New York-based creative branding agency School House was retained by L'OCCITANE en Provence to serve as the lead design agency for the brand’s new flagship boutique store at the historic Block Arcade shopping gallery in Melbourne, Australia. School House completed the redesign of the brand’s New York City flagship in 2016 and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre located in Toronto in 2017.
Yotpo, the leading customer content marketing platform, announced its first acquisition: Swell Rewards, a Boston-based provider of premium incentive marketing solutions for ecommerce and omnichannel brands. The move expands Yotpo’s suite of commerce marketing technology solutions preferred by top direct-to-consumer brands like Glossier, 1-800-Flowers and Away Travel. Brands will be able to manage reviews, visual marketing, consumer insights, rewards and referrals from a single platform uniquely designed to meet their customer content, advocacy, engagement and retention needs.
ReposiTrak Inc., the industry leader in compliance, food safety and risk management for the retail supply chain, announces Weis Markets is deploying ReposiTrak scan-based trading to increase sales and streamline its supply chain operations, while reducing costs and improving inventory management. Scan-based trading helps buyers and sellers better understand and act on consumer demand by having suppliers retain product ownership until the point of retail sale.
Rite Aid Corporation has mutually agreed with Albertsons Companies Inc. to terminate their previously announced merger agreement.
Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, announced the launch of its mixed-reality commerce experience on Helio, the first-ever spatial computing web browser by Magic Leap. This first-of-its-kind, immersive shopping experience brings the search and discovery of furniture and décor off the screen and into the home, allowing shoppers to browse their favorite products through a boundless display and bring them to life in their physical space.
Amazon Web Services Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. Samsung Heavy Industries is turning to AWS’s expansive infrastructure, unmatched performance, scalability and industry-leading services to gain competitive advantage in the smart shipping industry.
Flow, a leader in next-generation cross-border commerce, announced the expansion of its international payment options to support cryptocurrency payment processing through BitPay, the pioneer and most experienced company in bitcoin and blockchain payments. BitPay, which securely processes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, will join more than 60 different payment methods across 200 countries on Flow’s platform.
HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel, has introduced its first line of Hanes women’s apparel and a unisex collection from Alternative Apparel in collaboration with the National Park Foundation.
Bucherer USA, the parent company of Tourneau, has acquired Baron & Leeds, a premier luxury retailer of fine watches and jewelry in California and Hawaii. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Coca-Cola Company and BODYARMOR have entered into a definitive agreement through which Coca-Cola will acquire a minority ownership stake in BODYARMOR. Through the agreement, BODYARMOR will have the opportunity to gain access to the expansive Coca-Cola bottling system, enabling the fast-growing brand to accelerate its growth to meet explosive consumer demand for its premium line of sports performance and hydration drinks.