Speaking to a crowd of aspiring merchants on Wednesday night, Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke advised them not to let their customers’ retail experiences fall by the wayside, lest their businesses end up like the ill-fated Toys ‘R’ Us.
"We are preparing for the busy holiday season as planned, which includes hiring seasonal employees," said Clint Gaudry, vice-president of marketing and store planning for Toys "R" Us Canada.
LXRandCo, Inc., an international omni-channel retailer of branded vintage luxury handbags and accessories, announced that it has expanded its vintage luxury product offering with the addition of apparel and shoes at five locations. The Company also announced that it has diversified its handbag sourcing through a new supplier agreement with a leading U.S.-based vendor.
"Joining forces with Nordstrom, the clothing label will be opening temporary Pop-In stores at various locations of the department store. Cities including LA, Chicago, Seattle, Costa Mesa, Bellevue, Dallas, Toronto and Vancouver will be included as part of the program. According to an announcement shared by Everlane, customers can expect to shop not only its ethically-made denim range, but also its beloved cashmere and footwear styles."
Retail companies that differentiate themselves can not only survive, but thrive, even without a big online presence.