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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JCPenney was among the stores that stayed closed when the Arden Fair Mall reopened in Sacramento, Calif., . Arden Fair reopened Friday since closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemicVirus Outbreak California Mall Reopening, Sacramento, United States - 29 May 2020

Business Features

As Online Sales Soar, Store Closures Harm Local Economies

A shift to online sales is hurting local sales tax receipts.

clock June 1, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Shopping on the first day of reopening of the clothing stores after the lockdown due to the Coronavirus emergency in Milan, Italy, 18 May 2020. Several countries around the world have started to ease COVID-19 lock-down restrictions in an effort to restart their economies and help people in their daily routines after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.Coronavirus in Italy, Phase 2, Milan - 18 May 2020

Retail

Stimulus Checks Fuel U.S. Retail Sales but Global Picture Remains Dim

Consumers new to online shopping are helping to drive sales.

clock May 29, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Frette

Business Features

Staying Home Helps Frette Navigate Coronavirus

The Italian luxury home and lifestyle company has seen a surge in interest online.

clock May 21, 2020Luisa Zargani

Andrea Panconesi

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: LuisaViaRoma Enters the Gaming Arena

The luxury retailer is launching a new app offering a shopping experience with a virtual interactive game.

clock May 4, 2020Alessandra Turra

The scene at the Nike RTW Fall 2020 show.

Business Features

Nike Takes Top Spot in Global Online Traffic

SEMRush’s data for March revealed the top fashion sites ranked by online traffic.

clock April 30, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

scalefast

Retail

‘Now Is the Time’ to Drive Online DTC Sales

Brands and retailers upping their online efforts are eyeing “headless e-commerce” solutions, which offers greater flexibility and speed.

clock April 27, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Cuyana

Fashion Scoops

Cuyana Slows Down, Invests in Care Products and Longevity

Cuyana’s cofounder on navigating coronavirus, furthering its mind-set and launching care products.

clock April 9, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

YNAP Group's multichannel devices

Human Resources

Coronavirus Puts YNAP CEO Search on Hold

Chairman and ceo Federico Marchetti wrote to his employees saying he will continue to helm the company until the “return of calm waters” and the COVID-19 crisis is over.

clock April 7, 2020Luisa Zargani

An Arizona Trucking Association volunteer gives a free lunch to a truck driver, at a rest area along I-10 in Sacaton, Ariz. The group was giving away 500 lunches from Dilly's Deli to westbound truck drivers in appreciation for delivering medical supplies, food, and other necessities during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or deathVirus Outbreak Arizona Truckers, Sacaton, United States - 31 Mar 2020

Government and Trade

As Online Orders Soar, Driver Shortage Stalls Supply Chain

One industry organization is asking the government to classify truck driver schools as an essential service to help address the shortage.

clock April 7, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

3d personalization technology

Technology

3-D Configurator Gives Brands a Competitive Edge, and Lower Returns

A 3-D configurator from Expivi gives brands a competitive edge, and lower product returns.

clock April 6, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Bimba Y Lola fashion

Retail

In Online Traffic Search, ‘Alternative’ Sites Nudge Out Traditional Retailers

SEMrush data shows robust search traffic for non-traditional retailers.

clock March 22, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

panic buying

Business Features

Pantries Under Pressure: Lessons for Brands to Overcome Supply Chain Challenges

Keith Anderson, senior vice president of strategy and insights at Profitero, says the coronavirus crisis has revealed weaknesses in e-commerce.

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5g

Technology

While 5G Devices Were Slow at Launch, NPD Sees Rapid Growth This Year

NPD said in the report that consumers will upgrade as more “flagship” phone models feature 5G.

clock March 12, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

consumer spending

Business Features

Digital Connections Are Enhancing the In-store Experience

Tom McGee, president and ceo of the ICSC, shares insights into the convergence of digital and physical stores.

clock March 10, 2020Tom McGee

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

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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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