The creation of global retail groups is set to continue - and any large-scale retailer had better make a decision about who it wants to group with - or face the consequences. In the coming years, cross-border retailing cannot be ignored, says a report from Retail Intelligence. 'Cross-Border Retailing' says that cross-border activity is accelerating and impacting on retail markets around the world. While there may be more foreign fascias on the average high street, shopping centres across Europe are becoming increasingly similar with the likes of the GAP, H&M, Zara, Mango and Benetton ever-present.