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American Apparel Announces Next Phase of its Strategic Turnaround Plan


Los Angeles--American Apparel, Inc. announced today the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall … [Read more...]

Expert Commentary: Four Tips to Drive Offline Sales


By Manish Patel, CEO of Brandify, a sophisticated, hyper-local software solution that helps organizations understand the strength … [Read more...]

Expert Commentary: Is Software The New Rock ‘N Roll?


As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm … [Read more...]

NPD: Comfort, Fashion Help Propel Sandal Sales


Port Washington, NY– Consumers’ focus on casual and comfortable fashion is the perfect fit for comfort-oriented independent … [Read more...]

Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 to Pop Up at the Grove


Los Angeles–Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 will open its first-ever U.S. pop-up at award-winning retail, dining and … [Read more...]

Do’s and Don’t for Retailers in a Digital Age

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What sets retailers up for success or failure in digital age? L2’s Digital IQ Index examines more than 200 retailers in … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: The Robin Report on TJX Companies

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Robin Lewis, author of "The New Rules of Retail," has over 40 years of strategic operating and consulting experience in the retail … [Read more...]

Expert Commentary: Who Will Rise Ahead in the Handbag Middle Market?

Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capital LLC

As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: Industry Recruiter Discusses What Jewelry Industry Needs

Andrew Philip, jewelry recuiter

Andrew Philip is Founder/President of Execu-Team Resources Inc, the leading search firm specializing in recruitment within the … [Read more...]

Luxury Market Faces a Drought as Affluents Choose Conscious Consumption


Stevens, PA—The U.S. economy may be in a post-Great Recession period but many of the consumer values developed during the time … [Read more...]

Game Changers: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Next Big Thing

Marshal Cohen, chief analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

2014 ended with a good news/bad news sort of holiday season. Sure sales were up and mostly in line with forecasts. Online sales … [Read more...]

Report: Fulfillment Improvements Boost Holiday E-commerce Sales


New York—E-commerce flourished within a moderately strong 2014 holiday season, growing 16% year-over-year to $72.03 billion, … [Read more...]