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J.C. Penney’s Pricing Is Faker Than Ever

Just in time for Valentine’s Day gift-buying season, J.C. Penney is jacking up list prices just so that it can slash them and make the sale price …

Abercrombie Buyout Possibility Grows With Even More Management Changes

The teen retailer today promoted its chief financial officer, Jonathan Ramsden, to the role of chief operating officer. Abercrombie may be getting its house in order to court buyout offers.<p>Abercrombie & Fitch, which just this week added three people to its tight-knit board of directors and stripped …

Sears Is Going Broke Because the Middle Class Is, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Retailers that cater to middle-class consumers are finding it increasingly hard to do business, <i>The</i> …

Ralph Lauren Profit Tops Estimates on Department-Store Sales

Ralph Lauren Corp., the retailer of its namesake brand clothing, posted fiscal third-quarter profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates as demand from …

What Are the Mission Statements of Largest Apparel Retail Stores?

These stores have some impressive missions and goals<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated June 07, 2017<p>The largest apparel retail stores and chains – including …

Which Beaten-Down Apparel Retailer Should Investors Choose?

Apparel retailers seem to be beaten down these days. <b>American Eagle Outfitters</b> , <b>Aeropostale</b> , and <b>Express</b> all got crushed because of their cloudy …

Zara's Big Idea: What the World's Top Fashion Retailer Tells Us About Innovation

<i>Zara didn't have to invent a brand new product to become the world's biggest fashion retailer. It just had to invent a new process. And process innovation is dominating the global economy.</i><p>Reuters<p>There are three steps to being a successful fashion company. Step one: Make clothes that people want to …

Inditex: Spain's fashion powerhouse you've probably never heard of

On an unremarkable corner of Calle Juan Florez, a block away from the main shopping street in the Galician city of La Coruña, Christmas party outfits are dramatically lit in windows glinting with gold and mirrors.<p>The small Zara store, which winds around the doorway of an ageing office building that …

With $5 Million in Funding, Olapic Targets Fashion Retail Market

Olapic has come a long way since it raised $1 million in seed funding a year ago. The company's flagship product, a platform that allows companies to …

Fashion data tool Editd helps Asos push revenues up 37%

The London startup's insights into consumer fashion retail trends is being used by 200 Asos staff, with pricing information key to helping push sales, says the firm<p>Online fashion retailer Asos claimed a 37% revenue increase in the last quarter to 2013 thanks to data insights that helped structure …

As fashion retail meets tech, more is more

The fashion and retail industries are taking a page from the technology world, making startups in that field some of the hottest properties around. …

StyleSaint Creates Fashion Inspired By You

StyleSaint, an Los Angeles-based apparel design and retail company, has an unusual origin story. It did not begin with an apparel product: Rather, it …

Unapologetically, Volvo Aims Its New Campaign At True Believers

Volvo has been adrift and marginal in the U.S. market for several years. But now in its third year of ownership by Geely of China, the surviving Scandinavian auto brand is counting on a new marketing campaign and more confident positioning to spark an American revival in the short term while …

Until the 1990s, companies didn’t have “business models”

Before the late 1990s, no one was using the phrase “business model.” Or at least, it hardly appeared in written form. The phrase has since morphed, subtly but quickly, from an abstract theoretical term to one with animate, even living connotations. This linguistic shape-shifter has the capacity to …

Linguistics

China’s social media gurus face off in the Weibo vs. WeChat debate

In China’s rapidly expanding social media sphere, the lion’s share of buzz is split between Tencent’s WeChat, a text and voicemail service that has grown so popular it is threatening the business of the country’s mobile phone carriers, and Sina Weibo, a microblogging service where users post …

Social Media

IBM, Ritz-Carlton and Yum! Brands Empower Front Line Employees... Do You?

The strongest leaders get that it’s not about them. It’s about the others. Whether you call them “first followers” or “front line,” leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose.<p>In their new book, “Judgment …

It turns out you can still grow the economy while cutting carbon emissions

America’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.6% in 2011 even as the economic recovery continued, however anemically, according to the US government’s annual accounting of carbon pollution.<p>Carbon emissions usually track with the economy: When business is booming emissions rise with electricity and …

Fossil Fuels

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Social Media

Gigaom | A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

Advertisement<p>The really surprising thing about a conversation with some of the blogging world’s most celebrated names is how little they actually …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

Debenhams says internet sales more profitable than store sales for the first time

The department store chain Debenhams says its online business has become more profitable than its stores for the first time, demonstrating the shift change taking place in the retail industry.<p>Michael Sharp, chief executive, said that in the first half of Debenhams’ financial year, its online …

Americans opt for microbrews over Coors and Miller—and it’s hurting SABMiller’s growth

<b>The numbers:</b> SAB Miller reported a 4% year-on-year rise in sales for the quarter ending in March, beating analyst expectations of about 2.5%. But that’s way down from the 10% growth the brewer saw during the same quarter last year. Meanwhile, revenue for the full year grew 7%. Unaudited full-year …

Beer

Storify Aims For Marketers With its New ‘Storify Business’ Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too

Last month, social media curation service Storify revealed its first paid plan, Storify VIP. It sounds like VIP is designed for large media organizations (the first announced customer was the BBC), but today, Storify is announcing that it created a more accessible, less journalism-focused option …

Chipotle Spiking After Hours On Earnings Beat

Earnings came in at $2.45, and revenue at $726.8 million.<p>Analysts were expecting $724.77 million in revenue and EPS of $2.14 a share, according to Yahoo.<p>The stock is up more than 7percent.<p>You may recall bond investing god Jeff Gundlach just told everyone to short the stock.<p>"Gourmet burrito is an …

JCPenney's Chief Operating Officer And Talent Officer Have Left The Company

Kramer and Walker's exits mean that five key executives have left JCPenney this month alone.<p>CEO Ron Johnson left last week after a disastrous 16 months on the job.<p>Dana Mattioli at The Wall Street Journal spoke with Kramer in February about the company's culture since it began laying off thousands …

Meet The Five Candidates To Head The WTO

The World Trade Organization is down to five candidates to replace Director-General Pascal Lamy when his term expires at the end of August this …

Big Data News Roundup: Correlation vs. Causation

In the first quarter of 2013, the stock of big data has experienced sudden declines followed by sporadic bouts of enthusiasm. The volatility—a new big data “V”—continues this month and Ted Cuzzillo summed up the recent negative sentiment in “Big data, big hype, big danger” on SmartDataCollective:<p>“A …

Boston Dunkin' Donuts Remain Open To 'Take Care Of Law Enforcement And First Responders'

A Newton store manager told BuzzFeed, "There was an automated message going around telling businesses to close, but because we're Dunkin' Donuts, we called the police department and they said we didn't have to."<p>An official statement followed: "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts …

Marissa Mayer Defends Her Work From Home Ban

At a conference for human resources professionals in Los Angeles, Mayer said "people are more productive when they're alone, but they're more collaborative and innovative when they're together. Some of the best ideas come from pulling two different ideas together."<p>According to Fortune's Christopher …