Retail

Sycamore Lowers Offer for Chico’s

Chico’s will review the latest offer from Sycamore but has already rejected higher offers from the private equity firm.

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chatbot, AI, ML, online

Technology

Delineating the Value in Chatbots, Eliminating Choice

WWD interviewed Sarah Assous, senior vice president of Zoovu, to learn how retailers are helping consumers choose wisely.

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Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co.

Government and Trade

No Interest Rate Relief for Retailers

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold, but has indicated a cut is on the horizon.

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Apple's Airpods and Apple Watch

Technology

IDC: Smartwatches and Ear Gadgets to Grow Through 2023

IDC figures wearables shipments will top 302 million in 2023, thanks to smartwatches and hearables. That could be good news to Apple’s ears.

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Shopify announced a new fulfillment network, to help smaller merchants ship faster and compete with the Amazons of the world.

Technology

Shopify’s New Tools Aim to Give SMBs More Amazon-like Features

Shopify introduced a new AI-powered fulfillment network, plus a bevy of partner and developer tools to “help level the playing field.”

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Retail

A Rainbow Railroad to Safety

As part of Pride Month, Gap is sponsoring a panel Thursday on the theme “Journey to Freedom.”

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Rue21, shopping, malls

Human Resources

Rue 21 Readies New Exec Leadership

In a focus on “rebuilding,” Rue21 upgrades and strengthens its management team with three key hires.

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Ugo Ravanelli and Lorenzo Cagnoni

Financial

Italian Exhibition Group Goes Public

The trade show operator’s shares were first placed on the Milan Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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Backstage at Aalto RTW Fall 2019

Business Features

Germany’s Biggest E-commerce Companies Start Sustainable Packaging Project

Retailers Otto Group and Tchibo are working with Germany’s national postal service and courier companies DHL and Hermes to take reusable packaging mainstream. If they’re successful, it could change online shopping as we know it.

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Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2019

Financial

Damac Said to Be Front-runner to Buy Roberto Cavalli

The Dubai-based property developer is said to be the party preferred by owner Clessidra.

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Joanne Crevoiserat

Human Resources

Tapestry Appoints New Chief Financial Officer: Joanne Crevoiserat

Her résumé includes stints at Abercrombie & Fitch, Kohl’s, Walmart Stores and department store Filene’s.

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