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    second-tier cities

    Hi, can you help me, in my article I do not understand the following sentence:
    "While foreign rivals are pushing inland into the second-tier cities where the retail markets are relatively undeveloped, Tesco has taken a more conservative approach. "
    Does it mean that the foreign rivals are pushing the country into these second-tier cities what I do not know what kind of cities are they

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    Re: second-tier cities

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi, can you help me, in my article I do not understand the following sentence:
    "While foreign rivals are pushing inland into the second-tier cities where the retail markets are relatively undeveloped, Tesco has taken a more conservative approach. "
    Does it mean that the foreign rivals are pushing the country into these second-tier cities what I do not know what kind of cities are they
    It means the foreign rivals are trying to expand their business
    by opening outlets/shops in the second-tier cities.

    Second tier cities are "spatially distinct areas of economic activity
    where a specialized set of trade-oriented industries takes root and
    flourishes, establishing employment and population-growth
    trajectories that are the envy of many other places.
    "

    In other words, second tier cities are cities other than metropolises,
    where growth is taking place. As many companies from the
    developed world try to take advantage of globalization by
    setting up businesses/offices in developing countries, the
    cost of setting up and running businesses in metropolises is
    going up, and so they open offices in second tier cities to
    cut overhead expenses and to find local talent (from in and
    around second tier cities). As businesses flourish and
    provide employment to the local people in second tier cities,
    their purchasing power goes up and new businesses (such
    as retail, in this case) can cash in on that by opening outlets
    in those cities.

    I hope this explanation is not confusing.

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    Re: second-tier cities

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    It means the foreign rivals are trying to expand their business
    by opening outlets/shops in the second-tier cities.

    Second tier cities are "spatially distinct areas of economic activity
    where a specialized set of trade-oriented industries takes root and
    flourishes, establishing employment and population-growth
    trajectories that are the envy of many other places."

    In other words, second tier cities are cities other than metropolises,
    where growth is taking place. As many companies from the
    developed world try to take advantage of globalization by
    setting up businesses/offices in developing countries, the
    cost of setting up and running businesses in metropolises is
    going up, and so they open offices in second tier cities to
    cut overhead expenses and to find local talent (from in and
    around second tier cities). As businesses flourish and
    provide employment to the local people in second tier cities,
    their purchasing power goes up and new businesses (such
    as retail, in this case) can cash in on that by opening outlets
    in those cities.

    I hope this explanation is not confusing.
    thank you sooo much for the excellent explanation

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    Re: second-tier cities

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    It means the foreign rivals are trying to expand their business
    by opening outlets/shops in the second-tier cities.
    May I say for example, they are tapping into the second-tier cities....

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    Re: second-tier cities

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    May I say for example, they are tapping into the second-tier cities....
    Yes.

    BTW, I have seen it written as "second tier" (as in the link I included
    above) and "second-tier", both. Perhaps the experts can tell
    us if both are OK.

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