Retailers appear to be focusing their expansion efforts more on local digital initiatives and less on more traditional means of market entry like new stores.
That’s among the conclusions of a study by Accenture’s retail practice that found a group of 489 retail firms around the world staged just 17 new market entries in the three months ended Jan. 15, down more than half from the 43 entries undertaken in the third quarter of last year. Preliminary data for the three months ended April 15 show a pickup from fourth-quarter results, but not to the heights achieved in the third quarter.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)