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The UK domestic retail market is reaching saturation point and growth for many businesses has stagnated in home markets. To continue to compete, grow the business and drive sales - retailers must expand into new markets and build a meaningful international presence, with the aim of becoming a global omnichannel business.
Retailers have many different reasons for wanting to expand abroad - boosting revenues, brand building, showrooming. To succeed retailers must tailor their offering to the local market. 'Thinking globally, acting locally'. Having a local website and enabling shoppers to use their own currency can all boost success.
The main sticking point for those not yet trading overseas is overcoming laws and legislation, other factors such as understanding payments methods and processing different currencies.
International expansion can be fraught with risks, and there are multiple examples of major retailers exiting countries after failed ventures away from their home territory. On the flip side, global growth also offers huge opportunities for retailers looking to raise revenue.
It goes beyond what model works where - businesses must now work out how to knit together all the different models of operation to create a global omnichannel offering.
Gain insight into...
The Retail Bulletin's 8th International Expansion Summit 2017 will provide in-depth information and share winning expansion strategies on how to evaluate risk and take advantage of growth opportunities - in both established and emerging international markets.
This event is designed for both all retail brands who are looking to expand overseas retailers, as well as established international retailers who want to become more profitable and increase their market share. Consultants and solutions providers operating in international retail will also find this event invaluable.
The event will have a strong strategic focus and is aimed at senior retail decision makers in the following areas:
Franchising Head of Operations
International Ecommerce Director
Head of International Strategy
Head of Logistics Property Director
Shipping and Logistics
Customer Insight / CRM /Loyalty
You will have ample networking opportunities throughout the day and a chance to ask all of our experts your questions during our interactive sessions and Live Twitter feed, you can't afford to miss this event.
The Cavendish Conference Centre is ideally located and there is car parking nearby.
The Conference auditorium is very comfortable and the tiered classroom style is condusive to a lively atmosphere, creating interesting debate.
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