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LVMH Leads the Charge for the Paris Olympics

Paris, fondly referred to as the City of Lights and renowned for its rich cultural heritage spanning centuries of art, architecture, beauty, cuisine, fashion, and literature is in full prep mode to host the 2024 Summer Olympics — Paris 2024.

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Retail AI in 2024: The Next Paradigm
Technology

Retail AI in 2024: The Next Paradigm.

To kick off retail’s transformative year, NRF was a one-stop shopping moment to take the pulse of the industry. If a meme is an idea or behavior that spreads by imitation or repetition, the meme for NRF was artificial intelligence.

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The New DTC: Unraveling Showfields and Neighborhood Goods
Management

The New DTC Is Directionless to Consumer

In the end, Showfields and Neighborhood Goods billed themselves as department stores, and they did what so many department stores have done: They went out of business. Any post-mortem on Showfields and Neighborhood Goods will have to deconstruct the factors

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Yaromir Steiner Urban Planner, Icon, and Iconoclast
Strategy

Yaromir Steiner Urban Planner, Icon, and Iconoclast

Columbus, Ohio is the 32nd largest metro area in the U.S. ranked by population and known, primarily, for its Ohio State NCAA Big 10 football team. But according to one of Placer.ai’s geolocation benchmarks, Columbus is also home to America’s

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Finance

R.I.P.– Bankrupt Brands Spell Trouble for Beauty

Call it the Great Reckoning. After a few consecutive years of suspiciously explosive growth in the indie beauty scene, an era when virtually everyone you know was slapping their name on a line of menopause skincare or “clean” mascara and

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Management

CEO a Go-go

Running a big retail chain is no easy job in the best of times. In a year like 2023, it was a bitch. After two years (2020 and 2021) of an insane wave of conspicuous consumption funded by government checks,

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