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Mathematics of the luxury market in Russia

– To understand Russian luxury goods and services, look to growth potential and consumer behavior.
Article

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.
Article

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.
Interview

The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

– Europe’s leading online fashion platform embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering... Eric Bowman.
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The need for speed: Capturing today’s fashion consumer

– Top performers are using data analytics and consumer insights to stay ahead of the pack.

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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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Luxury in the age of digital Darwinism

– To survive and prosper, luxury players need to enhance the customer experience and transform their businesses for the digital... era.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Fighting portfolio complexity

– Many consumer-packaged-goods companies are placing too many bets. Greater simplicity and agility increase the odds of higher performance.
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How the mall business can reinvent itself for the digital age

– The digital shopping revolution offers new opportunities to mall operators agile enough to seize them.
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Renewed optimism for the fashion industry

– After a challenging stretch, has fashion turned the corner? Things are looking up, but the rebound may be uneven, says this year’s... The State of Fashion report.
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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.
Issue

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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Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer

– A rising post-90s generation is emerging as a strong engine of consumption, in one of four important new trends in the Chinese... consumer landscape.
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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.
Article

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.
Article

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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