Retailers aren't in hiring mode, but executive search firm Berglass + Associates believes retailers should check out talent now so they can get a jump on identifying candidates, especially in the Internet world, when the need arises and the economy improves.
Berglass is expanding to the e-commerce channel its “star search” program, which provides introductions of C-level talent to retailers on an ongoing basis and not necessarily when there’s a job to fill. The program has been utilized by such retailers as Limited Brands Inc., Chico’s FAS Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. in the brick-and-mortar channel.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"