Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Muriel Gonzalez Joins The Vitamin Shoppe

The veteran beauty and fashion merchant will drive the specialty retailer’s merchandising, marketing, product development and private brands strategy. 

clock 4hDavid Moin

Christmas online shopping

Business Features

Pandemic to Create Strong Headwinds Against Holiday Spending This Year

Industry experts say that with this season’s consistent uncertainty, the new normal may just be “no normal.”

clock 11hAlexandra Pastore

The coronavirus crisis has underscored the importance of being ready for anything.

Business Features

Crisis Management: Being Ready for the Next One

clock 12hWWD Staff

The coronavirus crisis has underscored the importance of being ready for anything.

Business Features

Crisis Management: Being Ready for the Next One

How companies can prepare for future shocks even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Sophie Hill

Retail

After Fashion and Interiors, Threads Styling Ventures Into Beauty

Beauty services are launching six months earlier than planned, given increased customer demand.

clock 12hNatalie Theodosi

J. Crew

Financial

J. Crew Creditors Say Company Undervaluing Business

The bankrupt retailer’s unsecured creditors argue that its enterprise value is $2.9 billion rather than the $1.8 billion company estimate.

clock August 7, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Traveler phone coronavirus pandemic

Mergers and Acquisitions

Podcast Listening Starts Steady Comeback After Early Pandemic Slowdown

Podcasts also look to be a bright spot in a digital ad market hit hard by economic effects of the coronavirus.

clock August 7, 2020Kali Hays

Bon Appétit

Media

Two More Journalists Exit Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen

Molly Baz, Gaby Melian, Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez and Sohla El-Waylly are all stepping back.

clock August 7, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Mid-section portrait of stylish young woman holding shopping bags with Black Friday and texting on the go while leaving mall in sale season, copy space

Business Features

Data Shows Thanksgiving Foot Traffic Vital to Holiday Success

Placer.ai analyzed foot traffic during the holiday period to see if Black Friday could pick up lost sales from Thanksgiving closures.

clock August 7, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

retail forecasting

Business Features

Why Enhancing Forecasting, Scenario Planning Is imperative Now

Jill Standish discusses how retailers can become “future-ready.”

clock August 7, 2020Jill Standish

TikTok WeChat ban

Media

Trump Signs Orders Banning TikTok, WeChat From U.S.

TikTok is already looking at legal action, saying it’s “shocked” by Trump’s move and that it happened without “due process.”

clock August 7, 2020Kali Hays

Outland Denim

Business Features

Outland Denim Releases First Annual Sustainability Report

Outland Denim’s Sustainability Report aims to communicate the brand’s impacts to its customers.

clock August 7, 2020Tracey Meyers

Ed Brennan, chairman and ceo at DFS Group with Shaoqun Chen, chaiman of Shenzhen Duty Free Group

Retail

DFS Invests in Shenzhen Duty Free, Strengthens Mainland China Presence

As travel retail dries up completely in Hong Kong, taking up a stake in Shenzhen Duty Free is a big move to safeguard DFS’s future.

clock August 7, 2020Tianwei Zhang

InStyle

Media

Making a September Issue During a Pandemic

How InStyle and Marie Claire put together their most crucial issues of the year.

clock August 7, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Lord & Taylor

Financial

Retailers Add Back 258,300 Jobs With Big Gains at Specialty Stores

But the sector’s payrolls are still down dramatically over the pandemic.

clock August 7, 2020Evan Clark

Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique

Financial

Richemont Sets Shareholder Loyalty Scheme, Names Wendy Luhabe to Board

In May, Johann Rupert said he wanted to compensate shareholders after slashing last year’s dividend, and thank them for sticking with the company through COVID-19, and beyond.

clock August 7, 2020Samantha Conti

The Dior fall ad campaign.

Media

EXCLUSIVE: Dior Fall Campaign Pays Tribute to Feminist Artist

The ads, featuring a mosaic of portraits, were inspired by a photographic series from the Seventies by Italian artist Marcella Campagnano.

clock August 7, 2020Joelle Diderich

Corneliani's headquarters in Mantua

Business Features

Corneliani CEO Sets Relaunch Strategy

Ceo Giorgio Brandazza said majority stakeholder Investcorp might look for potential investors to guarantee a brighter future for the brand.

clock August 7, 2020Alessandra Turra

Instagram Reels debuts hoping to capture the TikTok audience.

Technology

What to Know About Facebook’s TikTok Contender

How the new Instagram Reels aims to draw TikTok users into the fold.

clock August 6, 2020Adriana Lee

The Real Real store.

Financial

The RealReal’s Julie Wainwright Feeling ‘More Optimistic’

The resale site is building back up after the coronavirus slowdown, but is still losing money and has investors wanting more.

clock August 6, 2020Evan Clark

Saks Fifth Avenue at Brookfield Place.

Financial

Brookfield Optimistic, Moody’s Not So Much

While the landlord said things were looking up, the debt watchdog offered a decidedly more dour take.

clock August 6, 2020Evan Clark

Coach store

Financial

Who Will Be Tapestry’s Next CEO?

The search is on for a new ceo at Tapestry — parent company to Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman — after Jide Zeitlin abruptly resigned from the post last month.

clock August 6, 2020Kellie Ell

Business Features

COVID-19 Response: Sneakers Hit High Note Online

Executives from Klarna, New Balance and StockX discuss e-commerce during the health crisis.

clock August 6, 2020David Moin

Two covers of Bon Appetit magazine are shown in this photo, in New York, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The staff at Bon Appetit, whose top editor resigned after a revolt by the journalists there after an offensive photo of him circulated online amid longstanding issues over treatment of people of color, said in a statement Wednesday, June 10,  that "our mastheads have been far too white for far too long" and the magazine was making changes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Media

Bon Appétit Unveils Sonia Chopra as Executive Editor, Three Journalists of Color Quit Test Kitchen

Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez and Sohla El-Waylly announced they would be stepping back from the Test Kitchen.

clock August 6, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Actress from hit TV show "Nothing But Thirty" Jiang Shuying hosted Suning.com's first live streaming selling luxury goods.

Retail

China’s Suning.com Expands Into Online Luxury Retail

Luxury items purchased from Suning.com, the second largest retailer in China, will come with certificates to prove their authenticity.

clock August 6, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Top row: Fiona Hughes, Alexa Tonner, Natalie Silverstein. Middle: Ryan Stern. Bottom: Angelita Sierra, Amy Luca, Rashmi Nigam.

Mergers and Acquisitions

You & Mr Jones Aims to Become World Leader in Influencer Marketing

The “brandtech” firm has acquired U.S. influencer marketing company Collectively, which it will merge with TheAmplify.

clock August 6, 2020Joelle Diderich

christmas shopping

Business Features

Fleeting Shopping Behaviors and a Digital-First Holiday Season

Report by the DTC Collective and Bluecore reveals insights into uncertainty in consumer behavior, retaining new shoppers and excess inventory.

clock August 6, 2020Alexandra Pastore

woman shopping apparels in clothing boutique with protective face mask as new normal requirement in Malaysia

Business Features

Back-to-School Shopping Spend Predicted to Increase This Year

Expectations are surprisingly high for back-to-school spending, according to ICSC.

clock August 6, 2020Tracey Meyers

Wrangler jeans

Financial

Denim Company Kontoor Brands Reports More Losses During the Pandemic

The Wrangler, Lee and Rock & Republic parent company lost $33 million in the most recent quarter thanks to the global shutdown.

clock August 6, 2020Kellie Ell

Shiseido flagship

Financial

Shiseido Posts First-Half Net and Operating Losses, Lower Sales

Amid poor performance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced a new three-year strategy.

clock August 6, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Adidas headquarters in Germany

Financial

Adidas Execs Confronted by Q2 Sales Slip, Multiple Controversies

At a press conference for second-quarter results, Adidas executives tackled many of the controversies dogging the company, including allegations of corporate racism, selling Reebok and speculation about a multibillion-euro bond.

clock August 6, 2020Cathrin Schaer

Montblanc

Technology

YNAP Drives New Montblanc E-store

The agreement between the two companies, both controlled by Compagnie Financière Richemont, is effective starting this month.

clock August 6, 2020Luisa Zargani

RFID

Business Features

Digital Identities: Technologies That Propel

An Avery Dennison executive joined WWD in discussing how beauty brands and retailers can find success amid uncertainty.

clock August 6, 2020Alexandra Pastore

The Burberry store in Shenzhen, China.

Business Features

London’s Designers Battle to Rebuild Businesses in Testing Times

British brands of all sizes are suffering from shrinking sales, desolate shop floors and a lack of international tourists. Restructuring is proving painful, but they’re pressing ahead.

clock August 6, 2020Samantha Conti

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