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Weinswig’s Weekly — September 27, 2019

Executive Summary

September 27, 2019

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” looks at the rise of buy online, return in store (BORIS), and the headaches and opportunities it presents for retailers.

In the news this week:

  • Walgreens is testing drones for rapidly delivery of food and beverages, over-the-counter medications and other items.
  • Primark announced it may begin sourcing from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico. Currently, Primark US sources from Asia and Turkey.
  • Alibaba’s Tmall has partnered with Japanese textile manufacturer Mitsubishi Chemical to launch a thin, heat-generating fabric called Celwarm.

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