Sam Bahreini is a serial entrepreneur and growth marketer, helping startups navigate from launch to scale.

Whether purchasing a car, a pair of shoes or a computer, both brick-and-mortar retail and e-tail have very important roles in the world of commerce. Retail acts as the showroom, where consumers can experience a product for the first time, while e-tail allows them to build confidence in the price they pay for a product as well as research all of their options in a convenient, real-time format. Choosing one over the other forces your customers to choose, too. And in today's competitive retail world, they'll likely choose the brand that offers both options.

San Francisco -- Gap Inc. announced Monday that it will introduce the Gap brand to Paraguay and Hungary through new agreements with existing franchise partners: Neutral for Paraguay and Gottex Brands...

The North Face outdoor apparel brand confirmed that it purchases goose down feathers from California's Allied Feather & Down, which primarily sources its down feathers from foie gras producers in Hungary, who force-feed geese in a process deemed cruel by animal rights activists.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Nicole Chabot as international sales director. Chabot brings more than 18 years of business management and international sales experience in both the consumer lifestyle and outdoor industry arenas. “We see tremendous opportunity for international growth for Timbuk2, particularly in Europe and Asia,” said CEO Mike Wallenfels. “With Chabot’s successful track record for growing brands at both a national and international level, she will be a huge asset as we continue to build Timbuk2 as a globally-recognized brand.” Most recently, Chabot served as the director of sales at Carve Designs, where she played an

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