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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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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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The Founder of Zara: The Third-Richest Man in the World

Who is Amancio Ortega Gaona? He is one of the most reclusive billionaires in the world and the founder of the wildly popular Zara apparel chain (part of his Inditex Group). Let’s learn more about him. As reported by Vivienne Walt … Continue reading

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Zara: On the Fast Fashion Track

As we’ve blogged previously, Zara, the Spain-based global apparel retailer that is part of Inditex, is on quite a roll. It is now the largest fashion retail chain in the world. Suzy Hansen, reporting for the New York Times, notes … Continue reading

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Fast-Fashion Retailer Zara Keeps Up Emerging-Markets Push

Inditex, a global apparel retailer based in Spain whose leading subsidiary is the Zara chain, is on quite a roll. Its expansion strategy is extremely aggressive. It has making a large push into developing markets. As reported by David Roman and … Continue reading

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