Striving to revive their businesses, department store companies are increasingly looking outside the box to bolster their top executive ranks.
A recent spate of hires of key executives from pharmacies, consumer products, specialty chains, tech firms and vendors shows how department stores are scurrying to inject new thinking. It’s a gamble, but there’s good reason for it: Bench strength is lacking. Talent isn’t being groomed to the degree it once was and there’s a compelling need for different perspectives, and fresh eyes and ears to reinvigorate an old retail format that continues to consolidate.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018