Covid-19

Strategic Sourcing: Low Touch Is the Post-Covid Best Practice

When airlines were grounded, strategic sourcing had to find new ways. We share five emerging best practices

Over the past decade, all sourcing discussions at the Textile Buying HQ, were about:

  1. Finding lower prices
  2. How to be more sustainable
  3. Exploring alternative production countries

After months of watching the Covid-19 pandemic shake the global economy and adapting our personal lifestyle and company practices to a low touch economy, it’s time to look ahead for new strategic sourcing practices: How will we organise sourcing and how will the pandemic impact the countries we source from? (more…)

Post Covid Industry Best Practice in Retail & Online

The Covid-19 pandemic is devastating for those with pre-existing conditions. But it also mobilises the best in all others: unforeseen creativity, outstanding personal engagement, true loyalty and support among many more qualities.

There is no way around acknowledging that the situation is grim wherever you look and listen across the brand and retail industry, in parts even online. But if we pay close attention, we can also observe new brand industry best practice emerging.

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Everything Will Be Alright Dear Brand & Retail Industry

This is about an expert pandemic, future pacing, a little bit of motivation and no bad news at all. From your blog’s curators.

Before this post reaches you, it went through five different incarnations in six weeks of lockdown. It started out very German in tone ‘this will get very dirty before it is over’, to shift to ‘how to stop your cash bleeding’, until it gradually reached its current Italian mood, ‘andrà tutto bene’.

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