Brick-and-mortar retail may be facing stiff competition from e-commerce but, according to a study from Valassis, malls still have a fighting chance in the apparel sector and can get ahead with new technologies.
The C&A Foundation, the global fashion retailer C&A’s corporate foundation, will invest $1.29 million in sustainable fashion including in India through partnering with WRAP and the WRI's Market Makers project.
Marc Jacobs is expanding its wearables category with the launch of its first touchscreen smartwatch, The Riley. Previously the round-faced model was available as both an analog watch and a hybrid smartwatch.
Global shipments of wearables grew 1.2% in Q1 2018 – snail’s pace progress when compared to the 18% growth reported this time last year –, as consumer preference shifts toward smarter devices and products diversify.
The world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry has signed onto De Beers’ pilot program for diamond blockchain Tracr, the first retailer to join a growing number of big diamond industry names trialling the platform.
U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday called on Amazon to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of colour unfairly.