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Retail

Retail’s Renaissance Discussed at SAP’s Retail Executive Forum

Key retail thought leaders from the likes of Tommy Bahama, Costco Wholesale Corporation and L2 were among those sharing insights.

clock 10hLauren Olsen

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Business Features

Think Tank: How Retail — and Its Workers — Will Survive Automation

Amit Sharma, founder and chief executive officer of Narvar, identifies five viable jobs in the age of automation.

clock 10hAmit Sharma

FabFitFun

Retail

FabFitFun to Test Consumer Pop-up

The subscription box firm has dabbled in experiences for the b-to-b community but will now try its hand at a consumer offering.

clock 19hKari Hamanaka

The interior of a Maje store on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk.

Financial

SMCP Prices IPO at 22 Euros Per Share

Shares of the contemporary French fashion company will trade on Oct. 20.

clock 20hMimosa Spencer

A Forever 21 store.

Legal

Forever 21 Copied Alo Yoga Sports Bra, Brand Says

The fast-fashion chain is no stranger to infringement lawsuits, but claims around athleticwear are getting more frequent.

clock 21hKali Hays

Giovanni Zoppas

Human Resources

Giovanni Zoppas Appointed CEO of LVMH, Marcolin Joint Venture

Massimo Renon succeeds Zoppas as ceo of Marcolin.

clock 22hLuisa Zargani

Photo courtesy of White Oak.

Markets

International Textile Group Ceases Operations at Cone Denim White Oak Facility

The White Oak mill will cease operations effective Dec. 31, marking the end of an era.

clock 22hTracey Greenstein

Innov8: V-Commerce gala in Beverly Hills

Retail

Virtual Reality on Full Display at Wal-Mart’s Store No. 8 Gala

Winners of the Innov8 competition presented their concepts and toasted their victories, while providing a peek into the future.

clock 22hKari Hamanaka

Shane Smith and Anna Wintour

Media

Vogue and Vice Media to Partner on Editorial Project

The collaboration is dubbed “Project Vs.”

clock October 19, 2017Alexandra Steigrad

Visitors walk past a chart showing China's soaring GDP since 2012 and a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Government and Trade

China Reports Q3 GDP Expands 6.8 Percent During Party Congress

The economic data was revealed a day after Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the next five years.

clock October 19, 2017Tiffany Ap

Billboard advertisements for Alibaba's upcoming Singles Day, or Double 11, promotional activities.

Business Features

Alibaba Launches Singles’ Day Pre-Sale Activities

Singles’ Day is spreading out its promotions to lighten the load of half a billion shoppers trying to get online during the traditional 24-hour sales period on November 11.

clock October 19, 2017Casey Hall

Financial

Europe’s Major Markets Decline

Retail and luxury stocks were in the doldrums during mid-morning trading on Thursday.

clock October 19, 2017Samantha Conti

A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for Rolex watches China.

Financial

Swiss Watch Exports Rise 3.7% in September

The monthly figures add to evidence of a sustained recovery despite patchy spots, including continued weakness in the U.S.

clock October 19, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Dove Nutritive Solutions

Financial

Currency Movements Dent Unilever Growth in Third Quarter

Turnover fell 1.6 percent to 13.2 billion euros.

clock October 19, 2017Samantha Conti

From Abercrombie's 2017 campaign, "This Is the Time."

Marketing and Promotion

Abercrombie’s 2017 Campaign Includes First Commercial in Over 10 Years

The campaign is integrated across multiple platforms and includes experiential events to connect with the consumer.

clock October 19, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Business Features

Industry Research Shows Retailers Still Need to Up Their Omnichannel Game

Recent surveys reveal consumer preferences for online and in-store, but retailers are struggling to deliver a true omnichannel experience.

clock October 19, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The Coach Holiday campaign featuring Selena Gomez.

Media

Selena Gomez Gets Festive in Coach’s Holiday Ads

The actress carries the Dinky, a bag first offered in 1973.

clock October 19, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

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At the TFWA convention.

Beauty

Travel Retail Flies High Again

clock 6hJennifer Weil and Jenny B. Fine

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