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Global Powers of Retailing 2018

Transformative change, reinvigorated commerce

It is a transformative time in retail. The shopper is clearly in the driver’s seat, enabled by technology to remain constantly connected and more empowered than ever before to drive changes in shopping behavior.

This year's report focuses on the theme of “Transformative change, reinvigorated commerce,” which looks at the latest retail trends and the future of retailing through the lens of young consumers. To mark this 21st edition, there will also be a retrospective which looks at how the Top 250 has changed over the last 15 years.

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Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2018

Luxury goods sales growth bottoms out, profit margins resilient under pressure, and M&A activity heats up.

The luxury goods industry has undergone major changes over the past two decades. Varying economic trends, rapid digital transformation and evolving consumer preferences are creating a new competitive landscape which is challenging the traditional corporate strategies.

The world’s 100 largest luxury goods companies generated sales of US$217 billion in FY2016 and the average luxury goods annual sales for Top 100 companies is now US$2.2 billion. The report discusses the trends and issues that are driving the luxury industry. It also identifies the 100 largest luxury goods companies based on publicly available data for FY2016 (which we define as financial years ending within the 12 months to June 2017), and evaluates their performance across geographies and product sectors.

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Connected stores – are you ready?

Transforming store fleet through technology

What is a store of the future? This is one of the smartest questions retailers can ask themselves today and one we hear often. When most people think of connected stores, they imagine iPads, interactive screens, smart mirrors and adaptive displays. Interestingly, when you go into a store equipped with these whizz-bang items, people are rarely using them. That’s because even though they look nice, these fancy objects don’t always address people’s needs. Most retailers make this mistake and install technology that their customers don’t care about, but there are some who are getting it right. Learn more in this report developed by Deloitte in the Netherlands.

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Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2017

Global report

In 2016 several global economic and geopolitical trends had a big impact on the Fashion & Luxury (F&L) industry. Rising commodity prices, trade stagnation, new monetary policies and their influence on exchange rate dynamics, financial stimulus measures in major economies and continuous digitalization have been the main factors influencing business models in the industry. Key players are now ready to divest and reorganize their underperforming and peripheral brands, diversifying their business models in order to boost or at least sustain profits. Against this background, global investors interested in the Fashion & Luxury industry are reviewing their future expectations and strategies.

The second edition of the Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey, developed by the member firms of Deloitte’s EMEA Region, analyzes market trends and expectations of M&A activities in the fashion and luxury sector. This report is provided as a complement to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Luxury Goods annual report.

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