Foxconn’s New Growth Strategy, Medical Devices

May 1, 2015
Foxconn, primarily known as Apple's assembler in China has new growth plans. The publically traded company, based in Taiwan, is formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd. It is the largest...

Is Egypt Capable of Revitalizing its Economy?

April 1, 2015
Egypt, the second largest country in Africa (after Nigeria) has been plagued by protests, terror (against Coptic Christians), destruction, corruption, false leadership and civil unrest. These dimensions along...

Xiaomi: Chinese Tech Company with a Global Impact

March 1, 2015
Privately owned Xiaomi (pronounced Shiao-Me) was founded in April 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jin, who believes high-quality technology does not have to cost a fortune. The Beijing based company developed...

Top 3 Articles

February 1, 2015
This month’s posting of the Global Galaxy blog reviews the top three read blogs over the past 12 months. Please watch for an exciting March 2015 posting. Thanks for reading. Germany’s Aldi Group Makes...

Ten Global Companies or Trends to Watch in 2015

January 1, 2015
The year 2015 represents new challenges and growth opportunities. Country: China February 19, 2015 begins the new year of the Goat in China. Watch the following: Company: Lenovo  Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing...

Japanese Companies Buying Global Consumer Brands

December 1, 2014
Japan is experiencing challenging economic problems, including subpar economic growth, a devaluation of the yen and decades of deflation. However, large, and often privately held, Japanese companies are...

Electrolux: Not Your Mother’s Vacuum Cleaner Company

November 1, 2014
  Sweden’s Electrolux is best known for their vacuum cleaners. However, the $15.2 billion dollar annual sales global company is much more. In September 2014, Electrolux acquired GE’s appliance...

The Rise of Chinese Brands

October 1, 2014
Alibaba’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: BABA, September 19, 2014) raised 21.8 billion U.S. dollars in the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO). The Alibaba listing, with its...

India’s Dramatic Resurgence Opportunity

September 2, 2014
The election of India’s Narendra Modi as prime minister in May 2014 is a game changer. He took office on May 26, 2014 with the strongest parliamentary majority in 30 years. Bureaucratic gridlock and...

Disrupting the Car Rental and Taxi Industries

August 5, 2014
The theory of disruptive innovation was first coined by Harvard University professor Clayton M. Christensen. This stemmed from research on the disk-drive industry, and was later popularized by his book The...

Maserati: Repositioning for Growth

July 1, 2014
One of the U.S. TV ads for the Fiat 500 last year was titled “The Italians are Coming.” This is more appropriate this year than people realize. Most people do not know that the parent company Fiat SpA...

UK Retailer Topshop Invades U.S. Market

June 1, 2014
  Do you think brick & mortar stores are a dying breed? Not if one watches Topshop grow. This retail store chain is owned by the Arcadia Group, based in London. The Arcadia Group is a privately owned...

L.L. Bean’s Sprint to Global Expansion

May 1, 2014
  Store’s Staff in Kichijoji, Japan  The Iconic U.S. retail company known for its famous hiking boots, outdoor clothing and gear is on a tear to grow. The company, which started in 1912 by Leon...

Chocolate Lovers Create Big Business

April 1, 2014
Demand for chocolate is outpacing supply. The world’s cocoa production will see the largest shortfall in decades. Global chocolate sales are expected to climb to 7.5 million tons in 2014, the highest since...

Innovations in Retailing

March 2, 2014
While many U.S. brick & mortar retailers are struggling to survive and thrive, some retailers are using innovative approaches to win customers and boost sales in new ways. Companies like Sears, K-Mart,...

Hutchison Whampoa: A New-World Trading Company

February 1, 2014
The words “ trading company” conjures up thoughts about “trading posts” in the old (USA) west, where settlers or American Indians would trade animal pelts for food supplies. The term also reminds us of...

Medical Innovation in Denmark

November 1, 2013
Denmark is probably best known for Christian Anderson, the Little Mermaid and Carlsberg Beer and Legos. Some may also know Maersk as the largest shipping line in the world. However, it can also boast one of...