Stores Weekly
First Edition

A majority of luxury pre-owned sales in the U.S. are made online, and investors have poured more than half a billion dollars into the online fashion consignment industry since 2009. Online resale of luxury items is not new — what’s new is the broader reach into the mainstream, led by brands such as thredUP LUXE, which offers a fresh approach to luxury resale.

After noticing that “people weren’t stretching correctly and there was a need to help them,” Kika Stretch Studios owner and founder Hakika DuBose used her knowledge of anatomy to create an assisted therapeutic approach to stretching. The basic 32-posture sequence is based “on areas of physical tension common to everyone.”

Serial entrepreneur and marketing professor Scott Galloway consistently receives high marks for his brand strategy and digital marketing classes at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His first book looks at how powerhouse companies are impacting consumers and upending retail.

Global Technology Systems
Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Under the hub-and-spoke model of business, franchisees can purchase a large territory that includes one Great Harvest bakery operation and as many café-only units as they want in neighboring towns. While the company provides the supply chain, individual franchisees are encouraged to source products locally.

Theresa Payton, a former White House chief information officer, says the safest corporate organization is one with a multifaceted cybersecurity program that blends old-school risk management and compliance with newer and more innovative techniques.

STORES' annual Retail Industry Buying Guide, the retail industry's definitive buying guide, is now available! Take a look at the digital edition of this annual directory, designed to help retailers of all sizes and in all channels find the applications they need to run a successful enterprise.

Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Reimagine Active Retail
Retailers look to ecommerce to bridge the revenue gap when they close a store, but online sales drop can drop as much as 23% when a nearby store closes. How do you drive Omnichannel customer engagement while simultaneously increasing your profitability? Start with these six strategies.
Start with these six strategies.

Never blink at the price of a movie ticket again – subscribers to MoviePass can see as many 2D movies as they like, with no blackout dates or restrictions. After releasing the program in August, one participating theater saw attendance increase by 2,000 percent in one week.

When it came time to promote its new series “Disjointed,” the story of a cannabis dispensary owner, Netflix marked the occasion by offering different strains of legal cannabis at a pop-up in West Hollywood. The varieties available paid homage to original series like “Orange is the New Black” and “Arrested Development,” each designed to complement the related title.

The digital edition of STORES includes must-read pieces, including the articles featured here. Read the current issue and browse the archives for issues you may have missed.

Opterus Inc.
NRF News

Jerry O’Brien, director of Kohl’s Center for Retail Excellence, helps open the eyes of college students to the immense opportunities in retail for building fulfilling careers. Learn how he helps reshape the retail career conversation on the latest episode of NRF’s podcast, Retail Gets Real.

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay summarizes four important insights that emerged from a candid discussion on the future of retail, helping to deliver a more accurate picture of today’s retail world.

Gartner Insights on Supply Chain Excellence
Retailers recognize the need to develop improved inventory and fulfillment processes to meet rising consumer expectations, but often lack the foundational capabilities needed to enable innovation across the supply chain. Download the Gartner report, compliments of Radial, for insights on building the foundation for supply chain excellence.
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Since its birth in the 1980s, the Tommy Hilfiger Group has become one of few globally recognized designer brands with a wide array of American-inspired apparel and accessories. In a keynote at NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, Tommy Hilfiger will discuss how and why he’s reinvigorating his classic brand.

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Square, Inc.
Retail Deals

Gap’s Athleta brand unveiled the GiftNow Card, powered by Loop Commerce. This new service will enable consumers to buy products as gifts in-store stress-free, even in absence of knowing recipient’s style, size or color preferences.


Amazon Cash, the service that lets consumers add cash to their balance at bricks-and-mortar retailers, is now available at nearly 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores.


Windsor, known for clothing that fits the life and work styles of today’s junior and contemporary women, has selected the INCITE mobile platform from MultiMedia Plus to communicate product knowledge and selling skills that deliver results with a private broadcast network and analytics.


rag & bone unveiled a new limited-edition collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm to coincide with the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The capsule collection will offer a selection of iconic rag & bone styles twisted with timeless Star Wars references.


Starbucks Coffee Company announced the opening of the first Princi bakery and café location in the U.S. at its Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. With the introduction of Princi, Starbucks Reserve Roastery will offer freshly baked Italian food crafted from Rocco Princi’s recipes.


Williams-Sonoma announced the launch of in-store pickup services for purchases made on Customers that place an order through the Williams-Sonoma website will be able to pick up their order at any of the 221 Williams-Sonoma retail locations of their choosing.


Fleetcor Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions, announced the signing of an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. relating to two payment initiatives.


Michael Kors Holdings Limited has completed the acquisition of Jimmy Choo PLC. Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders received 230 pence per share with a total transaction value of approximately $1.35 billion.


JDA Software Group Inc. announced that Batory Foods, distributor of high-quality food ingredients for U.S. food and beverage manufacturers, has selected JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment to support its inventory planning processes across multiple facilities nationwide. Batory Foods’ goal is to maintain high standards of service across its whole supply chain.


Macy’s and Samsung have launched a unique Samsung experience at the retailer’s flagship location in New York City. Customers shopping at Macy’s Herald Square will be able to explore and purchase a range of Samsung products, including an assortment of the most innovative technologies in virtual reality, tablet, smartphone, wearable, the Family Hub refrigerator, QLED television, home audio and smart home categories.


Intellicheck announced that Top40 eLiquid is now using Retail ID Online to prevent the sale of vaping e-liquids and other age-restricted products to minors. Retail ID Online delivers industry leading card-not-present and customer-not-present transaction safety for retailers.

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Island Pacific SmartSuite
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