Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Just in time for the upcoming summer vacation season, Drop 2 of Faithfull The Brand ’s Isla collection is released on May 13. The retro collection, with an unmissable tropical undertone, is inspired by the colorful coastline of Careyes — a bohemian paradise known for its dramatic, brightly hued ocean castles perched along the pacific coast of the Mexican Riviera. The second drop arrived just a little over a month after the opening of Faithfull The Brand ’s first standalone retail space in Los Angeles. located at Platform, Culver City, the pop-up exclusively unveiled Faithfull’s Islas collection and will be open to guests over its two month tenure. Mimicking an exotic holiday destination and complimenting the newest collection of sunshine-ready pieces, Los Angeles-based interior design studio Night Palm created a space where mediterranean tranquility meets the unique beauty of Mexico. Designed with carefree travel … [Read more...] about Get Summer Ready With Faithfull The Brand’s New Islas Collection
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Trust has always been an essential part of any business transaction—just ask the Quakers, who built business empires on the basis of fair business practices—but according to a new report from Salesforce, trust is becoming more important than ever before. Salesforce surveyed 13,020 consumers and 3,916 business buyers in 29 different countries to gain an understanding of changing customer expectations and behaviors. advertisement Some key findings include: Trust is becoming a key factor for consumers: 88% of consumers believe trust is more important in times of change, and 74% say communicating transparently is more important now than before the pandemic. Moreover, 68% said they trust companies that act with society’s best interests in mind—a 9% increase from 2020. Consumers crave the personal touch both online and offline: 88% of customers say the experience a company provides is just as important as its products and services, an 18% increase from 2020. … [Read more...] about Brands, take note: Your customers aren’t afraid to dump you if they lose your trust
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It takes a lot to become a global beauty sensation, but Sunnies Face managed to do so practically overnight. When the brand launched in the Philippines, their website crashed just before reaching 3 million views and the line sold out in 10 minutes at their launch party. Their hero product Fluffmatte, a matte lipstick, has sold almost three million bullets, with one sold every 30 seconds, propelling them to the best-selling lipstick in the Philippines. Sunnies Face brought Southeast Asian beauty to the forefront of the global beauty scene and they’re finally launching stateside today. Sunnies Face was a natural extension of the lifestyle brand Sunnies Studios and Sunnies Café, eyewear and food businesses, respectively. Sunnies Face was founded by Jessica Wilson, Brand Manager; Martine Ho, Creative Director; and Georgina Wilson, Brand Director. “Whenever we would launch a campaign, everyone would ask what lip color was used on … [Read more...] about Cult-Favorite Filipina Beauty Brand Sunnies Face Lands In The U.S.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Supply chains and logistics were thrown into chaos during the pandemic, creating a number of challenges including trade disruptions, port congestion, and soaring freight rates. Brands selling and manufacturing furniture especially felt the strain caused by these delays. Delays and cancellations led to backlogs. Port bottlenecks emerged. But not all retailers were affected in the same way. For furniture brand Castlery , long lead times are one reason supply chain management has always been a priority for the business. “In furniture, where the products are not only bulky but non-standard size, efficient supply chain management is critical to ensure a seamless customer experience in terms of fulfillment and timely deliver,” said Declan Ee, Castlery’s co-founder. The past two years have been challenging for the furniture retail industry, and many manufacturers still haven't caught up with their backlogs. In … [Read more...] about How Furniture Brands And Manufacturers Are Coping With Ongoing Supply Chain Strain
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Summer is upon us and Las Vegas is back in full swing. Following a lift on the mask mandate, casinos returning to 100 percent capacity, and just about everything with the exception of some shows back to regular operations, Sin City is ready to welcome visitors. Whether you’re coming into town for a bachelor or bachelorette party, to try your luck at the tables, or to get some pent-up energy out of your system, this is the perfect place to do it. Most of your favorite spots are still around, but in a city where everything is constantly evolving or changing, there are also several new places to hit up if you’re visiting soon. Read on to discover some of the latest restaurants, bars, attractions, and hotels worth visiting this summer in Las Vegas. Restaurants Night + Market James Beard semifinalist Kris Yenbamroong has brought his popular Night + Market from Los Angeles to the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and it … [Read more...] about Here’s What’s New In Las Vegas For Summer 2021
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Neiman Marcus filed for C hapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, and a lot of the blame was (rightly) put on the upscale retailer’s massive debt load though the Coronavirus was cited as the cause as well. But, another issue must be raised: Neiman Marcus long struggled to attract millennial and Gen Z consumers. Courting these two groups is key to any longstanding retailer’s existence. So how exactly did the Dallas-based retailer—more synonymous with lifestyle excess than today’s “woke” generation—fall short? Beth Goldstein, an industry analyst at the NPD Group, says Neiman Marcus isn’t alone. “Most department stores today have this challenge, especially at the high-end. Gen Z and Millennials are driven to specialty retailers and direct-to-consumer channels, both in-store and online,” she says, adding, “New brands born online offer great stories about function, sustainability, and convenience which captured their … [Read more...] about Neiman Marcus Needs To Court The Millennial And Gen Z Customer. Can It Succeed?
U.S. equity markets are continuing their rally as solid corporate earnings boost investor optimism. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ( CMG ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) gained, as the Dow and Nasdaq are both up about 200 points. Key Takeaways U.S. stocks are higher, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 each gaining more than 1% as solid corporate earnings boost investors' confidence. Investors are awaiting an earnings report from The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ). Crude oil reversed its earlier decline and is back above $90 per barrel. Bond yields declined. Better-than-expected financial reports from restaurant chains Chipotle and Yum!, along with food sciences firm FMC Corporation ( FMC ), are sending their shares higher. Shares are rising for media companies after Omnicom Group Inc. ( OMC ) reported profit that beat forecasts, and its shares are trading near all-time highs. Tech stocks are powering the Nasdaq's 1.5% gain. Meta Platforms, Inc. ( FB) shares … [Read more...] about U.S. Stock Surge Continues as Chipotle, Tech Shares Drive Gain
U.S. stock futures are moving higher, led by technology shares on the Nasdaq exchange, after another volatile day of trading ahead of an announcement from Federal Reserve policymakers about the future of monetary policy . Key Takeaways U.S. stock futures are moving sharply higher, led by technology shares on the Nasdaq exchange. Traders are awaiting a 2 p.m. Eastern time announcement from Federal Reserve policymakers about the future of monetary policy. Cryptocurrencies' rally continued. Oil again marched higher, and the dollar strengthened against the euro. Bond yields fell. Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) helped lead tech shares higher after reporting fiscal second quarter results that beat expectations while forecasting better-than-expected quarterly sales for the current quarter. Tesla, Inc. ( TSLA ), scheduled to report earnings after markets close today, is also gaining. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down more than 800 points … [Read more...] about Stocks Gain as Tech Rallies and Investors Await Fed Rate Decision
- A + A BENGALURU (May 16): McDonald's Corp on Monday became one of the biggest global brands to exit Russia, laying out plans to sell all its restaurants after operating in the country for more than 30 years, following the invasion of Ukraine. The world's largest burger chain, which owns about 84% of its nearly 850 restaurants in Russia, will take a related non-cash charge of up to US$1.4 billion following its sale. McDonald's had in March decided to close its restaurants in the country, including the iconic Pushkin Square location in central Moscow — a symbol of flourishing American capitalism in the dying embers of the Soviet Union. The burger chain represented the thawing of Cold War tensions and became a way to sample Western food and spirit for millions of people, even though the cost of a burger was several times bigger than the daily budgets of many city dwellers. "Some might argue that providing access to food and continuing to employ tens of thousands … [Read more...] about Golden arches to go dark in Russia as McDonald’s exits after 30 years
In March 2022, Fast Company reached out to 191 companies with a survey asking about their stance on abortion access, the policies they have in place around abortion care, and how they planned to respond to the forthcoming SCOTUS ruling. Our list of companies included the top 100 largest businesses by revenue, consumer-facing brands with workforces in states with restrictive abortion laws, and some of the largest companies by market cap in all 13 states with trigger bans. advertisement This is part of a series of articles on the business case for abortion access. See the full package here . The survey was conducted via Google Forms and emailed to people in the PR or communications department at each company. Questions included, Does your employee healthcare policy cover abortion care in states where that is legal?; Have your employees expressed concerns about abortion access and/or the impending Supreme Court decision on abortion?; and, If the Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Fast Company surveys nearly 200 companies about abortion access