Women’s footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded Nine West Group and then went on to establish his own successful namesake clothing and footwear business, has passed away at the age of 78. Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, after a battle with cancer.
Athletic-shoe maker New Balance has teamed up with private-equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC to acquire The Rockport Company from the Adidas Group for $280 million.
Starbucks Corp. has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief COO, effective March 1.
More than 4,300 consumers nationwide were polled for a study by Market Force Information, a provider of customer intelligence solutions, in December 2014, which was designed to uncover consumers’ favorite fashion and shoe retailers, and factors that drive satisfaction and loyalty.
Consumers continue to engage more deeply with their smartphone … because they value what apps can do for them. They have downloaded more than 75 billion in the seven short years since the first app made its appearance on a smartphone.
In today's data-filled world, many retailers are missing some of the most basic — and important — metrics of all: store data and conversion rates.