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Retail Apocalypse To Continue, as 75,000 Stores Will Be Forced to Close by 2026

UBS predicts that 75,000 retail stores will be forced to close as e-commerce expands from a 16% market share to 25% by 2026. Store closures so far this year have topped all closings in 2018 and will pick up over the next seven years.

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Lululemon’s Results In 2018 Were Astounding, But Can It Do It Again In 2019?

Lululemon ended 2018 with sales up 24%. But a senior executive at the company attributes that success to doing the simple things very well. Next year will be different. Lululemon will have to do the simple things 100 times better to get the same result. In an interview three changes that it needs to implement […]

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Fashion Has Three Trends Driving New Consumer Demand

With a bigger tax refund in people’s pockets, an early spring and a late Easter giving them plenty of time and opportunity to refresh newly-edited wardrobes, thanks to Marie Kondo’s KonMari teaching, fashion retailers are set for a great spring season.