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1. High price tags give boost to luxury retailers: Wall Street analysts estimate that revenue and earnings for some of the top luxury names are going to be even higher this year, “suggesting that the affluent shopper is fully engaged.” – Read More on Axios

2. Stores Have Too Much Stuff. Here’s Where They’re Slashing Prices: Retailers who sell their own lines of clothing and décor, like Gap Inc., could be especially inclined to mark down their inventory because they can’t pass the cost onto anyone else. – Read More on the WSJ

3. How luxury handbag label Delvaux, the ‘Hermès of Belgium’, made an incredible comeback, with China the key: French luxury entrepreneur Jean-Marc Loubier saw a great deal of potential in the historic maison and persevered in his pursuit of it. – Read More on SCMP

4. RETRO READ: How Supply Chain Transparency Boosts Business Value. In practice, creating a transparent supply chain is not simply a matter of determining what information to disclose to consumers; businesses must first gain visibility into their own supply chains. – Read More on MIT Sloan Review

5. Can blockchain offer solutions for cross-border trade and supply chain disruptions? Blockchain can be used for customs compliance and to minimize sourcing risk, by giving assets, such as inventory, orders, loans, packing lists, and bills of lading, unique identifiers. – Read More on Reuters