Apparel, Shoes and Textiles Industry Market Research...

     Plunkett Research estimates the global retail clothing and footwear market at $1.53 trillion for 2020.
     This includes sales by ecommerce and other non-store retailing methods. In America, during 2020, retail sales at clothing, shoes and accessories specialty stores in the U.S.
    totaled $196.5 billion, according to the Bureau of the Census.
     In addition, Plunkett Research es...

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Retailing & Chain Stores Market Research...

  Retail, with nearly 15.0 million employees in America alone at the beginning of 2020 (about one out of 10 people in the workforce), is one of the largest industries in the world.
     Retail sales in the U.S.
    totaled an estimated $6.21 trillion (on a broad basis) during 2019, according to the U.S.
    Census Bureau, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion duri...

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Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Sharing & Gig Economy, Freelance Workers & On-Demand Delivery Market Research...


     Plunkett Research estimates the size of the global sharing economy at $129.3 billion for 2019, and the Brookings Institution forecasts it to grow to $335 billion by 2025.
     2020 had mixed results for this sector due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
     Ride-sharing companies saw plummeting revenues because of the shelter-at-home, work-from home environment.
     Likewise, accom...

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Advertising & Branding Industry Market Research...

  The size of the advertising market is difficult to assess, and estimates by analysts vary to some degree.
     This is partly because the final cost of advertising for any organization includes creative and agency costs; local branding and marketing efforts; public relations; catalogs, brochures and other printed matter; the creation and maintenance of web sites, email campaigns and social media campaigns; and myriad other components, in addition t...

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Disruption, Technology and the Future of Fashion, Apparel and Shoes Business...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Subscription Fashion Services Grow, Including Stitch Fix...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Amazon Becomes one of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines...

  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  • Exercise Apparel Sales Ri...

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Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy
  • The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  • Gig Workers'/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve
  • Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  • Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  • Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  • Uber and Didi Dom...

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Apparel, Textiles & Fashions Business Trends Analysis...

  • Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate
  • Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin ...

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Retailing & Chain Stores Business Trends Analysis...

  • Wal-Mart Still Dominates But Faces Slowing Revenue Growth
  • Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate
  • Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  • Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  • Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  • Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers
  • For the Long Term in the U.S, ...

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Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales...

  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  • Exercise Apparel Sales Ri...

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The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Apparel Industry
  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize M...

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Introduction to the Retail Industry...

  • The Coronavirus' Effect on the Retail Industry
  • Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  • Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience
  • Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  • Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  • Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  • Apple Sets the Bar fo...

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Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Streaming Apps Services Dominate...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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India Is the New E-Commerce Battle Ground...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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HTML5 Makes Web Pages More Interactive, Sets up the Semantic Web 3.0 of the Future...

  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  • Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  • Cloud Computing and Software as a Serv...

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Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Chinese Consumers Exceed $500 Billion in Annual B2C Purchases Online...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Cable and Satellite TV Struggle With Cord-Cutting/Cheaper Streaming Options Proliferate, Including Netflix...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face New Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 27 Million Subscribers...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in the Music Industry, but Digital Sales Slow...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Online Banking Grows on Mobile Devices/The Internet and ATMs Replace Branches and Tellers...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Become Available Online...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  • Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  • Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  • Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  • Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  • Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both...

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Athletic Footwear Sales Soar/Athletic Shoe Industry Draws Endorsements from Top Athletes...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sports & Recreation Industry
  • NFL (National Football League): The Biggest Money in U.S. Sports
  • Broadcasting Fees, Digital Access and Investment Savvy Boost MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association) Goes Global
  • NHL (National Hockey League) Realigns
  • Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues
  • Soccer (Football) Leagues in the U.S. and Europe Reap Signi...

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Introduction to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy
  • The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  • Gig Workers'/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve
  • Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  • Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  • Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  • Uber and Didi Dom...

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Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market...

  • Wages Rise in China and Vietnam/Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • Flyknit May Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes<...

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Luxury Apparel and Accessories Face a Slower Market in China...

  • Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  • 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  • Exercise Apparel Sales Ri...

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Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China, India and Brazil...

  • The Coronavirus' Effect on the Retail Industry
  • Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  • Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience
  • Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  • Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  • Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  • Apple Sets the Bar fo...

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Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin to Enter the Marketplace...

  • Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  • Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
  • Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  • High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate
  • Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin ...

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The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy
  • The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  • Gig Workers'/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve
  • Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  • Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  • Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  • Uber and Didi Dom...

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The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Retail Industry...

  • The Coronavirus' Effect on the Retail Industry
  • Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  • Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience
  • Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  • Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  • Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  • Apple Sets the Bar fo...

    Read more

Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting Opportunities...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy
  • The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  • Gig Workers'/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve
  • Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  • Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  • Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  • Uber and Didi Dom...

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The Future of the Sharing Economy and Gig Workforce...

  • The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy
  • The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  • Gig Workers'/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve
  • Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  • Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  • Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  • Uber and Didi Dom...

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