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The 2019 holiday season: Shoppers are ready to spend but retailers need to personalize

– Our annual survey, expanded this year to encompass more of the holiday shopping season, uncovers emerging trends in consumer shopping behavior, suggesting what retailers can do to better prepare.
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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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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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Consumer-data privacy and personalization at scale: How leading retailers and consumer brands can strategize for both

– Customer concerns about the security and privacy of their online data can impede personalized marketing at scale. Best-practice... companies are building protections into their digital properties.
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Eliminating roadblocks to Accelerated Performance Transformation

– A three-step Accelerated Performance Transformation can help industrial, technology, and consumer companies obtain benefits that... eluded them in the past.
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‘It’s our job to evolve with consumers’: Tyson Foods on alternative protein

– Justin Whitmore is the head of alternative protein for one of the world’s largest meat companies. In this interview, he shares... his views on the future of food.
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How analytics can drive growth in consumer-packaged-goods trade promotions

– Consumer-packaged-goods companies seeking better results from trade promotions need a five-step strategy to upgrade their analytics.
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A new approach to Accelerated Performance Transformation

– New technologies are transforming industrial, technology, and consumer companies. How can they improve their margins and growth... while funding innovation?
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The next wave of consumer M&A: Executing for value

– New research on recent mergers shows that leading companies follow disciplined playbooks to extract maximum value.
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The next wave of consumer M&A: Searching for growth

– M&A has become more difficult of late. Consumer-goods companies need to rediscover why acquisitions succeed.
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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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