• Business Insider – The most extravagant request fulfilled by a luxury concierge service that caters to millionaires and billionaires May 3, 2018 by Harrison Jacobs John Paul is a luxury concierge service that is available 24/7 to its millionaire and billionaire clients. While most requests are for hard-to-get tickets or restaurant tables, the service has also handled numerous extravagant requests. One of the most extravagant requests was for a client who asked to watch the Monaco Grand ...
  • Business of Fashion – Macy’s Acquires Story BoF can exclusively reveal that Macy’s, Inc is buying concept store Story. Founder Rachel Shechtman will join the American department store chain as its first brand experience officer. “Welcome to Story! Have you been here before?” That’s what a greeter asks each-and-every person who walks through the doors of Story, a 2,000-square-foot store located steps away ...
  • Forbes – INTURN Wants To Speed Up The Pipeline From Clothing Brands to Discounters INTURN Wants To Speed Up The Pipeline From Clothing Brands to Discounters April 3, 2018 by Peter Carbonara  A perennial problem for clothing brands –not to mention beleaguered retailers like H&M — is what to do with all the stuff they can’t sell. There is a lot of it. Ronen Lazar, CEO and cofounder of INTURN, a New York-based ...
  • Women’s Wear Daily – Retail Success Hinges on ‘Knowing and Understanding’ the Customer Matthew E. Rubel, formerly of Varsity Brands and Collective Brands, shares his insights into what retailers and brands can do in a tumultuous market. March 14, 2018 Matthew E. Rubel is a veteran retail and brand chief executive officer and industry thought leader who serves as an independent director at Hudson’s Bay Co. where he chairs the compensation and HR development ...
  • FGRT – US Retailers Ready to Cater to Chinese New Year Shoppers with Mobile Payments   KEY POINTS Many Chinese tourists are currently preparing to travel overseas during the Lunar New Year celebration, which begins on February 16 and runs through March 2 this year. In the US, hundreds of thousands of retailers and service providers are ready to cater to these tourists by offering them the mobile-wallet payment options they prefer, ...
  • Women’s Wear Daily – With an Eye on Expansion, MadaLuxe Group Names Freede CEO Executive changes involving the founders will support growth maneuvers. February 13, 2018 by David Moin The MadaLuxe Group has promoted Adam Freede from president to chief executive officer, to support growth initiatives on several fronts. MadaLuxe Group’s former ceo, Sandy Sholl, has been named executive chairman and will continue to oversee retail, e-commerce and marketing. Sholl is the ...
  • Luxury Daily – John Paul Americas CEO on why luxury brands are turning to corporate concierges Amber Treshnell, CEO of Americas at John Paul, the leading global luxury concierge service, spoke with Marie Driscoll of Luxury Daily. The two discussed why corporate concierges have become the go-to services for luxury brands, how tech is driving change in the field, and the importance of ensuring freshness when deliver lasagna from a client’s ...
  • Chinese Designers Take the Runway at NYFW BCG’s Beat kicked off New York Fashion Week by attending Tmall China Day, a runway event sponsored by Tmall, the CFDA and Suntchi held at the Skylight Modern in New York City’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood.
  • NRF 2018: Retail’s Year to Get it Right BCG’s Beat will cover all things retail, tech and commerce related in and around BCG. This week the topic was unquestionably NRF.
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