British fashion retailer Missguided has signed Azadea Group as its franchisee to expand the brand throughout the Middle East. Azadea will operate Missguided stores in eight Middle Eastern markets and launch online and click-and-collect services as well, the companies said.
NRF's annual "State of Retailing Online" study conducted by Forrester shows that the line between online and traditional retail in the United States is blurring as the industry continues to evolve. Among other findings, the report says stores are increasingly pickup points for items bought online. Read more.
Looking back on why her first employee quit, leadership coach Robin Cangie discusses five leadership lessons entrepreneurs need to remember. It's important to set clear expectations, recognize the value of performance management and forgive yourself for mistakes.
Before acquiring a business, entrepreneurs need to understand there is more to consider than just the numbers, advises CPA Reg Baker. Factors such as cultural fit, existing benefits and incentives, and management style may determine whether the deal is ultimately a success.
Celebrating 10 years in business, Raine Briggs, owner of a boutique known as The Owl and the Moon, says her constantly evolving inventory is a big draw. Briggs has also added a tea room to give customers a place to sit and chat.
Amazon's workforce in its hometown of Seattle has grown to more than 45,000 and it has added about 5,000 people annually since 2011. The headquarters boasts a diverse group, including General Counsel David Zapolsky, who oversees a team of more than 800; Erica Gomez, who works in software development with about 15,000 co-workers; and Michael Ramirez, who builds and repairs the drones Amazon aims to use for package delivery.
NBC 5 Chicago recently profiled the first and second place teams of the NRF Foundation's 2018 Student Challenge sponsored by KPMG. Both teams hail from Columbia College Chicago and spoke with NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz about their scholarship experience featuring New York-based retailer STORY. Watch the interview.
The NRF Foundation is seeking a vice president who will partner with Ellen Davis in the strategic planning, oversight and execution of the Foundation's purposeful work and its multimillion-dollar portfolio. Are you capable of leading a dynamic team responsible for executing programs and initiatives that achieve optimal results? Learn more.
Brewer Science CEO Terry Brewer isn't directly involved in the manufacturing process anymore but stays informed by checking in and communicating. "People don't realize that in a 10- or 15-minute walkaround I can be up to date, and I can really know everything that is going on," Brewer says.
Applying the same project delivery process to all projects regardless of their size or specifications is a waste of resources, writes Ivan Crespo of Pathfinder. Instead, adjust to each project's specific needs, making it easy for operators to omit or scale down certain steps, such as contingency planning or the level of detail needed.