Do you have real life talks with buyers and brand managers?

Shopper Intelligence

What does that mean for category management and shopper insights? When we meet brand managers do we listen to what they are worried about? Views Category ManagementWhat’s so good about two people conversing? My phone hardly ever rings these days. I am inundated by emails.

Authentic Brands, Owner of Forever 21 and JCPenney, Files for IPO

Retail Touch

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) — which has made a name for itself by scooping up bankrupt retail brands such as Forever 21 , JCPenney , Aéropostale and Brooks Brothers and bringing them back to life through licensing — is planning to go public. We are brand owners, curators and guardians.

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Virtually Ready

Retail Merchants

Resources & Tips RMA MEMBERS brand management image consultant virtual meeting zoomFrom Neechic, by Anetra Byrd: Covid has forced all of us to alter our approach to how we live, interact with others, network, and socialize in general; we have been forced to adjust to a new “normal.”

PVH Sells Off Heritage Brands as it Turns Focus to Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger

Retail Touch

is selling its Heritage Brands portfolio — which includes the Izod , Van Heusen , Arrow and Geoffrey Beene brands — to fellow brand management firm Authentic Brands Group for approximately $220 million. PVH Corp.

Payless Relaunches E-Commerce Business, Plans To Open 300-500 Stores

Retail Touch

We saw an opportunity for the brand to relaunch into the U.S. Among the retailer’s new brands is the Kendall + Kylie line designed by Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

LivePerson debuts SocialConnect and EmailConnect to help brands manage all digital customer interactions in one place

Retail Technology Review

This debut gives brands the ability to easily manage customer conversations regardless of the channels where they occur – all in one place. LivePerson, Inc. has launched SocialConnect and EmailConnect, bringing social media and email into the LiveEngage platform. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Sean “Diddy” Combs Bids for Bankrupt Sean John Label

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million to purchase the assets of Sean John, the fashion brand he founded, out of bankruptcy, reports Bloomberg. Brand management firm GBG USA Inc. owns 90 percent of the brand via a joint venture with Combs, according to court papers.

Cofresh launches lunchbox-friendly crisps

Talking Retail

Indian snacking brand Cofresh has launched a multi-pack format for the back-to-school season. Cofresh brand manager Jon. The packs contain 5x20g bags of Cofresh Grills in Sweet Chilli, Peri Peri and Chilli Cheese flavours, retailing at 70p.

KitKat gets festive with limited edition winter flavour

Talking Retail

Nestlé Confectionery is launching a limited edition caramelised biscuit variant for its KitKat brand. Alicia Gardner, assistant brand manager for KitKat, said: “With its warming spiced caramel flavour, our newest two-finger KitKat is.

Swizzels kicks off summer campaign

Talking Retail

Confectionery manufacturer Swizzels has launched a summer campaign for its Squashies brand. Clare Lynch, Squashies brand manager at Swizzels, said: ‘‘Squashies continues to.

The Famous Grouse campaign inspires togetherness

Talking Retail

Whisky brand The Famous Grouse has kicked off a global campaign to “inspire consumers to share, savour and enjoy The Famous Grouse together”. Lewis Bright, global senior brand manager at The Famous Grouse said: “The ‘Join Us By.

Nestlé unveils cocktail-inspired After Eight flavour

Talking Retail

Nestlé Confectionery is set to launch a Mojito & Mint flavour for its After Eight brand. Debbie Bowen, senior brand manager for After Eight said: “Last year’s limited edition Gin & Tonic After.

Cadbury adds nutty flavour to Wispa range

Talking Retail

Joshua Collier, brand manager at Mondel?z Cadbury is launching a limited edition Wispa Gold Hazelnut flavour to help retailers drive sales.

Cadbury spreads joy with gifting bars launch

Talking Retail

Nancy Moore, brand manager for Cadbury Gifting, said: “The last year. Cadbury Dairy Milk is launching limited edition chocolate gifting bars this summer.

Spar gets ready for summer with new wine launches

Talking Retail

Adam Georgiou, brand manager from Spar UK, This story continues at Spar gets ready for summer with new wine launches. Alcohol alcohol spar Spar Brand symbol groups wineSpar is rolling out four new wines for its own-label range ahead of the summer.

Immersive Queen store opens on Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

The new store, created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the band. The Champion collection features unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts, with a nod to the fashion brand’s heritage.

Quality Street and John Lewis announce the return of in-store pick and mix stations

Retail Focus

Quality Street brand manager Cat Mews said: “We know how much people missed our pick and mix stations at John Lewis last year, so we are delighted to announce that they are back for 2021.

Five Guys opens first Australian outlet

Inside Retail

Master franchisee Seagrass Hospitality is opening the long-awaited fast food brand at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club on the busy Mulgoa Road. Robby Andronikos, brand manager of Five Guys Australia, said “It’s been an incredibly fun journey to bring the Five Guys opening to this point.

Cono Sur highlights sustainability efforts with digital campaign

Talking Retail

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur has kicked-off a digital campaign focusing on its sustainability credentials. Cono Sur senior brand manager Heather Jones said: “We know from research.

Nescafé rolls-out Gold iced coffee range into convenience sector

Talking Retail

Laura Branch-Parker, senior brand manager at Nestlé. Nescafé has launched its Gold Iced Coffee products into convenience stores. Nescafé Gold Iced Cappuccino and Nescafé Gold Iced Latte Salted Caramel contain seven sachets per box, retailing at £2.98

Report: Sean Combs Places $3.3 Million Bid to Acquire His Sean John Brand Out of Bankruptcy

Retail Touch

million bid to acquire his own fashion brand, Sean John , out of bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg. The retailer is currently 90% owned by brand management firm GBG USA through a joint venture with Combs, who sold the majority stake in 2016.

Magners kicks off six-figure advertising campaign

Talking Retail

Godelieve Crawford, Magners senior brand manager, said: “Summer is always an exciting season for cider and it is the perfect time to bring ‘When Time Bears. Magners Irish Cider is kicking off its first advertising campaign in four years.

Diet Coke celebrates authenticity with media campaign

Talking Retail

Amber Topalcik, senior brand manager at Diet Coke, said: “With a broad, passionate, and loyal fanbase, this. Diet Coke has launched a media campaign to “shine a light on individual authenticity”.

Virtual masterclasses now available online

Inside Retail

Curious about how the world’s most inclusive fashion brand manages inventory for all shapes and sizes? Ever wondered how Ikea manages to roll out innovative campaigns globally in record time? Business Careers HR Leadership Management Marketing Professional leadership marketing

A step back in time: Piaget’s Sydney store blends old with new

Inside Retail

Luxury Swiss watch brand Piaget opened the doors to its very first standalone store in Sydney earlier this month, at Westfield in Pitt Street Mall. How important is it for the brand to have that direct connection with its customer base?

Queen to open experiential pop-up shop on Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

The new store, created in partnership with Bravado , Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the band. The Champion collection features unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts, with a nod to the fashion brand’s heritage.

Employee-first tech could transform the retail experience chain

Retail Focus

Our retail brand, and the way it’s experienced by the customer, is now recognised as one of the biggest differentiators in the business. Brands mean business. . A consistent brand experience, in every store. The employee and customer experience are intrinsically linked.

A Christmas Miracle? Toys ‘R’ Us to Open at American Dream Just in Time for the Holidays

Retail Touch

stores in 2018, the Toys ‘R’ Us brand passed through a number of hands before being acquired by brand management firm WHP Global in March 2021. “The Toys ‘R’ Us brand is big and growing fast.

Retail appointments for the week

Inside Retail

Williams names retail general manager. Williams has appointed Steven Woolley as its new general manager for retail. Daniel Grieder, the new CEO of Hugo Boss, is now officially on board and will be joining the brand’s managing board. Clothing and footwear company R.M.

Bluestar Revives Justice as Online-Only Retailer, Plans to Expand Tween Brand into Tech, Home

Retail Touch

The tween retailer shuttered its remaining brick-and-mortar locations in late 2020 — which had numbered 2,800 at the brand’s peak — following the bankruptcy of parent company Ascena Retail Group.

Acquirers of top-selling Amazon brands find going tough

Retail Insider

One of the pioneering firms who built a business around acquiring top-selling brands on Amazon and rapidly scaling them is now driving growth from other areas having found the market becoming increasingly saturated with competitors.

JCPenney Reduces Cart Abandonment 18% with AI-Powered Shopper Engagement Tool

Retail Touch

” JCPenney — which was bought out of bankruptcy in December 2020 by mall operators Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management alongside brand management firm Authentic Brands Group — has made a number of moves to streamline operations and up its game in the last year.

All-in-one fresh foods market, catering and event location BRIDGE opens in Zurich

Retail Focus

A street artist personalises the branding based on the theme and their respective style. . The topics of sustainability & regionality play out through the special selection of the Swiss partner brands, resulting in an overall offer that originates 100% from Swiss farming or production.

Report: Tru Kids Shutters its Two Toys ‘R’ Us Stores After One Year

Retail Touch

The company will still operate its ecommerce site, which directs shoppers to Amazon to make purchases, and license the Toys ‘R’ Us brand to stores in non-U.S. Tru Kids has closed the two Toys ‘R’ Us outlets it opened in 2019, according to Bloomberg.

Samsonite strikes a positive note as Covid wreaks havoc on sales

Inside Retail

Covid’s ongoing impact on global travel continues to impact travel-retail brand Samsonite which has recorded a loss attributable to shareholders of US$142.5

Category Managers. The kind of people the world needs more of.

Shopper Intelligence

Category Managers. Sometimes being in Category Management might feel like being a United Nations peacekeeper, a global summit negotiator, or like you dropped into an episode of Game of Thrones. (We We have a whole booklet of cartoons about life as a Category Manager! ).

‘Queen The Greatest’ pop-up shop to open on Carnaby Street

365 Retail

The new store, created in partnership with Bravado , Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the band. The Champion collection features unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts, with a nod to the fashion brand’s heritage.

How to Treat Pricing Like a Brand Guardian

Wiser

When you think of a strong brand, what comes to mind? No matter what you think of first, there are entire teams behind the scenes working to make that brand strong. It’s one of the oldest adages in business: Your brand is your most valuable asset. What is a Brand Guardian?

Hugo Boss Taps Tommy Hilfiger Exec For CEO Spot

Retail Touch

Until Grieder begins his tenure, CFO Yves Müller will serve as the Hugo Boss Managing Board’s spokesman. His international expertise, charismatic personality and extensive global experience in brand management, product, distribution, marketing and digitalization make him the ideal candidate.

Absen to Host Roundtable Series on Immersive LED Experiences

A1 Retail

The sessions will cover immersive LED in virtual studios, retail spaces, and corporate spaces, with each round table session hosting a variety of expert brands in each sector. Hosting all the roundtables will be Jessica Golding, Absen’s European Brand Manager.

Opinion: Do consumers really shop in the name of love?

Inside Retail

It’s also a relevant and interesting question for retailers, brand strategists, and researchers to consider. As retail competition escalates on a global scale and across multiple channels, many brands and thought leaders have gravitated to the idea of ‘brand love’ as a way of differentiating.

Queen immersive store to open on Carnaby Street to celebrate five decades of music

A1 Retail

The new store, created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the band. The Champion collection features unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts, with a nod to the fashion brand’s heritage.

Online Survey Platforms Improve Advertising Testing Through Better ‘Listening’

Retail Touch

This new generation of online surveys is starting to have a significant impact not only on ad testing but on the entire spectrum of product development and marketing research, from consumer behavior analysis to pricing and brand tracking.