Author Archives: Valerie Barrios

The next normal: Retail M&A and partnerships after COVID-19 – McKinsey & Company

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Written by Harris Atmar, Steven Begley, Jane Fuerst, Stefan Rickhert, Rodrigo Stelatt, and Madeleine Tjon Pian Gi

As a global pandemic, COVID-19 poses mind-boggling health and humanitarian challenges, and the economic impact on lives and livelihoods of the efforts to …

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Reimagining stores for retail’s next normal – McKinsey & Company

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Written by Praveen Adhi, Andrew Davis, Jai Jayakumar, and Sarah Touse

As the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, hundreds of thousands of stores across the United States shut their doors, unsure as to when they would reopen. Retail workers have been furloughed …

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P&G’s Results Show Coronavirus Has Given The Upper Hand Back to Traditional CPG Giants – Forbes

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Written by Andria Cheng

Coronavirus has sent consumers panic buying and hoarding groceries and other household staples and made the world united in germaphobia. It looks like it may also be tilting the power pendulum back in favor of traditional CPG giants …

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Retail Reentry: ‘Business As Unusual’ – Forbes

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Written by Sanford Stein

In a week where we’ve been reeling from the news of the biggest single monthly retail sales drop since the government began keeping track of it, we are all trying to grasp what’s next. Timelines for …

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

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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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Five actions retail supply chains can take to navigate the coronavirus pandemic – McKinsey & Company

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Written by Manik Aryapadi, Vishhwa Chandra, Ashutosh Dekhne, Kenza Haddiouni, Tim Lange and Kumar Venkataraman

As the coronavirus outbreak has spread and its humanitarian impact has grown, retailers have stepped up their efforts to provide consumers with essential goods and …

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How Covid-19 could change fashion and retail, according to experts – Quartz

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Written by Marc Bain

Nobody really knows what the world will look like on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic. The only certainty is that it’s bound to be different. The crisis has already ushered the global economy into …

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Virtual Catwalks and Digital Fashion: How COVID-19 Is Changing The Fashion Industry – Forbes

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Written by Brooke Roberts-Islam

As the reality of life under lockdown in many countries around the world sets in, the future looks uncertain. Despite the absence of a clear end-date for the novel coronavirus pandemic, the latest indications are that …

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Macy’s CFO Steps Down Amid Unprecedented Retail Upheaval – Bloomberg

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Price, who has been in the position for less than two …

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

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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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