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Weinswig’s Weekly — October 4, 2019

Executive Summary

October 4, 2019

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” looks at the waning importance of holiday shopping for US retailers, with holiday sales accounting for a steadily decreasing proportion of annual sales.

In the news this week:

  • Simon Property Group is teaming up with online shopping site Rue La La’s parent company to launch a new website for people looking for deals.
  • Uniqlo has partnered with textile company Toray Industries to launch a line of apparel made from used Uniqlo down jackets and recycled plastic bottles.
  • Carrefour has extended the use of blockchain technology to Camembert de Normandie cheese. Shoppers can trace producers’ locations and see the product’s path from farm to shelf with a QR code scan.


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