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action hunger's free vending machines feed and clothe homeless

feb 08, 2018<p>action hunger's free vending machines will soon feed and clothe the homeless of NYC<p>vending machines have always seemed like a symbol of …

L.L. Bean To Link Boots, Coats to a Blockchain

Apparel retailer seeks insights on how customers use its products in real life<p>L.L. Bean Inc. wants to test the combination of blockchain and Internet of Things technology to understand how people use its outdoor gear. In a test due to begin this year, L.L. Bean plans to ship a line of coats and …

Clothing

British Designer Misha Nonoo Is Rewriting Fashion’s Playbook

Millennial fave (and Meghan Markle BFF) Misha Nonoo reimagines what a modern fashion label looks like with an on-demand strategy and “Easy 8” essentials.<p>When Meghan Markle made her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games last September, fashionistas–who study outfits the way …

Fashion Shows

How One Designer Built A $22M Company–Selling Paper

The cult greeting card purveyor Rifle Paper Co. has turned into a booming lifestyle brand, with 160 employees and more than $22 million in annual revenue. Here’s how cofounder Anna Bond proved that print isn’t dead.<p>Like many former stalwarts of a now-crumbling print industry, the greeting card …

To This Day

Procter & Gamble Is a 'Genius'

Procter & Gamble Co. was one of the first big marketers to jump into automated digital media buying, developing its own proprietary system eight …

The Grinds: Fenty Beauty outpaces competition, Alibaba moves offline, H&M curbs expansion, Mall landlords fight over tenants, Apparel sales hit all-time low

Preview<p>Fenty Beauty becomes the fastest-growing celebrity cosmetics line<p><b>To-the-point analysis about one of the five important stories from the</b> …

Flight Club — the retail Mecca for sneakerheads — is merging with the GOAT sneaker app

The combination will create a hybrid retailer with a valuation of about $250 million.<p>Flight Club, the 12-year-old retailer that has developed a rabid fan base among sneaker enthusiasts across the globe, has merged with GOAT, a fast-growing startup that sells hard-to-find sneakers through a mobile …

Startups

Todd Snyder: The Man Who Taught Men to Love Clothes | GQ

Todd Snyder is the man who slimmed down your suit, persuaded you to shop in a liquor store, and got you to buy a turtleneck. He's created a world where men can care about furniture. And American manufacturing. And the kind of boots usually seen on construction sites. Here, the most influential …

Why Are Fashion Brands Suddenly Obsessed With Selling Things in Bundles?

From Yeezy to Outdoor Voices, direct-to-consumer labels are bringing the Happy Meal concept to fashion.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>414<p>From Yeezy …

The growing trend of selling direct to the consumer has major implications for marketers and customers alike

Everyone in business is looking for ways to cut out the middleman to save costs and the internet has made it easier for companies to go directly to …

Egg Cream

A fizzy, chocolate drink that harkens back to the days of Brooklyn soda fountains.<p>In the early 20th century, there were more than 500 candy stores in …

The NFL Wants to Be Your Favorite Lifestyle Brand

NFL Fan Style aims to sell as much merch as possible with Tasty-style videos, #OOTD pics, and influencers.<p>The NFL, in case you hadn’t heard, is a massive corporation, with $14 billion in overall revenue in 2017. It’s a sports league with massive ticket sales; it’s also an entertainment company, …

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.<p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news. Amazon, the global internet retailer, was opening a massive …

Private Sector

Lululemon Looks for New Leader After CEO Exits on Misconduct

Laurent Potdevin, who ran Lululemon Athletica Inc. for four years and brought a passion for “mindfulness” to the job, is now leaving the yogawear …

Lululemon Athletica

The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Every State in America Photos

Photo: Courtesy of Umami Cafe<p>A coffee shop's design often reflects its neighborhood, whether it’s the quaint Paris-like charm in Savannah, Georgia, or the artsy grit of Miami’s Wynwood. Giving just as much attention as they do to the latte art (those dreamy designs etched into cappuccino or latte …

Interior Design

Family feud forces founders to flog celebrity stroller maker Bugaboo

Iconic Dutch stroller manufacturer Bugabloo, used by the likes of Madonna and Kate Middleton, has been acquired by Bain Capital...

Family Feud

Nike ramps up membership benefits with Apple Music, ClassPass and Headspace unlocks for app users

The top line is that Nike is rolling out some membership related updates to its app for iPhone and Android today. The updates will come in the form of new unlocks with partnerships like ClassPass, Apple and Headspace. There will also be a bunch of new unlocks coming for exclusive shoes and clothing.<p>…

Apps

The Cult Skin-Care Brand Whose Secret Ingredient Is Being Dirt Cheap

On a recent evening, when I visited the first New York outpost of Deciem, a Toronto-based skin-care brand, the store’s back room had a mood of hushed giddiness, like there was a secret craps game going on and all the players were winning. The rear chamber of the narrow space, appointed in gleaming …

Skin Care

What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

Ryan Caldbeck Contributor<p>Ryan Caldbeck is the founder and chief executive of the consumer and retail investment marketplace CircleUp.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche<br>• Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?<p>When I began fundraising for CircleUp six …

Venture Capital

Bitcoin’s Inconvenient Truth

I’m standing in the lobby of a skyscraper in San Francisco’s financial district to meet a man who thinks he can fix Bitcoin. From the outside, it may …

Danone Manifesto Ventures Leads $30M Investment in Harmless Harvest

Organic coconut beverage brand Harmless Harvest today announced it has raised $30 million in growth capital in an investment round led by Danone …

Venture Capital

Jimmy Kimmel Is Seriously Funny

When a health scare with his infant son thrust him into the red-hot center of the health-care debate last spring, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the previously no-personal-politics zone of his show and articulated a position that wasn't exactly liberal or conservative so much as sensible and decent. In …

Comedy

These Two Silicon Valley Pizza Places Show The Challenges Posed By Automation And Inequality

Comparing two nearby restaurants–a chain founded in 1959 and a new, robot-made pizza company–illustrates the complex issues facing 21st-century businesses.<p>In 1959, William Larson sold his parents’ furniture for a down payment on some real estate. He drew up a back-of-a-napkin blueprint, his father …

Silicon Valley

Adidas Boost: the Sneaker Technology that Changed a Company's Fortunes | GQ

It's been five years since Adidas's squishy white foam—known as "Boost"—first hit shelves. Here, we break down just how important Boost has been to Adidas—and how it changed the sneaker industry forever.<p><b>Back in 2012,</b> if you asked anyone what the hottest sneaker brand in the world was and they …

Dear Nike: One Thing I Would Do

<i>To: Mark Parker,</i> <i>CEO of Nike</i><p>Dear Mark,<p>When I was growing up in suburban New York, almost every kid in middle and elementary school wore Nikes. It …

The Gawker Archives Aren't Going Anywhere

In May of 2017, nearly a year after Gawker shut down, a story mysteriously disappeared from its archives. The 2015 article detailed leaked emails …

Female Founders Got 2% of Venture Capital Dollars in 2017

Things are changing for women in the startup and venture capital world. Last year, a handful of them came forward to share their stories of facing …

Venture Capital

Walmart May Buy a Stake in India's Answer to Amazon

U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in advanced talks to buy a minority stake in India’s leading homegrown e-commerce firm Flipkart, the Economic …

eCommerce

Issue No. 254: An Open Letter to DNVB CEO’s

Pictured: Outdoor Voices, led by Founder Tyler Haney<p>Dear DNVB CEO,<p><b>You deserve more praise.</b> I worked alongside one of your kind for a time. I learned …

Why Gesture is the Next Big Thing in Design

From Charlie Chaplin to Cricket, there are a wide range of sources to inspire us as we design for gestural communication.<p>IDEO designers pair up to …