By the bootstraps- Handmade Zimbabwe shoes an unlikely global hit

Founded in 1993, the firm has recently ramped up production to just 30 pairs a day, all of them made meticulously by 14 employees in a one-room workshop in the second city Bulawayo.The city — a former industrial hub — has suffered the brunt of the country’s collapse since 1980 that has left behind mass unemployment and a landscape of derelict warehouses and ghostly abandoned factories.

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Black Friday fuels online fashion and footwear sales in the Netherlands

In Q4 2018, online retailers of apparel and footwear in the Netherlands saw sales increase by 22.4%, compared to the same period in 2017คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. However, retailers operating physical stores saw sales slip by 4.3% in the last three months of 2018.The growth can largely be…

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American artist Rashid Johnson creates jewelry for a good cause

Exhibited for the first time in 2015 at The Drawing Center in New York, the figurative portraits of the series “Anxious Men” question the perception and representation of black men in contemporary American societyคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. Themes that have become particularly salient …

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December fashion spend rose, but less than hoped for say key retail reports

The credit and debit cards giant said that consumer card spending grew 12.2% overall last month, but the impact of Omicron hindered some final Christmas preparations.Spending on non-essential items grew at a slower 11.5% compared to November’s 18.3% spurt. The company said that as well as concerns over Omicron, this could have been due to consumers starting their festive shopping earlier in N…

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Forget store traffic and bag count – Gauging retail performance in an online world

Major shifts in consumer behaviour and preferences have forced Cohen, who works for market research firm NPD Group, and other retail analysts to approach their jobs very differently than two decades ago.”If you were to try and replicate research methodology, or even store observation, in today’s world, you’ve got a problem,” Cohen told Reutersคำพูดจาก Read more

Could AI technology replace ad agencies-

The company contracted two AI partners: Albert, which specializes in cross-channel campaign execution, and Sentient, which focuses on website content optimization. Since making this jump, Cosabella has seen astounding success, achieving a return-on-ad spend of 336% and a 155% increase in revenue in Q4 of 2016. The lingerie company has also seen its email subscriber list double since pairing wi…

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Department store de Bijenkorf staff campaign for higher wages

On Tuesday, the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions’ Bijenkorf for staff members (FNV Bijenkorf) published a video on its Facebook page calling for action. Bijenkorf employees and FNV Bijenkorf jointly argue that the department store is doing well financially and that they would like to receive a wage increase of 3.5% per year as a result. At the moment, the maximum salary of a store employee is…

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H&M deepens sustainability commitment via signature brand and Arket

It features “exquisite pieces [that] have been crafted from sustainably sourced materials made from waste”.The company said that “what’s normally thrown away is purposefully transformed into treasures to be loved and valued, allowing us to appreciate the potential of waste and be inspired by the creativity that comes from having to reuse things”.

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France tells U.S.- back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wants a U.S. commitment in Davos to the international tax reform and is also pressing Washington to lift a threat of tariffs on French champagne, cheese and luxury handbags made in retaliation against France’s own digital tax.Agreement was close on a universal tax proposal drawn up by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Le Maire said, but W…

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