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Huge Swings in Retail – Getting Your Supply Chain Through COVID-19 And Out The Other Side

by Thomas O'Connor  |  March 30, 2020

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is driving huge swings in demand across retail as businesses selling necessities experience a surge in sales, while others selling discretionary items face significant revenue reductions. Specifically: Fashion, apparel and luxury markets are facing a significant decline in sales driven by nervous shoppers looking to minimize their spending, a reduction in […]

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The Retail Supply Chain Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

by Thomas O'Connor  |  March 21, 2020

The rapidly expanding global spread of COVID-19 is having a major impact on retail supply chains. Affected markets are seeing a run on products such as medicines, cleaning items, toilet paper, and grocery staples. In addition, numerous retailers are advising Gartner that demand is shifting from physical stores to the online channel as consumers seek […]

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