Author Archives: Valerie Barrios

A perspective for the luxury goods industry during-and after-coronavirus – McKinsey & Company

Written by Antonio Achille and Daniel Zisper

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, every company’s first priority is, of course, to protect the health and safety of employees, consumers, and business partners. Indeed, luxury companies have pivoted to address urgent public-health needs: …

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How retailers can build resilience ahead of a recession – McKinsey & Company

Written by Sajal Kohli, Nicolas Landry, and Steve Noble

Retailers beware: although the US economy began a record expansion in 2009, there were already signs of moderating growth and consumer spending when the coronavirus hit. No one can say if …

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Curbside Enthusiasm: Retailers Adapt In a Time of Crisis – Forbes

Written by Steve Dennis

Confronted with the escalating coronavirus crisis—and the shockingly dramatic sales declines many brands are experiencing—companies need to re-think their ways of doing business. In some cases, these new efforts are in direct response to the specific …

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Perspectives for North America’s fashion industry in a time of crisis-McKinsey & Company

Written by Colleen Baum, Pamela Brown, Emily Gerstell, and Althea Peng

As business leaders worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of their employees and customers must be the top priority. Already, apparel and fashion companies have …

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