Pietra wants to help influencers make products and become consumer brands, and it's offering to connect them with world-class vendors.

Technology

This New Platform Aims to Turn Influencers Into Product Brands

Pietra just launched a platform to help creators get into product and build their consumer brands, and thousands are already on board. 

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Retail

Flipkart’s Warehouse Venture to Bolster Walmart’s India Presence

Walmart’s 2018 acquisition of a majority stake in Indian e-commerce business Flipkart is opening doors for the retailer.

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Aarthi Ramamurthy with Sriram Krishnan, hosts of "The Good Time Show" on the Clubhouse app.

Technology

How Sriram Krishnan and Aarthi Ramamurthy Blew Up on Clubhouse

Hosts of the influential “The Good Time Show” on how it started and its guests, from Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to DVF and Virgil Abloh.

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Anthropologie

Financial

Anthropologie Group Names CEO; Parent Company Reveals Current Quarter Sales Update

But investors weren’t sold. Company shares closed down nearly 3 percent Monday.

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Media

2021 Media Moves: Gawker’s New Editor in Chief and More

A roundup of who’s been hired, fired or maybe just jumped ship in media land over the past few weeks.

clock 21hKathryn Hopkins

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Technology

‘Right to Repair’ Movement Spotlights Need for AR Support

Just-released research from CGS shows that consumers want merchants and brands to offer AR assistance for product set-up, education and repair.

clock 22hArthur Zaczkiewicz

A rendering of the new Resorts World development.

Retail

Las Vegas’ New Resorts World Sets Inaugural Lineup of Retailers

The pandemic created many hurdles for the massive $4 billion Vegas development, but its president said, “We did not want to create a mall.”

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Attractive asian female is typing messages on a laptop while sitting against the wide windows of a coffee shop. a hipster girl is working on a portable computer in a cafe.

Business Features

PayPal Addresses the Growing Cost of Online Fraud With Protection Solution Launch

The enhanced Fraud Protection Advanced tool recognizes various needs in the industry with customizable offerings.

clock April 12, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Alibaba

Financial

Alibaba Shares Rise Nearly 7% After Antitrust Remarks

China’s largest e-commerce operator said it would roll out new measures and incentives to help keep businesses on its platforms.

clock April 12, 2021Tiffany Ap

MSCHF has initiated a voluntary buyback program for the “Satan Shoes” that were developed in collaboration with Lil Nas X.

Business Features

The Other ‘Satan Shoe’ Drops: Lawyers Size Up Nike’s Settlement With MSCHF

While some saw the legal dispute as a trademark-relation issue, others considered it to be a free speech one.

clock April 12, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Business Features

FedEx Discusses Learnings After a Year in Peak Shipping

Ryan Kelly, vice president of e-commerce and alliances, discusses the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic.

clock April 12, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Candace Cameron Bure

Retail

Candace Cameron Bure Teams With QVC for Women’s Collection

Best known for playing D.J. Tanner on “Full House,” Bure is also an author, director, producer and businesswoman.

clock April 12, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Vogue's december cover with British artist Harry Styles photographed by Tyler Mitchell on local newsstand in New York, NY on November 24, 2020. Harry Styles has become the first solo male cover star of Vogue in the magazine's 128-year history. Photo by Charles Guerin/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images)

Media

The Magazines People Have Actually Been Reading During the Pandemic

Home decor, bookazines and food are among the categories that have performed well in print and online.

clock April 12, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Elmira College's Hamilton Hall.

Business Features

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School Established at Elmira College

The school will offer a concentration and minor in fashion marketing and fashion merchandising.

clock April 12, 2021Lisa Lockwood

A view outside the headquarters campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou.

Financial

Alibaba Fined $2.78 Billion for Monopolistic Behaviors in China

It’s one of the largest penalties Chinese regulators have ever issued.

clock April 9, 2021Tianwei Zhang and Tiffany Ap

Glossier Boston

Retail

Investors Funneled $2B to Beauty and Personal Care in 2020

Funding for beauty start-ups hit an all-time high last year, CB Insights says. And 2021 is shaping up to be even bigger.

clock April 9, 2021Adriana Lee

Rick Caruso

Real Estate

Caruso’s Latest Development: Connecting With Cryptocurrency

Caruso will be accepting rent payments for both residential and retail properties in bitcoin.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

Retail

Lee Delaney of BJ’s Wholesale Club Dies Unexpectedly at 49

The sudden passing of the CEO triggered certain management changes with more to come.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

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Media

Netflix Sets Post-Labor Day Return to Office Life

CEO Reed Hastings has previously expressed his distaste for work from home culture created by the pandemic.

clock April 9, 2021Kali Hays

Retail

JWoww Jumping Into Retail at American Dream

The reality TV celebrity says opening a shop has been a lifelong dream.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

Valentino

Human Resources

Fire Burns Down Valentino Shoe Manufacturing Plant; Company Reveals Action Plan

A week after a fire devastated a Valentino shoe manufacturing plant in Tuscany, the company revealed a plan to help resume production — also thanks to Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli’s solidarity.

clock April 9, 2021Luisa Zargani

Protesters rally support from drivers as they pass by a rally in support of unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama in front of the law office of Morgan and Lewis during a national day of action in Philadelphia, PA, on March 20, 2021. Morgan and Lewis are known for their union-busting activities and are assisting Amazon in its efforts to bust up the unionizing efforts in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo by Cory Clark/NurPhoto via AP)

Retail

Amazon Prevails in Vote Count as Union Alleges Interference

Friday’s count yielded more votes against unionizing with the RWDSU, but the union targeted Amazon’s conduct in the run-up to the vote.

clock April 9, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Nike store

Marketing and Promotion

Nike Again Tops Annual Apparel 50 Study From Brand Finance

Nike maintained its lead despite dropping in value while Gucci ranked second and Louis Vuitton overtook Adidas for the third position.

clock April 9, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Hunter

Retail

Adyen Taps Afterpay to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later

The partnership officially launched with outdoor lifestyle brand Hunter offering the payment option.

clock April 9, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

Executives Pin Future Success on Social, With Consumers Aligned

Sprout Social commissioned The Harris Poll to gauge business leaders and consumers.

clock April 9, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Pandora

Financial

Pandora Q1 Revenue Grows 13% at Constant Rates

Pandora prereleased quarterly financial figures showing that business crept closer to pre-pandemic crisis levels.

clock April 9, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Chiara Ferragni

Human Resources

Tod’s Group Appoints Chiara Ferragni Member of the Board

With Chiara Ferragni, the Italian group is reaching out to a younger generation and pledges to continue to support solidarity projects.

clock April 9, 2021Luisa Zargani

Orvis

Business Features

Field Notes: Fly Fish Fashion Forward

Fly fishing in style means staying dry with the latest water-repellent technology for high-performing fabrics and dressing up like a pro.

clock April 9, 2021Tracey Meyers

Grundens

Business Features

Fishing for Fashion: Outdoor Adventures Fuel Interest

As consumers take an active interest in the outdoors, fishing in all its facets emerges as a sport of choice.

clock April 9, 2021Tracey Meyers

Some girls' looks from Bonpoint.

Retail

Bonpoint Sets Up Children’s Shop in Greenwich, Connecticut

The pop-up covers 1,600 square feet and will offer newborn, baby, girl, boy, skin care and fragrance collections.

clock April 9, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Shoppers at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

Retail

IBM: Nearly 3 in 4 Mall-goers Eager to Return to Brick-and-Mortar

According to a new IBM study, shoppers are ready to swarm stores, while investors and retailers prep for the return of the prodigal shopper.

clock April 8, 2021Adriana Lee

Michelle Gass

Retail

Kohl’s Execs Refute Activist Claims and Proposals

Shareholders will either reject or support the activist investors’ slate of five board nominees at the May 12 annual meeting.

clock April 8, 2021David Moin

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Legal

Retail’s ‘Chapter 22’ Risks During the Pandemic

The risks of filing for bankruptcy a second time, unofficially dubbed “Chapter 22,” can complicate restructuring efforts.

clock April 8, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Retail

At Retail, Innovation in High Gear

In a COVID-19-riddled world, retail innovation centers on e-commerce, convenience and safety.

clock April 8, 2021David Moin

Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2021

Business Features

Reading the Tea Leaves at Salvatore Ferragamo

Analysts weighed in on what could lie ahead for Salvatore Ferragamo, which has confirmed the exit of creative director Paul Andrew in May.

clock April 8, 2021Luisa Zargani

Retail

Retail Picture Bright in Mastercard’s March Report

Data shows positive signs for department stores and apparel specialty stores.

clock April 8, 2021David Moin

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Financial

Levi Strauss’ First-quarter Transformation

The jeansmaker has been working on becoming lean, mean and more digital during the pandemic.

clock April 8, 2021Evan Clark

An Amazon warehouse that labor is trying to organize is shown in Bessemer, Ala., Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Union representatives are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on the promise it will lead to better working conditions, better pay and more respect. Amazon is pushing back, arguing that it already offers more than twice the minimum wage in Alabama and workers get such benefits as health care, vision and dental insurance without paying union dues. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Technology

Amazon Union Vote Count in Bessemer Marks Industry Milestone

The public vote count for whether the U.S. will see its first Amazon labor union in Bessemer, Ala. has begun — and it’s already heated.

clock April 8, 2021Kaley Roshitsh and Sindhu Sundar

Rinascente's "Keep It Beautiful" campaign.

Retail

Why Rinascente’s CEO Believes the Word ‘Sustainability’ Is So Last Decade

The Italian department store opted for other terms to communicate its values in its latest advertising campaign, which doubles as illustrated manifesto.

clock April 8, 2021Sandra Salibian

A plus-size section of a Rue21 store.

Retail

Rue21 Picks Up the Pace on Plus Sizes

Within the specialty retail sector, Rue21 has been among the most aggressive promoting plus sizes.

clock April 8, 2021David Moin

Kering

Business Features

Kering Presents Global Logistics Hub in Italy, Embodies Omnichannel Strategy

The new state-of-the-art site will help support the growth of the French group’s fashion brands and represents Kering’s biggest investment in the country yet.

clock April 8, 2021Luisa Zargani

Selfridges unveils its new windows, inspired by the pleasure and optimism found in nature, ahead of store reopening on April 12.

Retail

Selfridges Gears Up for Reopening With Sustainable Window Displays

The retailer is also rolling out an outdoor gym with SoulCycle and a new concierge service to lure more customers back to the store.

clock April 8, 2021Tianwei Zhang

MMP

Retail

Multimedia Plus Adds Zoom Capabilities to Latest Version of Incite Platform

Technology from Multimedia Plus helps brands and merchants communicate more effectively with front-line sales associates.

clock April 8, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Uniqlo Tokyo

Financial

Fast Retailing Sees Strong First Half, Raises Full-Year Guidance

Strong performance by Uniqlo in Japan and Greater China drove the growth, despite the impact of COVID-19 on other markets.

clock April 8, 2021Kelly Wetherille

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Business Features

Facebook Report Reveals Ongoing Pain Points for Small Business

The Global State of Small Business Report finds vulnerabilities and identifies new challenges ahead.

clock April 8, 2021Alexandra Pastore

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Technology

Klevu Doubles Down on E-commerce Discovery

The AI discovery and search specialist launched a suite of products to better connect buyers and sellers.

clock April 8, 2021Evan Clark

Nike Sues MSCHF Over Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

Business Features

Repurposing Brands Is Complicated for Designers, Artists and Brands

For decades, artists have reimagined logos without companies’ consent and designers have taken to the practice, too.

clock April 8, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg and Jean E. Palmieri

Neiman Marcus, which emerged from bankruptcy in September, refinanced with $1.1 billion in senior secured notes, WWD reported Sunday.

Financial

Retail Debt Risk Remains: Moody’s

The debt watchdog said more defaults were in the offing with department stores and apparel retailers at risk with low ratings.

clock April 7, 2021Evan Clark

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