Skechers Sues Steve Madden Over Footwear Patents
July 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Skechers USA Inc. said it filed a lawsuit alleging that a footwear style sold by rival Steven Madden Ltd. infringes patents for the company's walking-shoe line and other products. Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Skechers is seeking an injunction against the Setta line of footwear sold under the Steven by Steve Madden line. Skechers also is seeking…

Lessons From Enterprise RFID Deployments
June 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm

The use of handheld RFID readers for retail cycle counting and inventory management is exploding — and for good reason. They’re inexpensive, tangible and convenient, and provide a familiar form factor for store associates. However, while handhelds are well suited for initial retail pilots, deploying them in scaled-up enterprise environments requires careful thought and planning.…

Bluemercury a Fresh Face in Cosmetics for Macy’s
May 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Department stores have dominated the cosmetics world for a long time. Macy’s purchase of the growing Bluemercury chain is an acknowledgment that things are changing at the lipstick counter. In February, Macy’s paid $210 million for Bluemercury, a chain of upscale beauty shops and spas based in Washington, D.C. Bluemercury’s new Dallas store is the first of about…

Gap Plans to Copy Old Navy's ‘Fast Fashion’ Strategy
May 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Ever since former H&M executive Stefan Larsson took over at Old Navy, the brand has been experimenting with shortening its supply chain and working on a quicker production schedule in order to churn out trendier clothes that are more appealing to its customers. Now, Gap has plans to adopt the same strategy.