Nike's Kobe Bryant partnership comes to an end

Retail Dive

The athletics retailer first signed the basketball legend in 2003, and said he remains a "deeply loved member of the Nike family "


Appleby Westward snaps up two family Spar forecourts in Dorset

Talking Retail

One is Loders forecourt site in Dorchester itself, which has been a Spar retailer since 2003. Two Spar forecourt stores in Dorset have been bought out of private hands by the Appleby Westward group, the regional distribution company for Spar in southwest England.

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New look H&M unveiled at Festival Place Basingstoke

Retail Times

As part of its ongoing commitment to Festival Place, H&M Hennes & Mauritz – the Swedish multinational clothing retail company - has undertaken a complete make-over of the store it first opened in 2003 within the centre. Retail News Retailer News H&M

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Gulf Coast Commercial Buys 189,334-Square-Foot Shopping Center in Metro Houston

Shopping Center

Built on 20 acres in 2003, the property was 80 percent leased at the time of… The post Gulf Coast Commercial Buys 189,334-Square-Foot Shopping Center in Metro Houston appeared first on Shopping Center Business.

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Keith Piggott announces departure from Perspex Distribution Ltd (PDL)

A1 Retail

Keith founded Perspex Distribution Ltd within the Lucite International Group (LI) in 2003 and has been its Managing Director since then. Keith will be succeeded by Craig Dodson who joined PDL in 2003 and has been a Director for the last 10 years.

Selfridge owners to offer chain in £4 billion auction

Inside Retail

The Weston family said it was open to the idea last month after 80-year-old W Galen Weston, who purchased the chain in 2003, passed away.

Former Dollar Tree CEO, Current Chairman to Retire


Originally joining the company as its Chief Operating Officer in 1999, he held the CEO position from 2003 until 2017. Dollar Tree (Chesapeake, Va.)

Aiwa brand up for auction, its parent bankrupt

Inside Retail

Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from 1961 it lost profitability in the late 1990s and was taken over and delisted by Sony in 2003.

Whitestone REIT Acquires 89,746-Square-Foot Portion of Anderson Arbor Shopping Center in Northwest Austin

Shopping Center

The retail space was built in three phases beginning in 2003 and is part of a larger 268,000-square-foot development. Austin, Texas — Whitestone REIT has acquired 89,746 square feet of inline retail space at Anderson Arbor in northwest Austin. The… The post Whitestone REIT Acquires 89,746-Square-Foot Portion of Anderson Arbor Shopping Center in Northwest Austin appeared first on Shopping Center Business. Investment sales News Texas

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NVIDIA to Drive “Advances for Decades to Come,” Time Magazine Writes


In 2003, amid great skepticism, Huang directed his company Nvidia to adapt chips designed to paint graphics on computer screens, known as graphics processing units or GPUs, to perform other, more general-purpose computing tasks,” Ng explains.


Macerich Co. Sells La Encantada Lifestyle Center in Tucson for $165.2 Million

Shopping Center

Completed in 2003, La Encantada offers 246,256 square feet of retail… The post Macerich Co. Tucson, Ariz. Macerich Co. has completed the disposition of La Encantada, an open-air lifestyle center in Tucson. A group of local investors acquired the property for $165.2 million. Sells La Encantada Lifestyle Center in Tucson for $165.2 Million appeared first on Shopping Center Business. Arizona Investment sales News

Cra-Z-Art and The Toy Foundation to Donate $250K in Toys to Ukraine’s Children

Retail Touch

The TTF mission has provided support around the globe to those who experience the stress of conflict and dire circumstances, donating a total of $225 million in toys to more than 26 million children and families since it began its mission in 2003.


Selfridges Owner Considers Sale


Galen Weston, who died this year, for about $845 million in 2003. The owners of iconic U.K. department store Selfridges & Co. London) is considering selling after receiving an unsolicited bid for $5.6 billion, reports Vogue Business.

eBay Hires Former Meta Commerce Leader as Chief Product Officer

Retail Touch

This move represents a return to eBay for Garcia, who spent 11 years within the company’s search and buyer experience beginning in 2003.

Embark on an Adventure with Crazy Aarons’ Putty

Independent Retailer

The brand has worked with the disability community to support the production of their products since 2003. Perfect for the back to school season, Crazy Aarons ’ putty can help keep children focused and entertained while sitting in a classroom.

Quadrant takes control of Papinelle to drive international expansion

Inside Retail

Focused on high-quality, ethically-made apparel using natural fabrics, Papinelle was founded in 2003 by Renae James with a stall at Sydney’s Paddington Markets.

Target Creates Chief Guest Experience Officer Role as it Expands Senior Leadership Team

Retail Touch

Hennington, who has been with Target since 2003, will continue reporting to Cornell. Target has named Cara Sylvester to the newly-created role of EVP and Chief Guest Experience Officer.

Amazon, Apple most valuable brands but China’s rising – Kantar survey

Inside Retail

Tesla, founded in 2003, was the fastest growing brand and became the most valuable car brand, growing its value by 275 per cent year-on-year to $42.6

Central Group leads Selfridges buyout in US$5 billion deal

Inside Retail

The Canadian wing of the billionaire Weston family bought Selfridges for nearly 600 million pounds in 2003.

Secure Retail Celebrates Reaching 100,000 Orders Milestone – November 2021

Secure Retail

Since our incorporation in 2003, during November this year and after 18 years of trading, we reached the fantastic milestone of 100,000 orders loaded onto our system.

Selfridges sold to Thai and Austrian billionaires in £4bn deal

365 Retail

The business can trace its roots back to 1908, when it was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge, and has been owned by the Westons since 2003. Central Group’s non-executive director Vittorio Radice ran Selfridges between 1996 and 2003 and has been managing a department store in Italy since 2006.

‘Not about products’: The genius of Moncler’s global, digital runway event

Inside Retail

In 2003, Ruffini took over the brand and turned it into the sought-after luxury ski-wear label it is today. Luxury French ski-wear brand Moncler staged a very different runway event recently.

Licensed & Branded Phone Cases Everyone Will Love

Independent Retailer

From their humble beginnings back in 2003 to today, Skinit Acquisition has turned into an industry leader in personalized and branded cases and skins for consumers and retailers alike.

Meet Zhik: The sailing brand everyone will be wearing at the Olympics

Inside Retail

Former tech founder turned sailing enthusiast Brian Conolly founded Zhik in a Sydney garage in 2003 after being disappointed by the poor fit and function of the gear on the market.

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China, digital and brand collabs: Here’s what’s next for Papinelle

Inside Retail

Founded by Renae James in 2003, Papinelle sells pyjamas and loungewear made out of natural fibres, such as organic cotton and silk, through a handful of its own stores in Australia and New Zealand and wholesale partnerships with Nordstrom and Dillard’s in the US.

#RetailProphetAMA: How Digital Will Transform Retail

Retail Prophet

In 2001 he founded Mediacode, which was sold to Yahoo in 2003, where he became VP and General Manager, Music. Ian Rogers is no stranger to the digital world. In fact, his whole career was built on it.

Six years after leaving fashion, Aussie designer Jayson Brunsdon returns

Inside Retail

Brunsdon worked as a fashion illustrator for Australian magazines including Vogue , Harper’s Bazaar and Dolly in the 1980s, before becoming a fashion editor and stylist and eventually launching his own designer brand in 2003.

How the Metaverse can Benefit Physical Retail Stores

Retail Touch

Trained as an interior designer, McDannald joined Baltimore’s New Design Light firm in the sales department in 2003 before becoming co-owner in 2009.

Alibaba’s Business Model – How the eCommerce Giant Makes Money

Indigo 9 Digital

It launched in 2003 and provided an opportunity for China’s entrepreneurial class to reach China’s increasingly affluent consumer market. Alibaba created China’s most popular digital wallet in 2003 to resolve issues of trust in the payment process between buyers and sellers.

Target makes updates to its leadership team

Mass Relators

Hennington , Target’s executive vice president and chief growth officer, joined Target in 2003. MINNEAPOLIS — Target has named Cara Sylvester executive vice president and chief guest experience officer, a new role at the company, in one of several changes to its leadership team.

Kroger modernizing distribution center

Mass Relators

The distribution center opened in 2003 and currently services 115 stores in central and northwest Ohio, as well as southeast Michigan and the Ohio River Valley region. ATLANTA – Kroger Co.

SMS campaigns yield highest customer response rates with maximum ROI

Inside Retail

Ensuring that SMS campaigns are accepted by consumers essentially falls under the same considerations as email, with both channels covered by the Spam Act 2003.

10 Car Rental Franchise Options

Small Biz Trends

NextCar launched in 2003 and currently has locations in a handful of states, including California, Maryland, and Florida. If you’re looking into how to start a car rental business, franchising may provide the quickest and easiest path.

Selfridges in search for buyer as billionaire owners launch auction

365 Retail

The firm was founded in 1908 but has been controlled by the Weston family since 2003. Selfridges’ billionaire owners, the Weston family, have launched a formal auction to sell the historic department store business.

Smyths Toys announces partnership with Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity

A1 Retail

Rays of Sunshine children’s charity was formed in 2003 to brighten the lives of seriously ill young people and their families across the UK by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community.

Record Growth for Yorkshire Mattress Retailer

A1 Retail

As a company established in 2003, we’ve got a strong infrastructure and supply chain,” added Steve. Online retailer Mattress Online has announced record business growth for the last 12 months, driven by a surge in sales during the pandemic.

Marcolin announces a three-year partnership with Treedom and Timberland Eyewear

A1 Retail

Always keen to the evolution of manufacturing and consumption and their impact on the environment, Marcolin has chosen together with Timberland Eyewear, part of its portfolio since 2003, to collaborate with Treedom to develop sustainable projects with partners who care about the future of the planet.

Walmart Canada makes leadership changes

Mass Relators

His career with Walmart began in 2003 when he joined ASDA, Walmart’s former UK division.

New look H&M unveiled at Festival Place Basingstoke

A1 Retail

As part of its ongoing commitment to Festival Place, H&M Hennes & Mauritz – the Swedish multinational clothing retail company – has undertaken a complete make-over of the store it first opened in 2003 within the centre. The new H&M store will debut a unique interior look and feel, covering in excess of 1,400 sq. metres and based over two floors, with a focus on creating a modern and relevant shopping experience.

“My Mom is My Co-Worker” – 3 Generations at Cisco

Cisco Retail

By 2003, I would have two more children. In October 1997, I was nearly 26, and has just given birth to my first baby when I was offered a role at Cisco. My sister-in-law was an Executive Administrator at Cisco, supporting the CIO at the time, when she called to ask if I was going to accept.

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Cisco Crisis Response: Re-imagining humanitarian communications and connectivity to optimize social impact

Cisco Retail

In 2003, Cisco established the Tactical Operations team to provide on-the-ground connectivity, collaboration, and security solutions for governments, disaster and humanitarian relief organizations, and populations affected by crisis.

Amber Specialty Pharmacy promotes three

Mass Relators

In 2002, he accepted a full-time position and was promoted in 2003 to an executive staff position. OMAHA, Neb. —

An Interview with DevNet Specialized Partner, Conscia Denmark

Cisco Retail

Conscia has been an infrastructure integrator since our beginning in 2003. Conscia has always had innovation in their genes.