Global Retailing Conference

Retail

Retail’s Quest for What’s Next Draws From Unlikely Places 

Thinking outside the box means searching outside the industry, as executives at the annual Global Retailing Conference looked to winners in restaurants, travel and hospitality for inspiration. 

clock April 20, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Markets

Five Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Bangladesh Challenges Still Exist

A study by NYU’s Center for Business and Human Rights recommended a series of further improvement actions that would cost an estimated $1.2 billion to implement.

clock April 20, 2018Mayu Saini

A shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in PittsburghWalmart, Pittsburgh, USA - 22 Feb 2018

Legal

Major Retailers Refute ‘Extortion Scheme’ Lawsuit by Accused Shoplifters

Accused shoplifters are allegedly being threatened with criminal action if they don’t submit to a costly “restorative justice” program.

clock April 20, 2018Kali Hays

Backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2018

Human Resources

Micaela Le Divelec Appointed Chief Corporate Officer, Strategic Manager of Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferruccio Ferragamo was confirmed chairman with executive powers and James Ferragamo was named vice chairman.

clock April 20, 2018Luisa Zargani

Frankfurt Airport

Retail

How AOE’s Seizing on the Shifting Consumer Tides in Travel Retail

The company’s founder and chief executive officer spoke to a new kind of duty-free shopping during the Global Retailing Conference. 

clock April 20, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Maison Margiela RTW Fall 2018

Financial

Forex, One-Off Charges Dent OTB Net Profits and Revenues in 2017

Earnings before interests and taxes more than quadrupled last year.

clock April 20, 2018Luisa Zargani

Human Resources

Burberry Names Gavin Haig Chief Commercial Officer, a New Role

Haig, formerly ceo of Belstaff, will join Burberry on April 23.

clock April 20, 2018Samantha Conti

Federico Pignatelli

Media

Pier 59 Studios Picking Fight With Modeling Agencies

Federico Pignatelli has been outspoken about late payments to models, creating safe working conditions and educating models about contracts and visas.

clock April 20, 2018Lisa Lockwood

This, photo shows applications on an iPhone clockwise from top left, Target, Amazon, Sephora, JCPenny, Walmart, in New York. Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented realityNerdWallet Shopping Apps, New York, USA - 07 Feb 2018

Business Features

Living In an Amazon vs. Walmart World

While Amazon and Walmart battle, other fashion players are picking sides, trying to sell to both or just staying out of the way.

clock April 20, 2018Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

José Neves, founder and chief executive officer of Farfetch.

Technology

Farfetch Unveils Dream Assembly, an Accelerator Program for Start-ups

Burberry, 500 Startups will partner on the inaugural 12-week program in Lisbon, Portugal.

clock April 19, 2018Samantha Conti

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Justine Bateman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alysia ReinerChanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's Filmmaker luncheon, Odeon Restaurant, New York, USA - 20 Apr 2018

Eye

Chanel, Jane Rosenthal Celebrate Female Filmmakers at TFF 2018

clock April 20, 2018Kristen Tauer

Social Studies