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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 7
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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.

ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

Article

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.
Article

The new model for consumer goods

– Why the industry’s historic value-creation model is faltering—and how to reinvent it.
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Agility@Scale: Solving the growth challenge in consumer packaged goods

– The magnitude and pace of change in the US market have undermined traditional growth models for many consumer-packaged-goods companies, especially larger ones. Companies need to combine greater agility with new types of scale advantage to compete more effectively.
Interview

‘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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Reviving grocery retail: Six imperatives

– In the United States and Western Europe, many traditional grocery retailers are seeing their sales and margins fall—and things could get even worse. Here’s how to reverse the trend.
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Who’s shopping where? The power of geospatial analytics in omnichannel retail

– Using advanced geospatial analytics, retailers can now quantify the true economic value of each of their stores across channels—and they’re uncovering surprising insights.
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From lab to leader: How consumer companies can drive growth at scale with disruptive innovation

– In the era of “fast products” and digital disruption, delivering growth requires putting in place new predictive consumer-growth capabilities, including innovation, based on speed, agility, and scale.
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Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

– To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to digitize the value chain.
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Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

– E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.
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Beyond procurement: Transforming indirect spending in retail

– If retailers treat indirect costs as an opportunity for business transformation rather than just a procurement matter, they can boost return on sales by as much as 2 percent.

Archive

Download past issues of Perspectives on retail and consumer goods and read related articles.
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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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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 5

– The fifth edition of our consumer journal helps readers turn today’s industry challenges into opportunities.
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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 4

– The fourth edition of our journal focuses on emerging markets and operational excellence.