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Fashion Features

Apparel and Beauty Firms’ Good Deeds Earn WWD Award

If there is one thing that stands out about the winners of this year’s Community Service Awards, it is their dedication. The winners went beyond token donations to existing charities.

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Financial

More Data Safety Issues Expected in Year Ahead

Last year was an embarrassing one for business in terms of safeguarding personal data, and companies, including retailers, are bracing for another rocky year in 2008.

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Technology

Fit Session Goes Mini

Technology already makes the world feel smaller by removing time zone and geographic barriers. Now, some apparel companies are toying with technology to…

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Retail

Timberland to Launch Worldwide Sites

Timberland Co. is taking the autonomy and speed it gained with the launch of its U.K. Web site to a handful of international sites next year.

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Retail

Retailers Battle Persistent Data Security Lapses

Retailers just can’t seem to put the scandal over safeguarding customer data behind them.

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Retail

Blue Snafu

The Bay department store flagship in Toronto was hit by the so-called blue screen of death this month when a computer error message was displayed for days across huge outdoor screens meant to carry illuminated seasonal graphics.

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Playboy ceo Christie Hefner.

Retail

Playboy’s Social Networking Play

Christie Hefner, chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises Inc., views social networking and other new media as opportunities — not threats — to brands.

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Technology

IT Execs Face New Eco-Challenge

Green-minded companies challenge engineers to cool it.

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Retail

Timberland Has Designs on Green

Nobody escapes scorecarding anymore. Suppliers are graded on fill rates and delivery dates, contract factories on human rights compliance and technology providers on service levels.

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Retail

Retailer IT Spending to Rise Modestly

Retailers’ information technology spending will rise 2 percent this year, a modest bump compared to 2006, but not so skimpy that priority projects will be put on the back burner.

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Due Maternity site statistics on the iPhone.

Retail

Retailers Try iPhone as Business Tool

Due Maternity credits the iPhone with landing a big online order that might have been lost to a competing retailer.

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Retail

Analysts Call for Wal-Mart to Tap External Trend Data

Powerful technology, the industry’s most envied logistics and even last month’s executive shuffles can go only so far toward getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s fashion mix right.

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Media

Famous Footwear: Advanced Merchandise Planning

Record-breaking annual sales and healthy same-store sales increases are signs that Famous Footwear’s merchandise planning strategy is working.

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Media

Sore-based Service Still Too Static

Internet-savvy consumers are growing disenchanted with the traditional store experience, challenging the creativity of retailers.

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Media

Famous Footwear: Advanced Merchandise Planning

Record-breaking annual sales and healthy same-store sales increases are signs that Famous Footwear’s merchandise planning strategy is working.

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Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where he makes accessible environmental education content.

Sustainability

What Is Sustainability Amid New Rush of Digital Activism?

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