According to a study by Intesco Research Group “Russian and global retail market. The largest retail chains ”, the growth rate of the global retail market after the first wave of the crisis slowed down and did not exceed 5%. In 2011, global retail sales increased by 4,7% compared to the previous year. According to the forecasts of the company's experts, pre-crisis growth rates in the near future cannot be achieved, retail.ru reports.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. led the global retail market in 2010 sales. The second position was occupied by the French company Carrefour SA. Half of the ten largest companies - world retail leaders - were American and three were German.