Versace RTW Spring 2019

Financial

Versace Acquisition Talk Swirls in Milan

Multiple sources contend a deal to sell the company is imminent.

clock September 23, 2018Luisa Zargani

A shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in PittsburghWalmart, Pittsburgh, USA - 22 Feb 2018

Government and Trade

Walmart Says Tariffs Will Lead to Price Hikes

The retailer reached out to the U.S. Trade Representative before the government moved ahead with its latest round of tariffs.

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Denise Incandela

Retail

Digital: Inside Walmart’s Dot-com Transformation

Walmart.com has added approximately 1,100 brands since last April.

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Carrefour

Mergers and Acquisitions

Carrefour Denies Approaching Casino for Merger Attempt

Amid a growing war of words, Casino said its board met over the weekend and rejected an alleged merger approach by Carrefour.

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Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2019

Retail

Prada, Missoni, Fendi Stole the Show in Milan, Say Retailers

The season of streetwear is over, according to Tsum.com’s Riccardo Tortato. 

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Millennials

Business Features

Think Tank: Not All Customers Are Equal, So How Do You Find the Ones That Matter?

Accenture’s Jill Standish looks at how retailers can harness the power of data analytics to meet customers’ evolving expectations — and reinvigorate growth.

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Yoav Susz

Marketing and Promotion

Digital: Marketers Should Focus on the Overall Customer Journey

Testing and isolating customer data allows one to learn what’s working and why.

clock September 24, 2018Vicki M. Young

Neiman Marcus is taking on even more debt to make an upcoming interest payment

Retail

Neiman Marcus Said in Debt Talks With Creditors

The luxury retailer is eager to restructure its debt with maturities starting in 2020.

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Heidi Zak

Markets

Digital: ThirdLove Relies on Data for Its Decision-Making

Sometimes the most useful information is from consumers who elect to do “returns and exchanges.”

clock September 24, 2018Vicki M. Young

Nick Woodhouse

Markets

ABG’s Nick Woodhouse on Building an Influencer Network

The company created Winston, a proprietary software program, to find people to promote its brands.

clock September 24, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Marni Schapiro

Technology

Digital: Snapchat’s Millennial Picture

The social media platform is helping brands court younger consumers with pictures.

clock September 24, 2018Evan Clark

Chris Paradysz

Media

Digital: Chris Paradysz of PMX Agency Talks Collaborations and Data

The pace of change is happening at a rate one never would have anticipated yesterday.

clock September 24, 2018Lisa Lockwood

John McPheters

Business Features

Digital: How Localized Content Helped Stadium Goods Succeed

John McPheters, cofounder of Stadium Goods, believes the phrase “If you build it, they will come” no longer applies to retail.

clock September 24, 2018Aria Hughes

Kate Blythe

Technology

Everything’s a Story at Matchesfashion.com

Chief content officer Kate Blythe explains how the merchant connects with consumers.

clock September 24, 2018Evan Clark

Josh Luber, a co-founder and ceo of StockX.

Technology

StockX Closes $44M Funding Round; Plots Multiprong Expansion

Convincing brands and retailers that it can be a primary marketplace is one hurdle for the site.

clock September 24, 2018Sharon Edelson

Brady Stewart

Technology

Digital: Levi Strauss Gains Artificial Intelligence With Ask Indigo

The year-old chatbot has needed some tweaks along the way, but is driving conversion and lowering returns for the brand.

clock September 24, 2018Evan Clark

Scott Meden

Retail

Digital: Chief Marketer Scott Meden on Nordstrom’s New Way

Nordstrom will soon launch a revamped loyalty program called Nordy Club.

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