RH could move some manufacturing to the US | Mentos packaging sports compliments in new UK campaign | Farfetch makes exec changes, launches on JD.com in China
14 June 2019
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RH could move some manufacturing to the US
RH could move some manufacturing to the US
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High-end home goods retailer RH has renegotiated costs and raised prices on some made-in-China products to offset higher costs related to new tariffs, the company said. RH is exploring options for US manufacturing as it moves more of its production and product development out of China.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (12 Jun.) 
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Retail in Europe
Mentos packaging sports compliments in new UK campaign
Mentos' limited-edition "Complimentos" are rolling out in the UK, offering compliments like "You sweeten up my life." Brand manager Sarah Elmer said the company hopes the campaign will surpass last year's "Mentos Say Hello."
ConfectioneryNews (France) (12 Jun.) 
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Retail in Asia
Farfetch makes exec changes, launches on JD.com in China
London-based fashion e-commerce platform Farfetch has named former Zalando executive Kshitij Kumar as its chief data officer. The company has also announced several executive promotions, the exit of Chief Marketing Officer John Veichmanis and the creation of an online store on JD.com in China.
Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (11 Jun.) 
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E-commerce Spotlight
Social shopping startup Depop raises $62M
Depop, a UK-based social media startup focused on Generation Z consumers who want to want to buy and sell items, raised $62 million in its most recent funding round. The new money will fund further development of its technology and expansion in the US.
UK Tech News (London) (10 Jun.) 
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Technology Solutions
RFID firm creates a Texas training ground for retailers
RFID software company SML has built a bigger facility in Plano, Texas, set up as a store, a back room and a warehouse to train retailers on using its RFID tags for inventory management. The Hong Kong-based company counts a growing list of retailers among its customers including Tommy Bahama, Target, H&M and Uniqlo.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (12 Jun.) 
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Spotlight on Fashion
New Balance got game with new campaign in China
New Balance got game with new campaign in China
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New Balance has entered the field of playable ads in China, offering a "Cloud Jumper" game to market its Fresh Foam line. Sales have increased 28.9% in China as a result, with 18.84% total growth.
Mobile Marketer (12 Jun.) 
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How Indochino takes a hands-on approach to growth
Custom clothing brand Indochino has built in-house systems for everything from marketing and media buying to running the point-of-sale systems in its 45 showrooms. The strategy is key to keeping control as the direct-to-consumer brand grows its international presence, CEO Drew Green said.
Modern Retail (12 Jun.) 
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NRF News
Fighting the last-mile battle
Many small- and medium-sized retailers feel that fast shipping equals high cost. But California-based last-mile delivery solutions provider Shipsi is using learnings from the grocery industry to make same-day delivery a reality for US retailers. "A lot of the exciting things happening with grocery will be relayed and transcend on e-commerce," said Chelsie Lee, co-founder and CEO. Read more from NRF's STORES Magazine.
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