Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

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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1st June 2018

M&S admit: it’s too fixated on fashion

Announcing its annual results on May 23, Marks & Spencer publicly agreed with what its older customers have been saying for years: it's too fixated with fashion. Slide 9 at...

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28th March 2018

Why no-one’s buying clothes any more: The introduction

  No-one's buying clothes any more for much the same reason voters are disenchanted. What I originally wrote for publication after the 2016 UK Brexit referendum more or less explains...

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28th March 2018

Why voters got unhappy about global supply chains: what I said in 2016

Here's an article I first published in August 2016 (between the UK's Brexit referendum and America's Trump election), after reading someone else's commentary. I believed at the time that Robert...

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27th March 2018

Does Britain’s Brexit climbdown explain why no-one’s buying clothes anymore?

21 months ago, I excitedly wrote about the implications of Britain's Brexit vote to leave the EU. On March 19, the UK and EU agreed a provisional transition deal on...

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