16th March 2009
How to go bust in apparel retailing – 7: Fast Fashion and insights for it
Some people just don't get it. The last pair of hints from the consultants ought to be linked. But just aren't 8. Fast fashion and customisation will prompt retailers and...
12th March 2009
Is retailing really the option for vendors with a problem?
If there's one class of business Western observers are less happy about than automobile companies or travel agents, it has to be Western clothing and textile retailers. Yet they seem...
11th March 2009
How to go bust in retailing 7: Misunderstanding sustainability
Getting sustainability right probably isn't essential for most retailers. But some misunderstandings of sustainability can be a pretty good indication of deep misunderstandings of today's retailing.The wrong-headed set of recipes...
8th March 2009
How to go bust in apparel retailing – 5: Communicating with customers
Communicating to customers is essential. Here's how not to do it:"2009 will see a proliferation of customer touchpoints in the way of stores, mobile devices, social commerce websites, blogs, wikis,...
7th March 2009
How to go bust in apparel retailing – 4: The wrong move abroad
For really awful advice, it's hard to beat a consultant gibbering about setting up shop overseas. Here's the fourth certain route to bankruptcy in a recession: 4.Focus on international growth...
6th March 2009
How to go bust in apparel retailing – 3: misunderstanding brands
The third rotten insight sounds just ill-informed, but harmless, consultant gibberish. In its tail, though, there's a piece of sheer, instant death, lunacy that beggars belief.3. Blurring of the distinction...
5th March 2009
How a retailer can go bust 2: integrating the Web with shops
There's an article being syndicated around the web which is close to a guaranteed recipe for clothing retailers to go out of business instantly.We dealt with the first yesterday: here's...