New York City Mulls Fur Sales Ban

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Following the lead of other municipalities, New York City could be going fur-free with a proposed law on the horizon. Council Speaker Corey Johnson recently introduced a bill to ban companies from selling fur apparel in the city, which comes after similar efforts in cities such as West Hollywood, Calif., Two other cities in California — San Francisco and Berkeley — have also passed similar laws. Retail fashion Fur new york city News regulation What's Ho

Starbucks To Open Pickup Location In New York City

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As the company modernizes and reimagines the customer experience in stores located in high-traffic metropolitan areas, Starbucks plans to open a Starbucks Pickup store in New York City on Tuesday (Nov. said Starbucks Vice President of Urban Markets Katie Young. “By

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Tech Center: New York City Takes on Tech Full Force

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For years, New York City has been at the epicenter of United States’ culture with the fashion and entertainment industries leading the way. With the top modeling agencies, MTV and the home of American broadway plays, there’s no denying New York City is bustling with creativity. With a big focus on technology in Silicon Valley and Boston, New York City slowly made its way to becoming a powerhouse tech player.

IBM hosting two day Sales Performance Management Summit in New York City

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Walmart Bringing Same-Day Delivery To New York City

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s Jet.com unit is getting into the same-day grocery delivery market, gearing up to offer the service in New York City. Bloomberg , citing a statement the company made via email, reported that Jet plans on opening up a fulfillment center in the Bronx in the fall that will enable same-day and next-day delivery of groceries in New York City. Jet told Bloomberg the new fulfillment center will result in the creation of hundreds of new jobs.

Sleep Number Unveils New Interactive Store In New York City

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Sleep Number is opening a new brick-and-mortar store in the New York City’s Flatiron District, adding to its portfolio of over 560 locations. Our new Sleep Number store in the Flatiron District demonstrates the transformative impact of our smart beds on individual comfort, restfulness and well-being.”. With the store experience, shoppers can see a digital map that shows how people in neighborhoods across the city are sleeping.

NYC Summit To Tackle Lack Of Influencer Regulation

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The first Influencer Fraudnomics Summit in New York City on Tuesday (Sept. 17) will discuss the fraud problem stemming from influencer marketing. Like with all new innovations, there are going to be some hitches to it,” Cavazos said.

Visa: US Contactless Payments Primed For A Big 2020

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When Visa launched a contactless payments pilot with New York’s Mass Transit Authority (MTA) seven months ago, the company started small, and with modest goals. By June, the MTA’s goal is to have half of all New York stations enabled.

Payroll Startup Gusto Plans NYC Expansion With $200M Series D

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Reeves said he plans to pursue new products beyond payroll and HR as the company grows, adding FinTech features like its Flexible Pay, which allows wage advances for employees. The company also has New York City expansion plans for its R&D team, the article said.

Lord & Taylor To Open Small NYC Store For Holidays

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Lord & Taylor is opening a small shop in New York City for the holiday shopping season. After evaluating best-use scenarios for its New York City Fifth Avenue location, the Company has decided not to maintain a presence at this location,” its parent company, Hudson’s Bay Company, said at the time. Retail brick and mortar holiday shopping Le Tote lord & taylor new york city News physical stores What's Hot

Gett Shutters Juno In New York, Partners With Lyft

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Ridesharing company Gett, which operates under the name Juno in New York City, is shuttering its operations there and entering into a partnership with Lyft to take on its accounts, according to a report by TechCrunch. Ridesharing Gett ipo Juno Lyft new york city News What's Hot

Dunkin’ Delivery Boosts Grubhub Shares

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More than 400 Dunkin’ restaurants throughout New York City’s five boroughs are now offering delivery through Seamless, Grubhub’s New York brand. ” Markets delivery Dunkin grubhub new york city News What's Hot

NYC Lawsuit Targets Online eCigarette Companies

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More than 20 online eCigarette retailers are being sued by New York City for allegedly selling to children. New York City requested that a Brooklyn federal judge on Wednesday (Oct. Legal eCigarettes JUUL Lawsuit new york city News vaping What's Hot

Uber Dials Back Drivers’ Hours In NY

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17), per new regulations in New York City , according to a report by Reuters. The new regulations are meant to boost driver pay and help to lessen congestion in the city. Lyft recently took similar action due to city regulations.

The Walmart Amazon Whole Paycheck Tracker: The Delivery Edition 

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Which makes it no surprise that so much of the news out of the race for the consumer’s whole paycheck this week was shipping-centric — and delivery times are about to take on a whole new meaning this week. And New York City still retains that attraction.”.

Gett Closes Down NY Ridesharing Brand Juno; Partners With Lyft

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Ridesharing company Gett, which operates under the name Juno in New York City, is shuttering its operations there and entering into a partnership with Lyft to take on its accounts, according to a report by TechCrunch. Ridesharing Gett ipo Juno Lyft new york city News What's Hot

NY Lawsuit Claims Online Retailers Selling e-Cigs To Underage Buyers

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More than 20 online eCigarette retailers are being sued by New York City for allegedly selling to children. New York City requested that a Brooklyn federal judge on Wednesday (Oct. Legal eCigarettes JUUL Lawsuit new york city News vaping What's Hot

How Might NYC’s New Ride-Hailing Minimum Wage Change Things?

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The new year will bring a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers in New York City — that much is clear, even if the new rules on payments are a bit complicated. 4), New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to set a minimum wage for ride-sharing drivers.

What’s Next For Real Estate In Amazon’s HQ2 Cities?

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13) on its new headquarters. The Seattle-based eCommerce operator and cloud computing provider decided to build in both Crystal City, an urban area in North Virginia near Washington, D.C., and in Long Island City, a neighborhood in Queens, New York City.

BuzzFeed To Launch Unique Toy Store In NYC This Fall

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BuzzFeed is planning to open a toy store in New York City later this fall. New York Post reported that the store, called “Camp,” will be located in an 11,000-square-foot space in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

Amazon HQ2, JPM Coin And The Weird, Wild Week Of Payments’ Left Turns

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After heavy speculation that not all was proceeding smoothly in the deal to put one-half of Amazon’s second headquarters in Long Island City, New York, Amazon announced via a blog post that the deal is indeed off. There is no such thing as a boring week in payments, of course.

Amazon’s NYC HQ2 Prompts Legislative Action

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A Senator who represents Long Island City, where Amazon plans to build another headquarters , has drafted legislation that would essentially make it illegal to buy or sell real estate based on non-public government action, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Fizzle Of The Week: The NYC Amazon HQ That Will Never Be

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Amazon and the city of New York managed to pull off one of history’s more spectacular break-ups this week, with the Valentine’s Day announcement that the city and the nation’s largest eCommerce firm would not be joining forces to build half of Amazon’s HQ2 in Long Island City.

Rideshare Companies Offer $100M Relief Fund For NYC Taxi Drivers

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Documents show that Lyft , Uber and Via have offered to help New York City’s taxi medallion owners through a $100 million relief fund paid over five years. But the money was contingent on New York dropping its proposed regulations that would limit the number of ride-hailing drivers in the city, which could cost the ridesharing companies more than $100 million. The city rejected the offer immediately.

Appear Here Monetizes Pop-Up Store Market

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Renting out retail spaces in large cities for a short period of time can be tough to accomplish and expensive. It’s an online marketplace that specializes in short-term retail rental space and has just recently launched in the United States in New York City. ” Retail Appear Here Etsy lease long-term manhattan Marketplace new york city Rent short-term soho west village

IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in New York City

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In opening its latest Bluemix Garage in New York City , IBM continues to put its money where the developers, software designers and others are. IBM is partnering with Galvanize, who will host the New York garage on its new New York campus.

Amazon Opens NYC Bookstore

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Amazon.com , the eCommerce giant, will open its first bookstore in New York City Thursday (May 25), marking the seventh physical store for the company. Other tenants in the retail space include Whole Foods Market, Coach, Michael Kors and pricey restaurants Per Se and Masa, noted the report. The Columbus Circle store in New York City is the first of three retail locations Amazon plans to open in the New York City market.

Walmart Pushes Same-Day Delivery With Parcel

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According to a news report from CBNC, Walmart is pushing full-speed-ahead with its same-day delivery plans in New York City, and has acquired local startup and delivery tracking app Parcel to make the behind-the-scene logistics work properly. The Brooklyn-based firm specializes in handling scheduled and same-day deliveries in New York for retailers like Bonobos, as well as meal kit companies like Chef’d and Martha Stewart’s Martha & Marley Spoon.

Bringing Deep Discounting To One Of America’s Most Expensive Streets

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” A recent analysis by KeyBanc Capital Markets confirmed that picture – while there is some item overlap between what a consumer can find on Amazon and what they can find in a Five Below, the customer who shops at Five Below is deriving unique value from their chosen shopping venue. “[The As of this fall, Five Below is coming to New York ‘s Fifth Avenue, arguably the most expensive street in America.

While Global Retail Expansion Cools, U.S. Remains Leader Of The Pack

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A new study has found that retail global expansion has lost some steam, and while the United States remains the most active, Europe is now the preferred spot for expanding retailers, according to Chain Store Age. s 10th annual study of international retail expansion surveyed 166 cities across 51 countries on how many international retailers had debuted in their markets last year. Of all expansion at city level, 21 percent was by U.S.

N26 pursues US market with ads that speak to customer pain points

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New York City commuters this week will have their first exposure to European banking brand N26 through ads posted on subway cars. Carousel Daily Post 1 Retail Banking Sales & Marketing Startups

The Case for CSR

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In 2012, the city of New York passed legislation known as the Responsible Banking Act. Then-mayor Michael Bloomberg originally vetoed it, had his veto overridden by the City Council, then dragged his feet on appointing nominees to the local board.

Goop Inc Taps Into Booming Wellness Market

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The Global Wellness Institute found that the market for those kinds of offerings was value at $4.2 Chief Revenue Officer Kimberly Kreuzberger said, according to the outlet, “We’re marketing to a very actionable consumer because they’re a shopper.”.

Jet, Fulton Fish Market Team For Seafood Delivery

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In an effort to deliver sustainable and fresh seafood to customers in New York City, Jet.com and Fulton Fish Market are teaming up for Jet’s City Grocery experience. It is yet another convenience Jet is bringing to our urban consumers in the New York City area.”.

Exploding US CBD Market Could Hit $16B By 2025

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cannabidiol (CBD) market continues to grow, with nearly 7 percent of Americans saying they use the substance. the market could reach $16 billion by the year 2025, as per a report by Bloomberg. The U.S.

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Amazon, Google’s Expansion In NYC To Spark Talent War

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A talent war in New York is heating up with Amazon opening up its second headquarters in the city and Google expanding its presence. Headhunters report that while the direct impact from Amazon and Google remains to be seen, it is good news for the job market in New York City.

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Mobile Checkout, Resetting Store Experiences And Fairway Market’s Fight To Stay Relevant In NYC

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Today Fairway operates 15 stores in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state area, as well as four liquor stores. Fairway’s new CEO, Abel Porter, has repeatedly affirmed that the dark days of two years ago have passed, and the firm is ready to compete. “We’ve

Will NYC’s contactless transit push catch merchants off-guard?

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It’s too early to measure the market effect of New York City's contactless payment acceptance pilot launched barely a month ago, but many merchants in the immediate area may not be ready if demand spikes. Contactless payments Retailers TD Bank Wells Fargo New York

How Cashierless Checkout Can Power Brand Marketing Experiences

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Cashierless stores aren’t just for mega retailers like Amazon to sell prepared food from their kitchens or products from other producers: Beverage brands, among other companies, are getting into the action and choosing this checkout experience for stores that showcase their own products IRL (“in real life”) as a marketing tool. This week, beverage company Dirty Lemon plans to bring such a store to New York City this week – with a little help from mobile technology.

Omnicommerce – The Farmers Market Way

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When thinking about your typical farmers market, omnicommerce is probably one of the last things that comes to mind. New York-based startup OurHarvest is on a mission to change that as it seeks to bring farmers and customers together digitally.

Unicorns Eye Public Markets, Leaving Anemic 2016 IPOs Behind

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And yet the torpor that marked the IPO market this past year, especially for unicorns, may be setting up for a reversal in 2017. In India, ShopClues, the eCommerce play that plies its trade in what are known as tier-two and tier-three cities, has said that it looks to be EBITDA-profitable within the next year (EBITDA is sometimes used as a rough proxy for cash flow). Stocks are at all-time highs, as measured in the United States.

Mastercard To Host SMB Summit For Women Entrepreneurs

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Mastercard is celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month by gathering it’s Women’s Business Advisory Council for a retreat and launching its first ever Small Business Summit in New York City.

London B2B FinTechs Win Big As Market Preps For Disruption

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This week the company announced two new solutions as well as $6.5 EaseCentral’s new tools include an employee-facing mobile app, as well as an integration with ADP for streamlined payroll. The new funding will help the company expand geographically in the U.S., with plans to open an office in New York City later this year. company attracted $11 million in new funding this week led by Accel.