October 8, 2019 Responses to offensive product launches are gender- and market-specific, with more women than men expecting immediate action in both the US and UK, according to a recent survey from First Insight. By Rachel Deeley LONDON, United Kingdom — When it comes to diversity and inclusion, consumers are holding brands to account with […]

September 24, 2019 By Mary Hanbury • In a conversation with Business Insider, 29-year-old Australian entrepreneur Nick Molnar explained why buynow, pay-later shopping models are resonating with millennials who have scarred by recession. • Molnar said that this generation prefers to spend their own money rather than engage in interest-bearing loans or credit cards. • […]

September 16, 2019 By Jessica Binns When it comes to sustainability in fashion, what’s hidden on the inside counts, too. That’s what Chargeurs wants apparel companies to keep in mind as brands of all stripes attempt to pivot toward responsible sourcing. The 147-year-old French maker of apparel interlinings is launching the Sustainable 50, a collection […]

September 3, 2019 By Aarthi Swaminathan Microlending is surging, and Afterpay is riding the wave. The Australian fintech company — which offers buy now, pay later options for consumers — announced stunning huge results, noting that the underlying global sales for the fiscal year of 2019 increased by 140% to $5.2 billion. The company — […]

July 29, 2019 By Maghan McDowell With backing from Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator, Zyper is positioning “super fans” as an alternative to paid influencers. Vogue Business Key takeaways: Zyper, a marketing platform that connects brands with top fans instead of traditional influencers, has raised $6.5 million from Talis Capital, Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator. This […]

June 20, 2019 By Hanna Kozlowska “STOP Encouraging Influencers,” and “DEAD END – Awkwardly Branded Captions Up Ahead #SPON,” declare street signs sprinkled around the world’s biggest marketing festival, Cannes Lions, which is held in June in France. The signs are trying to point out to the world’s top marketers that influencers, who are supposed […]

June 10, 2019 By Angela Velasquez Denim shoppers can “buy now, pay later” for the latest pair of Levi’s. The U.S. denim brand is the latest to partner with Afterpay, the digital platform that offers consumers interest-free installment plans for in-store and online purchases. The payments company recently announced new partnerships with Levi’s, Ray-Ban, O’Neill […]

June 5, 2019 By Samantha Hurst Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Wednesday it has formed new partnerships with Levi’s, Ray-Ban, O’Neill, and Tarte Cosmetics, among many other brands and retailers in the U.S. Afterpay reported that since launching in the country just over a year ago, […]

January 29, 2019 The select group of business leaders will offer their insights on retailing and related topics By Joanne Friedrick, Contributing Editor NEW YORK—A podcast designed to help executives navigate the changing retail landscape was launched by the Retail Influencer Network—a group of industry leaders with decades of experience. Making its debut with commentary […]

January 24, 2019 “Retales From the Frontline” podcasts will cover such topics as entrepreneurs and their new formats, brand storytelling and Millennial shoppers. By David Moin There’s a new source for industry insight. The Retail Influencer Network has launched a podcast series titled “Retales from the Frontline,” covering such topics as entrepreneurs and their new […]

October 8, 2018 This weekend, Amazon continued to blend its online shopping experience with the physical world by opening a 3-day experiential fashion pop-up market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. This pop-up, which was presented in collaboration with Calvin Klein, followed on the heels of Amazon’s new retail store in SoHo, which is filled with […]

September 28, 2018 Aussies Are Authentic Storytellers The following is the first in a three-part series that sheds light on hubs of retail innovation around the world. Last week, we discussed the positive impact that tech innovations coming out of Silicon Valley are having on the retail sector. One comment on the piece stood out: a […]

Source: Stacey Widlitz, Founder SW Retail Advisors; Nancy Berger, VP/Publisher of Marie Claire; Janie Yu, Partner at Fung Capital September 21, 2018 The most sophisticated companies no longer view Amazon as their competition. The tone in the retail industry has changed from one of combativeness and resentment towards Amazon, to one of collaboration and partnership. Companies who […]

September 13, 2018 “New retail” has arrived and I got to see it firsthand. New retail is the idea of moving all retail beyond the delineations of digital and physical. Alibaba has embraced the concept and defines it as, “The boundary between offline and online commerce disappears as we focus on fulfilling the personalized needs of each […]

September 4, 2018 CNBC’s Brian Sullivan Talks Impact with the Industry’s Most Important Influencers Just a few moments ago, Amazon became the second American company to exceed a trillion dollars in market value. This is yet another example of the power of combining technology and retail. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. This week, […]

August 26, 2018 This week marks just the beginning of an exciting future for AI-powered visual search. It is the next wave in searching and how consumers shop. I believe that we will begin to see much greater adoption in visual search as the technology will drive conversions, and will drive connections across multiple platforms. […]

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