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Let the Games begin - Beijing Olympics: Faster, higher, stronger merchandise opportunity for Asian retailers?
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It is here! The Games of the XXIX Olympiad will open in Beijing early next month with the glitter, pomp and excitement befitting the greatest sporting event on earth. For 17 adrenaline-pumping days, athletes will be locked in gruelling competition, watched and cheered by billions of people globally. Host China has been pulling out all the stops for the Games to be the best ever. But, it will not be just the Games — it will be big business too. Sponsorship, licensing, broadcasting rights, ticket sales, among others, have soared into hundreds of millions of dollars. Past Games in Sydney
and Athens underscored this vividly, with merchandise sales forming a major component of the revenue stream. Another record is expected with the Beijing Olympics. What medal tally can the Chinese and other Asian retailers look forward to? By Steven HL Goh

Steven HL Goh is the executive chairman of RETAIL ASIA. He is also the CEO of The Business Company, a consulting firm advising multinational retailers on retail strategies and business development opportunities in the Asia-Pacific.

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2008 Jul Stories:

Let the Games begin - Beijing Olympics: Faster, higher, stronger merchandise opportunity for Asian retailers?

Certis CISCO provides holistic solution to prevent loss for retailers

2007 a good year for retailers despite changes in world economy

Restaurant show unfazed by economic slowdown in the US

Vietnam dislodges India as world's most attractive market for modern retailing

Cost-conscious US consumers head for discount stores during tough times

Escalating food prices influencing consumersÂ’ spending habits

Study sees ample e-tailing opportunities in China

Retail trends in Asia-Pacific

Strong commitment to food industry resonates throughout Thaifex

Food safety and hygiene at forefront of the FMI Show

The importance of secure power
in the retail industry

THE RETAIL ACADEMY OF SINGAPORE CERTIFICATE AWARD 2008 - Retailers arm staff to take on challenges ahead

Nokia does black to evoke sense of elegance for handsets

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