The Western world is trending toward a retail apocalypse. But in China, high-end boutiques, concept stores, and pop-up shops are blooming like crazy.
Debenhams brand to be relaunched, but not in bricks-and-mortar form.
INSPIRATION STATION: Local artists get a leg up from retail brands to produce offbeat installations and merchandise.
TOP OF THE CHARTS: As consumers demand more variety from brands online, homegrown labels can muscle into markets such as household cleaning and personal care.
With online predicted to account for 50% of purchases by 2022, adopting a combination of online and physical retail is becoming a growing opportunity for brands to showcase their products. But what are the challenges?
Even as the covid-19 pandemic has made the brand rapidly rethink its live audience-focused plans, it is focusing on building out tie-ups with mobile operators as it seeks to expand, according to overseas CMO Gregor Almassy.
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