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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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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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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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The Philippines growth dialogues: Anders Bärlund, Jose Miñana Jr., and Christopher Po

– In the second installment of this series, three business leaders discuss important recent trends in the consumer sector.
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Where stores can still compete—and win

– Even as pressures mount on brick-and-mortar stores, retailers can find growth by focusing on the battlegrounds that are still... up for grabs.
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Changing the channels landscape to satisfy Japanese luxury consumers’ appetite for novelty

– What’s shifting in the world’s second-largest luxury market? To keep up, brands will need to confront challenges and... explore new strategies.
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Retailing in the Middle East: How to recapture profitable growth

– Major structural shifts in the region will compel retailers to transform their businesses both commercially and operationally.
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Doubling your company’s growth in a volatile region

– Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa hold tremendous growth potential for consumer-centric, digitally savvy companies... that take a long-term view.
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How Turkish companies can become global successes

– The country’s demographics and business climate have made it fertile ground for local companies with global aspirations.
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Should CPG manufacturers go direct to consumer—and, if so, how?

– The digital world has given manufacturers new ways to engage consumers, but online direct-to-consumer models are a mixed bag.... Which ones actually work?
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Black Friday report 2017: Consumer sentiment is riding high

– This report provides a detailed snapshot of consumer shopping intentions and potential behaviors for Black Friday.
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Central Europe’s consumers: Looking for value

– To attract the region’s value-oriented consumers, retailers and manufacturers in Central Europe must expand their assortments,... both in stores and online.
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Safe enough to try: An interview with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

– Organizations are more likely to innovate and thrive when they unleash the potential of individuals and the power of self-organizing... teams, says the online retailer’s CEO.
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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

– Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need... a tailored, data-driven approach.
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Digitization: The next stop for the apparel-sourcing caravan

– Stepping up digital efforts in purchasing could help apparel companies transform. A survey of sourcing executives highlights trends... and opportunities.
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The two faces of fashion-industry performance

– Top-quintile companies are the engines of value creation. Digitization and better in-store experiences will drive future gains.
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Hidden sources of better supply-chain performance

– High-level benchmarks often obscure paths to operations improvements. New data and metrics that tap underlying performance dynamics... offer better visibility.

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