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Ikea and Virgil Abloh to Stage Pop-Up Shop During Paris Fashion Week

Posted by Staff on Sep 6, 2018 1:23:34 PM

1. Virgil Abloh is set to spark another Paris Fashion Week stampede once again, with a pop-up shop offering a selection of limited edition Ikea rugs by the designer set to hit the city’s Cité de la Mode et du Design on Sept. 29.

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Instagram to launch shopping app

Posted by Staff on Sep 6, 2018 12:54:16 PM

1. Instagram is thought to be launching a shopping app, making it a de-facto platform for visual storytelling and consumer shopping. As was reported by the Verge, Instagram’s new app, already dubbed IG Shopping, will let users browse collections of goods from brands that they follow and purchase them directly within the app.

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Target’s same-day delivery reaches 1,100+ stores, Drive Up to reach 1,000 by year-end

Posted by Staff on Aug 24, 2018 10:14:42 AM

1. Amazon may be betting on the convenience of cashier-less stores, but Target  is instead focused on order-ahead e-commerce. The company’s Drive Up service, which allows shoppers to place orders online, then pick up at a nearby store without getting out of their car, is now on track to reach nearly 1,000 U.S. stores before the end of the year. Meanwhile, its same-day delivery business is now live at 1,100 stores across 160 markets, and will reach 65% of U.S. households by year-end.

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Farfetch Files for IPO on New York Stock Exchange

Posted by Staff on Aug 21, 2018 4:23:27 PM

1. Farfetch, the luxury online marketplace, on Monday filed to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, betting it will be more appealing to investors as a tech company than as a Website serving the tumultuous retail industry.

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong opts out of plastic bottles in sustainability push

Posted by Staff on Aug 7, 2018 2:40:10 PM

1. Mandarin Oriental has announced that its flagship Hong Kong hotel will no longer serve water in plastic bottles, instead offering reusable glass bottles with water filtered on site. With this plastic bottle ban, along with the popular push to reduce the use of plastic straws, hotel brands around the world are looking to minimize their plastic waste.

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Online retailers are using empty mall spaces to test products

Posted by Staff on Aug 6, 2018 3:24:53 PM

1. Mall operators are teaming up with startup programs to offer startups co-working spaces, networking and mentorship possibilities. In November, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Trust and incubator 1776 will open a retail incubator inside the Cherry Hill Mall, and for the past three years, Westfield has been using space in the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall to connect startups with member retailers.

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Pernod Ricard sees connected cocktail glasses as a valuable data source

Posted by Staff on Jul 26, 2018 2:11:41 PM

1. Marketers want to use data to understand their customers more, and alcohol maker Pernod Ricard has a new tactic: adding data-tracking capabilities to cocktail glasses and booze bottles.

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Adidas commits to using only recycled plastic by 2024

Posted by Staff on Jul 25, 2018 12:07:45 PM

1. The movement to reduce plastic use has been gaining serious momentum lately as consumers and companies focus on cutting back. The latest company to make a commitment regarding plastic is sportswear giant Adidas.

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H&M collaborates with Givaudan in new fragrance line

Posted by Staff on Jul 24, 2018 4:53:30 PM

1. H&M’s beauty assortment is about to expand, thanks to a partnership between the Swedish fast fashion giant and Swiss perfume house Givaudan. A collection of 25 new fragrances will be available from August 16 in all H&M stores featuring a beauty corner.

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Nike opens new concept in LA curated by local NikePlus members

Posted by Staff on Jul 13, 2018 2:15:45 PM

1. Nike has unveiled a new concept store, Nike Live in Los Angeles that aims to unite digital and physical retail and will act as a service hub for NikePlus members in the area.

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