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New questions emerge around REI CEO’s undisclosed relationship

Media reports have linked Jerry Stritzke, REI's former CEO, with the head of an outdoor non-profit that received nearly $1.5 million in grants from the Seattle retailer.
Tags: Outdoors, Business, News, Retail, Seattle, Jerry Stritzke REI

How Michael Jordan became a brand (even though he almost skipped the meeting with Nike)

What today seems like the no-brainer that should have enticed bids from every major athletic shoe brand should be viewed more accurately as a first-of-its-kind gamble that almost didn’t happen.
Tags: Business, Fashion, News, Sports, Nike, Michael Jordan, Retail

What’s Ailing Retail (And What Does It Mean)?

Thanks to offshore manufacturing and the Walmartification of America, millions of American shoppers feel they have a right to pay less. The American shopper also wants to do less to pay less. After all, getting dressed and driving to a retail store where human interactions are the norm, is so last century. Seriously, why bother […] The post What’s Ailing Retail (And What Does It Mean)? appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, Retail, Economic Indicators, Walmartification of America

For local businesses, Snowmageddon created a mix of winners and losers

For the local economy, Snowmageddon giveth and taketh away. Business boomed for grocery stores and tow trucks, but commerce that relies on delivery has struggled, as has the real estate market and construction. Valentine’s Day buying slowed as well, with chocolatiers and florists reporting weak sales leading up to the holiday.
Tags: Weather, Business, Real Estate, News, Economy, Food & Drink, Retail, Local News, Local Business, Snowmageddon

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and is kicking things off by collaborating with DreamWorks Animation VR tour. At select Walmart locations across the U.S., Spatial& will set up a VR experience in the parking lot, allowing customers to visit DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” through VR. Afterwards, customers are ...
Tags: Shopping, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Commerce, Retail, Dreamworks, Vr, Virtual Reality, Dreamworks Animation, Intel Core, San Bernardino California, San Antonio Texas, Burbank California, Las Vegas Nevada, Franklin

REI CEO Jerry Stritzke abruptly resigns after failing to disclose a personal relationship

Jerry Stritzke, president and CEO of Seattle-based outdoor retailing pioneer REI, has resigned. The news, announced Tuesday morning, follows an outside investigation into “a personal and consensual relationship” between Stritzke and the head of “another organization in the outdoor industry,” which Stritzke failed to properly disclose, according to a company statement. Stritzke’s last day at […]
Tags: Business, News, Retail, Seattle, Jerry Stritzke, Stritzke

Salty’s restaurant among new airport outlets coming to Sea-Tac

As the airport's massive renovation continues and the Port of Seattle changes up its leases, new restaurants are coming to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Some will open this spring. In 2020, Salty's will open in a location currently occupied by Anthony's Restaurant, which is closing March 31.
Tags: Business, News, Food & Drink, Retail, Seattle, Anthony, Seattle Tacoma International Airport

India’s Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores

Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since as early as 2017, but recent developments have taken the company closer towards the expansion. Last September, Swiggy picked up delivery service SuprDaily in an acquisition while the company went on to raise a $1 billion funding round in December. That round was led by Naspers, it put Swiggy’s valuation to $...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Tech, Companies, Tencent, Retail, Bank, Food And Drink, Stores, Websites, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Zomato

Word of Mouth: Athens Culture + Shopping

Vintage clothing, records, art and more in our guide to adventures in the Greek city The references to Greek heritage in the Western world are endless. But zooming in on Athens culture reveals a diverse and talented group of artists, designers, shop owners and gallerists. Enlisting the help of CH friends Kiya and Demitra Babzani (experts of the area and the owners Self Edge), we have …
Tags: Travel, Design, Greece, Shopping, Museums, Athens, Retail, Shops, Galleries, Kiya, Self Edge, Demitra Babzani

Anthony’s at Sea-Tac is one of 14 businesses to close this spring as airport updates concessions

The closures are part of a longstanding initiative to refresh the mix of restaurants and shops in the airport.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Food & Drink, Retail, Anthony, Sea Tac

Foot Locker invests $100 million in GOAT Group

Foot Locker, the mostly mall-bound retailer of mass market sneakers, has invested $100 million in the sneaker marketplace and retailer of primarily rare and exclusive high-end athletic and lifestyle shoes, GOAT Group. The companies said that the investment would eventually lead to Foot Locker and Goat Group combining their efforts across their digital and physical retail platforms. GOAT said in a statement that the company would use the investment to accelerate its global operations, expand i...
Tags: TC, Tech, Netflix, Retail, Online Marketplace, Richard Johnson, Goat, Footwear, Sneakers, Foot Locker Inc, Scott Martin, Pensole, Flight Club, Foot Locker, Matt Powell, Eddy Lu

How AR is Enhancing Retail

In a recent A16Z podcast, Marc Andreessen said he believes that VR will be “like 1000 times bigger” than AR. He also recognised that this is a very contrarian view to consensus in the Valley, which... This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!
Tags: Trends, Retail, Ar, Augmented Reality, Marc Andreessen, Valley, Retail Tech

HMV isn’t going anywhere as Canada saves the UK music shop

The high street is dwindling and HMV are teetering on the edge, but Canada have saved the day for the UK’s biggest music retailer. HMV had a bad start to 2019 after a disappointing holiday period left their future uncertain. The music shop, and biggest physical entertainment retailer in the UK, went into administration at the start of January after clawing it’s way out of the same position 5 years ago. It may represent a dying high street as online shopping becomes the norm and streamin...
Tags: Business, Music, UK, HMV, Netflix, Canada, Retail, Shop, Buyout, Industry News, Putman, Sunrise Records, Doug Putman, Music Retail

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after five years in the job

Apple's retail boss is leaving the company in April after five years in the job. Angela Ahrendts, who joined Apple from Burberry, will be replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, who's been at the tech company for 30 years. The post Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after five years in the job appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, Trends, Retail, Burberry, Apple Store, Angela Ahrendts, Deirdre O Brien

Seattle’s minimum-wage hikes didn’t boost supermarket prices, new UW study finds

Another UW study found that labor costs increased at child-care facilities after the wage hikes, leading in some cases to staffing reductions.
Tags: Business, News, Food & Drink, Retail, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, UW

Foot Traffic Startup Scraffic Mulls New Funding, Machine Learning

San Antonio—Scraffic, a small startup that helps retailers count foot traffic in their stores, has gone international.The San Antonio-based business, which has four employees, now has customers in the Philippines, Spain, Portugal, and Canada, as well as users in the U.S. Scraffic found opportunity to expand in international markets like the Philippines because there are fewer competitors, says Ryan Ward, Scraffic’s chief operating officer. Founded in 2016, the company’s price point helped, too:...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Technology, Shopping, Trends, Startup, Tech, Spain, Software, Camera, Canada, Philippines, Portugal, Retail, Machine Learning, Software Development

J.C. Penney to drop major appliances after a three-year run

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney will no longer be selling major appliances, ending its three-year run. The Plano, Texas-based department store chain also says on its company blog that furniture will only be available on its website and store locations in Puerto Rico. The move marks the first major initiative by the company’s new […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Nation, Retail, Puerto Rico, Penney, Plano Texas

Retail technology platform Relex raises $200M from TCV

Amazon’s formidable presence in the world of retail stems partly from the fact that it’s just not a commerce giant, it’s also a tech company — building solutions and platforms in house that make its processes, from figuring out what to sell, to how much to have on hand and how best to distribute it — more efficient and smarter than those of its competition. Now, one of the startups that is building retail technology to help those that are not Amazon compete better with it, has raised a significa...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Enterprise, US, Tech, Retail, Finland, North America, Splunk, Albertson, TCV, John Doran, Amazon Brick, RELEX

Former Walmart executive Rosalind Brewer joins Amazon board

Rosalind Brewer, currently a top Starbucks executive and board member, brings the number of women on Amazon's board to four. She is the second African American woman on the company's board.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Walmart, Retail, Starbucks, Rosalind Brewer

Hill’s recalls canned Prescription and Science Diet dog foods over excessive vitamin D

The canned dog food is commonly distributed in veterinary clinics and other retail outlets across the United States.
Tags: Business, News, Life, Pets, Nation, Retail, Hill, Nation & World

Amazon reports record fourth-quarter sales, but growth rate slows

The company's $3 billion quarterly profit nearly matched what it earned in all of 2017.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Retail

Mallwave: nostalgic synth music for imaginary and abandoned shopping centers

Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music's composers are too young to have experienced or at least remember. Think of Mallwave as a hauntological soundtrack for an Orange Julius-fueled consumer culture where Suncoast, Merry-Go-Round, and Spencer Gifts anchored suburban reality. (Or, in the case of some of the moodier tracks, the kind of muzak that might play in your ...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Shopping, Retail, Electronic Music, Retro, Nostalgia, 1990s, 1980s, Julius, Koenig, Spencer Gifts, Malls, Mallwave, Joe Koenig

Replacing America's Sweetheart

Sweethearts, a longstanding representation of American romance, will not be found on shelves this Valentine's Day. Necco, the company that has been making the iconic candies since 1986, was acquired by Round Hill Investments LLC in May 2018. But when the company entered bankruptcy shortly after, the plant responsible for Sweethearts was shut down and the business sold on to Spangler Candy Company. Spangler assured fans that they will continue production of Sweethearts, but they were unable to ge...
Tags: America, Holiday, Sem, Innovation, Retail, Food And Drink, Candy, Shopper Marketing, Valentines Day, Valentines, Hershey, Reese, GALENTINE, February 14, Round Hill Investments LLC, Spangler Candy Company Spangler

FedEx to help retailers compete with Amazon with next-day delivery option

Rather than boosting its revenue from Amazon, FedEx sees better prospects in helping customers compete against the e-commerce behemoth.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Retail, Amazon FedEx

The convenience of "highway fitting" your clothes is hurting the planet

Everybody likes the convenience of a free return policy. But what consumers do privately in their home closets — say, ordering two sizes of jeans and returning the one that doesn’t fit — has a growing global impact. A recent U.K. survey concluded that more than 40 percent of clothing bought online is returned. A group called Fashion Revolution wants to do something about this. “Instead of the two-way drive of a delivery van bringing a package to you, it now has to drive back to your house to re...
Tags: Fashion, Design, News, Clothing, Sustainable Fashion, Online Shopping, Fast Fashion, Retail, Belgium, Accessories And Fashion, Sustainability Initiatives, Fashion Revolution, Highway Fitting, Chloé Mikolajczak, Jeroen Willekens, Fledge

Apple unveils new in-store sessions covering photography, Garage Band, health and more

Apple is launching 58 new Today at Apple sessions to beef up its in-store education offerings for people who want to explore Apple’s products. The sessions, which cover video, photography, accessibility, coding, music, health and more, are free to attend and available at all of Apple’s retail stores across the world. For the unveiling, Apple brought a group of reporters to its Apple Park campus in Cupertino last week. Throughout the day, Apple took us through sample Today at Apple sessions ac...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gadgets, Education, Tech, Retail, Cupertino, Angela Ahrendts, Ahrendts, Apple SVP, Labs, Apple Park, Karl Heiselman

Align Martech Investments With Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Customers demand that marketing coordinate with sales, service, and commerce to deliver better experiences. That’s why enterprise marketing technology (martech) is melding with customer experience (CX) to deliver consistency and relevance (see Forrester’s Predictions 2019: B2C Marketing). Martech is a direct line to consumer touchpoints, and marketers should embrace and leverage it to drive digital […]
Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail, CRM, Customer Experience Management, Forrester, Digital Strategy, Brand Experience, Age Of The Customer, Digital Business, Customer Insights, Martech, CX, Customer Data

New Retail Isn’t The Future — It’s The Present

The future of retail is already here: Alibaba’s New Retail is reshaping the retail landscape in China and beyond., Tencent, and traditional retailers like Starbucks and Walmart are all jumping on the bandwagon. My latest report, New Retail Is Transforming Commerce, shows retailers what they can learn from early adopters and how they can […]
Tags: Ecommerce, China, Walmart, Alibaba, Tencent, Retail, Online Retail, Starbucks, B2C ecommerce, Omnichannel Customer Experience, Global Ecommerce, New Retail Is Transforming Commerce

Free Human Bone Discovered in New Pair of Socks by One Unlucky Customer

"The bone does not appear to be a result of recent trauma"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Companies, Bizarre, Retail