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Perspectives on consumer health and wellness

This collection explores trends, consumer attitudes, and implications for companies in the global wellness market, focusing on... six categories: health, fitness, nutrition, appearance, mindfulness, and sleep.
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McKinsey on Consumer and Retail Podcast: Insights from experts on business and management

McKinsey experts discuss the latest trends and the most pressing challenges for leaders in the retail and consumer-goods industries.... Hear about the immediate and longer-term moves that matter most for business success. Topics covered include strategy, technology, marketing, operations, and organization.

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Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Beyond income: Redrawing Asia’s consumer map

– Asia’s consumer markets are not only growing rapidly but diversifying and segmenting. Three changes in perspective are key to understanding new consumption paths in the region.

Brand strength or margin? Both!

– In times of uncertainty, strong brands are more important than ever. But how do you pursue ambitious marketing goals while keeping... the budget in check?

Understanding the ever-evolving, always-surprising consumer

– With consumer behavior changing rapidly—and, often, in unexpected ways—companies must get better at anticipating and... responding to new consumer needs and preferences. Our experts explain how.

Five-star growth: Using online ratings to design better products

– New research shows that small changes in star ratings can drive explosive growth for products—on the order of 30 to 200... percent depending on category. Driving those changes at scale requires a novel approach.

Prioritizing sustainability in the consumer sector

– Consumers and companies alike are becoming more interested in making sustainability-focused choices, but how to do so isn’t... always clear. Two McKinsey partners provide some research-based insights.
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Seven segments shaping China’s consumption landscape

– China offers a $5 trillion consumption growth opportunity over the next decade.
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Sweating for the fitness consumer

– Fitness customers’ habits have evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering fitness-industry providers the opportunity... to reexamine their value propositions and target specific segments.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

The trailblazing consumers in Asia propelling growth

– There’s more to consider than Gen Z. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts... in consumption patterns in Asia.
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Seeking renewal: At-scale holistic transformation in the consumer-goods industry

– It is time for a new and transformative approach in the consumer-goods industry.

The Next Normal

Emerging stronger from the coronavirus pandemic

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Generation Z

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Operations as a competitive advantage in a disruptive environment

This collection weaves together the latest developments within the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) operations sector, with a honed... focus on operational excellence best practices.
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Retail’s need for speed: Unlocking value in omnichannel delivery

– The race to provide ever-faster omnichannel order fulfillment is on. Where should retailers keep up—and what are the value-creation... opportunities in doing so?
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The business of fitness: Building the Tone House brand

– Digital fitness solutions aren’t going away in the postpandemic era—but neither are gyms, says Shaun Robert Jenkins,... head coach at Tone House, New York City’s fast-growing fitness studio.
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Wellness in 2030

– In this video, McKinsey experts imagine the future of the fast-growing wellness industry.
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It’s showtime! How live commerce is transforming the shopping experience

– Blending entertainment with instant purchasing, live commerce offers retailers, brands, and digital platforms a new channel with... enormous scope for creating value.
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Diversity in fashion: Voices from the industry

– Hear directly from fashion students, emerging designers, and industry leaders about their experiences in the US fashion industry—and... their ideas for creating more inclusive workplaces.
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Taking action: What individuals, companies, and the industry can do

– A more diverse, equitable, and inclusive fashion industry is within reach. But individuals, companies, and institutions in the... broader ecosystem must do their part by taking action in key opportunity areas.
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‘Creativity would skyrocket’: How diversity could transform fashion

– CaSandra Diggs, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, shares her views on how the fashion industry can give... diverse talent more visibility, voice, and agency.
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‘The fashion industry should be as diverse as its consumers’: A PVH perspective

– Lance LaVergne, chief diversity officer of PVH Corp., discusses how fashion companies can attract young people and help emerging... designers—and what it will take to disrupt the status quo.
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Shaping the workforce of the future in retail and consumer goods

– Forward-thinking companies are creating thoughtful guidelines for hybrid work environments, training employees in adaptability... and resilience, and proactively reskilling their workforces.
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Automation opportunities in North American grocery

– Recent trends and technological advancements have made automation viable across the value chain.
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