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Louis Vuitton inks multi-year marketing deal with NBA

French luxury house Louis Vuitton has inked a multi-year marketing deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which includes the crafting of the first LVMH official trophy travel case for the US sports organisation.

It is not enough anymore to just talk the talk on sustainability, consumers say

When it comes to sustainability, consumers say it is not enough anymore to just talk the talk. They want sustained change for good, according to data from digital commerce consultancy Tryzens. Tryzens’ Customer Insight Report showed 84 per cent of consumers expect brands they shop with to have sustainable practices and 83 per cent expect sustainable packaging. “Whether looking at…

Tapestry to focus on productivity after mixed quarter

Luxury retailer Tapestry is working on an in-depth and comprehensive review on the business to address both near-term and long-term opportunities as the company posts mixed earnings for the quarter.

China boosts Uniqlo parent

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing’s healthy online sales and strong performance in overseas markets, particularly in China, have helped boost its third quarter results.

Amazon named most valuable brand

E-commerce giant Amazon has clinched the top spot in the world’s most valuable brand ranking.

Lacoste launching shoppable TV during French Open

NBCUniversal to serve first official ShoppableTV experience with Lacoste during the French Open.

Zara owner Inditex names new CEO

Zara owner Inditex has named chief operating officer Carlos Crespo as its new chief executive to spearhead a bigger push into e-commerce.

Half a million Uniqlo shoppers caught up in online breach

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing announced hackers may have gained access to personal information of 461,091 accounts registered on the company’s Japanese shopping websites.

Walmart trials new digitised store format

Supermarket retailer Walmart has launched a new technology called Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL) that allows it to monitor its physical stores more efficiently and keep costs under control.

H&M to tell customers exactly where their clothes were made

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M announced it will add more information to its products on its website later this month as part of a move to create greater product transparency.

Lululemon says e-commerce investment paying off

Lululemon’s investment in e-commerce — revamping its website and improving on direct-marketing efforts to draw new customers — has paid off.

JC Penney to exit home appliance business

Struggling department store chain JC Penney announced it will exit its home appliances business, and some of its furniture business.