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MACY’S UNVEILS ‘THE APPLE SHOP’ IN ITS HERALD SQUARE FLAGSHIP

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It was quite the site to see, Apple’s signature sleek look contrasting the extravagance of Macy’s majestic Main Floor at its Herald Square location. Laptops were presented alongside makeup and jewelry, Trolls merchandise could be seen peeping out from behind a barrier wall with digital displays. And, as Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren …

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Global 100 Brands: Tech Dominates Traditional Retail, Consumer Brands

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New York—In its 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released Tuesday, Interbrand points out the 100 most valuable global brands. Technology and automotive brands dominate this year’s ranking, holding a combined 28 positions. Technology brands, in particular, dominate—collectively making up more than a third (33.6%) of the total value of …

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Report: Consumer Demand Increases for High-End Timepieces, Smartwatches

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Basel and Geneva, Switzerland—BaselWorld, the annual trade show for watches, opened Thursday with a showcase of 1,500 brands that are expected to draw in 150,000 professionals and coverage by more than 4,000 journalists. René Kamm, CEO of the MCH Group, which produces BaselWorld, welcomed Swiss Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to open …

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“Wearables” Market Could Reach $80 Billion by 2020: Report

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Basingstoke, England—The market for “wearables”—technology that’s wearable—could amount to a $80 billion business by 2020, especially if there’s a fashionable interpretation. In its new report “The World in 2020—A technology Vision,” Juniper Research argues that invisible wearables (i.e. wearables indistinguishable from non-smart technology) are likely to see significant adoption before …

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Week in Review: 10 Must-Remember Online Articles

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New York—“The epicenter of stupidity”…that’s how outspoken L Brands chairman Leslie Wexner referred to Washington, specifically Capitol Hill, this week during the nerve-wracking hours leading up to a temporary debt ceiling solution. Like many retailers and business leaders, Wexner is concerned about how the political gridlock and its subsequent effects …