October 28th, 2016
The Middle East is well adapted to Western trends, as Middle Eastern countries are very well aware of international brands and their appeal due to social media. However, the strong retail sector and the culture of heading to a shopping mall as a leisure activity are facilitating the development of the retail and personal accessories […]
October 13th, 2016
As ‘new consumerism’ sees shoppers’ demand shift increasingly towards sustainability and ethically produced fashion, jeans, one of the worst offenders in terms of human and environmental production costs, will present some of the best opportunities to make a sound business out of ethically produced apparel. The peculiarities of the UK’s relationship with jeans will make […]
September 30th, 2016
Chinese tourists are visiting Australia with the intention to shop. Many of these tourists are buying luxury brands while they visit Australia, as the country has built its status as a luxury shopping destination with the arrival of many global luxury companies. National tourism campaigns are also specifically directed at Chinese tourists. According to Euromonitor […]
September 29th, 2016
Since the one-child policy was further relaxed in November 2013 with its current form stipulating that couples are allowed to have two children if one of them is an only child, the Communist Party of China Central Committee announced an end to the “one-child policy” as China will allow all couples to have two children. […]
September 27th, 2016
Young consumers have emerged as the major group influencing sales of apparel, footwear, watches and eyewear. The rise in fashion consciousness is a key trend among this group, resulting in consumer behaviour when choosing product becoming more sophisticated. The apparel and footwear are key industries around the world and it follows the same trend in […]
September 22nd, 2016
A decade ago, there was skepticism at the idea of selling clothes online. However, apparel is now one of the biggest growth stories on the product-based side of the digital commerce universe.
August 2nd, 2016
The pressure is on. There’s less than a week to go until the biggest sporting event of the year and the trend towards healthy lifestyles and fitness obsessions continues to rise, making the Rio Olympic Games 2016 potentially one of the most lucrative sporting events to date. High-profile sponsorship deals and savvy marketing campaigns are […]
July 25th, 2016
With a major global sporting event around the corner, brands are keen to engage the millions of viewers globally who will be glued to screens, portable and big, often simultaneously, for the Rio Olympics.
July 22nd, 2016
The key challenge for the apparel industry following the Brexit vote is the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the economic conditions of both the UK and Europe. Fashion retailers are still waiting to see how the Brexit will effect them before price changes, but the cost of a weak British Pound will effect all retailers […]
July 22nd, 2016
A direct seller that only sells socks—this is not something that anyone in the industry would have predicted would be successful. Beauty and personal care and consumer health products dominate the space.