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Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook - June 2010

The Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook celebrates its sixth anniversary this year and is designed to complement the European Retail Handbook, which is currently in its 13th 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 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.

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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$, 2004-09
          • Figure 2: Asia-Pacific currencies against the €, 2004-09
        • Summary
          • Variety in the region
            • The next generation of superpower?
              • Resilience to the global downturn
                • Reducing foreign investment restrictions
                  • Perils of too much, too soon
                    • Figure 3: Asia-Pacific region: Market attractiveness, 2009
                  • Population
                    • Figure 4: Europe, North America & Asia-Pacific region: Population, 2009
                    • Figure 5: Asia-Pacific region: Population by country, 2005-09
                    • Figure 6: Asia-Pacific: Regional population by country, 2009
                    • Figure 7: Asia-Pacific: Population growth rates, 2005-09
                  • GDP
                      • Figure 8: Asia-Pacific region: GDP by country, 2005-09
                      • Figure 9: Asia-Pacific region: GDP by country, 2005-09
                      • Figure 10: Asia-Pacific region: GDP growth in local currencies, 2005-09
                      • Figure 11: Asia-Pacific region: GDP growth forecast, 2010
                      • Figure 12: Asia-Pacific region: GDP per capita, 2005-09
                      • Figure 13: Asia-Pacific region: GDP per capita, 2005-09
                    • Retail sales
                      • Figure 14: Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific: Estimated retail sales by region, 2009
                      • Figure 15: Asia-Pacific region: Retail sales by country, 2009
                      • Figure 16: Selected countries: Retail sales growth, 2005-09
                      • Figure 17: Asia-Pacific region: Retail sales per capita, 2009
                    • Leading retailers
                        • Figure 18: Asia-Pacific region: Leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                    • Australia

                        • Key facts
                          • The Australian retail scene
                            • Growing independence
                              • Rudd’s time in charge…
                                • …could be coming to an end
                                  • Few pan-Australian players
                                    • Attempting to increase internationalisation
                                      • Australia in figures
                                        • Population
                                          • Figure 19: Australia: Population trends, 2000-09
                                          • Figure 20: Australia: Population by major age group, 2009
                                          • Figure 21: Australia: Households and families, 2006
                                        • Economy
                                          • Figure 22: Australia: GDP, 2000-09
                                          • Figure 23: Australia: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                          • Figure 24: Australia: breakdown of household consumption expenditure, 2005-09
                                          • Figure 25: Australia: Inflation, 2003-09
                                        • The Australian retail market
                                          • Figure 26: Australia: Retail sales, 2005-09
                                          • Figure 27: Australia: Retail enterprises and employment, June 2006
                                          • Figure 28: Australia: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                          • Wesfarmers
                                              • Figure 29: Wesfarmers: Sales data breakdown by retail division, 2007/08-2009/10
                                              • Figure 30: Wesfarmers: Outlet data: 2007/08-2009/10
                                            • Woolworths
                                                • Figure 31: Woolworths Australia: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                • Figure 32: Woolworths Australia: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                              • Harvey Norman
                                                  • Figure 33: Harvey Norman: Sales data: 2004/5-2009/10
                                                  • Figure 34: Harvey Norman: Outlet numbers, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                • Myer
                                                    • Figure 35: Myer: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                  • JB Hi-Fi
                                                      • Figure 36: JB Hi-Fi: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                      • Figure 37: JB Hi-Fi: Outlet numbers, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                    • Aldi Australia
                                                      • David Jones
                                                        • Figure 38: David Jones: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                      • 7-Eleven Stores Pty
                                                        • Ascendia Retail (Rebel Sport)
                                                          • Figure 39: Rebel Sport: Sales and outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                        • Specialty Fashion Group (SFG) (formerly Millers Retail)
                                                            • Figure 40: Specialty Fashion Group: Financial and outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                            • Figure 41: Specialty Fashion Group: Store numbers by fascia, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                          • Bakers Delight
                                                            • Fantastic Holdings
                                                                • Figure 42: Fantastic Holdings: Sales and outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                              • Colorado Group Limited
                                                                • Figure 43: Colorado Group: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                • Figure 44: Colorado Group: Outlet data, 2004/05-2009/10
                                                              • IKEA
                                                                • Freedom Group (Steinhoff Asia Pacific)
                                                                • China

                                                                    • Key facts
                                                                      • The Chinese retail scene
                                                                        • Freeing up the market
                                                                          • Human rights issues
                                                                            • Common complaints
                                                                              • Riding out the downturn
                                                                                • Modernising the retail landscape
                                                                                  • Domestic players dominate
                                                                                    • China in figures
                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                        • Figure 45: China: Population trends, 2000-09
                                                                                        • Figure 46: China: Population, by age group and gender, 2008
                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                        • Figure 47: China: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                        • Figure 48: China: Household consumer expenditure, 1999-2008
                                                                                        • Figure 49: China: Breakdown of household consumer expenditure, by category and place of residence, 2005-07
                                                                                        • Figure 50: China: Inflation, 2000-09
                                                                                        • Figure 51: China: Breakdown of inflation by product category, 2008
                                                                                      • The Chinese retail market
                                                                                        • Figure 52: China: Retail sales, 2003-09
                                                                                        • Figure 53: China: Retail outlets and employees, 2007 and 2008
                                                                                        • Figure 54: China: Retail outlets, by format, 2007-08
                                                                                        • Figure 55: China: Retail data, by region, 2008
                                                                                        • Figure 56: China: Retail sales, by type of outlet, 2008
                                                                                        • Figure 57: Retail Sales by category of commodity, 2007 and 2008
                                                                                        • Figure 58: China: Top 100 retail chains, 2009
                                                                                      • Food driving retail growth
                                                                                        • Figure 59: China: Leading food retailers, 2009
                                                                                      • Discretionary spending on the rise
                                                                                        • Figure 60: China: Leading electrical specialists, 2009
                                                                                      • Foreign players increasing
                                                                                        • Figure 61: China: Leading foreign retailers, 2009
                                                                                        • Figure 62: China: Leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                      • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                        • Brilliance Group Co., Ltd (Bailian Group)
                                                                                            • Figure 63: Brilliance Group Co. Ltd: Sales and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                          • Shanghai Yibai
                                                                                            • Shanghai Hualian
                                                                                              • Shanghai Friendship Group
                                                                                                • Figure 64: Lianhua: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                              • DaShang Group
                                                                                                  • Figure 65: DaShang Group: Sales and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                • CR (China Resources) Vanguard Co., Ltd
                                                                                                  • Suning Home Appliances
                                                                                                    • Figure 66: Suning Home Appliances: Group financial performance and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                    • Figure 67: Suning Home Appliances: Sales breakdown by product, 2008
                                                                                                  • Gome Home Appliance Group
                                                                                                    • Figure 68: Gome Electrical Appliances: Group financial performance, 2005-09
                                                                                                    • Figure 69: GOME Electrical Appliances: Sales breakdown (%), 2009
                                                                                                    • Figure 70: GOME Electrical Appliances: Outlets, 2005-09
                                                                                                  • RT Mart (Auchan, France)
                                                                                                    • Wal-Mart Supercenter (US)
                                                                                                        • Figure 71: Wal-Mart China: Sales and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                      • Carrefour (France)
                                                                                                        • Figure 72: Carrefour China: Sales and outlets, 2005-09
                                                                                                        • Figure 73: Carrefour China: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                      • Chongqing Shangshe Group (Chongqing General Trading Group Co., Ltd)
                                                                                                        • New Cooperation Joint-stock trade chain Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                          • NGS Group
                                                                                                              • Figure 74: NGS Group: Sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                            • Five Star Appliance (Best Buy, USA)
                                                                                                              • Yinzuo Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                • A Best Co.
                                                                                                                  • Trust-Mart
                                                                                                                    • Hisap High Technology Corporation
                                                                                                                      • Liqun Group
                                                                                                                        • Wuhan Zhongbai Group
                                                                                                                          • E-Mart Ltd., Co. (Shinsegae)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 75: E-Mart: China: Outlets, 2005-09
                                                                                                                          • Parkson Group (Malaysia)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 76: Parkson Group: Sales and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                          • Metro Cash & Carry, China
                                                                                                                            • Wumart Stores Group
                                                                                                                                • Figure 77: Wumart: Sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                • Figure 78: Wumart: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                              • Tesco China
                                                                                                                                • Figure 79: Tesco China: Sales and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                              • Hefei Department Store Group Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                                                • Figure 80: Hefei Department Store: Sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                            • Hong Kong

                                                                                                                                • Key facts
                                                                                                                                  • The Hong Kong retail scene
                                                                                                                                    • An open market…
                                                                                                                                      • …but a costly one
                                                                                                                                        • Affluent consumers hit by the downturn
                                                                                                                                          • Expanding into the mainland
                                                                                                                                            • Hong Kong in figures
                                                                                                                                              • Population
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 81: Hong Kong: Population, by gender, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 82: Hong Kong: Population, by age and gender, 2009
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 83: Hong Kong: Household statistics, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 84: Hong Kong: Gross domestic product, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 85: Hong Kong: Private consumption expenditure, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 86: Hong Kong: Breakdown of household monthly expenditure 2000 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 87: Hong Kong: Consumer prices, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                              • The Hong Kong retail market
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 88: Hong Kong: Retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 89: Hong Kong: Retail establishments and employment, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 90: Retail establishments by sector, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 91: Hong Kong: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                              • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                • A.S. Watson Group
                                                                                                                                                  • Watsons Your Personal Store
                                                                                                                                                    • Fortress
                                                                                                                                                      • PARKnSHOP
                                                                                                                                                        • Others
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 92: A.S.Watson, Group, financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                        • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 93: Dairy Farm International, financial data, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 94: Dairy Farm International, Hong Kong outlet numbers by fascia, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                          • Wellcome
                                                                                                                                                            • 7-Eleven
                                                                                                                                                              • Mannings
                                                                                                                                                                • Other brands
                                                                                                                                                                  • Li & Fung Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • Convenience Retail Asia
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 95: Convenience Retail Asia, financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                      • Trinity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 96: Trinity Limited, financial data, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 97: Trinity Limited, outlet data, December 2009
                                                                                                                                                                        • Branded Lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                                          • Toys LiFung (Asia)
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 98: Toys LiFung (Asia), store numbers by country, April 2010
                                                                                                                                                                          • Chow Sang Sang Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 99: Chow Sang Sang, financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 100: Chow Sang Sang, outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                            • Sa Sa International Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 101: Sa Sa International: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 102: Sa Sa International: Outlet data, January 2010
                                                                                                                                                                              • AEON Stores (Hong Kong)
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 103: AEON Stores (Hong Kong): Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                • Luk Fook Holdings (International)
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 104: Luk Fook: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                  • China Resources Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 105: China Resources Enterprise, financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lifestyle International
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 106: Lifestyle International, financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Broadway Photo Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lane Crawford Joyce Group
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joyce Boutique Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 107: Joyce Boutique Holdings: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lane Crawford
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dickson Concepts (International)
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 108: Dickson Concepts: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 109: Dickson Concepts: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                              • TSL (Tse Sui Luen Jewellery)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 15: Tse Sui Luen, financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wing On
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 110: Wing On: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                • India

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Indian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Independence in 1947
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economic reform
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Impact of the global recession
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Organising retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional limitations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Liberalisation of the retail sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Foreign investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • India in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 111: India: Population, by gender, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 112: India: Population, 2001 and 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 113: India: Estimated population, by age group, 2005-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 114: India: Projected population, by region, 2007-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 115: India: Number of households, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 116: India: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 117: India: Consumer price index, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 118: India: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Indian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 119: India: Estimated retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 120: India: Leading identified retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pantaloon Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 121: Pantaloon: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 122: Pantaloon: Outlet data, 2005/06 and 2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reliance Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 123: Reliance Retail: Sales data, 2006/07-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 124: Reliance Retail, outlet data, March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shoppers Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 125: Shoppers Stop: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 126: Shoppers Stop chain: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 127: Shoppers Stop: Outlets by format, April 2008, March 2009 and March 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 128: Shoppers Stop: Merchandise mix, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • more. (Aditya Birla Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Koutons Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 129: Koutons: Financial data, 2006/07-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 130: Koutons, % share of products sold by units, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vishal Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 131: Vishal Retail: Sales data, 2006/07-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Landmark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 132: Landmark Group: Sales and outlet data, 2008/09-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • FoodWorld and Health & Glow (Dairy Farm International)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 133: Foodworld and Health & Glow: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RPG Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 134: Spencers: Retail formats, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margin Free Markets (Consumer Protection & Guidance Society)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Trent Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 135: Trent Ltd: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nilgiris (Nilgiri Dairy Farm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Apna Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Viveks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Indonesian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Former Dutch colony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Development impacted by the Asian crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Other factors limiting growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A future BRIC member?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Traditional retail still prominent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Foreign players seeking to invest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Restrictions remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Indonesia in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 136: Indonesia: Population, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 137: Indonesia: Population, by gender, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 138: Indonesia: Population, by age and gender, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 139: Indonesia: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 140: Indonesia: Inflation, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 141: Indonesia: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Indonesian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 142: Indonesia: Estimated retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 143: Indonesia: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matahari
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 144: Matahari: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Indomarco Prismatama (Indomaret)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 145: Indomaret: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carrefour Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 146: Carrefour Indonesia: Sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 147: Carrefour Indonesia: Outlet data: 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PT Hero
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 148: PT Hero: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 149: PT Hero: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lotte Mart (formerly Makro Indonesia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 150: Makro: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ramayana Lestari Sentosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 151: Ramayana Lestari Sentosa: Sales breakdown, by product category, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 152: Ramayana Lestari Sentosa: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pt Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 153: Pt Mitra Adiperkasa: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 154: Pt Mitra Adiperkasa: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Super Indo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 155: Super Indo: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gramedia Bookstores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kimia Farma Apotek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 156: Kimia Farma: Sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Japanese retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The highs and lows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Export over-reliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Interest rates and deflation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • No retail growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Foreign entrants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Japan in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 157: Japan: Estimated population, by gender, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 158: Japan: Estimated population, by gender and age, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 159: Japan: Population by prefecture, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 160: Japan: Households by household size, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 161: Japan: GDP at current and constant prices, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 162: Japan: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 163: Japan: Household consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 164: Japan: Household consumer expenditure, detailed breakdown, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Japanese retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 165: Japan: Retail outlets and employees, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 166: Japan: Retail outlets by number and type of employees, 2002, 2004 and 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 167: Japan: Retail sales by major category, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 168: Japan: Retail sales, by department stores and supermarkets, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 169: Japan: Department store outlets, sales and sales area, 1998-2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 170: Japan: Retail sales, employment and outlet data, by sales channel, 2004-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 171: Japan: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aeon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 172: Aeon: Financial data, 2004/05-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 173: Aeon: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 174: Seven & I Holdings: Financial performance, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 175: Seven & I Holdings: Store network, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 176: Seven & I Holdings: Financial performance by division, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yamada-Denki Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 177: Yamada-Denki: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 178: Yamada-Denki: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 179: Yamada-Denki: Sales breakdown, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 180: Lawson: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 181: Lawson: Sales by product category, 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 182: Lawson: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Isetan-Mitsukoshi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 183: Isetan-Mitsukoshi: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • FamilyMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 184: FamilyMart: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 185: FamilyMart: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Uny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 186: Uny: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 187: Uny: Outlet data by fascia, February 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 188: Uny: Sales breakdown, by product type, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J.Front Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 189: J.Front Retail: Financial data, 2006/07-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daiei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 190: Daiei: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 191: Daiei: Outlet data, 2005/06-09/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Takashimaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 192: Takashimaya: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 193: Takashimaya: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 194: Takashimaya: Sales by product category, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Edion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 195: Edion: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Seiyu (Wal-Mart, USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 196: Seiyu: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 197: Seiyu: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Malaysian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy takes off in 1960s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bumpy road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rising affluence… but not for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Foreign investment boosted by liberalisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy emerges from recession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Malaysia in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 198: Malaysia: Estimated population, by gender, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 199: Malaysia: Total official population, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 200: Malaysia: Population, by age group, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 201: Malaysia: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 202: Malaysia: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 203: Malaysia: Household expenditure, by major product category, 2002-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 204: Malaysia: Inflation 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Malaysian retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 205: Malaysia: Retail sales, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 206: Malaysia: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 207: Dairy Farm Malaysia: Estimated retail sales 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 208: Dairy Farm: Outlet trends, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 209: Tesco Malaysia: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aeon Co. (M) Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aeon Co. (M) Bhd: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aeon Co. (M) Bhd: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour Malaysia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 210: Carrefour Malaysia: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Store Corporation Bhd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Berjaya Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Econsave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Courts Mammoth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 211: Courts Mammoth: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poh Kong Jewellers Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 212: Poh Kong Jewellers: Financial data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Senheng Electric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 213: Senheng Electric: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Suiwah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 214: Suiwah: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Metrojaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 215: Metrojaya: Estimated sales data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 216: New Zealand: Population trends, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 217: New Zealand: Population, by age group and gender, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 218: New Zealand: Population, by major regions, 2007-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 219: New Zealand: Gross domestic product, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 220: New Zealand: Consumer expenditure, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 221: New Zealand: Detailed breakdown of consumer expenditure, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 222: New Zealand: Inflation, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The New Zealand retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 223: New Zealand: Retail enterprises, by sector, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 224: Retail outlets, by sector, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 225: New Zealand: Retail employment, by sector, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 226: New Zealand: Detailed retail statistics, by sector, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 227: New Zealand: Retail sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 228: New Zealand: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Foodstuffs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 229: Foodstuffs: Outlet numbers, by region, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Progressive Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 230: Progressive Enterprises: Financial and outlet data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 231: The Warehouse NZ: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 232: The Warehouse NZ: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Farmers Trading Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harvey Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 233: Harvey Norman NZ: Financial and outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Briscoe Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 234: Briscoe Group: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 235: Briscoe Group: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Smiths City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 236: Smiths City: Financial data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hallenstein Glasson Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 237: Hallenstein Glasson Holdings NZ: Financial and outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 238: Philippines: Population trends, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 239: Philippines: Population, by age and gender, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 240: Philippines: Population, by major region, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 241: Philippines: Gross domestic product, 2001-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 242: Philippines: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 243: Philippines: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Philippines retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 244: Philippines: Retail enterprises, 2001, 2003 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 245: Philippines: Retail employment, 2001, 2003 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 246: Philippines: Estimated retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 247: Philippines: Leading identified retailers, 2008/09-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SM Shoemart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mercury Drug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 248: Mercury Drug: Estimated sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rustan Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 249: Rustan Group: Outlet data, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robinsons Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 250: Robinsons Retail Group: Outlet data, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gaisano (Vicsal Development Corporation)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Landmark Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Benison Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • National Book Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Philippine Seven Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 251: Philippine Seven Corporation: Sales data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 252: Philippine Seven Corporation: Store numbers, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Automatic Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Singapore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Singaporean retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • An affluent market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Export-driven economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Impact of the recession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retail sector on the mend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Singapore in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 253: Singapore: Population, by gender, 1998-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 254: Singapore: Population of Singapore residents, by age and gender, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 255: Singapore: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 256: Singapore: Consumer spending, 2003-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 257: Singapore: Consumer expenditure breakdown, current prices, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 258: Singapore: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Singaporean retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 259: Singapore: Retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 260: Singapore: Retail businesses and employees, 2006 and 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 261: Singapore: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 262: Dairy Farm: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NTUC FairPrice Co-operative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 263: NTUC FairPrice Cooperative financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sheng Siong Supermarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Takashimaya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pertama Holdings (Harvey Norman)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 264: Pertama Holdings, Financial data 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robinsons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 265: Robinsons Singapore, Outlet data, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 266: Robinsons: Financial data: 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Courts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 267: Courts Singapore: Financial data: 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Isetan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 268: Isetan Singapore: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sincere Watch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 269: Sincere Watch: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mustafa Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Best Denki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Royal Sporting House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 270: Royal Sporting House Singapore: Outlet data, June 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • South Korea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The South Korean retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Two Koreas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Transformation into an economic powerhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Convenience store gallop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Acquiring scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Every little helps...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • South Korea in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 271: South Korea: Population trends, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • South Korea’s population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 272: South Korea: Population, by age group, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 273: South Korea: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 274: South Korea: Consumer expenditure, current and constant prices, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 275: South Korea: Consumer expenditure, by category, 2003-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 276: South Korea: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The South Korean retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 277: South Korea: Retail enterprises, 2002-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 278: South Korea: Retail employment, 2002-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 279: South Korea: Retail sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 280: South Korea: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lotte Shopping (Lotte Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 281: Lotte Shopping: Korea Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 282: Lotte Shopping: Financial data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shinsegae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 283: Shinsegae: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Homeplus (Tesco)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 284: Tesco Homeplus: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 285: Tesco Homeplus: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • GS Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 286: GS Retail: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • E.Land Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hyundai Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 287: Hyundai: Hyundai Department Store Co., financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Himart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bokwang FamilyMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LG Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hanaro Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hanwha Stores Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Taiwan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Taiwanese retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Taiwan breaks away from China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Export-driven economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natural disaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stimulus to consumer spending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Talking to the neighbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Taiwan in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 288: Taiwan: Population, by gender, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 289: Taiwan: Population, by age group, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 290: Taiwan: Households, 1999-2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 291: Taiwan: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 292: Taiwan: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 293: Taiwan: Private final consumption expenditure, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 294: Taiwan: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Taiwanese retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 295: Taiwan: Retail sales by major category, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 296: Taiwan: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retailer mini profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • President Chain Store Corporation (PCSC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 297: PCSC: Financial data, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 298: PCSC: 7-Eleven outlet data, 2004-Q2 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Far Eastern Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Presicarre Corp (Carrefour, France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 299: Presicarre Corp: Financial and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RT-Mart International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pxmart (Chyuan Lien Enterprise Co.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 300: Taiwan FamilyMart: Financial and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hi-Life International Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 301: Hi-Life: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dairy Farm International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Test Rite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AS Watson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Thai retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • No political stability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economic impacts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Modern retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • C-stores forging ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thailand in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 302: Thailand: Population by gender, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 303: Thailand: Population breakdown, by major province, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 304: Thailand: Population, by age and gender, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 305: Thailand: Gross domestic product, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 306: Thailand: Consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 307: Thailand: Detailed breakdown of private consumer expenditure, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 308: Thailand: Inflation, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Thai retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 309: Thailand: Retail sales, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 310: Thailand: Breakdown of retail sales by major category, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 311: Thailand: Retail enterprises, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 312: Thailand: Foreign-owned retail outlets by type in selected sectors, 2004 and 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 313: Thailand: Identified leading retailers, 2008/09and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retailer mini-profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco Lotus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 314: Tesco Lotus: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 315: Tesco Lotus: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 316: Tesco Lotus: Outlets by format, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • CP Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 317: C.P. Seven-Eleven: Financial performance, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 318: C.P. Seven-Eleven: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Central Retail Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 319: Central Retail Corporation: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Big C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 320: Big C: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 321: Big C: Sales, by product category, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 322: Big C: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Mall Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CenCar (Carrefour)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 323: Carrefour: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 324: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Product Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 325: Home Product Centre: Financial and outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Siam Jusco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 326: Siam Jusco: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A.S. Watson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • FamilyMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 327: Siam FamilyMart: Financial data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 328: FamilyMart: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SE Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 329: SE Education: Financial data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • S & P Syndicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 330: S&P Syndicate Financial data, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 331: Boots Thailand: Sales and outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bata Shoe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 332: Bata Shoe: Financial data, 2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mangpong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 333: Mangpong: Financial data, 2006-09

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