October 22, 2014

In Russia alone, stolen payment card information is a $680 million-per-year industry, according to Moscow-based security company Group IB. With that much money to be made, it’s no wonder cyber-attacks are so common. 

August 6, 2014

An organized crime syndicate based in Russia has reportedly obtained 1.2 billion passwords and 500 million email addresses from consumers across the globe.

July 23, 2014

EBay Inc. is still planning to expand its operations in Russia despite U.S. sanctions against the country’s government.

March 17, 2014

When preventing the type of data breaches that have recently gotten the names of several major retailers in the news for all the wrong reasons comes up, the discussion focuses almost exclusively on what type of technology should be employed to prevent them.

January 21, 2014

McDonald's New York Tri-State Area Restaurants, a franchisor group, has launched a new social media campaign to connect fans across the globe with athletes who will be competing in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

December 9, 2013

Russian grocery chain Land is piloting Synqera Loyalty Generators, compact printing devices with interactive touch-screens at the entrance of each of the chosen piloting store locations, as well as Simplate devices at checkout, providing targeted content relevant to new and returning customers.

October 3, 2013

Demand for American brands around the globe is getting bigger every day. There are currently more than 2 billion prospective global customers, and about 25% of the traffic from U.S. retail sites comes from international shoppers, according to industry experts, with Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia and Hong Kong currently the top international markets for U.S. retailers.

May 3, 2013

The world’s largest retailers have been scaling back their global expansion activities, particularly in Asia, and turning their attention inward by integrating operations and strengthening their store, Internet and mobile sales channels, according to a new report by Accenture.

December 4, 2012

Chain restaurant Wingstop announced it has executed a master development deal that will facilitate about 50 unit openings in Russia, the first opening in Moscow.

October 24, 2012

By Alex Evans and Andrew Rees, L.E.K. Consulting

June 21, 2012

Economic uncertainty throughout Europe and the United States and political instability in the Middle East are putting an increased spotlight on developing markets, which are forging full-speed ahead and show no signs of slowing down, according to the 11th annual Global Retail Development Index by consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

October 24, 2011

Amid an uneven and slow recovery at home and financial volatility in established European markets, U.S. chain retailers are increasingly looking to emerging global markets to expand operations, increase overall revenues and gain a competitive advantage. The reasons are obvious: Consumer spending is on the rise in many of these areas, boosted by, in some instances for the first time ever, a growing middle class. Equally important, emerging markets present significant opportunities for store growth.

October 24, 2011

Amid an uneven and slow recovery at home and financial volatility in established European markets, U.S. chain retailers are increasingly looking to emerging global markets to expand operations, increase overall revenues and gain a competitive advantage. The reasons are obvious: Consumer spending is on the rise in many of these areas, boosted by, in some instances for the first time ever, a growing middle class. Equally important, emerging markets present significant opportunities for store growth.


September 8, 2011

Gap has opened its first Banana Republic store in Russia, in Moscow's AfiMall City.

November 29, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores sees more opportunity in emerging markets than in Europe, the company’s international CEO Doug McMcMillion, told Bloomberg.

October 14, 2010

A late Thursday report by Bloomberg said that Wal-Mart Stores may acquire Russia’s OAO Trade...

September 21, 2008

Carrefour SA said Monday it has agreed to invest $100 million in the Krasnodar region...

June 30, 2008

Kira Plastinina, the 16-year-old Russian fashion designer and retail phenom, has dropped anchor in...

June 5, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is "exploring opportunities in Russia," the head of its international operations said...

May 20, 2008

Gap Inc. said it will open Gap and Banana Republic stores in Russia through a...

March 30, 2008

Inditex, the Spanish retail company that owns Zara, on Monday reported a 25% rise in...

March 27, 2008

Tesco plansTesco plans to open stores in Russia, according to a Bloomberg report. Tesco is...

September 18, 2007

Round Rock, Texas, ...

September 6, 2007

Khimki, Russia, Starbucks...