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Weekly Insights Jul 28, 2017

Executive Summary

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” discusses the part Amazon is playing in the changing back-to-school shopping season.
  • Deepening their strategic alliance, Walmart and have revealed a new omnichannel shopping festival set for August 8 and a set of initiatives to integrate their supply chains and other operations as the battle for the Chinese consumer intensifies.
  • Fashion brand Michael Kors has acquired luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo for €1 billion (US$1.2 billion).
  • Amazon is continuing its international expansion push with the launch of its services in Singapore coming imminently, marking Amazon’s entry into Southeast Asia.

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