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November 2017

Nov
22

Will the Holidays Spur Retailers to Embrace Live Video?

Just 8 percent of 25 top North American and European retailers studied are offering live video features to customers as the holiday shopping season approaches, according to TokBox, the live video, real-time communications (RTC) company.
Nov
22

This Report Says Amazon Prime Day Actually Kicked Off Holiday Shopping

The 2017 holiday shopping season is in full gear, and according to Rakuten Marketing, 92 percent of U.S. consumers have already opened their wallets in support of what the company indicates will be a solid selling period for U.S. retailers.
Nov
21

Heading Into the Holidays, How Are Retailers Doing With Cybersecurity?

As retailers prepare to focus on sales during the holiday season, merchants, major credit card issuers and others in the retail industry are failing to keep up with critical security processes and security controls needed to protect shoppers.
Nov
17

What You'll Find at Foot Locker + NIKE's "Sneakeasy" Pop-Up

Following the 2017 retail mantra calling for "differentiated experiences," Foot Locker and NIKE are taking their partnership to the next level.
Nov
16

Multidev Technologies Adds Internal Messaging Feature

As enterprises increasingly rely on internal messaging to facilitate communications across groups, solutions providers are developing tools to address the way employees today collaborate and stay connected.
Nov
16

Calvin Klein Cozies Up to Amazon Fashion for Experiential Holiday Pop-Up

The companies are bringing branded holiday pop-up shops to NYC and LA in addition to a dedicated store on Amazon.com.
Nov
15

Levi Strauss to Open Larger Times Square Flagship to Continue DTC Growth

Direct to consumer represents nearly one third of the apparel company's total business.
Nov
15

How ASICS Uses AI to Get Personal With Customers

ASICS Digital, which oversees Runkeeper and other of the company's customer-facing digital platforms, is enhancing and personalizing its mobile web experience in partnership with Qubit.
Nov
15

Form and Function: These High Heels Transform Into Flats to Keep Wearers Comfortable

Seeking to bring stylish comfort to the high heels market, a new company, Runway Heels, is launching the industry's first patented, retractable high heels, enabling consumers to instantly transform heels into comfortable flats at the touch of a button.
Nov
15

PervasID Debuts Fully Integrated RFID System

RFID technology provider PervasID's new complete single-source solution can detect, read and monitor RFID tags with greater than 99 percent accuracy.
Nov
15

In-Store Tech Improves the CX But Out-of-Stocks Still Plague Retailers

Zebra Technologies Corporation's 2017 Global Shopper Study revealed that while 44 percent of surveyed shoppers are still not satisfied with staff availability and customer service, overall shopper satisfaction has significantly improved since the study’s inception a decade ago.
Nov
14

This See It, Buy It Fashion App Is Expanding Globally

SiBi is the first end-to-end mobile apparel marketplace to use artificial intelligence to help shoppers find fashion fast with its ability to shop using Instagram posts, photos or by favorite colors.
Nov
14

ShopKeep and Yext Are Doing This to Help SMBs

ShopKeep and Yext's new partnership enables store managers to edit and update their business information, including store hours and phone number, across the Internet directly from their POS. Yext, Inc. is a provider of digital knowledge management solutions. ShopKeep is a tablet-to-cloud point of sale and payments platform used by more than 24,000 independent retailers and restaurants. Starting immediately, ShopKeep will provide its customers with access to the Yext Knowledge Manager directly from the ShopKeep Back Office interface.
Nov
14

Aeropostale to Launch Lingerie With IHL Group

Aeropostale's competitor, American Eagle Outfitters, has had tremendous success with its Aerie intimates offering.
Nov
14

Lord & Taylor Brings Digital Flagship to Walmart.com

Walmart has been aggressively expanding its online assortment over the past year.
Nov
14

It's 2017: Why Are Customers Still Better Informed Than Store Associates?

For consumers, a knowledgeable and fully capable sales associate can be the difference between being delighted and leaving frustrated with no purchase.
Nov
14

New Report Analyzes Absorptive Nonwovens in Medical Industry

WTiN Intelligence: Medical Textiles' new technical report entitled "Absorbent nonwovens for medical and hygiene textiles applications" aims to provide an overview of the use of absorptive nonwovens in both medical and hygiene applications, examining issues over their continued use for the global population, and exploring innovations and new technologies coming from both research bodies and manufacturers.
Nov
14

Carhartt Creates Chief Brand Officer Role

Senior vice president of marketing Tony Ambroza will lead brand engagement across the entire consumer journey across critical touch points including TV commercials, social media, events, retail marketing, direct to consumer and beyond.
Nov
14

Is Foam Dyeing the Next Big Thing in Denim Manufacturing?

Foam dyeing of yarn is a new technology that is environmentally friendly and cost effective.
Nov
14

Clarks Transforms Global Planning With JDA

Clarks, the global shoe maker and retailer, is deploying JDA Retail Planning and Intelligent Fulfillment software as part of its global business transformation initiative.
Nov
13

Shoppers Are "Holiday Agnostic." Here's What You Can Do

Try what retailers may; the days of shoppers turning into last-minute Christmas fairies are fading. Holiday shopping behavior is now like everyday behavior, and shoppers just want to combine it into their regular activities. A few guiding trends can help brands prepare.
Nov
13

Winning Retailers Leverage Real Estate as Competitive Advantage

Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."
Nov
13

These Sneakers Are the Hottest Athleisure Footwear Trend Right Now

Dressing for comfort is perhaps the athleisure trend's biggest benefit and that has carried over from the rise of yoga pants as standard attire into footwear that looks as good as it feels. 
Nov
10

Cocona Gets the Go-Ahead in Patent Lawsuit Against Columbia, The North Face

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.
Nov
10

These 10 Trends Are Shaping the Luxury Market

At the October meeting of the Luxury Client Experience Board, Luxury Institute CEO Milton Pedraza analyzed the current state of the high-end market and presented the Luxury Institute's "Ten Luxury Trends For 2018" focused on the importance of services within the luxury industry and the distribution of wealth among luxury consumers.
Nov
09

Here's How Reebok and Victoria Beckham Are Empowering Women

The iconic British designer will join Reebok's growing coalition of unapologetically accomplished women – including Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Aly Raisman and Teyana Taylor, among others – to push new boundaries in the brand's long-time mission of empowering women to be the best version of themselves.
Nov
09

This Sock Startup Is Run By an 18-Year-Old

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Epprecht has turned his custom-designed and manufactured school-pride socks into a full-fledged business with the launch of OurSock.com.
Nov
09

lululemon Creative Director Resigns

He'll stay on through Dec. 31.
Nov
09

Tapestry Brings on Michael Kors Exec to Lead Creative for Kate Spade

Tapestry, Inc. reports that Nicola Glass is joining the company as creative director of Kate Spade.
Nov
08

Adore Me Delivers Customer Service Through Facebook Chat

Adore Me is among the first brands to adopt a breakthrough in customer experience within the world of e-commerce by implementing customer chat.
Nov
08

Kim Kardashian's Backing This Screenshot Shopping App

ScreenShop features patent-pending technology that instantly scans screenshots taken from any app or website on your phone, converting them to similar, shoppable items at a variety of price points.
Nov
07

Where Are the Best Workplaces in Retail?

Consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE released their Best Workplaces in Retail list, and REI comes in as the highest-ranking apparel retailer at no. 8.
Nov
07

How HeiQ's No Fuzz Solution Fights Pilling

HeiQ No Fuzz is based on novel adhesive polymer structures that give targeted, localized and non-homogeneous “bridging” reinforcement inside yarns and/or on the outer surface of yarns.
Nov
07

How One Korean Startup Is Tackling Fit and Sizing in Apparel

At MOFIT, sizing is a mathematical equation that aims to solve fit problems.
Nov
07

Holiday Shoppers Want Fast, Free and Convenient — and That Means BOPIS

Consumers are putting the squeeze on retailers when it comes to delivery costs and speed, according Deloitte’s 32nd Annual Holiday Survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.
Nov
07

FULLBEAUTY Brands Hires CEO With Experience at GAP, Inc., Quidsi

Emilie Arel brings extensive operating experience in apparel merchandising, retail technology, marketing and e-commerce to FULLBEAUTY.
Nov
06

Badger Sportswear Acquires Alleson Athletic

Together, the businesses will offer superior quality apparel, more customized product options and rapid fulfillment and service for team dealers, decorators and collegiate bookstores.
Nov
06

Denver Broncos Go Sustainable for New Era Fan Cap

Starting on Nov. 12, fans will be able to purchase the new, eco-friendly New Era caps at the Broncos Team Store at Sports Authority Field at Mile High during Broncos games.
Nov
06

Kroger to Launch New Apparel Line Next Fall

The Kroger Co. will introduce in fall 2018 a modern lifestyle apparel brand, built from the ground up to engage consumers in a new way.
Nov
06

Cole Haan Reopens Updated UAE Flagship

The innovative interior features a series of rooms, which are inspired by a residential layout that showcases the brand's new innovative lifestyle products.
Nov
06

ISA TanTac Acquires Majority Stake in Scabrenta

Scabrenta, using its proprietary technology and deep knowledge of Italian leather making, will be an important R&D hub for various kinds of leather solutions within the ISA group.
Nov
03

Can This Heated Vest Withstand Winter?

The vest features a unique Universal Fit design and a run time of up to 44 hours with the company's lithium-ion battery packs, or indefinite run-time when plugged into a vehicle power source.
Nov
03

VF Strengthens Performance Portfolio With Icebreaker Acquisition

VF Corporation signed an agreement to purchase New Zealand outerwear innovator Icebreaker Holdings for an undisclosed sum. On a trailing 12-month basis, Icebreaker Holdings generated approximately $150 million of revenue.
Nov
02

Gerber Partners With San Francisco Startup on 3D Simulation

Gerber and Avametric, an innovator  in fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications, are combining forces to offer the first end-to-end 3D platform, from consumer-facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing.
Nov
02

At ideation Conference, Gerber Technology Shares Software Updates

Digitalization is underway and at the annual ideation fashion technology conference, Gerber Technology announced major advancements in its software product lines to help make it easier for customers to adopt technology and achieve optimization through improvements in their digital workflow.

October 2017

Oct
31

Here's True Religion's Post-Bankruptcy Plan

True Religion has a plan to reduce debt from $471 million to $113.5 million as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy four months after filing.
Oct
31

Chinese Fast-Fashion Retailer Selects Centric PLM

UR (Urban Revivo), a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
Oct
31

Alibaba Kicks Off 11.11 Shopping Festival With Focus on Online-Offline Integration

During the festival, Alibaba will collaborate with 52 shopping malls to set up 60 New Retail-powered pop-up stores across 12 cities in China.
Oct
31

Why Kauno Baltija Relies on Lectra's Modaris 3D to Get the Perfect Fit

"Fit is now the most important factor in high-end fashion," says Kauno Baltija CEO Vidas Butkus.
Oct
31

Hibbett Sports Optimizes Order Management With Radial

Birmingham-based premium athletic retailer Hibbett Sports selected Radial's Order Management System, Customer Service and Payment, Tax, and Fraud solutions to seamlessly launch www.Hibbett.com, the company's first transactional e-commerce site.
Oct
30

Iconix Launches STARTER Collection on Amazon Exclusively for Prime Members

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.
Oct
27

Hanes Hosiery Debuts Perfect Tights Collection

Featuring COMFORT FLEX® knitting, these anatomically correct, luxury tights provide a precise front and back that conforms to the body for optimal comfort and fit.
Oct
27

This Company Can Help Retailers Reduce Their Shipping Costs

Instantly recovering up to 20 percent of total shipping costs and automatically refunding claims for 50-plus service failures, LateShipment's technology has now tracked more than 15 million packages in the past year and is actively used by companies in more than a dozen countries.
Oct
27

Saks Appoints GM for New Calgary Store

In this new position, Lydia Seifert will bring her nearly 20 years of retail industry experience to manage the launch and day-to-day operations of the 115,000-square-foot, two-level retail destination, which is scheduled to open on Feb. 22, 2018.
Oct
25

Microban + TANATEX Chemicals Reach Distribution Deal

Microban® International, Ltd., the global textile odor control and prevention solutions provider, agreed on a distributor partnership with textile chemical solutions provider, TANATEX Chemicals B.V.
Oct
25

American Eagle Outfitters Opens New AE Studio Concept Store in Union Square

The new store includes a space for students to do laundry, study or just hang out.
Oct
25

Palmetto Synthetics Signs Trademark Agreement for CertainT

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. signed a new CertainT® trademark license agreement with Palmetto Synthetics, a provider in the production of high-quality, specialty synthetic fiber.
Oct
25

DXL Manages Product Information With PlumSlice Technology

Men’s wear retailer Destination XL is using PlumSlice Labs’s Product Experience Cloud to manage products across each of its brand channels.