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Retail, culture and brands ethics
Retail, culture and brands ethics

When I was 16 years old, I didn’t know what to study at university. I spent some time soul-searching about what subject I liked at school and why. I liked Economics but specially the social aspect of ...

For customer service associates
For customer service associates

Understanding Retail by the husband-wife duo Dr NVR Nathan and Suma MA is a Trainer’s Handbook for customer service associates says the Foreword by Nagesh Satyanarayana, founder TRRAIN and chairman...

Advice for retailers: Innovation in sustainability is the key to more successful business
Advice for retailers: Innovation in sustainability is the key to more successful business

Lynda Petherick is the head of Retail UKI at Accenture. With over 20 years of experience in banking and consulting, Lynda has recently started innovation initiatives in the fashion and luxury...

Is Death of Physical Shops Over Exaggerated?
Is Death of Physical Shops Over Exaggerated?

The death of physical shops was inevitable, and not a result of the short-term COVID-19 pandemic, which has only hastened the end. Much has been written on this subject recently, especially in...

2021: Fashion Retail Diagnosis and Action Plan
2021: Fashion Retail Diagnosis and Action Plan

The year 2020 is probably the worst ever for many: COVID-19, social movements, terrorism, populism, hurricanes and wildfires. You may have lost a close friend or a family member, or lost your job or...

Balancing the Act
Balancing the Act

A brand’s perspective on sourcing and supply chain strategy in facing covid-19 challenges. The late 19th century saw the birth of brands and retailers such as Harrods (1849), Levi´s (1853), Macy´s...

Fashion retail: Redefining Strategies
Fashion retail: Redefining Strategies

Indian fashion retailers are leveraging technology and redefining strategy to cope with the new normal. Ever since covid-19 has become a reality, most economic sectors around the globe have...

In a Spot
In a Spot

The fashion industry today is dominated by marquee designers, populated by upcoming talents and influenced by fashion metropolises. All leading companies, designers and fashion houses in cities...

Retailing A People’s Story
Retailing A People’s Story

The precipitous drop in retail spending coupled with the exodus of workers from the cities and towns has all but brought the economy to its knees. Kickstarting it would take some doing, but there are ...

Turmoil in US Apparel Trade & Retail Industry
Turmoil in US Apparel Trade & Retail Industry

According to the Commerce Department's Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA), most of the apparel stores in US were shut down and importers were either cancelling or slashing orders due to the...

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It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash
Why do I ask if India can afford to miss the bus again? Because whether we like it or not, whether...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel
A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey concluded that a majority of US companies are having...
Posted by
Bill D’Arienzo
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta