Report: FTC Considering Blocking Tapestry-Capri Holdings Merger
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by Joe Keenan
9h ago
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing to sue to block a luxury fashion mega merger, Tapestry’s $8.5 billion takeover of Capri Holdings, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The FTC’s five commissioners are expected to meet next week to discuss the case, a move that could precede a formal vote on whether ..read more
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Corporate Social Responsibility: What Retailers Need to Know
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by Stephanie Hoch
12h ago
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than ..read more
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How GenAI Can Turbocharge Retailers’ Ad Creative
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by Sue Azari
12h ago
Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has set the marketing world aflame. Tools like DALL·E and Adobe Firefly have demonstrated the potential of AI to produce engaging creative from limited resources. Looking beyond that, what can it offer in terms of media efficiency for brand and retail marketers? The ability of GenAI tools to remix and iterate ..read more
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Retailers Gain Control of Their Sustainability Goals as the ESG Storm Clouds Start to Gather Over Operations
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by Ush Shukla
12h ago
Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any ..read more
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Safeguarding the Retail Industry From Synthetic ID Fraud
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by Blair Cohen
15h ago
In the retail and e-commerce landscape, the surge of synthetic shoppers poses a challenge for retailers. In fact, 50 percent of businesses have reported growth in synthetic identity fraud (SIF), according to AuthenticID’s 2024 State of Identity Fraud Report. SIF — when individuals use stolen personal information, such as Social Security numbers, to create fake ..read more
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Peloton Eliminates Unlimited Free Membership Tier on Fitness App
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by Marie Albiges
2d ago
Multiple news sources report that Peloton, the fitness giant known for luxury in-home stationary bikes and related exercise classes, has quietly removed its unlimited free membership option on its app that was originally intended to capture new customers who may have been intrigued by the brand but weren’t willing to spend thousands on its equipment ..read more
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How Malls Are Making a Comeback in 2024
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by Shira Petrack
2d ago
Shopping Centers have proved their resilience over the past couple of years, staging an impressive comeback following the back-to-back challenges of COVID restrictions and inflation. But although foot traffic is bouncing back, shopping habits are changing — and leading malls are trying new tactics to draw consumers through their doors. Analyzing location intelligence metrics for ..read more
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Beyoncé’s LEVII’S JEANS: A Retail Revival Fueled by Star Power
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by James Ewen
2d ago
In an era when online shopping dominates the retail landscape, Beyoncé’s new hit single, LEVII’S JEANS, is proving that the right cultural moment, fueled by star power, can still drive fans to brick-and-mortar stores in droves. According to data from geospatial insights company pass_by, Levi’s stores across the U.S. witnessed a remarkable 19.87 percent surge ..read more
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3 Ways Retailers Can Thrive in a Cookieless Era
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by Ed Leahy
2d ago
Retailers’ ability to identify and understand their customers plays a key role in their success. However, the onset of third-party cookie deprecation from Google, which officially began in January 2024, directly impacts how retailers can connect with their customers. Retailers must pivot to new targeting methods to continue reaching the right audiences, keep customers brand-loyal ..read more
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Unlock Omnichannel Customer Loyalty With Composable Commerce
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by Michael Lukaszczyk
2d ago
Regardless of the time, location or platform that customers choose to interact with their favorite brands, they expect a personalized and engaging experience. And for businesses that can deliver a unified experience, meeting customers’ heightened expectations is a great opportunity to outperform rivals. In fact, 80 percent of customers admit that the experience a company ..read more
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