Welcome to the inaugural edition of Dispatches, our hand-picked round-up of the most interesting ideas, innovations, and insight from the global retail, fashion, and tech industry news over the past week (or so).
We’ve go some great stuff for you – from the hip-hop economy through to the re-birth of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and how FC Barcelona are preparing for the future of football – so what are you waiting for? Feed your mind!
Zozo: Not fit for purpose
When promising to build a size-free world, seeing is believing.
A new way to shop in Finland
It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of Zsar Outlet Village – the first premium outlet village in the Nordic region.
Destination: Africa @ MAPIC 2018
Join us at MAPIC 2018, where we’ll be moderating the ‘Destination: Africa’ session. À bientôt!
Essential Questions for Fashion Fit
We are on the cusp of developing the tech that is going to enable us to physically ‘size’ our consumers, but are we actually prepared to handle the results?
Getting the fit down to a science
From reduced costs of production and distribution, through to tighter stock control and fewer returns, the implications of for the fashion industry are enormous… if it works.
How employee engagement is crucial to customer satisfaction
Keeping your employees engaged is absolutely crucial to customer satisfaction, and your bottom line.
Uzbekistan: A Mission to High Asia
In an age where East and West are learning to forget what has historically divided them, Uzbekistan, with its great tradition of trade and commerce, and from its perfect strategic location at the crossroads of the great Eurasian trade routes, is looking outwards once again, proud of its history but eager to move on, ready to succeed and very much open for business.
Do we need an Internet Sales Tax?
Is the replacement of physical stores with Internet sales bad for people’s rights, the Treasury, and for society?
Dancing in Luanda
The mall wasn’t busy – it couldn’t have been more than 10am on a normal Friday morning – but the twitchy throb of Kuduro music was already working hard and doing its job sending the handful shoppers there into spontaneous dance…