Retail Articles

Chile's retail evolution
Chile's retail evolution

Santander's Latin America Desk Head, Mauricio Munguia, discusses exporting opportunities offered by Chile's retail sector. Small can have its advantages. On the face of it, it seems that one...

The modern face of retail
The modern face of retail

The retail road has taken a sudden turn, points out Daniel S Williams. There is that legendary advice from Steve Jobs often cited as an example of ingenuity in retailing. The best firms, he...

Visual merchandising implementation techniques and its importance in apparel retail showrooms
Visual merchandising implementation techniques and its importance in apparel retail showrooms

Telling a compelling visual story is extremely essential for apparel brands to constantly market themselves and to attract customers to stores. V Guna Poorna Jyothi discusses in detail the need,...

Millennial consumers and the need for a new supply chain paradigm
Millennial consumers and the need for a new supply chain paradigm

News reports may lead you to think retail's doomsday is here. And yet, Amazon, Under Armour and numerous other niche retailers seem to be doing quite well. Ram Venkatesh looks at the conundrum....

The shape of things
The shape of things

A new robotic mannequin may change the way both tailors and designers have worked on fittings for centuries, writes Allan CK Chan. Fitting plays a crucial role in the fashion design process....

Mystery shopping: A mystery revealed
Mystery shopping: A mystery revealed

The concept of mystery shopping in the retail sector was initially used by luxury brands and that too just in developed countries. Times, however, have changed. Today, mystery shopping is a big...

Beyond buyer QCs: Delivering quality
Beyond buyer QCs: Delivering quality

Today, when brands look at product quality, they no longer view it from the perspective of what they are paying for the product. Instead, they look at it from the perspective of the end-customers'...

Festive Shopping: More profitable than last Diwali
Festive Shopping: More profitable than last Diwali

While the West witnesses breakthrough sales in November-December, the festive season in India starts in October and lasts all the way up to March-April. Manisha Almadi Midha presents a first-hand...

'Everything should be accessible to everyone'
'Everything should be accessible to everyone'

Digital India can connect rural areas with high-speed Internet networks, allowing e-commerce to reach parts of India, which are currently served only by unorganised retail. Apart from reaching out to ...

Surf's down
Surf's down

The Australian surfwear industry is in crisis - and has been for a few years. So, what's behind the demise of Billabong, Rip Curl and the likes? And is there a new swell on the horizon, asks Carolin...

expert speak VIEW ALL

Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015
It was in 1987 that Asif Merchant got into the business of wholesaling of footwear. He bought from...
Posted by
Asif Merchant | Sep 02,2015
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta | Dec 23,2016
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh | Jan 21,2016
The ‘apparel’, ‘clothing’, ‘garment’, ‘fashion’ and ‘lifestyle’ industries have undergone two...
Posted by
Dr. Darlie Koshy | Aug 20,2015
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Sep 11,2015
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel | Jun 24,2016
A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn | Feb 04,2016