Accessories News


Beacons Hold Potential, But Shoppers Are Still Not Tech Savvy in Stores

First Insight survey finds shoppers are not so tech savvy in stores.

“We’re working really hard with creative ad agencies and large agency groups, as well as our advertisers, to can we help you see the brand campaigns actually start and end in digital?” — Nikesh Arora, Google chief business officer.

Google Rebrands as Alphabet

The company named Sundar Pichai ceo of the search business and said it was transforming itself into Alphabet, a holding company.

Jack Ma

Alibaba’s Omnichannel Push: E-commerce Giant to Invest $4.6B in Electronics Chain

Alibaba links with traditional retailer as government encourages new digital business combinations.

The Mobile Wallet: As Competition Grows, Still a Long Way to Go

Despite growing acceptance, the actual percentage of sales that occur this way to date remains tiny.


Stuff N Style Brings on Shopify in Latest Retail Partnership

The partnership with Shopify could help broaden the app's reach and makes it easier for users to upload items they've purchased into their digital wardrobes through Stuff N Style.

First Insight Adds Four to Client Roster

Maurices and Aéropostale expand apparel specialty clientele by two as Helzberg Diamonds and Things Remembered also sign on.

Reward Style

RewardStyle Raises $15 Million From Maverick, Miroslava Duma

RewardStyle raised $15 million from Maverick Capital Ventures, Miroslava Duma, Nasiba Adilova and Veronica Chou.

Returns Take Heavy Toll on Retailers

Study suggests that technology can help eliminate more than half of the worldwide annual loss of $642.6 billion at retail.

NRF: Inventory Shrink Costs Retailers $44 Billion in 2014

Percentage of sales, at 1.38 percent, lowest in survey’s 24-year history.