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Future of Retail

Jun, 2017

The retail sector has been hit by political and economic uncertainty, rising inflation, dented consumer confidence and falling sales. The Future of Retail special report, published in The Sunday Times, examines how retailers must innovate to overcome these challenges, through investing in mobile commerce, implementing new payment technologies and rethinking the purpose of physical stores. The report also looks at how new technology can improve customer experience and loyalty as well as how tech is revolutionising inventory management


For an industry often regarded as fickle and indulgent, fashion is a vital component to the global economy, worth an estimated $2.4 trillion in 2016. If it were a country, it would represent the seventh-largest economy in the world. Here are the fastest-growing regions and sectors within fashion, indicating what the future holds for this mammoth industry