Beauty

Beauty Forced to Confront Racism

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen and Allison Collins and Ellen Thomas

Fashion

Voices of Fashion's Black Creatives on the Work to Be Done

clock June 5, 2020Andrew Shang and Victor Vaughns Jr. and Thomas Waller and Luis Campuzano and Emily Mercer and Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Taps Designer Matthieu Blazy

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The scene in Los Angeles as retail reopens.

Retail

Weekly Chain Store Sales Remain Challenged

As stores slowly open their doors across the U.S., sales are slow to bounce back.

clock May 19, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A Erno Laszlo mask and a Skyn Iceland mask.

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Beauty’s At-Home Ascent

Housebound consumers turn more to DIY treatments, data shows.

clock May 11, 2020James Manso

Dermalogica Virtual Consultation Professional Skin Therapist

Body Care

Virtual Consultations Are Paying Off for Beauty Brands

While the explosion in online beauty consultations was born out of necessity, the boost in sales means most brands will continue doing them in a post-crisis world.

clock May 1, 2020James Manso

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Retail

U.S. Fashion Apparel Sales Soar Online as Markdown Mania Continues

Sales of fashion apparel and accessories clocked double-digit gains.

clock April 14, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

An image from one of the challenges players are set in the mobile fashion game, Drest.

Technology

Tipping Point: The ‘Gamification’ of Fashion Is Accelerating

Consumers are online at home, playing games and accelerating digital trends faster than expected. That has major ramifications for how business will be done during and after this crisis.

clock April 14, 2020Cathrin Schaer

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Retail

As Online Apparel Sales Bounce Back, Overall Retail Outlook Remains Dim

The good news was tempered by a dire outlook for all of retail from Fitch Ratings.

clock April 9, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Retail

Online Sales Bounce Back

Performance marketing firm Within is tracking online sales weekly, and found an uptick this past week.

clock March 22, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Antonia Introduced 20% reductions on spring/summer collections

Retail

European Online Stores Launch Early Spring Sales

The measure might generate a price war and negatively impact the already suffering brick-and-mortar business.

clock March 19, 2020Alessandra Turra

A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck, in New York. Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year. Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. This year's Prime Day will start at 9 p.m. ET on July 10, 2017. While Amazon has claimed success, there have been grumblings that Prime Day deals have been unimpressive or involve older modelsTEC--Amazon-Prime Day, New York, USA - 09 May 2017

Business Features

Report Shows ‘Free’ Trumps ‘Speed’ With Amazon Delivery

TrendSource research found that Amazon’s one-day delivery “has yet to spoil consumers who still prioritize shipping cost over delivery timetable.”

clock March 6, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Shopping online e-commerce

Business Features

Fulfillment Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful, Costly Endeavor for Brands

Fulfilling online orders from stores is a key way to meet consumer demands, but it requires inventory transparency and staffing considerations.

clock February 27, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Retail

As Online Sales Grow, So Does the Villainy

RiskIQ identified the threats and vulnerabilities associated with “blacklisted” apps and URLs.

clock January 30, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Splitit Joins Adobe’s Magento, Expands Reach

The Splitit extension will enable merchants to offer an interest-fee-free payment solution.

clock January 7, 2020Alexandra Pastore

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Business Features

As Online Holiday Sales Soar, So Does the Burden of Returns

While returns are now seen as a necessary cost of doing business, shipping costs are now the top expense for retailers and brands.

clock December 27, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Retail

As Cyber Sales Boom, Profits Decline

Data from DynamicAction shows a return of the “retail vortex,” which means eroding profitability for retailers.

clock December 17, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Black Friday shoppers in front of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Retail

Retailers Undeterred by Early December Shopping Lull

Retailers say business is unfolding as planned, though anxieties over the short holiday season linger.

clock December 10, 2019David Moin

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Beauty companies donate black lives matter

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Beauty Companies Donate to Black Lives Matter

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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