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Asia's largest retailer joins safety pact

Asia’s largest retailer has signed a global safety pact for Bangladesh garment factories in response to a factory-building collapse in April that killed more than 1,100 people. <br>A spokesman for the Fast Retailing, a Japanese firm that operates the Uniqlo clothing brand, said the company took several …

Gumroad wants to make selling content as easy as sharing content

When I first met Sahil Lavingia, the CEO of Gumroad, and he explained that his company makes it easy to sell things online, I didn’t immediately …

3D Printing Hits The Fashion World

The word “printing” probably conjures up images of 8.5 x 11 paper jammed in a malfunctioning machine. But not for long. As 3D printing becomes more mainstream, its applications are broadening.<p>Architects and scientists have been using 3-D printing to create models for decades, but it’s beginning to …

U.S. exports hit record $191 billion in June and shrink trade deficit

The idea that America doesn’t make anything the world wants has become so ingrained in the popular consciousness it’s practically an aphorism. But …

As seen on The Grommet: Building a retail experience for the online era

If the success of hardware companies launching their wares on Kickstarter and Indiegogo has taught us anything, it’s that people are willing to shell …

UPS Store Becomes First National Retailer to Offer 3D Printing Services

Next time you head to the UPS Store to make some copies for your small business, why not get a few 3D-printed models while you are at it? That’s the …

Social Media Fails to Drive Sales for Fashion Brands. Now What?

There was a time, namely the second half of 2011, when retailers thought Facebook and other social media channels would become major storefronts for …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

How to build (or rebuild) your credit history

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Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Leadership writer and top TED speaker Simon Sinek explains how great leaders create a "circle of safety" for their teams.<p><i>Simon Sinek doesn't have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing.</i> <i>His speech on "How great leaders inspire action," based on his signature concept of starting with "why," is</i> …

The Pinterest Roadmap Revealed

The rise of Pinterest wasn’t all cocktails and cupcakes. It conquered huge scaling challenges to become the world’s keepsake box. Now as the we ditch the desktop for mobile, how will Pinterest evolve to connect us with the things we love? Today Pinterest’s head of engineering Jon Jenkins gave a …

How To Complete Your Creative Masterpiece Without Quitting Your Day Job

It may not seem like you have much time, but take it from these success stories: It does exist. Here’s the lowdown on how to stop fantasizing about that passion project and start actually doing it.<p>Plenty of people fantasize about painting landscapes, writing novels, or composing songs–if only they …

Macy's, Martha Stewart clash nears end

Macy's is suing Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to halt the sale of home goods at rival J.C. Penney.<p>CINCINNATI -- Closing arguments are slated for Thursday in a bitter court battle between Macy's and one of its star vendors, home fashion icon Martha Stewart.<p>Hundreds of millions of dollars are at …

Will `Swipe Fees' Move To Checking Accounts After Court Win For Merchants?

Merchants claimed victory Wednesday after a federal judge in Washington rejected the Federal Reserve’s price caps on the interchange fees banks charge merchants for processing debit-card transactions.<p>The merchants have cleverly called these “swipe fees,” to give consumers the impression they pay …

J.C. Penney Takes Another Hit

Beleaguered retailer J.C. Penney took another hit today as commercial lender CIT Group reportedly stopped funding goods shipped to retail stores by smaller vendors.<p>It’s a big blow, as Penney struggles to navigate a turnaround and heads into the all important holiday season.<p>CIT, known in the …

Shunning Plus-Size Shoppers Is Key To Lululemon's Strategy, Insiders Say

Back when she still worked at a Lululemon Athletica store in downtown Philadelphia, Elizabeth Licorish was struck by the contrasting ways the company showcased different sizes of its wildly popular yoga pants.<p>Most of the merchandise was presented out on the floor, hung on the walls, or folded …

Colin’s Column | Why Fashion Needs Its Fourth Estate

In his latest column, Colin McDowell examines the sorry state of fashion criticism and why fashion needs its Fourth Estate more than ever.<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

California Regulator Proposes New Ride-Sharing Rules In A Victory For Uber, Lyft And SideCar

The California Public Utilities Commission issued its proposed framework for the regulation of ride-sharing services today, granting a huge victory for companies like Uber, Lyft and SideCar.<p>The proposal follows months of discussions between the regulator and the startups, which seek to connect …

Introducing Intern Magazine

A beautiful new publication produced by former interns seeks to spark a debate about unpaid labor. Misty White Sidell talks to its creator.<p>The …

Fab to cut more than 100 jobs, 15 percent of site's workforce

Fab's latest makeover apparently includes a slimming of its workforce.<p>The design e-commerce site, which sells furniture, clothes, and decor, plans to lay off more than 100 people from its Berlin headquarters, or about 15 percent of its global workforce. The company said in a blog post that the cuts …