Category Archives: Business Trends


Retail Leader Allen Questrom on the State of the Industry, Fast Fashion, Gender Pay Equity and More

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May 2016

Retail Leader Allen Questrom on the State of the Industry, Fast Fashion, Gender Pay Equity and More

Allen Questrom Speaks His Mind on Fast Fashion, Fixing Stores and What They Lack Retail’s Mr. Fix It lays out his prescription for turnarounds and helping department stores. Published by Women’s Wear Daily May 4, 2016 By David Moin NEW YORK — “The retailing business is not dead. I don’t think the world is coming to an end.” So said Allen Questrom, the former chairman…

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At Space Ninety 8 you can go right from shopping to cocktails.

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Nov 2015

Urban Outfitters and Ralph Lauren Capitalize on Food and Drinks

Last year I wrote a blog post about retailers putting coffee shops in their stores. It detailed how Club Monaco, Uniglo, and Urban Outfitters have installed Toby’s Estate Coffee, Starbucks and restaurants such as The Gorbals into their New York City locations to offer more than just apparel to their customers. This week Urban Outfitters announced the purchase of the Vetri Family Group of restaurants. Included…

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Jimmy Fallon Gets Into Sports Licensing

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Oct 2015

Jimmy Fallon Gets Into Sports Licensing

Another celebrity has entered the licensing game. Earlier this month Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show and GIII sportswear announced a partnership for a new brand concept called Hands High with the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB sports leagues. Fallon’s apparel idea, which he shared with his Tonight Show audience  http://tinyurl.com/ob3vknp  is to use “beachfront” property, blank space under the arm of team sweatshirts…

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“Do the Kind Thing” – A Company’s Not for Profit Only Business Model by Nancy Gendimenico

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Jun 2015

“Do the Kind Thing” – A Company’s Not for Profit Only Business Model by Nancy Gendimenico

During an April fireside chat with Marcos Salazar from Be Social Change, Daniel Lubeztsky, founder of Kind Healthy Snacks, discussed his journey to becoming a serial entrepreneur and creator of the fastest growing snack food, Kind Fruit and Nut Bars. Mr. Lubetzky’s recently released book, “Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposely and Live Passionately” tells the story of how his Mexican roots and…

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New Footwear Licensing Partnerships Showcase Innovation, Fashion Relevance and Sustainability

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Jan 2015

New Footwear Licensing Partnerships Showcase Innovation, Fashion Relevance and Sustainability

A tire company and an outdoor brand form a partnership and a sustainable supply chain; two U.S. brands worn on California beaches team up for limited edition footwear and accessories; and a streetwear brand with NYC roots collaborates with an iconic New York designer. Three partnerships, announced in late 2014, are not your typical licensing arrangements, but Timberland, Omni Tires, Deckers Brands, Pendleton, DKNY and…

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