Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Way In

"Top ten emerging markets - A.T. Kearney

According to the latest Global Retail Development Index from management consultants A.T. Kearney, the economic downturn has made emerging markets increasingly relevant to global retailers."

I read this on the Just-Food Daily Food News feed yesterday and thought to myself "Wouldn't it be great if Slovenia was in that top 10?" Then I shrugged it off, thinking there was just no way.

But today, something dragged me over to have a glance at the report and LO and BEHOLD, there is Slovenia at number 9. While I don't want the country to turn into an awful free-for-all, I can only hope that this means that Ben & Jerry's pints, foreign language bookstores, reasonably priced eyeglass retailers, better stocked grocery stores, and more cheap (but good) clothing outlets are on their way.

I am happy to oversee any Gorenjska branches.

P.S. I am no snobby expat. I am American, see me shop!


Anonymous said...

Please don't tell me you have a 99-cents store in your area....I'd die of jealousy!

Camille Acey said...

No 99 cent store yet. There are some decent euro stores in Ljubljana though!

Ales said...

There used to be the 100 SIT and 350 SIT around here, no more tho. :)

Camille Acey said...

Hi Aleš!
100 SIT and 350 SIT? How much was that in exchange?
Have you finished exams now?

Ales said...

100 SIT was like $0.59 and 350 SIT was $2.

Just finished my last one today, apart from the 2 in September, heh. :))

Camille Acey said...

Čestitke sosed! Zej pa maš mal "zeit"! Prepričana sem da hiter laufaš na morje ampak povej mi kdaj se lahk dobiva!

Ales said...

Nic morja, samo sluzba :) kadarkoli, ko ne delam :D zdaj en teden delam, za naprej pa sporocim :)

Camille Acey said...

delaš? spoštovanje dude! včasih, zdi se me da študenti ne delajo! no, zmenjeno! oglasi se! :)