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The Future of Fashion Hiring Is Fast, Digital and Diverse

Industry experts see data and AI also reshaping hiring practices.

clock June 13, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Financial

Gender Bias Permeates VC Funding, Still

Despite an onslaught of women empowerment initiatives and media focus, VC funding continues to be riddled with sexism.

clock May 29, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

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Technology

CEOs Embrace Digital Business (Finally)

It’s been a long, rocky road, but executives are finally seeing the promise of cloud-based solutions, communications and operations.

clock May 1, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

Financial

Mastercard Contributes $100 Million Installment to Inclusive Growth Fund

The initiative is aimed at reducing income and information inequality while bolstering financial inclusion and workforce skills.

clock April 11, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

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Beauty Features

Inter Parfums Inks Graff Diamonds Fragrance License Deal

In 2017, Graff acquired the world’s largest diamond.

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Julep, Clark's Botanicals and Laura Geller products.

Beauty Features

Nancy Bernardini Joins Glansaol as CEO; Alan Ennis Now Chairman

Glansaol owns Laura Geller, Julep and Clark’s Botanicals.

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Financial

Female Founders Fund Brings Women-Run Businesses Into the Fold

The investment firm aims to deliver holistic services to companies in its portfolio.

clock October 12, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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Business Features

John Varvatos COO on the Art and Science of Inventory Management

Guy Sommerhalder discusses the convergence of merchandising and warehouse management.

clock June 14, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Business Features

Outperforming the Competition by Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’

Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work, explains.

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Technology

Tipalti’s Automated Payments Platform Meets New Tax Validation Rules

The platform now meets supplier tax compliance in 47 countries.

clock February 14, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Footwear

Meet Charles & Keith: The Singaporean Brand Going Global as “Zara of Shoes”

Already present in South Africa, Cambodia, Oman and Panama, the brand is gearing up to enter Russia.

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Kirk Palmer, Alex Montefalco and Caroline Pill.

Human Resources

Kirk Palmer Associates Expands Search Practice

Two key executives, Caroline Pill and Alex Montefalco have been hired to expand the 30-year-old executive search practice.

clock January 10, 2017David Moin

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Human Resources

Nike, Coach and Gap Among Brands Garnering Perfect Equality Scores

This year, the foundation had the largest number of companies with perfect scores at 517 of the 817 firms that participated in the ratings.

clock December 5, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Retail

St. John Knits Revamps With New Sport Collection, Global Ambitions

The quiet California brand hopes to attract younger and more international customers.

clock November 21, 2016Tiffany Ap

Artisans gain business insights at Brand Assembly.

Business Features

Nest Convenes Global Artisans in Fashion, Accessories and Home Goods

A dozen artisans from across the globe convened in New York City for a three-day leadership summit facilitated by the nonprofit group.

clock October 11, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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