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ThisIsRetail #14

This week we’re looking at the fight for domination in the escalating Sino-American trade tussle (and what it means to you and me), waving iTunes off into the digital sunset, and sending a culinary love bomb to the South of Italy.

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Dispatch thirteen includes the recipe for Primark’s special sauce, a technological joust in the beauty industry, and check-in with robots’ improving grasp… and I, for one, welcome our new mechanical overlords.

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The twelfth Dispatch includes a look at the rise and fall of Jamie Oliver’s food empire, the commercial and cultural re-birth the ‘grimmest town’ in Eastern France, and the increasing role of ‘social supermarkets’ in civil society.

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In the eleventh edition of Dispatches we look at how Aldi continues to do what it does best – this time in the U.S., and dive into sustainable environmental practices in the luxury fashion sector.

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In the tenth edition of Dispatches we’re talking textile butcher shops in Berlin, the manufacture of sustainable fashion on the Isle of Wight, the raisin industry (Big Grape?) in flux, and much more besides.

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In the ninth edition of Dispatches we touch on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its power to transform the way we work, interact, and live our lives.

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In the eighth edition of Dispatches (a quickie this week), we have some great pieces including Notre-Dame’s role as one of the poles by which the fashion world orients itself, and the state-of-the-art railway revolutionising landlocked Ethiopia’s access to the Red Sea.

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In the seventh edition of Dispatches, we have some great pieces on how a British fashion designer shook-up the industry in the 1960s, an evocative tale of a SoHo street photographer, and, as elections get underway, how India has fared under Prime Minister Modi.

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In the sixth edition of Dispatches, we look at a fascinating cultural and architectural arms race in the Gulf, why keeping as open as possible to as many knowledge flows as possible is advantageous, and an exploration of the issues overshadowing Dubai’s property market fuelled business model.

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In the fifth edition of Dispatches, we delve into the psychology of video game music and whether it changes how you play, explore coders’ primordial urge to eliminate inefficiency wherever it lurks, and take a peek at a side of Seoul where, for now, time stands still: Clock Alley. Oh, and there’s plenty other great stuff too.