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American Apparel Lays Off 2,400 Workers

American Apparel workers reported to the company’s Los Angeles factory Monday to pick up their final checks.

clock January 16, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Business

Marco Gobbetti to Join Burberry as Executive Chairman, and CEO

Gobbetti will join the company on Jan. 27, as executive chairman, Asia-Pacific and Middle East until July 4, when he will become ceo.

clock January 16, 2017Samantha Conti

Business

Hermès to Open Meatpacking District Store

The neighborhood is constantly in a state of flux.

clock 17hSharon Edelson

Technology

Technology

Subscription Enabler OrderGroove Raises $20M

The company, which looks to help retailers compete with Amazon, is doubling down.

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Under Armour CES

Technology

Beyond High Tech, On to Solutions

Technology in the worlds of fashion and retail will continue to become more individualized and helpful to both marketers and customers.

clock 17hMaghan McDowell

retail solutions, hsn, first insight, consumer behavior

Technology

First Insight Partners With HSN to Identify Top-Performing Products

The solution provider will support HSN in implementing consumer-driven predictive analytics to inform pricing and allocation strategies.

clock January 13, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Yarn manufacturing

Technology

First Insight and PTC Solution Helps Brands Meet Consumer Demands

The solution aims to provide supply chain transparency for accelerated production and reduced risk.

clock January 12, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

A scannable look from Babyghost.

Technology

Indie Brand Babyghost Gets Techie With Scannable Clothes

Blockchain technology can help luxury brands to fight counterfeit products but Babyghost, launched six years ago by DVF alum Joshua Hupper and designer Qiaoran Huang, is using it as a next level marketing and customer relations tool.

clock January 11, 2017Casey Hall

Markdowns during the fourth quarter impacted gross margins.

Technology

DynamicAction’s Offers Solution to Curb Consumer Promotion ‘Addiction’

The rollout of this feature comes as retailers wrap up a year of heavy promotions.

clock January 11, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

As retail faces sea changes in nearly every aspect of operations, executives are
eyeing innovative solutions to challenges in tech, security — cyber as well as physical —
management restructuring, training and more.

Technology

HYPR Out-Maneuvers Retail Hackers With Biometric E-commerce Platform

As data breaches escalate, the secure biometric shopping platform will resolve compromised passwords and abandoned shopping carts.

clock January 11, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

mobile platforms, omnichannel

Technology

Oracle Goes Big on Omnichannel Functionality for Updated Retail Services

The service provider aims to connect the dots for clients in lieu of shifting consumer behavior.

clock January 9, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

SDA Bocconi YNAP

Technology

YNAP and SDA Bocconi Set Digital Education Partnership

The international online retailer and the Milanese university are developing a new course in digital strategy, marketing and e-commerce.

clock January 9, 2017Luisa Zargani

Kevin Plank, ceo, Under Armour.

Technology

CES: Why Under Armour’s CEO Is Competing With Apple

Kevin Plank aims to change consumer expectations for an athletic brand and stay ahead of present and potential competitors.

clock January 7, 2017Maghan McDowell

MasterCard's Masterpass

Technology

CES: A Future Beyond Cash, Thanks to Smartphones

Experts discuss opportunities for retailers with the shift to mobile usage among customers.

clock January 6, 2017Maghan McDowell

WiseWear

Technology

CES 2017: WiseWear CEO on Next Steps for Smart Jewelry Company

The boutique engineering firm has lofty plans for itself, focused on developing products that aim to be preventative and applications beyond simply consumer consumption.

clock January 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka

amazon black friday mobile

Technology

E-commerce Platform Shopify Adds Amazon Integration

Businesses that sell in U.S. dollars can add their product catalog to Amazon by using their Shopify account.

clock January 6, 2017Maghan McDowell

Q Accomplice Fossil hybrid smartwatch

Technology

CES 2017: Wearables Makers Honing Their Offering

The market continues to gain momentum as established players expand and fresh faces join in.

clock January 5, 2017Maghan McDowell and Kari Hamanaka

E-commerce, personalization

Technology

NRF Update: Top Players Bank on Artificial Intelligence

Industry powerhouses like Google and IBM turn sights to artificial intelligence for targeted innovation.

clock January 5, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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clock January 16, 2017Luisa Zargani

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