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Nordstrom Restructures its Technology Team

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After disappointing earnings reports over the past few quarters, Nordstrom has announced some spending cuts, including 10 people getting laid off from the technology department. “In technology, we are planning productivity improvements by focusing on fewer, more meaningful projects, such as a scalable merchandising solution that supports seamless integration across …

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Saks Elevates Online Retail via Live Chat, Social Media

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In a very digitalized age, retail companies like Hudson’s Bay are continuously finding ways to integrate online shopping into their consumers’ everyday life. Just recently, the group announced that it is now heightening its e-retail operations for one of its biggest ventures, Saks Fifth Avenue. Through this endeavor, Saks executives …

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Research Shows a Staggering 24% of Consumers Have Been Duped by Online Counterfeiters

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San Francisco—Almost one quarter of consumers have bought a product online that turned out to be counterfeit, including fashion or footwear, electronics and digital content. This is according to new research commissioned by MarkMonitor, a leader in enterprise brand protection. The survey, conducted by a leading market research company Opinium, …

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Bill Blass Brand Under Chris Benz to Launch Nov. 2

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New York—Bill Blass, the designer brand established in 1970 that became associated with classic American style, is back. Today, the brand is poised to re-enter the market with a modern strategy, catering exclusively to e-commerce customers worldwide.  The launch collection, designed under Creative Director Chris Benz, includes women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, …

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Kohl’s Amps Up Digital to Make Omnichannel Shopping Easier

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Menomonee Falls, WI—As holiday approaches there’s an increase in promotional ads and these days an increase in retailers touting their latest omnichannel upgrades. Today, Kohl’s release its own set of digital upgrades including a store mode for Kohl’s mobile app, enhanced mobile payment options like Apple Pay, a seamless omnichannel …

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Sole Society Opens Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store in LA

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Los Angeles–Sole Society, a lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, today opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar retail store at Santa Monica Place. Launched in 2011, the online footwear brand kicked up buzz by delivering $100-and-under shoes directly to consumers’ doors. Now, with a physical presence in …