This course compares and contrasts retail institutions in selected foreign countries with those in the United States. An examination of the social, economic and political influences on the development of retailers in foreign countries is conducted. A look at how retailing trends spread from culture to culture is considered. Examinations of the similarities and differences in merchandising, sales promotion, pricing and personal selling policies of retailers around the globe are examined. This course is cross-listed with MKT 322. Global marker.