Anita Balchandani is partner with McKinsey & Company in London and leader of apparel fashion and luxury in EMEA.
‘Battle for data will be the battle for the bottom line in grocery’
The companies that emerge the strongest from the current downturn will shape a new data and insight paradigm, argue McKinsey’s Anita Balchandani and Samantha Phillips
‘The three transformative themes creating retail opportunity’
To succeed, retailers must address climate change, digitalisation and skills, say McKinsey & Company’s Anita Balchandani and Bartosz Jesse
‘Today, retailers can harness the power of artificial intelligence in practical ways’
Applied AI can bring efficiency gains, improved decision-making and enhanced financial performance, say McKinsey’s Anita Balchandani and Louise Herring.
‘Retailers must be swift and decisive to win in the year ahead’
In the coming months, retailers’ focus should be on rising demand for value, the return of the experience economy and making omnichannel work better than ever, says McKinsey & Company’s Anita Balchandani
‘Five key themes will drive success in fashion and retail in 2022’
Given its exposure to the ebbs and flows of Covid-19, the fashion industry has been a useful bellwether for the wider retail landscape.
‘As retailers navigate sustainability, value creation should increasingly be on the agenda’
A focus on sustainability is no longer a matter of choice, it is an imperative since we have left our historical ‘safe operating space’ with respect to CO2 emissions.
‘Retail’s rules of value creation have changed for good’
Retailer equity valuations have been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year, amid significant divergence in the performance of individual companies.
Anita Balchandani: ‘Expect a spending splurge but not a straight-line recovery’
After a long hiatus, as non-essential retail reopened in the UK the early signs suggest there are reasons to look forward with optimism.