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Ariane Goldman is used to life-changing events informing her retail brands. Goldman’s professional career began at American Express, where she worked in the marketing department. In 2007, Goldman left to launch Twobirds New York, a collection of bridesmaids’ dresses designed to be wrapped in more than 15 ways to flatter women of all shapes and sizes. In 2010, Goldman was pregnant with her first child when she grew frustrated by the lack of stylish wardrobe options for expecting women. Seeing yet another void in the market, she created HATCH — chic, timeless pieces women could invest in during pregnancy and continue to wear afterward.
 
Focused on developing the HATCH retail presence throughout the United States, Goldman is currently intent on creating a physical community space that provides education, information and connection for expecting mothers and all women in its flagship locations in New York City and Los Angeles.
Oki Data Americas, Inc.
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Hoping to solve an age-old problem? Why not start by re-imagining an age-old process? Wrangler, the jeans, workwear and clothing brand founded in 1904, has recently released denim apparel dyed with foam. Indigood Foam-Dye entirely replaces the traditional water vats and chemical baths of conventional indigo dyeing.

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Beauty and salon retailer Drybar has created a thriving and successful business model by providing great customer experiences. On NRF’s Retail Gets Real podcast, Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Hoffmann shares how the company known for its in-store experience is focusing on mobile and personalization to extend the VIP treatment to guests outside the store.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates. A total of 1.93 million containers came into U.S. ports in August.
Walmart eCommerce U.S. President and CEO Marc Lore has been credited with reigniting Walmart's digital savvy. Lore will offer advice on interpreting market signals and adjusting core strategies even when it feels risky during a “fireside chat” at NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York in January.
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Technology Increases Cashier/Customer Engagement
Read how a regional grocer updates their hand held POS scanners to increase cashier-customer engagement and add support for a new loyalty App.
 
Existing devices could not accurately read large and bulky items in the basket. Cashiers had to leave the register and walk into the lane to accurately scan items.
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Leading automotive aftermarket parts provider Advance Auto Parts has announced that it will be providing several enhancements to its in-store pickup option for its customers at more than 4,500 Advance and company-owned Carquest stores in the United States.

 

Onfleet, a fast-growing provider of last-mile delivery management software, and Mi9 Retail, a provider of unified retail commerce solutions, have partnered to provide end-to-end grocery ecommerce and last-mile delivery software.

 

New York Fashion Week witnessed a breakthrough technique with the unveiling of 3D printing directly on fabric, thanks to 3D printer Stratasys and fashion designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch.

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Shopify Inc., a multichannel commerce platform, has unveiled new features on its platform to help U.S. merchants sell hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol products online or in bricks-and-mortar retail locations, where permitted by law.

 

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Alliance Data to launch a new private label credit card program for both Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group.

 

Chatters, Canada’s largest hair care and salon-based retailer, is expanding across Canada with its most recent acquisition of Ontario-based Enviro Trends.

 

US Foods Holding Corp. has successfully completed the previously announced $1.8 billion all cash acquisition of SGA’s Food Group of Companies, a leading foodservice distributor with a diverse customer base in the west and northwest regions of the country.