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  • Retail Dive

    Many smaller apparel brands have sped up the design-to-sale process even more, turning fast fashion into "ultra-fast fashion," according to a report earlier this year from research and consulting firm Fung Global Retail & Technology, "Fast Fashion Speeding Toward Ultrafast Fashion." Like Asos, Boohoo and Missguided can produce merchandise in two to four weeks, compared to five weeks for Zara and H&M and the six- to nine-month cycle for traditional retailers, according to the report. Continue Reading

  • National Real Estate Investor

    In the latest sobering research, Fung Global Retail & Technology found that as of the week ended October 6, retailers announced 6,101 store closings, up 183 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the firm’s Store Openings & Closures Tracker. Not all of Fung Global’s analysis seemed dire, however. The firm also found that retailers had planned 3,427 in store openings, up 60 percent on a year-over-year basis. Continue Reading

  • PYMNTS.com

    Whether Amazon or Swatch has made a bad decision remains to be seen. Amazon may have lost a big chance at growth in a new segment — luxury goods — just as reports from Fung Global Retail & Tech (FGRT) indicate eCommerce is the fastest-growing distribution channel globally for such products. But, Amazon has a long history of persuading merchants to come long and, if one or two luxury retailers give in to Amazon, it might be enough to push others for fear of being left behind. Continue Reading

  • Digiday

    Thus far, sales for seasonal collections have increased from 20 percent of overall sales for the spring 2017 collection to 37 percent for fall 2017, as reported by Fung Global Retail and Tech. This showed the company is experiencing success in diversification and new products. Continue Reading

  • Computer World

    But with all of this as a backdrop, Deborah Weinswig sees a different mobile payments future with Amazon on top. Weinswig is a longtime retail analyst for Citi who today works as the managing director for Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank. Continue Reading