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Luxury in a Post-Covid World

Letting no crisis go to waste, the MBB big-three consulting firms – McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company – have all come out with their post-coronavirus predictions for the luxury market. I’ve spent hours digesting their reports, including interviewing Bain’s Claudia D’Aprizio, who is arguably the world’s leading authority on the […]

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Luxury Market Will Take Years to Recover from COVID-19

Two of the world’s leading authorities on the luxury market, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain and Company, are out with their latest assessments of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the luxury market. Their findings are sobering, at best. What once was a shining light in the consumer market has now gone dark […]

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Future-Proofing Luxury Brands After Coronavirus

On March 13, American consumer confidence saw the largest single-day drop in more than two years, continuing a downward trend that began earlier this month, as measured in a daily survey by Morning Consult. Under normal circumstances, the company releases its Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS) weekly, but because of the national emergency caused by […]

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First Comes Panic Buying, But Afterwards, Will Coronavirus Leave Lasting Changes to Consumer Psychology?

In retailing, it is easy to observe rapid-fire changes in shoppers’ purchase behavior. A big sale sign brings people in to shop who otherwise would have walked by. A new more convenient or time saving service, like buy online, pick up in store, gets people to switch from the old ways of shopping to new […]

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Holiday 2019 Wasn’t So Jolly For Brick-and-Mortar Retailers and Challenges Will Continue

Early results are in and they show that holiday retail sales increased 3.4% (excluding automobiles), according to Mastercard’s post-Christmas holiday report for sales November 1 through December 24. But most of that growth, as well as through the rest of the year, is attributed to e-commerce.

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