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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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Fashion’s new must-have: Sustainable sourcing at scale

– Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies. A survey of sourcing executives reveals ambitious... targets—and highlights the transformation needed.
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China digital consumer trends in 2019

– New research from a survey of 4,300 Chinese consumers suggests a path forward for brands and marketers seeking the next wave of... growth.
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How to untap the full potential: An integrated—not isolated—view on cost

– Consumer-goods corporations have already turned the screws on costs. To capture further potential, they need to adopt cross-functional... approaches.
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Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

– The chairman and CEO of China’s e-commerce giant describes Alibaba’s approach to innovation and how he balances analytics... and instinct to push himself to spot hidden opportunities.

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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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Revenue growth management: The next horizon

– Consumer-goods companies have learned to capture significant value from revenue growth management. But the market is challenging... them to improve their game again. Here’s a road map for success.
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How companies can seize opportunity in Vietnam’s growing retail market

– Vietnam’s economic stability and growing middle class create an attractive retail environment. Companies need to embrace... three key trends to translate the opportunity into profitable enterprises.
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Five insights into the views and behaviors of the US dairy consumer

– Dairy companies that can tailor their product offerings to the evolving tastes of consumers will be better positioned for growth.
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When you pick that pre-worn jacket, the environment wins too

– Andy Ruben of Yerdle draws on his experience in sustainability to discuss how companies can enter—and thrive in—the... circular economy.
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An incredible year for Impossible Foods

– CFO David Lee believes the company’s continued success will depend heavily on its ability to create many more “craveable” products... and to maintain its corporate culture.
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The invisible hand: On the path to autonomous planning in food retail

– It’s not news to food retailers: sometimes your stocks are too high, sometimes they’re too low. Advanced planning... now gives them entirely new options for solving the expensive problem—and cuts costs in the process.
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Rethinking procurement in retail

– For retailers, procurement is no longer solely a matter of negotiating “A” brands. Private labels and verticalization... are trending. Advanced approaches and tools help get procurement in shape for the future.
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Alternative proteins: The race for market share is on

– Consumer interest in non-meat-based protein options is increasing globally. Food industry players that want to capture the opportunity... must understand the evolving market dynamics and where to place their bets.
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Next-generation supply chain—transforming your supply chain operating model for a digital world

– In a digital age, most supply chains run on old principles and processes. A few leaders can show us how a new operating model... can answer the demands of today—and tomorrow.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The Chinese luxury consumer

– If you’re in luxury goods and services, China is the story.
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Ready to ‘where’: Getting sharp on apparel omnichannel excellence

– Brands and retailers are moving quickly to provide more seamless omnichannel shopping experiences—but your customers are... moving faster.
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