Michael Kors to Acquire Versace for $2.12 Billion

| Daniela Forte

Michael Kors Holdings Limited announced that a definitive agreement has been made to acquire Gianni Versace S.p.A for a total of $2.12 billion (1.83 billion Euro). Here are some of the key initiatives this acquisition will bring for both luxury brands.

Gap Launches New Men’s Performance Lifestyle Brand

| Daniela Forte

Gap Inc. plans a mid-October launch for Hill City, a new high-performance men’s apparel brand offering “technical clothing” that transitions through the day from working out to work to weekend. Here is what led to the launch of the new brand for Gap Inc.

Neiman Marcus’ Online Revenues Up 12.5% in Q4

| Daniela Forte

Neiman Marcus reported an increase in online revenues of 12.5%, which accounted for 36% of the overall business for the fourth quarter. See how Neiman Marcus plans to be a more customer-centric company in the future.

Holiday Shopping Expected to Begin Earlier This Year

| Daniela Forte

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and starting earlier each year, bringing unique opportunities for brands, retailers and marketers to create special experiences through memorable campaigns. Here are some statistics and insights retailers should be aware of this holiday season.

Retail Innovation Alive and Well at Shop.org 2018

| Mike O'Brien

Given rapid changes in ecommerce and growing expectations of always-on consumers, it’s no surprise that the sector is a hotbed of retail innovation, technology and investment. And a lot of it was on display at this year’s Shop.org conference in Las Vegas. Here’s a sampling of the new tech that was on display in the Innovation Lab.

5 Growth Milestones For Small Businesses

| Craig Evans

Starting a business is no light feat. It takes nerves, determination and resilience that only entrepreneurs who have gone through it will understand. Here are five stages new business owners need to know to gain success.