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Former IKEA VP of digital transformation Michael Valdsgaard unveils next-generation augmented reality start-up at Retail Without Borders

Michael Valdsgaard, former head of digital transformation at IKEA, has used his keynote speech at Retail Without Borders to launch his latest venture: a high-tech immersive commerce solution provider, London Dynamics.  London Dynamics has developed a next-generation augmented reality (AR) platform which enables retail brands to revolutionise the way customers interact and explore their products …

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Coffee alone won’t transform a former pit town – but it can inspire people | Food

I get to travel around the UK a lot, forever celebrating commercial life outside the big cities. On Monday morning, I found encouragement in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. It was raining hard on this small former pit town. The last of the collieries closed in 2003 and it has been looking for another purpose ever since. Over …

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Daniel Kulle, former President of H&M North America, appointed as CEO of Forever 21

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing, and entertainment company, announced the appointment of Daniel Kulle as the Chief Executive Officer of Forever 21. Kulle is a visionary, dynamic, and inspirational executive with over 20 years of experience coaching top teams and driving growth in the highly competitive fashion industry. He was most …

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J. Crew taps former Victoria’s Secret exec as CEO

J. Crew Group has ended its yearlong hunt for a new chief executive. The retailer announced that “after a thoughtful and extensive search” it has appointed Jan Singer to serve as CEO, effective Feb. 2, 2020. Singer, who most recently served as CEO of Victoria’s Secret, will also join J. Crew’s board and assume responsibility …

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Former CEO of Eddie Bauer to head up Leslie’s Poolmart

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Leslie’s Poolmart’s has tapped a veteran apparel retailer as its new chief executive. The nation’s largest retailer of pool and spa products and services appointed Michael R. Egeck as CEO, effective Feb. 4. He succeeds Steven L. Ortega, who is transitioning to the role of …

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Exclusive: Former El Corte Ingles head looks at retail redefinition

Retailers need to evaluate the need for industry transformation in areas including the store and training. In an interview with Chain Store Age at the recent NRF 2020 Vision conference, Dimas Gimeno, chairman of startup incubator Skintelligence Investments S.L. and former CEO of Spanish retail giant El Corte Ingles, shared thoughts on important industry issues. …

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Former BHS owner ordered to pay £9.5m to pension schemes | Business

The disgraced entrepreneur Dominic Chappell has been ordered to pay £9.5m into BHS pension schemes after his appeal failed. Chappell, a former bankrupt with no retail experience, bought the chain from billionaire Sir Philip Green for £1 in 2015. But it crashed 13 months later, leaving a pensions hole of up to £571m. The Pensions …

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Lowe’s taps former Taco Bell exec as chief brand and marketing officer

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Marisa F. Thalberg Lowe’s Companies appointed a veteran marketer who worked with a fast-food giant and several beauty powerhouses to a new role in its senior leadership team.  The home improvement retailer named Marisa F. Thalberg as executive VP, chief brand and marketing officer, effective …

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Former Next boss Sir David Jones dies, aged 76 | Business

Sir David Jones, the former boss of Next, has died at the age of 76. He was responsible for turning the chain into a powerhouse of the high street, and guided the current CEO Simon Wolfson when he was Jones’s assistant during the 1990s. Next said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that …

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Black Friday is ‘bigger than it ever was,’ former Toys R Us CEO says

Black Friday is “bigger than it ever was,” although consumers are shifting when, where and how they shop, former Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch told CNBC on Wednesday, dismissing those who say the frenzy is dying down. In an appearance on “Power Lunch,” Storch pointed out that the after-Thanksgiving extravaganza has become a three-day …

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