Weekly Industry Brief: 8.8.2016

Here ya go,  your weekly brief of news from around the industry.  Sources can be found in the hyperlinked text after the headline. Have a great week!

Brand/Retailer:

  • Amazon opening 18 more warehouses before holiday. Link
  • Plus size fashion is having a moment. Link
  • Amazon launches Amazon One, a dedicated cargo plane. Link
  • After digital spree, brands spending on stores again. Link
  • When the shop looks a lot like home. Link
  • Stella & Dot launch fine jewelry with Covet. Link
  • How Lululemon equipped Olympians for Rio. Link
  • Under Armour teams up with Kohl’s to target women. Link
  • Banana Republic disappoints Wall Street. Link
  • Gamestop acquires 507 AT&T stores. Link
  • Calvin Klein names its first Chief Creative Officer. Link
  • Walmart buying Jet.com for $3B. Link
  • Aeropostale in talks for sale. Link
  • Adidas continues to seek a buyer for golf unit. Link
  • Target resumes selling Amazon’s gadgets years after rift. Link

Marketing/Social:

  • Instagram takes a page from Snapchat, takes aim at it too. Link
  • Facebook is testing video ads during live broadcasts. Link
  • Nike’s latest ad stars the first transgender athlete on a U.S. national team. Link
  • Brands diving into Instagram stories. Link
  • The FTC cracks down on influencer posts. Link
  • Inside the new Teen Vogue, being lead by millennials. Link
  • Why Net-a-porter is going back to basics with its ad message. Link
  • How social media fuels the fortune of fast fashion. Link

Start Up:

  • Japanese biometric startup feels future at its fingertips. Link
  • New service promises to find any Hermes or Chanel bag within 72 hours. Link
  • How Glossier is using the internet to build a beauty brand for the Instagram generation. Link

International:

  • Britain is now the world’s cheapest luxury market. Link
  • Amazon Fashion launches in Mexico despite major challenges. Link
  • Nordstrom Rack expanding in Canada. Link
  • Jack Ma is opening his wallet to Europe but not to Europeans. Link
  • China’s tech trailblazers. Link
  • US chains confront growing competition in China. Link

Mobile/Emerging Tech:

  • Apple has completely changed its approach to TV. Link
  • Emerging tech trends changing how people design homes. Link
  • 5 reasons chatbots will revolutionize the way we do business. Link
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