1. In China, It’s Time to Splurge Again, and the Luxury Industry Is Relieved: “I change my handbag every day,” Ms Zhang added. “I felt that everything was meaningless during the Shanghai lockdown, so we should enjoy the present moment in time.” – Read More on the NYTimes

2. Some shelves lie empty as retailers struggle to predict demand: Supply chain issues and a reluctance to strike deals with suppliers while commodities prices are high are also contributing to erratic stocks of goods as diverse as chocolate and shampoo, with war and weather playing a part too. – Read More on Reuters

3. Implementing Sustainable Design Strategies in the Retail Environment. Purpose-driven consumers — those who choose brands based on how well they align with their values — represent the largest segment of consumers. These shoppers are willing to pay a premium for sustainability. – Read More on Retail Touch Points

4. Businesses Turn to Shopping Data to Find Their Best Customers: Set key performance indicators around variables such as propensity to spend, shopping habits and other relevant demographics. And then use data to make informed, accurate decisions about customers — with the greatest return on investment and lowest risk. – Read More on PYMNTS

5. Human Error Drives Most Cyber Incidents. Could AI Help? Although sophisticated hackers and AI-fueled cyberattacks tend to hijack the headlines, one thing is clear: The biggest cybersecurity threat is human error, accounting for over 80% of incidents. – Read More on HBR

6. Estée Lauder Shares Plunge as Asian Travel Retail Faces ‘Serious’ Headwinds: “We are going through an inventory issue, and with the profit pressure created by this high-inventory issue,” Mr. Freda added. – Read More on the WSJ