Retail is a complicated business. But in a landscape that’s comprised of picky consumers, sweltering competition and high-stakes strategies, finding one’s footing is more than a simple matter of playing catch-up. Instead, it requires c-level executives in many cases to admit defeat — or at least confusion — regarding digital advancements and instilling positive change management in order for once siloed departments to work in the same sandbox, without issue.
Complicated, yes. Impossible, no. It’s these evolutions in the market that are inspiring new solutions. This year, WWD’s Retail 20/20: The New Store Experience event, being held today in New York City, focuses on the factors shaking up the retail market while showcasing insights from thought leaders inside the industry as well as how to navigate change.
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