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In fresh-food retailing, quality matters more than price

– Our survey of 23,000 European shoppers reveals specific ways grocers can win in fresh fruits and vegetables, boosting sales by as much as 10 percent even in a flat market.

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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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What beauty players can teach the consumer sector about digital disruption

– As many consumer businesses struggle to deal with the pace of change, the beauty sector shows the way.
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The organizational agenda in consumer packaged goods

– To continue to compete, CPG companies must increase agility, reskill the C-suite, and leverage millennial talent.
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How grocers can outperform in Vietnam: Standing tall in a crowded market

– Like many emerging markets, Vietnam presents major growth opportunities for modern trade grocers. As they look to expand their... shares in Vietnam, a decisive question remains: What is the recipe for profitable growth?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digitizing dairy in China

– The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does... business.
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How are consumers feeling about their finances?

– In many countries, consumer sentiment has improved since 2015. Consumers have become more bullish about their ability to spend.
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More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

– Our latest annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, which now includes 28,000 shoppers in 29 countries, revealed surprising trends with... implications for US retailers and consumer-product manufacturers.
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Thinking inside the subscription box: New research on e-commerce consumers

– We surveyed thousands of US shoppers to understand subscription e-commerce trends. The findings have implications for start-ups,... as well as retailers and consumer brand manufacturers entering the market.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Fighting portfolio complexity

– Many consumer-packaged-goods companies are placing too many bets. Greater simplicity and agility increase the odds of higher performance.
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How the mall business can reinvent itself for the digital age

– The digital shopping revolution offers new opportunities to mall operators agile enough to seize them.
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Renewed optimism for the fashion industry

– After a challenging stretch, has fashion turned the corner? Things are looking up, but the rebound may be uneven, says this year’s... The State of Fashion report.
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A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future

– The clothing industry’s take-make-dispose model has large economic, environmental, and social costs. A transformation based... on circular-economy principles could lead to better outcomes.

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