2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reliance Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 112: Reliance Retail: Financial data, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 113: Reliance Retail: Outlet data, March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vishal Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shoppers Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 114: Shoppers Stop: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 115: Shoppers Stop: Outlet data, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 116: Shoppers Stop: Outlets by format, April 2008 and March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 117: Shoppers Stop: Merchandise mix, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RPG Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 118: Spencers: Retail formats, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • more. (Aditya Birla Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Koutons Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 119: Koutons: Financial data, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 120: Koutons, % share of products sold by units, 2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • FoodWorld and Health & Glow (Dairy Farm International)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 121: Foodworld and Health & Glow: Outlet data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Subhiksha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Margin Free Markets (Consumer Protection & Guidance Society)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Landmark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trent Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 122: Trent Ltd: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nilgiris (Nilgiri Dairy Farm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Viveks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Apna Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Indonesian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Former Dutch colony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Worst hit by the Asian crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natural and other disasters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Modernisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Liberalisation leads to foreign entrants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • But restrictions remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Still steaming ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Indonesia in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 123: Indonesia: Population, 1971, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 124: Indonesia: Population by gender, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 125: Indonesia: Population by age and gender, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 126: Indonesia: Gross domestic product, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 127: Indonesia: Inflation, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 128: Indonesia: Consumer expenditure, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Indonesian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 129: Indonesia: Estimated retail sales, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 130: Indonesia: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Matahari
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 131: Matahari: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carrefour Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 132: Carrefour Indonesia: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 133: Carrefour Indonesia: Outlet data: 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Makro Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 134: Makro: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PT Hero
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 135: PT Hero: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 136: PT Hero: Financial data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Indomarco Prismatama (Indomaret)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 137: Indomaret: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ramayana Lestari Sentosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 138: Ramayana Lestari Sentosa: Sales breakdown by product category, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 139: Ramayana Lestari Sentosa: Financial data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pt Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 140: Pt Mitra Adiperkasa: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 141: Pt Mitra Adiperkasa: Outlet data, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Super Indo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 142: Super Indo: Outlet data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gramedia Bookstores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kimia Farma Apotek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 143: Kimia Farma: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Japanese retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Down to earth with a bump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Exports driving an uncertain economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Expecting a torrid time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sluggish retail environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Foreign players
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Japan in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 144: Japan: Population by gender, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 145: Japan: Population, by gender and age, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 146: Japan: Population, by prefecture, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 147: Japan: Households by household size, 1995, 2000 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 148: Japan: GDP at current and constant prices, 1997-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 149: Japan: Inflation, 2002-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 150: Japan: Consumer expenditure, 1996-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 151: Japan: Consumer expenditure, detailed breakdown, 2003-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Japanese retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 152: Japan: Retail outlets and employees, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 153: Japan: Retail outlets by number and type of employees, 2002 and 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 154: Japan: Retail sales by major category, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 155: Japan: Retail sales by department stores and supermarkets, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 156: Japan: Department store outlets, sales and sales area, 1990 and 1995-2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 157: Japan: Retail sales, employment and outlet data by sales channel, 2002-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 158: Japan: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aeon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 159: Aeon: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 160: Aeon: Outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 161: Seven & I Holdings: Financial performance, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 162: Seven & I Holdings: Store network, 2006/07-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 163: Seven & I Holdings: Financial performance by division, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Yamada-Denki Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 164: Yamada-Denki: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 165: Yamada-Denki: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 166: Yamada-Denki: Sales breakdown, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 167: Lawson: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 168: Lawson: Sales by product category, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 169: Lawson: Outlet data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Isetan-Mitsukoshi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 170: Isetan-Mitsukoshi: Financial data, 2004/05-2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • FamilyMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 171: FamilyMart: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 172: FamilyMart: Outlet data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Uny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 173: Uny: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 174: Uny: Outlet data by fascia, March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 175: Uny: Sales breakdown, by product type, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • J.Front Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 176: J.Front Retail: Financial data, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 177: Daimaru: Sales by category, 2006/07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daiei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 178: Daiei: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 179: Daiei: Outlet data, 2002-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Takashimaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 180: Takashimaya: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 181: Takashimaya: Outlet data, 2002/03-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 182: Takashimaya: Sales by product category, 2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Seiyu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 183: Seiyu: Financial data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 184: Seiyu: Sales by category, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 185: Seiyu: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 186: Edion: Financial data, 2004/05-2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 187: Edion: Sales by product category, 2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Malaysian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Privatisation kick-start to the economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Not all plain sailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poverty amongst the minority…or is it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Foreign investment, greater security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Manufacturing hindering the economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Malaysia in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 188: Malaysia: Estimated population by gender, 1996-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 189: Malaysia: Total official population, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 190: Malaysia: Population by age group, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 191: Malaysia: Gross domestic product, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 192: Malaysia: Consumer expenditure, 1997-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 193: Malaysia: Household expenditure, by major product category, 2002-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 194: Malaysia: Inflation 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Malaysian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 195: Malaysia: Estimated retail sales, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 196: Malaysia: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 197: Dairy Farm Malaysia: Estimated retail sales 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 198: Dairy Farm: Outlet trends, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 199: Tesco Malaysia: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aeon Co. (M) Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aeon Co. (M) Bhd: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carrefour Malaysia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 200: Carrefour Malaysia: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Store Corporation Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Berjaya Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Econsave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Courts Mammoth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 201: Courts Mammoth: Financial data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poh Kong Jewellers Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 202: Poh Kong Jewellers: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09(e)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Senheng Electric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 203: Senheng Electric: Financial data, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Suiwah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Metrojaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 204: Metrojaya: Financial data, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The New Zealand retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Former British colony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economic reforms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Diversification of the economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New government faced with a recession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • New Zealand in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 205: New Zealand: Population trends, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 206: New Zealand: Population by age group and gender, 2007 and 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 207: New Zealand: Population by major regions, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 208: New Zealand: Gross domestic product, 2001-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 209: New Zealand: Consumer expenditure, 2001-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 210: New Zealand: Detailed breakdown of consumer expenditure, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 211: New Zealand: Inflation, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The New Zealand retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 212: New Zealand: Retail enterprises and outlets by sector, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 213: New Zealand: Retail employment by sector, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 214: New Zealand: Retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 215: New Zealand: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Foodstuffs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 216: Foodstuffs: Outlet numbers by region, July 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Progressive Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 217: Progressive Enterprises: Financial data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 218: The Warehouse NZ: Financial data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 219: The Warehouse NZ: Outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Farmers Trading Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Harvey Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 220: Harvey Norman NZ: Financial and outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Briscoe Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 221: Briscoe Group: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 222: Briscoe Group: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Smiths City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 223: Smiths City: Financial data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hallenstein Glasson Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 224: Hallenstein Glasson Holdings NZ: Financial and outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Philippines retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Independence in 1946
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Political and economic instability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reforms launched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2000 Retail Trade Liberalisation Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Overseas workers boost retail spending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy proving to be resilient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Philippines in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 225: Philippines: Population trends, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 226: Philippines: Population by age and gender, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 227: Philippines: Population by major region, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 228: Philippines: Gross domestic product, 2001-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 229: Philippines: Consumer expenditure, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 230: Philippines: Inflation, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Philippines retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 231: Philippines: Retail enterprises, 2001, 2003 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 232: Philippines: Retail employment, 2001, 2003 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 233: Philippines: Estimated retail sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 234: Philippines: Leading identified retailers, 2007/08-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SM Shoemart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mercury Drug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 235: Mercury Drug: Estimated sales data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rustan Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 236: Rustan Group: Outlet data, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Robinsons Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 237: Robinsons Retail Group: Outlet data, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gaisano (Vicsal Development Corporation)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Landmark Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Benison Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National Book Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Semicon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Singapore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Singaporean retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Early adoption of the free market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy based on exports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Consumer confidence declining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail sector in for less dramatic growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Time for the discount era?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Singapore in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 238: Singapore: Population by gender, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 239: Singapore: Population of Singapore residents, by age and gender, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 240: Singapore: Gross domestic product, 2000-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 241: Singapore: Consumer spending, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 242: Singapore: Consumer expenditure breakdown, current prices, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 243: Singapore: Inflation, 2002-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Singaporean retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 244: Singapore: Retail sales, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 245: Singapore: Retail businesses and employees, 2005 and 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 246: Singapore: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 247: Dairy Farm: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NTUC FairPrice Co-operative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 248: NTUC FairPrice Cooperative financial data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sheng Siong Supermarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Takashimaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pertama Holdings (Harvey Norman)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 249: Pertama Holdings: Financial data 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robinsons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 250: Robinsons Singapore: Outlet data, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 251: Robinsons: Financial data: 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Courts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 252: Courts Singapore: Financial data: 2004/05-2008/09(e)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Isetan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 253: Isetan Singapore: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sincere Watch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 254: Sincere Watch: Financial data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mustafa Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Best Denki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Royal Sporting House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 255: Royal Sporting House Singapore: Outlet data, March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • South Korea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The South Korean retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Two Koreas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Transformation into an economic powerhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Liberalisation of retail sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Trend towards consolidation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Impact of the global financial crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • South Korea in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 256: South Korea: Population trends, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 257: South Korea: Population by age group, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 258: South Korea: Gross domestic product, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 259: South Korea: Consumer expenditure, current and constant prices, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 260: South Korea: Consumer expenditure by category, 2002-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 261: South Korea: Inflation, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The South Korean retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 262: South Korea: Retail enterprises, 2002-2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 263: South Korea: Retail employment, 2002-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 264: South Korea: Retail sales, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 265: South Korea: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lotte Shopping (Lotte Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 266: Lotte Shopping: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 267: Lotte Shopping: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shinsegae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 268: Shinsegae: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homeplus (Tesco)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 269: Tesco Homeplus: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 270: Tesco Homeplus: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • GS Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 271: GS Retail: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • E.Land Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hyundai Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 272: Hyundai: Hyundai Department Store Co., Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Himart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hanaro Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hanwha Stores Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Taiwan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Taiwanese retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Taiwan breaks away from China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Export-driven economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shocks to the economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Response to the global slowdown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Modernisation of the retail sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Taiwan in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 273: Taiwan: Population by gender, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 274: Taiwan: Population by age group, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 275: Taiwan: Households, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 276: Taiwan: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 277: Taiwan: Consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 278: Taiwan: Private final consumption expenditure, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 279: Taiwan: Inflation, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Taiwanese retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 280: Taiwan: Retail sales by major category, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 281: Taiwan: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailer mini profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • President Chain Store Corporation (PCSC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 282: PCSC: Financial and outlet data, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Far Eastern Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Presicarre Corp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 283: Presicarre Corp: Financial and outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RT-Mart International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 284: Taiwan FamilyMart: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 285: Taiwan FamilyMart: Sales breakdown, by product category, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pxmart (Chyuan Lien Enterprise Co.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hi-Life International Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 286: Hi-Life: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Test Rite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AS Watson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Thai retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Continuing political uncertainty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Late bloomer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reliance on exports hitting the economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Changing the retail landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Size matters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thailand in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 287: Thailand: Population by gender, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 288: Thailand: Population breakdown by major province, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 289: Thailand: Population by age and gender, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 290: Thailand: Gross domestic product, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 291: Thailand: Consumer expenditure, 1999-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 292: Thailand: Detailed breakdown of private consumer expenditure, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 293: Thailand: Inflation, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Thai retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 294: Thailand: Retail sales, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 295: Thailand: Breakdown of retail sales by major category, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 296: Thailand: Retail enterprises, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 297: Thailand: Foreign-owned retail outlets by type in selected sectors, 2004 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 298: Thailand: Identified leading retailers, 2007/08 and 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Lotus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 299: Tesco Lotus: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 300: Tesco Lotus: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 301: Tesco Lotus: Outlets by format, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CP Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 302: C.P. Seven-Eleven: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 303: C.P. Seven-Eleven: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Central Retail Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 304: Central Retail Corporation: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Big C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 305: Big C: Financial data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 306: Big C: Sales by product category, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 307: Big C: Outlet data, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Mall Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • CenCar (Carrefour)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 308: Carrefour: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 309: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Product Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 310: Home Product Centre: Financial and outlet data, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Siam Jusco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 311: Siam Jusco: Financial data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • A.S. Watson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • FamilyMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 312: Siam FamilyMart: Financial data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 313: FamilyMart: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SE Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 314: SE Education: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • S & P Syndicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 315: S&P Syndicate Financial data, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 316: Boots Thailand: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bata Shoe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 317: Bata Shoe: Financial data, 2007-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mangpong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 318: Mangpong: Financial data, 2006-08

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