The forces of change pummeling retail have never been stronger. Rapidly shifting consumer behavior is accelerating trends that had been gradually underway over the last few years. Online sales have experienced growth that usually takes four or five years in just a few months. And retailers are having to pay much more attention to how, and how quickly, product gets into the hands of consumers. The entire ecosystem has been impacted -- from manufacturers to retailers to landlords, luxury to mass, and every touchpoint in between.  

While retail has learned to live with disruptions over the last few years, the next step is to start anticipating them and preparing accordingly. Retailers need to embrace agility across their entire organization to better sense and respond to changing consumer priorities and industry trends. This will mean fixing operational issues that have marred performance and profitability for years. Our deeply experienced and hands-on retail team will work alongside you to guide and support your transformation as you reinvent the very meaning of the word retail. 

NAVIGATING A SEA OF DISRUPTION

Disruption has created a fast-changing and less-predictable environment for most industries, leaving many leaders feeling adrift. New realities require businesses and their leaders address a different set of priorities and hone new skills. AlixPartners Disruption Insights examines how disruptive factors are affecting all industries and identifies successful strategies that companies are employing to respond.

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Disruption has created a fast-changing and less-predictable environment for most industries, leaving many leaders feeling adrift. New realities require businesses and their leaders address a different set of priorities and hone new skills. AlixPartners Disruption Insights examines how disruptive factors are affecting all industries and identifies successful strategies that companies are employing to respond.

DOWNLOAD THE RETAIL INDUSTRY REPORT

ARE YOU READY FOR THE RETAIL ROLLERCOASTER?

Disruption in retail is not new. However, the frequency and intensity of changes impacting the industry are challenging retailers like never before. AlixPartners has developed a quantifiable and actionable methodology that allows retailers to measure their ability to understand their consumer’s evolving needs and respond to disruption with agility. This framework, called AgilityEQ, ascertains a retailer’s capacity to breakdown silos of inflexibility, embrace speed in processes and decision-making, and use data to draw actionable insights. Continue reading to learn more about AgilityEQ and its conception at the 2021 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit.

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Disruption in retail is not new. However, the frequency and intensity of changes impacting the industry are challenging retailers like never before. AlixPartners has developed a quantifiable and actionable methodology that allows retailers to measure their ability to understand their consumer’s evolving needs and respond to disruption with agility. This framework, called AgilityEQ, ascertains a retailer’s capacity to breakdown silos of inflexibility, embrace speed in processes and decision-making, and use data to draw actionable insights. Continue reading to learn more about AgilityEQ and its conception at the 2021 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit.

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Fashion in Focus: Investing in a Future Forged by Adversity

2021 AlixPartners + Sourcing Journal Survey Report

The pandemic has fundamentally changed retail – maybe forever. Suddenly, as consumer spending plummeted amid store closures, inventories had to be meticulously planned to save costs and avoid pileups of unwanted clothes and fabrics. Add logistical and other supply-side challenges to fluctuating consumer demand; and delivering the right product to the right place at the right time became almost impossible. In partnership with Sourcing Journal, this inaugural survey report will help the industry better understand itself and combine forces toward a more efficient future.

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2021 AlixPartners + Sourcing Journal Survey Report

The pandemic has fundamentally changed retail – maybe forever. Suddenly, as consumer spending plummeted amid store closures, inventories had to be meticulously planned to save costs and avoid pileups of unwanted clothes and fabrics. Add logistical and other supply-side challenges to fluctuating consumer demand; and delivering the right product to the right place at the right time became almost impossible. In partnership with Sourcing Journal, this inaugural survey report will help the industry better understand itself and combine forces toward a more efficient future.

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ALIXPARTNERS CHANGING CONSUMER PRIORITIES STUDY

As the world prepares to emerge from the pandemic’s profound disruption to normal life, our collective experience over the past year has imprinted on how we will behave going forward. Consumers across the board have had to learn new behaviors and adopt new habits in their everyday lives. Mapped by the two main vulnerabilities—health (this includes mental and physical) and finances—consumer behaviors have taken on four distinct dimensions that companies must consider going forward in addition to traditional demographics.

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As the world prepares to emerge from the pandemic’s profound disruption to normal life, our collective experience over the past year has imprinted on how we will behave going forward. Consumers across the board have had to learn new behaviors and adopt new habits in their everyday lives. Mapped by the two main vulnerabilities—health (this includes mental and physical) and finances—consumer behaviors have taken on four distinct dimensions that companies must consider going forward in addition to traditional demographics.

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The forces of change pummeling retail have never been stronger. Rapidly shifting consumer behavior is accelerating trends that had been gradually underway over the last few years. Online sales have experienced growth that usually takes four or five years in just a few months. And retailers are having to pay much more attention to how, and how quickly, product gets into the hands of consumers. The entire ecosystem has been impacted -- from manufacturers to retailers to landlords, luxury to mass, and every touchpoint in between.  

While retail has learned to live with disruptions over the last few years, the next step is to start anticipating them and preparing accordingly. Retailers need to embrace agility across their entire organization to better sense and respond to changing consumer priorities and industry trends. This will mean fixing operational issues that have marred performance and profitability for years. Our deeply experienced and hands-on retail team will work alongside you to guide and support your transformation as you reinvent the very meaning of the word retail. 

NAVIGATING A SEA OF DISRUPTION

Disruption has created a fast-changing and less-predictable environment for most industries, leaving many leaders feeling adrift. New realities require businesses and their leaders address a different set of priorities and hone new skills. AlixPartners Disruption Insights examines how disruptive factors are affecting all industries and identifies successful strategies that companies are employing to respond.

DOWNLOAD THE RETAIL INDUSTRY REPORT

Disruption has created a fast-changing and less-predictable environment for most industries, leaving many leaders feeling adrift. New realities require businesses and their leaders address a different set of priorities and hone new skills. AlixPartners Disruption Insights examines how disruptive factors are affecting all industries and identifies successful strategies that companies are employing to respond.

DOWNLOAD THE RETAIL INDUSTRY REPORT

ARE YOU READY FOR THE RETAIL ROLLERCOASTER?

Disruption in retail is not new. However, the frequency and intensity of changes impacting the industry are challenging retailers like never before. AlixPartners has developed a quantifiable and actionable methodology that allows retailers to measure their ability to understand their consumer’s evolving needs and respond to disruption with agility. This framework, called AgilityEQ, ascertains a retailer’s capacity to breakdown silos of inflexibility, embrace speed in processes and decision-making, and use data to draw actionable insights. Continue reading to learn more about AgilityEQ and its conception at the 2021 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit.

READ MORE

Disruption in retail is not new. However, the frequency and intensity of changes impacting the industry are challenging retailers like never before. AlixPartners has developed a quantifiable and actionable methodology that allows retailers to measure their ability to understand their consumer’s evolving needs and respond to disruption with agility. This framework, called AgilityEQ, ascertains a retailer’s capacity to breakdown silos of inflexibility, embrace speed in processes and decision-making, and use data to draw actionable insights. Continue reading to learn more about AgilityEQ and its conception at the 2021 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit.

READ MORE
alixpartners fashion in focus campaign center background image 2 2021

Fashion in Focus: Investing in a Future Forged by Adversity

2021 AlixPartners + Sourcing Journal Survey Report

The pandemic has fundamentally changed retail – maybe forever. Suddenly, as consumer spending plummeted amid store closures, inventories had to be meticulously planned to save costs and avoid pileups of unwanted clothes and fabrics. Add logistical and other supply-side challenges to fluctuating consumer demand; and delivering the right product to the right place at the right time became almost impossible. In partnership with Sourcing Journal, this inaugural survey report will help the industry better understand itself and combine forces toward a more efficient future.

READ MORE

2021 AlixPartners + Sourcing Journal Survey Report

The pandemic has fundamentally changed retail – maybe forever. Suddenly, as consumer spending plummeted amid store closures, inventories had to be meticulously planned to save costs and avoid pileups of unwanted clothes and fabrics. Add logistical and other supply-side challenges to fluctuating consumer demand; and delivering the right product to the right place at the right time became almost impossible. In partnership with Sourcing Journal, this inaugural survey report will help the industry better understand itself and combine forces toward a more efficient future.

READ MORE
alixpartners changing consumer priorities study cover h2 2021

ALIXPARTNERS CHANGING CONSUMER PRIORITIES STUDY

As the world prepares to emerge from the pandemic’s profound disruption to normal life, our collective experience over the past year has imprinted on how we will behave going forward. Consumers across the board have had to learn new behaviors and adopt new habits in their everyday lives. Mapped by the two main vulnerabilities—health (this includes mental and physical) and finances—consumer behaviors have taken on four distinct dimensions that companies must consider going forward in addition to traditional demographics.

READ MORE

As the world prepares to emerge from the pandemic’s profound disruption to normal life, our collective experience over the past year has imprinted on how we will behave going forward. Consumers across the board have had to learn new behaviors and adopt new habits in their everyday lives. Mapped by the two main vulnerabilities—health (this includes mental and physical) and finances—consumer behaviors have taken on four distinct dimensions that companies must consider going forward in addition to traditional demographics.

READ MORE

Retail Viewpoint: Actionable Insights Every Month

Sign up for our Retail Viewpoint email newsletter where each month we take a deep dive into the disruptive forces shaping retail business opportunity around the world.

In The News

Global Coordinators

Global Team