Of-the-month gift clubs have been popular for years, but it took two Harvard Business School entrepreneurs to one, make the concept cool and two, completely disrupt the online beauty industry in the process. After brainstorming over how to connect the world of e-commerce with the very personal realm of beauty shopping, classmates Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna came up with Birchbox. The duo launched the $10 monthly subscription service of personalized makeup products in September 2010, and debuted a men's version in April 2012.
New York -- Tesco has opened its first all-LED store as the United Kingdom’s largest retailer continues its drive to reduce carbon emissions from its operations. Tesco expects that the use of the LEDs in its new Express location, in Loughborough, England,...
ATLANTA — Ignacio Perez Lizaur, who lead Walmart's expansion into Latin America as director general Sam's Club Mexico in 1991, has joined Newell Rubbermaid's board of directors. Perez Lizaur's 26-year career with Walmart included a series of assignments leading Walmart operations in Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. His career with Walmart culminated in the position of EVP operations for the Sam’s Club division, with responsibility across 600 stores in the U.S. Upon retiring in 2010, he was appointed to Walmart’s hall of fame for his contributions to the retailer’s international development. “Ignacio adds
A woman who had been selling on eBay for 14 years under the name "Animal" was stunned when eBay gave her user ID to a branded retailer in the U.K. to entice it to open a shop and changed her name to the unappealing animal_animal123.
05 MTBrooks England has launched the website for Pedaled, a Japanese bicycle clothing label owned by the saddle company. Brooks purchased a 60 percent share in Pedaled from president and designer Hideto Suzuki last year, and first showed the collection of made-in-Japan urban cycling fashion at last years Eurobike. The website, which allows for online purchases, is now live. Brooks is also selling the collection through select retailers in Europe, and has signed on about 20 shops in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Russia and the U.K. The line includes riding jackets, jeans and trousers, flannel shirts