Archive | May, 2020

Shanghai, China

All Eyes Are on China for Luxury’s Recovery, But Future Success There Is Not Guaranteed

Since the 2008/2009 recession, China has effectively become the tail that wags the dog of the global luxury market. That’s because China was largely unaffected by the economic downturn that battered the market throughout the rest of the world. Not only that, Chinese consumers, with their growing economic power, expressed a heady appetite for luxury […]

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Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy: More than Debt and Coronavirus to Blame

Recently, Neiman Marcus did the inevitable and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to put $4 billion of its existing $5.1 billion debt behind it and restructure for the “new normal” after COVID-19. Under the new agreement, the Neiman Marcus Group has secured debtor-in-possession of $675 million financing to continue operating through the […]

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Coronavirus Will Make Wellbeing the New Luxury Trend of the Future

The coronavirus shutdown has forced a reset to consumers’ purchasing behavior across the globe and at every income level. In a blink of the eye, consumer spending shifted from discretionary to necessity purchases and has remained that way throughout the months of the shutdowns. With luxury being the most discretionary of all consumer purchases, it […]

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Ready, Set, Go: How 2 Main Street Retailers Are Preparing For Reopening After Coronavirus

It’s approaching two months since President Trump called on the country to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. That led almost immediately to a virtual shutdown of the nation’s Main Street retailers that were classified as non-essential and to restaurants, pubs, and food service establishments to all but carry-out service. In […]

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