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The junior problem: It's not just about Abercrombie

There were plenty of comments at RetailWire upon the sudden resignation of Mike Jeffries, CEO at Abercrombie & Fitch. Although his company has made more than its share of mistakes over the past five years, I argue that some of the problems are endemic to the industry: 157 more words

Dick Seesel

#NotJustFinance: #CBSProf Ketty Maisonrouge & Luxury Good Studies at Columbia

From David Yi in WWD (Women’s Wear Daily)

Luxury executives sat down at Columbia’s Business School Tuesday night to listen to students give their final presentations on specific design and business strategies for key brands.

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Black and Blue

Some further thoughts on Black Friday, as it has become a disruptive event:

  1. The spike in sales was unprecedented, as shown by John Lewis and the figure below (courtesy of @neilretail).
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Online Retailing

Click the pics to a guided tour posted by a Barney’s NY Stylist Friend of Ours.

(Above: Saks – Into the Woods x 2; Right – Prada) 9 more words

Pay to stay in supply chains

I cut my academic teeth doing work on supply chain contracting. I consequently found a BBC report on pay-to-stay payments interesting (Premier Foods accused over ‘pay and stay’ practice… 940 more words

Supply Chain

Tesco's troubles have set it back more than a decade

Lately, it’s more surprising when a month passes in which Tesco doesn’t issue a profit warning.

The woes at the world’s second-largest retailer continued today, as it… 357 more words

Camden Cafes and Milk Bars

The local milk bar is a largely unrecognized part of Camden modernism where the latest trends in American food culture made their way into the small country town by Australian-Greek immigrants. 2,514 more words