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Fitness & activewear: How to avoid sinking in a saturated market

Ahead of next week’s Big Issues: Activewear report for our subscribers, we identify three strategies that retailers need to be reacting to in the next six months in order to capitalise in this fiercely competitive industry.

Very

Very: Creating a unified proposition

As Shop Direct announces Very Exclusive will migrate to Very to unify their fashion proposition, we take a look at our proprietary retail and consumer data platforms, Instock and Barometer to analyse the challenges the e-tailer will face to ensure a successful transition.

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.