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Mules: Disturbing the footwear market

Peripatetic workforces and nomadic lifestyles are disrupting seasonal purchases, particularly within the footwear market and the rise of mules are evidence of this. WGSN's Isabelle Coates reports.

Burberry

Burberry results: Strategising true luxury

In the wake of Burberry’s results (revenue stayed broadly flat at 2%, but profits edged up 4% as CEO Marco Gobetti’s strategy started to show promising early signs), we evaluate the British brand’s strategy in context of the wider luxury market.

mid-market

2018 mid-market strategies: How to ride the competitive wave

With Next’s latest financial results released this week, we look at ways in which the retailer is adjusting to the competitive mid-market space. WGSN Instock reports.

ASBCI: 3 ways that digital is changing the fashion industry

ASBCI brought together apparel industries from across the globe at their recent ‘Digital Revolution’ conference where experts shared their insights into how retailers can successfully navigate their way through the digital landscape and effectively prepare for the future. Joanne Thomas reports.

Zalando: Competing for convenience

In the wake of their financial results, take a look at how Zalando is tackling the competition for convenience amongst online retailers. WGSN's Isabelle Coates reports.

Zara: How the agile retailer addresses the newness challenge

By bringing in regular but low volumes of products (compared to peers), Zara not only maintains regular levels of newness but creates ‘perceived scarcity’, thereby creating demand for its newness.

N Brown: From catalogue to convenience – building an online empire

With its triumphant conversion from a catalogue to a digital retailer, the N Brown group provides a blueprint for success in a struggling mid-market, …

Boohoo: How online pureplays are defining new measures of success

As Boohoo releases a stellar set of results, we look at how online pureplays have fundamentally transformed consumers’ expectations of the online shopping experience.

Menswear: Winning strategies for 2018

Growth in the menswear market is outstripping womenswear. Here’s our how-to guide to win at men's retail in 2018

Sustainability 2018: Adapting to a new ecosystem

As sustainability continues to play a key role on the UK high street, retail must go further than simply offering sustainable collections - new ethical ecosystems must be developed. Here's our four strategies for success.

wgsn editors

Editor insight: WGSN Editors talk today’s menswear consumer

For the launch of the Barometer Menswear Survey in the UK, our proprietary consumer brand tracker, we interview influencers in the menswear space to better understand menswear consumers and trends. This time, we sat down with WGSN's Menswear Editors Volker Kettenis and Nick Paget.

What mid-market retailers can learn from John Lewis

John Lewis taps into the fashion market and the announced opening of the new 230,000-sq ft-store in Westfield, White City. WGSN reports.