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The Future of Retail

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The Future of Traditional Retail in Africa

Millions of small, independent shops are the cornerstones of African commerce. Now they’re diversifying, digitizing, and partnering with modern retailers to reach the next level.

The Future of Retail—Omnichannel

Giving the customer infinite pathways, omnichannel is the new frontier in shopping. This first video in BCG’s series on the future of retail takes us to China to learn how customers and retailers both benefit.

The Time Is Ripe for Food Traceability

Food traceability is here to stay. The question is whether food companies, distributors, and retailers treat it as a regulatory burden or a strategic opportunity.

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Retailers today must optimize performance, tap into new opportunities and transform to meet consumers demands. Follow BCG on Consumer on LinkedIn for the latest industry insights and news.

Advanced Analytics, AI, and Digital

Fashion Industry

Fashion’s Big Reset

Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis requires a radical business redesign. Brands must cut operating costs, boost e-commerce, and invest for the future.

Luxury Goods

Transformation, Growth, & Value Creators

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BCG Executive Perspectives

BCG Executive Perspectives offer insights on global topics that matter most to leaders in the public and private sectors. Explore these topics and read the latest thinking from BCG's experts below.

Managing Through COVID-19

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The Playbook for a Smart Retail Reopening

To reopen safely and profitably, stores should take a holistic approach that includes a long-term strategy, a dedicated team, and a rollout plan that they can adapt quickly in response to initial outcomes.

The Consumer Sentiment Series

The late summer rise of the Delta variant in the US has reduced optimism, but participation in various activities has actually increased since May.

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