World Retail Data and Statistics is an excellent starting point for understanding global retail trends. The book has hard to find retail statistics for 52 countries over six years (2004-2009). The research includes data on the growth of internet and home shopping. This book draws on the same research the leading retailers and suppliers rely on. Find out what the fastest growing retail sector is and what sectors are in decline. World Retail Data and Statistics includes - Thousands of retail statistics in one place. - Data for 52 countries over 6 years (2004-2009). - Unique world rankings. - Key socio-economic indicators to put retail trends into context. A wide range of retail formats are researched Grocery retailers; Hypermarkets; Supermarkets; Discounters; Non-grocery retailers; Health and beauty retailers; Clothing and footwear retailers; Home and garden retailers; Electronics and appliances retailers; Leisure and personal goods retailers; Mixed retailers; Department stores; Variety stores; Warehouse clubs; Vending; Home shopping; Internet retailing; Direct selling Socio-economic indicators researched Population; GDP; Labour force indicators; Consumer expenditure; Consumer prices and costs; Household characteristics; Internet characteristics Discover - The number of retail outlets in Argentina. - Whether discounters or supermarkets have the biggest share of the German market. - The number of retail outlets per capita. - How successful home shopping has become.