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On-line … waste economy

Three months ago I wrote a post discussing the growing issue of apparels returns following on-line shopping. Now I stumbled onto a very interesting article (a must read, I would say) explaining what is actually happening to returned apparel. First of all look at the statistics: increasing on-line shopping, from 427B$ …

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Mirror, mirror on the wall …

As I pointed out in previous posts, apparel ecommerce is facing a big issue of returned items. Over 80% of apparel items are returned because of fitting problem. You see them on your screen, they look great, once you tried them on the fitting is not to your liking, MySize …

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2025 Outlook: Apparel Retail

Buying “stuff” on-line has been part of our life for several years now. The pandemic has increased both the number of on-line shoppers, the frequency and has expanded the types of merchandise. One area that has seen a significant growth is clothing and apparel. I spoke recently with a person …

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eCommerce boost by pandemic is here to stay

One of the visible impact of the epidemic is the one on eCommerce. Basically everywhere we have seen the lockdown pushing adoption of ecommerce and data aree now showing that the acceleration in adoption with exposure to ecommerce by a broader set of people has changed the market behaviour and …

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Digital transformation of Retail

The retail sector has seen a growing shift towards e-commerce that has accelerated since the pandemic begun. Clearly the ecommerce is an aspect of the digital transformation of this sector and so far has seen the prevalence of few big players (see the graphic) although more and more companies have …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXV

a) The future of work is now, or isn’t it? In the past year we have seen, and possibly contributed to, a momentous shift in the way of doing business, courtesy of the pandemic and of related countermeasures taken by governments all over the world. Not even the world wars …

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Megatrends for this decade XXVI

18. Hi-Res VR in Retail VR – Virtual Reality- and AR – Augmented Reality- have been the talk of the town for quite a while. In the beginning the focus was on VR, the possibility of exploring with our senses virtual worlds in an immersive way to the point that …

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Robots get fired too!

It turns out that robots can be fired too, for low performance! Walmart started a project one year ago employing robots to track inventory in some 500 of their stores. The robots were designed and produced by Bossa Nova (watch the clip), a Pittsburg based start up. Their robots can …

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Some mind blowing numbers

That e-commerce is growing is no surprise, nor that Amazon is the biggest e-commerce player in the US yet, looking at the expected sales for the coming Prime Day (October 13/14), I cannot help but being amazed by the estimated sales: almost 10 billion $ worldwide and over 6 billion …

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Going back or leaping forward?

The pandemic and the lock-down, that affected many Countries and most businesses, have created a crises and most likely a point of disruption. A disruption is a dividing line marking the change of market that affects the value chains or a radical change in technology/production processes that reshapes the market. …

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