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Ten trends for the fashion industry to watch in 2019

– What issues matter for brands and retailers most in the coming months?
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How to modernize an established brand to drive growth

– The key to Wendy’s successful transformation? Staying true to the brand while using data to better serve customers.
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Winning in an era of unprecedented disruption: A perspective on US retail

– In light of the large-scale forces disrupting the US retail industry, once-optional moves have become imperatives.
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Boosting mall revenues through advanced analytics

– When a mall operator uses advanced analytics to select tenants, optimize mall layout, and determine rents, its revenues can rise... by 20 percent.
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‘Fast action’ in fast food: McDonald’s CFO on why the company is growing again

– Kevin Ozan became CFO of McDonald’s in 2015. Since then, the restaurant chain has had a string of successes. Here’s... his take on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next for the iconic brand.

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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 7

– The seventh edition offers some of our latest thinking on the trends and disruptions reshaping the consumer sector.

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The ‘digital land grab’ in fashion

– As e-commerce and platforms evolve, fashion companies could use them to realize higher margins and build scale.
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Fashion on demand

– Technology and shifting consumer needs have made just-in-time production a trend to watch.
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Self-disruption in the fashion industry

– To keep up with digital advancements and with consumers’ preference for novelty, brands must be willing to adapt.
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What radical transparency could mean for the fashion industry

– Consumers’ trust in brands has been eroding. This has implications across the value chain.
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Now or never: Immediacy and customer experience in fashion retail

– To serve and inspire shoppers, retailers and brands need to think through how new technology has changed the customer decision... journey.
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The influence of ‘woke’ consumers on fashion

– Shoppers, particularly younger ones, have social and environmental issues on their minds. Here’s what the fashion industry... should know about the trend.
Article

The end of ownership for fashion products?

– Business models capitalizing on preowned, refurbished, or rented products have hit the fashion market. The industry needs to pay... attention as these models continue to evolve.
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The fashion market and ‘Trade 2.0’

– Companies should make contingency plans for a potential shake-up of global value chains. Here’s how the apparel trade could... be reshaped by new barriers, trade tensions, and uncertainty.
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How India’s ascent could change the fashion industry

– There’s great promise in India’s apparel market—but challenges as well. Here’s what brands need to know... about the country’s rise.
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How China’s largest online travel agency connects the world: An interview with Ctrip CEO Jane Sun

– High-spending Chinese travelers are an important consumer segment, and few companies are positioned to understand them better... than Ctrip.
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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 7

– The seventh edition offers some of our latest thinking on the trends and disruptions reshaping the consumer sector.
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