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Automation in retail: An executive overview for getting ready

– Automation will reshape retail business models and the broader value chain, creating organizations with fewer layers and a better trained and trusted workforce empowered by real-time data and analytics. The winners in the sector will be those who understand these implications and act quickly to address them.
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A transformation in store

– Brick-and-mortar retail stores need to up their game. Technology could give them significant boost.
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‘Power partnerships’: Manufacturer–retailer collaborations that work

– Our research shows that when consumer-goods manufacturers collaborate more closely with retailers, they outperform their competitors.... We identified four principles for fruitful partnerships.
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The ever-changing store: Taking an agile, customer-centric approach to format redesign

– Many retailers believe—rightly—that format redesign is often too risky, takes too long, and costs too much. There’s... a better way.
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Navigating a perfect storm in the Middle East’s consumer sector

– Amid major shifts in the consumer and business landscape, companies in the Middle East must revamp their value propositions and... relentlessly push for productivity—while investing in digital, analytics, and M&A capabilities.

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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 evolving perspectives and strategies of dairy executives

– The past several years have seen a significant shift in how dairy CEOs are viewing future opportunities.
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Six governing considerations to modernize marketing

– Legacy structures and operations are keeping companies from taking full advantage of technology.
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Defining ‘on-time, in-full’ in the consumer sector

– Managing modern consumer-goods supply chains is demanding, but measuring supply-chain performance should be simple. It isn’t... yet—because of an inconsistent approach to the critical OTIF metric.
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Navigating Asia’s booming art market: An interview with Rebecca Wei, chairman of Christie’s Asia

– This 253-year-old auction house is betting on China as a source of growth.
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How a cosmetics giant reaches Chinese consumers: An interview with Shiseido CEO Masahiko Uotani

– China has become a critical growth engine for this global cosmetics powerhouse.
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Automation in retail: An executive overview for getting ready

– Automation will reshape retail business models and the broader value chain, creating organizations with fewer layers and a better... trained and trusted workforce empowered by real-time data and analytics. The winners in the sector will be those who understand these implications and act quickly to address them.
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Catering to China’s diverse appetites: An interview with Kang Shi Fu CEO James Wei

– The company has maintained a competitive edge by catering to the diverse and hyperlocal tastes of Chinese consumers.
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Winning with new models in packaging

– The global packaging industry could change significantly by 2030. Here is what you need to know to stay competitive.
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How to move fast: Innovation at speed and scale

– Leading start-ups innovate, go to market, and scale quickly with limited resources. What can large companies learn from the start-up... playbook?
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How young Chinese consumers are reshaping global luxury

– Global brands face new opportunities as luxury represents a powerful form of social capital for young Chinese consumers.
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What Chinese consumers want from fresh-food retailers

– We surveyed nearly 5,000 consumers in China to discover how they buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Here’s what we... learned.
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