28 Feb '12, 5pm

What's going on in the industry these days? See what I think on Worldtempus today!

What's going on in the industry these days? See what I think on Worldtempus today!

The upshot of what I have been able to discern seems to be that classic retail structures are disintegrating. In the last few months, I have often heard industry people talking about the gradual disappearance of the retailer as such. While I’m not sure that this will happen entirely, I do think that the current situation presents quite an opportunity for non-group brands, small and mid-level brands and independents, who might become the next darlings of brick-and-mortar retail. Consumers may also profit from this as they would now have the opportunity to get to know brands they had not yet had access to, many of which are of equally good quality as those belonging to groups. At any rate, Baselworld – which opens its doors next Thursday – will certainly shed more light on what the current situation is. It will be interesting to see how things have progressed at retail in th...

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