Primark is Coming; US Specialty Apparel Sector Disrupted

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Business models that don’t evolve are always threatened by disruption. The US specialty apparel sector is a fascinating case study in businesses, and brands, entrenched for long periods of time (decades), seemingly safe, but now facing imminent destruction. The concept of the shopping mall is dated; millennials have different habits than teens in the 80s […]

Uniqlo Launches Flagship in New York City – Prospects for the Brand and Fast Retailing (9983.JP)

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Uniqlo is the main global brand produced and designed by Japanese parent company Fast Retailing (9983.JP). Uniqlo is an older brand with a domestic focus on market share in Japan. The company has done a great job of growing as a Japanese specialty retailer with its compartmentalized presentations and spartan, clean, and colorful styles. The […]

Chanel, Gaspard Ulliel, Scorsese, and The Rolling Stones: The Awesome Power of Global Brands

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One theme I have been highlighting is the value that exists in the developed European corporate sector which of course gets ignored as fears of a crisis escalate. Chanel having the ability to get Martin Scorsese to direct an advertisement with French actor, Gaspard Ulliel, with vintage Rolling Stones (“She Said Yeah – December’s Children […]