'World retail directory and sourcebook' is a directory to consult for information on the global retail industry. It has a huge range of information, including contact details for leading retailers in 52 countries, company rankings, an overview of the global trends in retailing, key information sources and the latest statistical data. It is designed to give you a one-stop point of reference to the global retailing scene. The types of retailers we feature include - Buying groups, Cash & carries, Convenience stores, Co-operatives, Department stores, Discount stores, Franchises, Hypermarkets, Mail order companies, Specialised multiples, Supermarkets, Variety stores, Voluntary chains. Company profiles include - Full contact details, Year established, Activities, Parent company, Major subsidiaries, Key personnel, Outlets/operations, No. of employees, Financial information, Notes on company. The written market analysis examines - Key Retailing Trends And Developments; Changing lifestyles Changing shopping habits, High street vs out of town, New Shopping Formats, Private Label, Store Cards, Smart Cards, Loyalty Cards , Retail Technology, Franchising, Concessions, Opportunities for Expansion - Operating Environment; Competition and the Global Market, Legislative Frameworks; Global Retailing; Total Sales, Number of Outlets, Food vs Non-food Sales, Sales by Region, Sales by Country, Leading Retailers; Future Outlook.