D1 Brands Announces $123M In Series A Financing


D1 Brands, which buys Amazon ’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) brands, announced it has locked in $123 million in Series A financing in a round led by asset management firm CoVenture and venture capital firm Crossbeam Venture Partners.

Bespoke Beauty Brands To Launch Line Of Men’s Products


Beauty brand incubator Bespoke Beauty Brands will debut a new skincare brand for men on Friday (Aug. The brand, called Mai Johnson & Co., The launch of the new brand follows a string of recent announcements in the beauty space.


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GoDaddy Leads $50M Series C Funding In Tailor Brands


Design platform Tailor Brands notched $50 million in a Series C funding round led by strategic investor GoDaddy. The platform aims to make it easier for new companies to develop a brand identity and launch and expand their ventures.

Clothing Conglomerate Authentic Brands Files To Go Public


Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has filed to go public with its portfolio of over two dozen lifestyle and entertainment brands following a series of high-profile acquisitions over the past several months. Since its founding in 2010, Authentic Brands has acquired over 30 brands.

ROI of Omnichannel Technology for Financial Institutions

Speaker: Elissa Riddell, Marketing Director at Coconut Software and Justin Knowles, VP, Strategic Innovation Officer at City Bank

In this webinar, you’ll hear from financial institution leaders about how they’ve pivoted to provide an omnichannel experience to their customers and members, and their lessons learned. Focus will be centered on the benefits of investing in omnichannel technology to help create customized, consistent, and branded experiences across your institution’s buyer journey.

Sensory Branding: Right Scent, Right Time?


Sensory branding is having a moment. These are some admittedly “out there” examples of sensory branding, which is popular lately for several reasons. Supplementing the “sight” of marketing and branding with a taste or a sound creates an entirely new set of tools to attract consumers.

Tailored Brands Expands Collab With AI Firm Bold Metrics


The effort comes as Tailored Brands, which has Men's Wearhouse and Jos. Retail apparel artificial intelligence Bold Metrics News partnerships Tailored Brands What's HotBold Metrics , an artificial intelligence (AI) technology company, has grown its collaboration with Jos.

Brands Connect To The DogEconomy


Sine early 2021, the Unilever-owned ice cream brand has been selling non-dairy frozen treats called “Doggie Desserts” in supermarkets and pet stores. And brands are jumping on board — even beauty brands, according to reports.

Yum! Brands Acquires ‘Conversational Commerce’ Platform Amid Ongoing Digital Push


Brands , parent company of quick-service restaurant (QSR) giants Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, announced Wednesday (March 24) its acquisition of chat-based ordering and marketing platform company Tictuk. Brands’ Chief Digital and Technology Officer, said in a statement. Brands

Video Content Creates Digital-First Brand Loyalty


That influx of users new to digital paths and processes has created pressure in the market for brands to leverage video content. He said properly leveraged video will both boost a brand’s reputation and stickiness, as well as demonstrably add to revenue.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

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Just Do It: Brands Can Take D2C Page From Nike


It’s where you can really create the relationship to the brand,” Stehle said. Every brand can’t be Nike, Stehle said. Luxury brands, he said, do this by creating a very limited amount of innovative product available for purchase.

12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017

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Newswire ant financial coolest brands Hyperledger listsWhat Amazon did with “Just Walk Out” stores was cool. Snap’s Spectacles – also interesting. Some may argue that Pokemon Go had a good run too. Those innovations may seem cool to the wider public, but we – the fintech-obsessed – dig deeper to uncover the underlying coolness within mainstream Read More.

Authentic Brands Could Buy Arcadia Group And Debenhams


Authentic Brands is said to be in talks with Debenhams and Arcadia Group administrators, with unnamed sources claiming that the retail company is mulling a bid for the Sir Philip Green retail empire and the retailer, Retail Gazette reported.

Today In Food: Dine Brands Invests In Digital, Shake Shack Mix Shifts Back To Physical


Today in restaurant and grocery news, Dine Brands discusses its digital upgrades, and DoorDash debuts its new “DoubleDash” feature. Dine Brands: 75 Pct Of Firm's Tech Will Be Upgraded By EOY. Retail Amazon Dine Brands grocery News Restaurants Waka Coffee walmart

Spectrum Brands' Net Sales Rise Amid Higher Reinvestments


Spectrum Brands , whose portfolio includes brands like Repel, George Foreman and Kwikset , reported that net sales climbed 22.6 In announcing its financial results, Spectrum Brands indicated that net sales grew by 28 percent in home & personal care.

Walmart Launches 'Modern Fashion Brand'


The retail giant is starting “a fashion essentials-inspired brand for both men and women created by our in-house design team,” the company said in a news release. We’ve launched exclusive, elevated brands.”. Walmart wants to bring a bit of the high-fashion catwalk to its store aisles.

Inspire Bets $11.3B That Its Brands Can Run On Dunkin’


Private equity-backed Inspire Brands will be buying Dunkin' Donuts and bringing it private for a whopping $11.3 Inspire’s Many Brands . Inspire has thus far in its history has more or less focused its attention on established brands that were struggling and in need of a turn-around.

Today In Retail: Foot Locker Acquisitions To Fuel Expansion Plans; L Brands Divorce Becomes Official


As of today, L Brands is no more, with the company’s two remaining brands — Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret — now charting their own paths as independent public companies. Retail Afterpay Foot Locker L Brands News Square Today in Retail

How Brands Can Avoid Direct-To-Consumer Pitfalls


Brands looking to sell directly to end users need a vision for what their omnicommerce experience should be, and a plan for how they’re going to deliver something to complement their existing business instead of merely complicating it.

QSRs Optimize With Machine Learning As Yum! Brands Acquires AI Company


Brands, Inc. Technology strategies that elevate the customer and employee experience and lead to smart, data-driven marketing decisions are critical to keeping our brands R.E.D. Brands CEO, said in the company release. “We’re Brands

FAT Brands Brings 70 Virtual Locations to the Middle East as Ghost Kitchen Expansion Trend Goes Global


Restaurant group FAT Brands, parent company of Fatburger, Johnny Rockets and Hurricane Grill & Wings, among others, announced Tuesday (Sept. Soon, we may see restaurant brands using ghost kitchens as a way to test the water in new international markets.

Coffee On The Go Is Coming Back, Say Major F&B Brands


This week, Starbucks, Nestlé, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Restaurant Brands International (RBI) all reported that coffee away-from-home purchases were on the rise in their most recent quarter, even as at-home sales remained flat or elevated. Coffee on the go is coming back.

Big Brands Are Cutting Ties With Amazon


IKEA has announced it is cutting ties with Amazon, a move that other brands like Nike, Birkenstock and PopSockets have also done recently. To say the brand has won by walking away, they haven’t won at all,” Thomson said.

Retail Branding Comes Off The Back Burner


For retailers, especially those deemed non-essential and struggling with revenue, branding may be on the back burner right now. Big mistake, say several branding experts. And who you were was your brand. “A

DTC Brands See Media Opportunity In Crisis


DTC brands grew up digital,” he noted. Wiese and his team compared the current pandemic to several other crises, man-made or financial, across 100 years and 125 brands. That lesson is particularly applicable to DTC brands. Brands should look at it as a long-term investment.”.

Luxury Brands Hit The Discount Racks


While many luxury retailers have found themselves needing to slash prices to keep inventory moving, some luxury brands are switching manufacturing to assist in the coronavirus crisis. A bright spot is also emerging for luxury brands as China recovers slowly.

Digital Shift Gives Rise To DTC Brands


The second is the rise of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands. It also accelerated the rise of DTC brands, but not for the same reasons. DTC brands drove into the pandemic and adapted to it to catch the digital shift. There are two kinds of DTC brands that have arisen.

Special K, Other CPG Brands Step Up D2C Efforts


20 for its Special K brand. The flavors were “inspired” by Twitter conversations the brand had with consumers. Its Objective wellness brand, according to the website Glossy , is being redesigned and rebranded about a year after it was first introduced.

Tailored Brands Might Seek Bankruptcy Due To Pandemic


Men’s Wearhouse owner Tailored Brands might be the next significant retail company in the United States to make a bankruptcy filing as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Tailored Brands has approximately 1,400 U.S. Tailored Brands had $201 million in unrestricted cash on hand in early June.

Authentic Brands Growing Retail Portfolio Crowds Larger Rivals After PVH Purchase


Less than a month after closing its purchase of the iconic Eddie Bauer franchise , clothing conglomerate Authentic Brands Group struck again this week when it announced it was adding the Izod, Van Heusen and Arrow labels to its burgeoning portfolio.

Tailored Brands Might Seek Bankruptcy In Q3


Men’s Wearhouse owner Tailored Brands might seek bankruptcy in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to a 10-Q regulatory filing with the U.S. Tailored Brands said the pandemic had a significant effect on its business, as has been the case with a number of merchants.

Fashion Brand Guess Data Breach Impacts Customer Info


based fashion brand and retailer, has been the victim of a data breach, a report from Bleeping Computer said Monday (July 12). Guess , the U.S.-based

Athleta Launches Wellness Platform To Grow Brand Loyalty


With consumers increasingly focused on health and wellness following a global pandemic, Athleta is launching a new health and wellness platform in a bid to increase loyalty as the athletic wear brand tries to double its value.

Helping Brands: D2C Brands Tap New Business Models To Shorten 'Time To Commerce'


COVID has put pressure on brands to find solutions for their direct-to-consumer [D2C] strategy,” he said. The shift to digital commerce has opened up new markets for companies across all verticals and sizes.