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An employee sprays some alcoholic gel on customers' hands outside a fashion shop in Tunis, Monday, May, 11, 2020. Fashion shops reopen Monday in Tunisia allowing citizens to buy new outfits to celebrate the Aid next weekVirus Outbreak , Tunis, Tunisia - 11 May 2020

Business Features

The Outside View: Turning Coronavirus Weakness Into Strength

Branding expert Martin Lindstrom on this moment’s critical question.

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Business Features

The Outside View: Consumers Will Shop Again

Consumers will return, but the retail landscape will not be the same. Antony Karabus on how retailers can navigate the new normal.

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Pharmacy on Oxford Street selling face masks.Coronavirus outbreak, London, UK. - 6 Mar 2020

Business Features

The Outside View: The Pandemic’s Lasting Impact

Marketing expert Martin Lindstrom on the longer-term impact of the coronavirus.

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Shoppers wear face masks and sanitize their hands on the sidewalk at Herald Square in New York.

Business Features

The Outside View: The Coronavirus Playbook

Gary Wassner on what the industry can do to work together during calamity.

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A woman stands under an advertisement in Tokyo.

Business Features

The Outside View: Marketing Costs and Complexity in a Digital World

HRC Retail Advisory’s Farla Efros on the growing importance, complexity and cost of marketing in a more crowded and competitive marketplace.

clock February 21, 2020Farla Efros

Sustainabilty

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The Outside View: The Cool Factor of Sustainability

Marci Zaroff on how eco-awareness is changing consumers and fashion.

clock January 28, 2020Marci Zaroff

Returns

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The Outside View: Returns Are Every Retailer’s Double-Edged Sword

Tom Robertson on how to make returns help us more than hurt us.

clock December 18, 2019Thomas S. Robertson

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Business Features

The Outside View: Matching People to Product Is Fashion’s Saving Grace

Fit expert Jessica Couch on why fit technology is not as complicated as many believe. 

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Andrea Weiss

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The Outside View: It’s Never Too Late to Build Social Good Into Retail

Andrea Weiss on how to build social good into an established business.

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Business Features

The Outside View: Why Relevancy Matters

Consumers’ shifting expectations means that retailers must tap into what shoppers want most to ensure they return — again and again.

clock October 25, 2019Farla Efros

Sustainability

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The Outside View: 5 Actions CEOs Can Take to Drive Sustainability

Eco-preneur Marci Zaroff on how the c-suite can push into a more environmentally friendly future.

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Jeetendr Sehdev

Business Features

The Outside View: The ‘Woke’ Squad Says #DoYourThing

Jeetendr Sehdev on the importance of taking sides.

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Gary WassnerZero + Maria Cornejo 20th Anniversary Party, New York, USA - 20 Jun 2018

Business Features

The Outside View: A Tragic Business Model for Fashion

Gary Wassner on the mixed-up priorities of many new fashion businesses today.

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China US Trade

Business Features

The Outside View: Trying to Transform

Trade tensions are highlighting the difficulty of transformation.

clock August 19, 2019Shyam Gidumal

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Retail

Outside View: Software and Platforms Are Eating the Fashion Industry

Every fashion brand, no matter how powerful, must now operate in three different horizons. 

clock August 5, 2019Barry Libert and Megan Beck

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