Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

22nd October 2018

Amazon Europe losses greater than Sears

The 2017 near-billion dollar losses that tipped Sears into its bankruptcy filing were about the same as Amazon’s losses on European retail alone. Sears lost $981mn in 2017.  Slightly less...

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19th September 2018

Are we really facing total retail collapse? Or have too many retailers just been misguided?

An awful lot of people are telling us retail's collapsing - or at least fleeing to the internet. Among recent front-page horrors have been Sears in the US hinting it’s...

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5th September 2018

Credit Suisse confirm: for clothes retailers “not being online is an advantage”

Credit Suisse confirmed (download CS analysis 5 Sep) on September 5 that for clothes retailers thinking of online selling "not being online is an advantage". Their argument is that it...

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23rd June 2014

ASOS speedy disaster recovery underlines importance of logistics contingency planning

UK online garment retailer ASOS emailed its customers claiming to be back in business just 48 hours after a fire appeared to have destroyed a key warehouse handling 70% of...

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