Global Retailing

Explain the importance of us as global retailing/business students understanding the importance and impact of the middle class. You are the owner of a successful on-line only retail business, based in the United States. You have decided to open several brick and mortar locations- after reading these two articles you decide that with the exception of 1 US flagship store, all other store locations will be international. Based according to the information learned from these two articles- Where would you open them and why?