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3 Things You Should Know About Data Security, Holiday Shopping

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With the holiday retail season now in full swing, Mallory Duncan, senior vice president/general counsel at National Retail Federation, issued the following information about securing credit card data to malware and line time. “With millions of shoppers pulling out their cards during the Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday shopping …

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Expert: The Significance of Culture War and Nanodata

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …

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Expert: Why Some Retailers Will Opt Out of Black Friday

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Stevens, PA–REI, a co-op retailer whose members pay a fee to belong, got unimaginable publicity with its announcement that its stores will remain closed on Black Friday! #OptOutside–which encourages its members to spend the day with family and friends enjoying the outdoors–is perfectly on-brand. But even more important, it got …

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Marshal Cohen’s NPD Blog: “Showcasing” Shakes Up Retail

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we are reprinting a blog posting from Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst for NPD Group. The original post ran here.  “Showcasing” Shakes Up Retail Ironically, the increasing number of consumers migrating to online shopping has reinforced the importance of brick-and-mortar stores, making …

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Expert: What Makes a Brand? Ask Political Candidates

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …

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Target’s Price-Matching to Lure More Millennial Shoppers?

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Minneapolis—Target unveiled a new price-matching policy today, which includes price-matching both online and in-store. It’s all part of Target’s greater initiative to compete with the convenience and price advantages offered by competitors Amazon and Walmart both of whom are included in Target’s new price-matching, which is set to launch on …

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Expert Opinion: What Does a Neiman Marcus IPO Signal for Affluents

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Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent consumer.  She is president of Unity Marketing, a marketing consulting firm she founded in 1992. Here, she discusses the Neiman Marcus IPO and what it might be signaling for the luxury customer. Neiman …

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Expert Commentary: Customization, Personalization, Organization

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …

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Things Emerging Handbag Designers Think They Know–But Don’t (Part 1)

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This is the first installment of From the Trenches–Expert Opinion from Those Who Know Best. Here, Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and author of “Handbag Designer 101:  Everything You Need to Know about Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags” gives some wise advice to …

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American Apparel Announces Next Phase of its Strategic Turnaround Plan

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Los Angeles–American Apparel, Inc. announced today the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall merchandise line, approximately $30 million in cost-cutting initiatives, and key additions to its leadership team. For the first time in its history, later this year, American Apparel will unveil a new fall …

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Expert Commentary: Four Tips to Drive Offline Sales

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By Manish Patel, CEO of Brandify, a sophisticated, hyper-local software solution that helps organizations understand the strength of their digital brand. Patel also founded Where2GetIt in 1997. Over the past 18 years, Patel has used his combination of business acumen and technical savvy to establish the company as an industry-leading provider of local marketing solutions, empowering more …

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

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …

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

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Los Angeles–Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 will open its first-ever U.S. pop-up at award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination, The Grove, in Los Angeles from July 3 through July 16. House of Harlow 1960 will showcase apparel and accessories that reflect Nicole Richie’s eclectic style, inspired by the spirit …

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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 the specialty retail, department store and big box categories. From these studies emerged a list of Do’s and Don’ts for retailers looking to thrive. Written by Scott Galloway and reprinted with permission …

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

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …