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    New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids
    New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

    H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

    1 day ago

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    Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

    Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

    14 Apr 2021

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    Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

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    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

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    Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor
    Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor

    The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...

    19 Jan 2021

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    Global cyber week online sales hit record high

    Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

    2 Dec 2020

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    2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce
    2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

    Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    21 Oct 2020

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    How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
    How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

    A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

    By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

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    Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment
    Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment

    Converse is expanding its All Stars youth mentorship programme by opening it to the public for the first time, with the aim to incorporate a more grassroots approach to supporting youth action...

    23 Sep 2020

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    Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

    With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

    4 Sep 2020

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    1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report
    1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report

    A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

    12 Aug 2020

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    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

    So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

    By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

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    Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
    Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

    Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

    By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

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    Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
    Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

    Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

    By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

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    CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

    The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

    15 Jun 2020

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    Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
    Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

    As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

    By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

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    Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?
    Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?

    We are living through dark times but it is important to try to stay positive; and the situation may well be giving many companies the chance to take stock of the future...

    1 Apr 2020

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    FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

    According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

    30 Mar 2020

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    Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
    Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

    E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

    24 Mar 2020

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    Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
    Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

    Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

    13 Feb 2020

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    Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
    Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

    The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

    16 Sep 2019

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    Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

    Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

    By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

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    The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
    The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

    The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

    14 May 2019

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    Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
    Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

    Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

    14 May 2019

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    Best in global visual merchandising awarded
    Best in global visual merchandising awarded

    The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

    13 May 2019

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    Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day
    Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

    An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

    14 Feb 2019

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    Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
    Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

    According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

    15 Jan 2019

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    2Sales CEO, Helmut Rieder. © .
    #NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by Wunderman

    WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

    6 Sep 2018

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    CMOs struggling to fully optimise routes to revenue
    CMOs struggling to fully optimise routes to revenue

    Joint study reveals marketers are spending more time in meetings about collaboration than growing relationships with customers looking to more deeply engage with brands...

    16 May 2018

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    H&M’s New Routine sportswear campaign featuring graffiti artist Revok’s unauthorised artwork in the background. © H&M
    Big brands ripping off street art is not cool: why illegal graffiti should be protected by copyright

    When street artist Jason "Revok" Williams sprayed his trademark chevrons on a handball court in Brooklyn, he probably didn't imagine he would end up in a legal fight with a high-street fashion giant for breach of copyright...

    By Enrico Bonadio 9 Apr 2018



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