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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has announced a multi-decade commitment to be a “resource-positive” company – aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet.
Global online retailer Amazon has partnered with more than 20,000 local “kirana” stores in India to serve as delivery points.
Fashion label Hugo Boss has reported a staggering 52-per-cent leap in online sales which helped drive a 9 per cent boost in operating profit.
In a year in which results are predicted to be mixed, retailers are exploring new ways to align with the changing needs and expectations of customers, and inventive ways to reconcile online and in-store experiences. Established global brands are likely to continue increasing in value, and will be closely managed in 2020. It’s often those on the cusp that are the most provocative and interesting to watch, so let’s take …
Dubai- and Geneva-headquartered Mouawad Group – dubbed jewellers to the stars – is planning to open stores across Asia.
A seven-level Ikea eco-store is being built in Vienna – with no car parks, targeting pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.
Gap has nixed plans to spin off its Old Navy subsidiary, saying that after further investigation the costs involved outweighed the benefits.
US stationery retailer Papyrus is preparing to close all of its more than 260 physical stores throughout the country.
Google has acquired Irish start-up Pointy, a firm that allows physical stores to make their products discoverable online.
Hong Kong headquartered fashion brand Esprit has signed with Kids Fashion Group (KFG) to manage the firm’s design, production and distribution of the Esprit Kids collection.
Electronics retailer Bose is shutting down its 19 Australian retail stores over the next few months, with the intent to focus on its e-commerce offer in the region.
Tiffany & Co has opened The Tiffany Flagship Next Door – a two-year pop-up store in New York City. Located at the adjacent 6 East 57th Street, the Flagship Next Door will serve as Tiffany’s New York City flagship store until the transformation of No 727 Fifth Avenue is complete next year. The store’s main floor features high jewellery and famous collections including Tiffany…