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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.
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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What Singles Day can tell us about how retail is changing in China

– Singles Day is the largest single-day sales event globally, but new trends are changing what it means inside and outside of China.
Article

Powerful pricing: The next frontier in apparel and fashion advanced analytics

– Leading apparel retailers are embracing advanced analytics and blending intuition with science to price smarter.
Article

The cloud as catalyst for retail

– For retailers, the cloud can do much more than reduce the cost of computing and data storage. To maximize value from cloud, retailers... need to prioritize workflows that can best benefit from it. We share six opportunities for leveraging the cloud as a catalyst for accelerating delivery of business results.

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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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Boosting mall revenues through advanced analytics

– When a mall operator uses advanced analytics to select tenants, optimize mall layout, and determine rents, its revenues can rise... by 20 percent.
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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.
Report

The State of Fashion 2019: A year of awakening

– The industry as a whole is embracing new opportunities—even as dangers lurk.
Article

‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies

– The influence of Gen Z—the first generation of true digital natives—is expanding.
Article

How consumer-goods companies can win in Southeast Asia

– Disciplined spending, stronger partnerships with retailers and distributors, and cross-functional collaboration set winners apart.... But all companies in the region need to step up their game in digitization and analytics.
Article

Commercial excellence in China: Lessons from the top CPG companies

– What does it take for consumer-goods manufacturers to succeed in the fast-growing—and increasingly competitive—Chinese... market? Our latest survey yields some answers.
Article

Geek meets chic: Four actions to jump-start advanced analytics in apparel

– Success in the apparel industry relies on carefully balancing art and science, yet companies lag behind in the digital revolution.... Here’s what they can do to catch up.
Report

Measuring the fashion world

– A new survey takes stock of apparel companies’ go-to-market processes. The findings have implications for product design,... development, and delivery.
Report

Is apparel manufacturing coming home?

– To meet customers’ needs, apparel companies need to focus on nearshoring, automation, and sustainability.
Report

Shattering the glass runway

– Although many companies have committed to increasing gender diversity in the fashion industry, progress toward fixing it has been... slow. We partnered with Glamour and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to understand why, and what can be done.
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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.
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