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H&M Is Now Using Data Analytics

Just a few years ago, H&M was charging along as a leading purveyor of “cheap chic.” In recent times, it has not done nearly as well. Hence, H&M is now using data analytics more actively than before.   Why and … Continue reading

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Will Fast Fashion Work at JC Penney?

JC Penney has had mixed results over the last several years; and as a result, it has changed CEOs, strategies, and merchandise plans. Now, JC Penney is moving into the fast-fashion arena, which has been led by retailers such as … Continue reading

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Can “Cheap Chic” Retail Get Even Cheaper?

A large customer segment wants to look good with their apparel, but — at the same time — pay less than before. The competition for for this segment is already intense and will probably become even more so with the … Continue reading

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Should Retailers Advertise on the Super Bowl?

Yes, the February 2nd Super Bowl is a big deal for sports fans and for advertisers. But is it a good idea for RETAILERS to advertise during the Super Bowl — along with beer, soda, auto, Internet, and other firms? … Continue reading

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H&M: Being Socially Responsible

H&M is a global apparel powerhouse with about 2,900 stores in more than 40 countries and 104,000 employees (including 150 in-house designers). It operates six chains: H&M, & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki, and Weekday.  Now, the chain has established a unique … Continue reading

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Retailers and Their Designer-Partners

One way that many retailers have attempted to stand out in today’s crowded marketplace is to arrange exclusive deals with designers. This enables the retailers to carry merchandise lines that are exclusive to them. Thus, even the competition for designer-partners … Continue reading

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Declining Consumer Interest in Fast Fashion?

Are consumers growing tired of “fast fashion,” quickly reproduced items sold at lower prices than the originals? Roya Wolverson, reporting for Time, notes that: “Last year, discount meccas like Dollar General and Dollar Tree scrambled to expand into hundreds of … Continue reading

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