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Patagonia: Conscious Capitalism

I’m offering yet another report on Patagonia that I’m tossing into the ring, now full of one adulatory article or broadcast interview after another. However hesitant I was to follow …

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Dupes Undermine Prestige Brands

With more than 60,000 monthly searches, and nearly a half million downloads since its 2018 debut, the comparison-shopping app Brandefy is a success by any measure. And the fact that …

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Robin Lewis and Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight: Live Webcast on Future Proofing Your Business - The Robin Report

Global Retail: You Know Something’s Happening, But Do You Know What It Is? And How to Be Prepared? It started with the pandemic and supply chain chaos. Now, inflation, recession, and Inventory overflow. Next? Disruptions and uncertainty — the new normal. So, how do you keep your business agile in a rapidly shifting marketplace? Join …

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Quiet Quitting Is a Clear Call to Repair Employee Engagement

Quiet quitting has become a growing phenomenon thanks in part to social media, with TikTok and YouTube among the biggest influencers. But before we embark on a deep dive into …

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How Fashion Looks Inward During Climate Week

Now that New York Fashion Week has wrapped, the city is experiencing Climate Week NYC. And while the former event is full of glamor and glitz, the latter – taking …

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Are You Measuring What Matters?

I’m going to take a philosophical position here as a cautionary tale about the future of retail. “Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not.” Is this a …

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The Robin Report 2022 CEO Forum - The Robin Report

The Robin Report Annual CEO Forum: Jane Elfers, CEO, The Children’s Place Sometimes radical thinking is as simple as planning ahead. Jane Elfers had the foresight to invest (to the …

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What Is Your North Star?

Do you know your organization’s North Star? Or maybe a better question is whether your organization even has a North Star. Not to get all astronomical on you, but Dr. …

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Dress Codes Are Back, But Consumer Response Is Mixed

Retail operates like a pendulum. For years, the fashion pendulum has been swinging towards the hyper-casual. I wrote about the alleged “death of athleisure” as a false alarm nearly a …

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Printemps Sets Sites on Lower Manhattan

The concept of the global retailer has been pretty much a mixed bag with a wildly uneven success rate. With the exception of the occasional Ikea or Starbucks, many retailing …