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Michael Kors buying itself some high-end shoes

July 29, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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July 25, 2017

Luxury fashion accessory player Michael Kors Holdings is buying high-end shoe maker Jimmy Choo in a $1.2 billion deal.

The acquisition, according to a New York Times report, could prove to be a bonanza, given the brands’ highly respected lines and the fact that they sell to various consumer populations.

The deal comes months after news that handbag fashion house Kate Spade is being acquired by Coach for $2.4 billion. Jimmy Choo went up for sale this past April, according to the report.

“For Michael Kors, this deal presents an opportunity to enter the high end of the luxury market, to increase sales and to diversify away from its own brand, especially at a time when it is experiencing declining same-store sales,” Jonathan Buxton, head of consumer and retail at investment bank Cavendish Corporate Finance, told the Times.

“We believe that Jimmy Choo is poised for meaningful growth in the future,” John D. Idol, Michael Kors CEO and chairman, stated in a release.

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Simple, speedy checkout the future of grocery

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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Today’s Rundown

  1. Simple, speedy checkout the future of grocery
  2. Retail Roundup—ApplePay discounts in China, Blue Apron founder steps down

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Simple, speedy checkout the future of grocery

Today’s grocery shopper has high expectations. Consumers are looking for great service, lower prices, higher quality, personalized rewards and more checkout options. In addition, they want these services in a timely manner—no lines in stores and no lengthy fields to fill out in digital.

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Retail Roundup—ApplePay discounts in China, Blue Apron founder steps down

ApplePay offers discounts in China, Blue Apron’s founder and COO steps down, Hy-Vee plans large-format convenience stores, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Resources

[eBook] Creating a Unified, Personalized Shopping Experience with Live Data

Tracking shoppers across channels and serving up useful products and solutions in real time is within reach. Download this eBook to learn how to successfully compile data from all available sources into actionable information.

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SOASTA Targets Differentiated Cloud Testing, Digital Quality with Analytics

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment
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Four trends driving high tech manufacturers to collaborate with non-high tech companies

July 27, 2017 Leave a comment

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Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation

July 27, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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July 27, 2017

Today’s Rundown

  1. Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation
  2. Video ad watching up 19%
  3. Retail Roundup—Raley’s adds health positions; Abercrombie sells on Tmall

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Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation

Nearly 16 million people work in retail in the U.S., and it’s estimated that almost half could lose their jobs to robots over the next decade. A new study shows that 7.5 million retail jobs are expected to be automated in the next 10 years, with cashiers most likely to be affected.

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Video ad watching up 19%

Consumers’ response to video advertising is on the rise and was up 19% in the latest quarter, according to a new second-quarter benchmark report from Extreme Reach.

Retail Roundup—Raley’s adds health positions; Abercrombie sells on Tmall

Raley’s Supermarket focuses on wellness, Abercrombie & Fitch adds more brands on China’s Tmall site, an activist investor sells its stake in Whole Foods, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Resources

[eBook] Creating a Unified, Personalized Shopping Experience with Live Data

Tracking shoppers across channels and serving up useful products and solutions in real time is within reach. Download this eBook to learn how to successfully compile data from all available sources into actionable information.

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Holiday Email Marketing Guide: How Day of the Week and Offer Type Impact Email Performance

July 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The holiday season is often the busiest and most lucrative time of the year for many brands. In 2016, holiday sales increased
by 4 percent over 2015, generating revenue of $658.3 billion.1

In addition, online sales increased by 12.6% year-over-year which
shows that holiday shopping is transforming with the shift to ecommerce. To help brands capitalize on trends as they plan
their 2017 holiday email marketing initiatives, Yes Lifecycle Marketing analyzed almost 8 billion emails sent in Q4 2016 via its Yesmail360 platform. Our analysis uncovered insights spanning email engagement and conversion rates and identified key
takeaways that can help brands drive sales during the 2017 holiday season.

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NY TIMES

July 25, 2017 Leave a comment

 

The New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
By KAREN ZRAICK AND SANDRA STEVENSON
Good evening. Here’s the latest.
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1. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tiebreaking vote that allowed the Senate to begin debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Senator John McCain, above, made a dramatic return to Washington, casting a crucial vote despite his diagnosis of brain cancer.
In a speech afterward, he said even though he voted today to debate the bill, he would not support the current version without major changes and cautioned his colleagues to ignore “bombastic” pundits. Here’s how each senator voted.
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2. At the White House, President Trump met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon. But attention was focused, not surprisingly, on Mr. Trump’s attacks on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Watch Mr. Trump’s news conference.
Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met with investigators from the Senate Intelligence Committee. And the Senate Judiciary committee issued a subpoena for him to appear at a hearing on Wednesday.
We scoured the internet for the best political writing from the right and left on Mr. Sessions, Jared Kushner and other names in the news this week.
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3. There was an uproar over President Trump’s speech on Monday night at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree in West Virginia.
The quadrennial event, above, attracts tens of thousands of people, and very often, presidents, who usually speak about service, values and citizenship. But Mr. Trump used the speech to rail against “fake news” and recount his election victory.
Scouting offices were besieged with phone calls and some alumni were warning they would withhold support from the group, though others said they liked the speech. The Scouts issued a statement that the group was “wholly nonpartisan.”
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4. Ryan Zinke, the enthusiastic new interior secretary, above center, has been traveling across millions of acres of national parks and wilderness since his appointment. “No one loves public lands more than I do,” he says.
Back at Interior Department headquarters, political appointees with ties to the oil and gas industry are rolling up their sleeves. They’re working quickly to roll back the conservation efforts put in effect by the Obama administration.
We took a look at what they’ve done so far, and what’s coming next.
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5. As the government has increased security on the Mexican border, drug cartels have been forced to get creative.
We took a look at the surprising ways smugglers try to get contraband into the U.S. About two million pounds of illegal drugs were seized at the border last year.
Drugs were hidden in vehicles, tucked inside limes and watermelons, carried through tunnels, stashed on trucks and speedboats, and even catapulted across the border. This video shows the weirdest places contraband was found. Above, a Customs and Border Protection agent searched a vehicle.
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6. A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and all but one were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
C.T.E. causes myriad symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, depression and dementia. The problems can arise years after the blows to the head have stopped. The brains were from players of all ages and all positions on the field.
“It is no longer debatable whether or not there is a problem in football — there is a problem,” said the pathologist, Dr. Ann McKee, whose findings were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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7. Employees at a Wisconsin technology company are volunteering to have microchips implanted in their hands to make unlocking doors and paying for food easier.
The program — a partnership between the firm, Three Square Market, and the Swedish company Biohax International — is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.
It raises a variety of questions, both privacy- and health-related, but that didn’t seem to dampen the employees’ enthusiasm. “I like to jump on the bandwagon with these kind of things early,” one engineer explained.
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8. The high-end fashion company Michael Kors is buying the shoe brand Jimmy Choo for about $1.2 billion.
Jimmy Choo could give Michael Kors — once the runaway leader of the “accessible luxury market” that has been vulnerable to declining sales — a new avenue for growth with its upmarket aura.
In other business news, the ride-sharing service Lyft is rolling out a “Taco Mode” that will allow you to add a stop at Taco Bell between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. They call it “experience innovation.”
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9. We finally got around to attending the Procrastination Research Conference in Chicago. (O.K., and we published this a few days ago, but it’s still plenty relevant.)
Our reporter said the most interesting fact she learned was that only 20 percent of people are true procrastinators — and that’s a number that holds steady around the world.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t fight the urge. We asked readers for tips on how to beat procrastination, and compiled our own findings here.
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10. Finally, the late-night hosts were forced to bid farewell to one of their favorite punch lines: Sean Spicer, who resigned as White House press secretary on Friday.
“He wanted to spend more time not answering his family’s questions,” Stephen Colbert quipped. Also worth a watch: “The Daily Show” compiled some of their favorite moments from his press briefings, while “The Tonight Show” had him singing “I Will Survive.”
Have a great night.
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