Aeropostale to launch in Thailand and Egypt

Aeropostale Inc. ARO, +16.66% the mall-based apparel retailer, said it signed two licensing agreements that will launch new stores in Thailand and Egypt. The deal with Robinson Department Store Public Company will open about 40 standalone and store-within-a-store locations in Thailand over the next five years. The first store will open in the Robinson Department... Continue Reading →

Egypt’s richest man snaps up 6% stake in Adidas

Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris has raised his stake in Adidas to 6 percent, making him the biggest shareholder in the German sportswear retailer. A statement from the Stuttgart bourse said one of Sawiris’ investment vehicles, NNS Holding, now owns 4.3 percent in Adidas, while Sawiris himself holds a direct 1.7 percent stake, according to reports... Continue Reading →

Insights: Top 10 retail predictions for 2015

Framingham, Mass. -- By 2017, three times as many retailers as now will explicitly underpin their customer and operations strategies on 3rd platform technologies. That’s one of IDC Retail Insights’ top 10 worldwide retail predictions for 2015. IDC revealed the predictions during a Web conference, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Retail Agenda 2015 Predictions. The top 10... Continue Reading →

The ‘best-performing’ retail CEOs in the world

While retail can get swept up in the newest cross-channel strategy and payment technologies, it’s a company’s long-term vision that ultimately determines longevity in this sometimes volatile sector. Harvard Business Review recently released its annual list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world, assessing the heads of companies in the S&P Global 1200 by... Continue Reading →

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