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Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend

– This annual survey helps companies better understand changing consumer attitudes about Black Friday retail and how shoppers are planning for the 2018 holiday season.
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Measuring the fashion world

– A new survey takes stock of apparel companies’ go-to-market processes. The findings have implications for product design,... development, and delivery.
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Geek meets chic: Four actions to jump-start advanced analytics in apparel

– Success in the apparel industry relies on carefully balancing art and science, yet companies lag behind in the digital revolution.... Here’s what they can do to catch up.
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Commercial excellence in China: Lessons from the top CPG companies

– What does it take for consumer-goods manufacturers to succeed in the fast-growing—and increasingly competitive—Chinese... market? Our latest survey yields some answers.
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Is apparel manufacturing coming home?

– To meet customers’ needs, apparel companies need to focus on nearshoring, automation, and sustainability.

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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 6

– The sixth edition of our consumer journal is a special edition focused on potential opportunities in our EEMA region—Eastern Europe, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.

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‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies

– The influence of Gen Z—the first generation of true digital natives—is expanding.
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How consumer-goods companies can win in Southeast Asia

– Disciplined spending, stronger partnerships with retailers and distributors, and cross-functional collaboration set winners apart.... But all companies in the region need to step up their game in digitization and analytics.
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Shattering the glass runway

– Although many companies have committed to increasing gender diversity in the fashion industry, progress toward fixing it has been... slow. We partnered with Glamour and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to understand why, and what can be done.
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Amazon Prime Day: What the real lessons are

– Prime Day has emerged as a mammoth shopping event. But surprising insights are reshaping the retail sector.
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From lab to leader: How consumer companies can drive growth at scale with disruptive innovation

– In the era of “fast products” and digital disruption, delivering growth requires putting in place new predictive consumer-growth... capabilities, including innovation, based on speed, agility, and scale.
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Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

– E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve... new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.
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How analytics and digital will drive next-generation retail merchandising

– As merchandising in retail continues to evolve with the integration of analytics and other digital solutions, merchants need to... become much more nimble and ready to fulfill customer needs.
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Beyond procurement: Transforming indirect spending in retail

– If retailers treat indirect costs as an opportunity for business transformation rather than just a procurement matter, they can... boost return on sales by as much as 2 percent.
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[email protected]: Solving the growth challenge in consumer packaged goods

– The magnitude and pace of change in the US market have undermined traditional growth models for many consumer-packaged-goods companies,... especially larger ones. Companies need to combine greater agility with new types of scale advantage to compete more effectively.
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Who’s shopping where? The power of geospatial analytics in omnichannel retail

– Using advanced geospatial analytics, retailers can now quantify the true economic value of each of their stores across channels—and... they’re uncovering surprising insights.
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Master the challenges of multichannel pricing

Retail customers may accept different prices on different channels.... But are retailers ready to manage the complexities?
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