Fast fashion is out. Renting and resale will become the new normal.

Around the globe people become more aware of the trade off between buying fashion items, wearing them a few times, disposing and what it does do our planet. Many new (online and physical) retail platforms have started concentrating on second hand items and renting out. Some even say that the second hand fashion market will outgrow fast fashion by 2028.

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15 new store formats in London worth a visit

Strong retail leaders focus on the customer proposition, specifically on innovation. To fuel innovation new ideas and perspectives are vital. That's often the reason behind (foreign) retail safaris: to understand what works well or not, see some hits and forecast misses. On a July 2019 visit to London I saw some new and interesting retail formats, worth a visit.

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Rene Repko
Rungis: the Belly of Paris.

In almost every country around the world you'll find food markets. There are famous ones like the Boqueria in Barcelona or hip ones like the Torvehallerne Market in Copenhagen. I definitely liked the authenticity of Riga Central Market. This is a story about a food market you probably never heard of. Rungis, the largest and most exciting food market in the world.

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Hasan Minhaj on Amazon, very funny.

Hasan Minhaj has a show on Netflix: the Patriot Act. I am a huge fan, he dissects Amazon.com and the business practices it has used to grow from an e-bookstore into a powerful, multi-faceted corporation that controls a huge chunk of the online cloud. watch the full 20 minutes.

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Rene Repko
Laat 1000 winkels bloeien (Dutch)

Retailers trekken doorgaans naar de Amerikaanse westkust om zich te laten inspireren. René Repko ging de andere kant op en bezocht nieuwe winkelformules in China. Sla Seattle de volgende keer maar eens over.

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Rene Repko