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Dispatch #00001011

posted: 17 May, 2019

Welcome to edition eleven of Dispatches, our meticulously hand-picked collection of the most interesting ideas, innovations, and insight from the global retail, fashion, and tech industry news… and other loosely-related stuff we feel honour-bound to share.

You may have noticed that The Dispatch was on hiatus last week. That’s hiatus, as in the Latin for taking time off to eat tapas and drink rebujito in the Andalusian sunshine. The good news, dear reader, is that Team Dispatch is back, reinvigorated, and ready to spread to good word once more.

So with further ado, we have some great reads for you including how Aldi, having already ripped it up in Europe, is quietly doing the same in the US, and an interview with American journalist Alden Wicker about luxury fashion and sustainability.

¡Hasta la próxima! 😎

  • How a cheap, brutally efficient grocery chain is upending America’s supermarkets
    Aldi is on an aggressive growth spurt in the United States, pressuring even Walmart on low food prices.
  • Making Zenith Watches live up to the name
    Julien Tornare, CEO since 2017, has his eye on invention and authenticity (even with a rapper and a singer as ambassadors).
    [NY Times]
  • Visit Times Square? These projects want you to experience it
    TSX Broadway, which will a feature a theatre, a hotel, a shopping centre and an outdoor stage, is the latest effort by developers to lure visitors.
    [NY Times]

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