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1. Will China’s Zero-COVID Policy Hurt Luxury’s Dirty Secret? The appeal of making in China, of course, is simple: lower overheads created potential that many luxury brand founders could never imagine. “Luxury profits didn’t just increase — they went to the moon and back.” – Read More on Jing  

2. The Smaller, Smarter ‘Store of the Future’ Trend Is Real: “We’re seeing this amazing experience where new store openings are outpacing store closures (and) we’re seeing new formats that are highly digitized, smaller in footprint.” – Read More on PYMNTS

3. How retail is using digital twins: Digital twins make it easy to visualize complex relationships between physical things, including product placement, physical customer journeys and the paths robots might take down store aisles for inventory and floor cleaning. – Read More on Venture Beat

4. Fashion No Longer Has the Luxury to be Silent: “Fashion and luxury brands should recognize that their customer base has changed. Younger consumers are politically engaged and use social media to publicize causes and take action at lightning speed.” – Read More on Newsweek

5. How Retail Can Turn Digital Assets into a Gold Rush: NFTs are such powerful marketing tools because they help create online communities that encourage data-yielding behavior. NFTs have truly unlocked new ways for brands to drive digital customer engagement. – Read More on Total Retail