GlobalData Archives - Inside Retail Asia

Burberry and Tencent to open social retail concept store in Shenzhen

Burberry and Tencent have forged an exclusive partnership to develop social retail in China.

Fashion industry ‘waking up’ to benefits of blockchain technology, robotics

Blockchain and robotics are becoming increasingly popular in the global fashion industry as brands look to increase transparency and improve efficiencies, according to GlobalData.

Small-order apparel manufacturing models signal growing market

The recent launch of two new apparel manufacturing start-ups catering to small and medium-sized fashion businesses signals a growing demand for low minimum order quantities, says GlobalData.

Amazon deal with India’s BookMyShow helps build ‘super app’

Amazon’s partnership with BookMyShow in India will bring it one step closer to becoming super app, says GlobalData.

Asia dominates global retail acquisitions in September

Asian deals dominated global retail acquisitions in September according to a database compiled by GlobalData.

Macy’s move seals the fate of fur in fashion, says analyst

Efforts to eliminate animal fur in fashion continue to accelerate as cities and even US states are joining brands and retailers in banning its use.

Consumer attitudes towards sustainability in fashion are changing, says GlobalData

The increasing number of clothing-swap and take-back schemes being implemented by retailers could signify that a change in consumer attitudes about sustainability in fashion is finally occurring.

China’s apparel supply chain dominance will endure, says analyst

While the on-going US-China trade war has highlighted the need to diversify clothing and footwear sourcing, this is no easy task given China’s dominance of apparel supply chains.

Asos profits tumble as international sales growth slows

Global fashion online retailer Asos has seen profits tumble 68 per cent in the year to August, despite a 13-per-cent increase in sales.

Fashion brands must embrace sustainable packaging, says GlobalData

Brands and retailers need to take a look at the wider supply chain and move beyond the goods to embrace sustainable packaging, warns GlobalData.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

French Connection sales fail to inspire prospective buyers

The latest French Connection sales figures will do little to inspire prospective bidders as the company searches for a white knight.