Robynn King

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Die Online-Plattform VentureVillage wird zu Heureka

In eigener Sache. Ein neues Magazin-Format von Vertical Media bietet eine Mischung aus Business- und Lifestyle-Themen mit Gründerfokus. Und alles in …

In Media, Big Data Is Booming but Big Results Are Lacking

The New York Times named 2012 the crossover year for Big Data: As a term and as a concept, Big Data broke through from the tech circle and into …

Top Chef

Co-operative model could be the answer to economic woes

Jiang Xingsan's day job is helping to run a vast agricultural group, the All-China Federation of Supply and Manufacturing Co-operatives, which serves …

How corporate agribusiness supplies the lion's share of US food aid

As the food crisis in the Sahel countries of west Africa deepens and the anniversary of the famine in the Horn of Africa falls, the debate about how …

How Boston Fit a Giant New Farm Into the City ... Seamlessly

The solution to Africa's woes lies with Africans, not the west | the big issue

The famine that catapulted Bob Geldof's Band Aid to prominence had more to do with Ethiopian government policy to withhold food shipments to rebel …

Agriculture startup grows crowdfunding platform to feed the hungry

Farmland is a key part of American history and its economy, and yet people today are increasingly disconnected from the land and people that grow our food.<p>Fquare is a company that helps investors customize and manage their land investment portfolio, and today it announced that it’s launching a …

The Growing Battle between Mining and Agriculture

Mining often sets up a direct competition with small-scale agriculture for control of land.<p>“Si a la vida, no a la mina” (Yes to life, no to the mine) …

ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

Greenhouse gases from agriculture account for more than 10% of total emissions globally, roughly equivalent to the entire global transport sector. …

Asos Plans New China Entry as First-Half Profit Gains 19 Percent

<b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> Asos Plc, the U.K.’s largest online-only fashion retailer, said it plans to start a new website in China next financial year …

Vera Wang Says Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Don't Get Ahead of Yourself

Vera Wang has turned what began as a single bridal boutique into a fashion and lifestyle empire with an overall retail value of over $1 billion. BoF …

The Long View | Big Data Will Change All Aspects of the Fashion Industry

Big data is set to fundamentally change the way we understand the world and make decisions. BoF speaks with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth …

Week in Review | Ghesquière Speaks, Vera Wang, Big Data, Wearable Devices, Hyères, Remaking Made in France, Brazil's Identity Crisis, Premium Denim

BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> The week started with a bang when BoF released an …

Barneys CEO Lee Takes Anti-Penney Approach to Turnaround

<b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> At a time when department stores are chopping themselves into mini-malls — J.C. Penney Co. being the most prominent example …

'Speed Money' Puts the Brakes on India's Retail Growth

<b>MUMBAI, India —</b> Hong-Kong entrepreneur Ramesh Tainwala spent 18 months operating branded clothing retail stores in India before deciding it was …