As the global financial crisis continues to squeeze consumer spending, retailers are facing tougher market conditions and more competition for sales. Emerging markets, whilst providing a positive long-term outlook, are currently not mature enough to offset the slump in developed markets. Such a climate, rather than leading to a waiting game, is actually driving innovation, as retailers look to make the most of digital technology and differentiate themselves from the competition.

Euromonitor International's New Concepts in Retailing: How the Recession is Boosting Innovation global briefing offers an insight into the size and shape of the retailing industry, highlights emerging trends, their ... read the full abstract

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