Retailers plan large-scale expansion in 2013

RetailME Bureau

More than 20% aiming to open 30 stores or more in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by the end of the year and nearly 75% aiming to open five or more stores. Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK are top targets in 2013 and 40% of retailers plan to increase online shopping capability.

Now in its fourth year, CBRE’s annual research report – How Active are Retailers in EMEA? – examines the expansion plans of 100 leading retailers across Europe and the Middle East. This year’s survey explores the markets that retailers are targeting in 2013 and the number of stores they are looking to open in each market.