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Is apparel manufacturing coming home?

– To meet customers’ needs, apparel companies need to focus on nearshoring, automation, and sustainability.
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Amazon Prime Day: What the real lessons are

– Prime Day has emerged as a mammoth shopping event. But surprising insights are reshaping the retail sector.
Article

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.
Article

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.
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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.

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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 organizational agenda in consumer packaged goods

– To continue to compete, CPG companies must increase agility, reskill the C-suite, and leverage millennial talent.
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How grocers can outperform in Vietnam: Standing tall in a crowded market

– Like many emerging markets, Vietnam presents major growth opportunities for modern trade grocers. As they look to expand their... shares in Vietnam, a decisive question remains: What is the recipe for profitable growth?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digitizing dairy in China

– The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does... business.
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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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African retail banking’s next growth frontier

– Revenue could pick up significantly in the next five years. The region’s winners are likely to emphasize a few key themes—such... as going digital first or making banking leaner and simpler.
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How are consumers feeling about their finances?

– In many countries, consumer sentiment has improved since 2015. Consumers have become more bullish about their ability to spend.
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More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

– Our latest annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, which now includes 28,000 shoppers in 29 countries, revealed surprising trends with... implications for US retailers and consumer-product manufacturers.
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Thinking inside the subscription box: New research on e-commerce consumers

– We surveyed thousands of US shoppers to understand subscription e-commerce trends. The findings have implications for start-ups,... as well as retailers and consumer brand manufacturers entering the market.
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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.
Report

The State of Fashion 2018: 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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