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August 1-15, 2019

August 2019| 1-15| 68 Pages

The Indian retail industry is emerging as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industry today and is expected to become the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market. While lucrative retail space comprises an expansive range of brands, the struggle to find the right kind of place is real. Airports, a promising sector for retail development around the world, have witnessed a kind of retail boom, and retailers are not leaving any opportunity to encash on this potential market space, feels Team Apparel Online talking to the heads of some retail brands.

The tug of war between high streets and malls to house brands is on, though both have their own benefits and which is why the place becomes a ‘preferred destination’ for many brands. But the moot question is where should the retailers house their stores…? Team AO examines through its ‘Cover Story’.

This issue also contains reviews of two mega fashion trade events, both focusing on Spring/Summer 2020 garments and creating networking opportunities for visitors. Meeting new buyers was the prime highlight of the fair. While the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) event saw participation of about 1,000 exhibitors from 12 countries, the 3-day IIGF – India’s biggest sourcing fair – saw around 350 garment exporters across India.


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63rd IIGF: Exporters met few new buyers but …

The 63rd edition of IIGF, which witnessed participation of around 350 garment exporters across India, was focused on Spring/Summer 2020. As far as buyer visitation was concerned, most of the participants shared that they mainly met their existing buyers while few new buyers were the only added advantage.

Jul 08, 2019  |  Events

European and American brands

Retail Report Q1 2019: A thunderous start for European and American brands

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Union Budget 2019

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