Express is the style source for fashion-forward young women and men, for everything from first job interviews to weekend parties. Express believes in living for the moment, dressing for the moment and having a strong individual style.
In 1980, Limited Brands opened the first Express store as a women’s clothier, “Limited Express,” in Chicago. By 1986, Express had grown to 250 stores, and in 1987 the brand began the sale of men’s merchandise. In two short years, the men’s fashion line was spun off into its own brand, Structure. By 2001, Express had become a dual gender brand with the reintegration of its Structure stores as “Express Men.” Dual gender Express stores began opening in 2002.
UNTUCKit is an American casual men's apparel company founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City. UNTUCKit was created to solve a persistent problem in modern day men’s fashion: the sloppily untucked shirt. Surveying the market, founders Chris Riccobono and Aaron Sanandres established the length of their shirts to be halfway between the belt and the bottom of the zipper, allowing the front pockets of the pants to be slightly exposed.
UNTUCKit Initially ran its operation out of the third bedroom in founder Chris Riccobono’s apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey, and shipping out of a local storage unit. UNTUCKit opened its first store in September 2015 in SoHo, New York, and currently operates over 40 company-owned stores in the United States and Canada, with plans to grow to over 100 store locations by 2022.
Since its founding in Aspen in 1976, Cos Bar has positioned itself as the luxury multi-brand beauty retailer of excellence. Designed for a sophisticated and discerning audience, Cos Bar has successfully carved out a unique and engaging sales experience focused on the needs of its clientele Coupled with a carefully curated array of the world’s best beauty brands, Cos Bar’s artful combination of selection and service has led the brand to unprecedented levels of appreciation.
RetailNext’s SaaS platform allows us to understand the core essentials that make luxury shopping experiences magical, while at the same time A/B testing different concepts just like with our e-commerce site.”
Founded in 1996, The Art of Shaving™ is considered the world’s leading premium shaving brand with its aromatherapy-based grooming products, high-end shaving instruments, and a retail chain dedicated to men’s shaving.
The Art of Shaving has trademarked its wet shaving system “The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave” – Prepare, Lather Up, Shave, and Moisturize – and is recognized as the best-selling men’s brand at high-end department stores. The Art of Shaving Shops are found in 100+ locations across the US and the brand recently opened its first international location in Moscow. The Art of Shaving is sold online at www.TheArtofShaving.com and is found at fine retailers such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Holt Renfrew, and Macy’s.
CASE STUDY: How Art of Shaving uses RetailNext data and shopper insights to empower retail performance
RetailNext provides The Art of Shaving with invaluable access to key metrics and data by adding Conversion as a new KPI. This metric allows the company to see opportunities by store and therefore increase overall sales. A mere 1% increase in Conversion can yield $200,000 in additional sales per month, or $2.4 million a year.”
100% PURE isn’t just the company’s name or its ingredient list. 100% PURE is the brand’s commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being 100% PURE is so important. The brand strives to live with compassion, kindness and empathy; to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of six billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to its global community.
Watch Ric Kostick, 100% PURE co-founder and CEO, join Alexei Agratchev, RetailNext co-founder and CEO, onstage at the 2018 WWD Beauty Summit, where they engage in a discussion about the beauty industry, beauty retail and smart store retail analytics. [Video courtesy of WWD Beauty Summit and fairchildlive.com.]
Brookstone is a nationwide specialty retailer offering an assortment of consumer products that are functional in purpose, distinctive in quality and design and not widely available from other retailers. In 1965, Brookstone first introduced itself to the world in a small classified ad selling "hard-to-find tools" in Popular Mechanics magazine.
Brookstone manages operations through its headquarters in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and in its Distribution Center and Customer Care Center (web, mail and telephone orders) in Mexico, Missouri. The company currently operates more than 200 retail stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, primarily in premium shopping malls, lifestyle centers and the nation’s busiest airports.
Adore Me is a digitally-native women’s intimates company based in New York, manufacturing and selling lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear, activewear, and other products. Adore Me uniquely uses a style quiz and associated algorithm to recommend both products and sizes to its customers. Take the quiz today!
Adore Me has fueled its growth through international expansion and the launch of physical retail stores. Most notably, Adore Me launched its e-commerce site in Australia in 2017, as well as its full assortment of products to the United Kingdom and China in 2018.
Tracing its origins back to 1946 and a fixture in Atlanta since 1968, the Atlanta Hawks are innovators in designing and delivering innovative experiences for its fans. The 2015-16 season marks the introduction of new design elements that tie the brand together across the complete fan environment, from team uniforms and licensed apparel all the way to the playing court at Phillips Arena, and the official team stores are key components of a driveway-to-driveway fan experience.
How would your retail organization fare if it faced 40+ “Black Fridays” a year? That’s exactly the situation the Atlanta Hawks face each and every home game with an intense store traffic spike over a short period of time. To best service its dedicated fan base, the Atlanta Hawks use the RetailNext analytics platform to better understand store traffic and the complete shopper journey.
VIDEO: How Atlanta Hawks SVP of Marketing uses RetailNext to optimize the fan experience on game days
Bose has a passion for doing things that are better. The company strives to apply the highest level of scientific inquiry and invention to the discovery of new concepts and the development of new products, creating experiences for its customers that are enlightening, unique and delightful.
Perhaps best known for its home audio systems and speakers, noise cancelling headphones, professional audio systems, and automobile sound systems, Bose has also conducted research into suspension technologies for cars and heavy-duty trucks, and into the subject of cold fusion. Bose currently operates over 190 stores worldwide.
Built on its luxury menswear brand founded in 1910, today the Ermenegildo Zegna Group is one of Italy’s most famous family-driven enterprises, offering world-class shopping experiences and products ranging from clothing to accessories. Executing on strategies of vertical integration, diversification and brand extension and expansion, Zegna now has nearly 600 Ermenegildo Zegna points of sale in over 80 countries, including over 300 direct operating stores.
Founded in 1910 when Ermenegildo Zegna bought his father’s textile looms, the company is now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family and remains family-owned. As well as producing men’s fashions for its own labels, Zegna also manufactures clothing for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.
Founded in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco is an international lifestyle brand that offers affordable luxury with a modern sensibility. Headquartered in New York City in the heart of west Chelsea’s gallery district, Club Monaco appeals to the creative consumer—a group of cultural influencers who mix fashion must-haves with timeless classics.
What began in 1985 as an independent boutique on Queen Street West in Toronto has evolved into a global lifestyle brand with more than 140 locations worldwide.
Megane no Tanaka (Tanaka Optical) began its eyewear retail business in 1913 in Hiroshima, Japan, and now expertly serves its clientele in over 140 stores located throughout Japan.
As one of the leading vision and hearing care retailers in Japan, Megane no Tanaka takes great pride in its professional services, employing 198 certified opticians and an industry-leading 128 certified audiologists.
Ulta Beauty, Inc. is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty. All in One Place.™ Ulta Beauty offers more than 20,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including its private label Ulta Beauty Collection.
Ulta operates over 1,110 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Approximately 90 percent of Ulta’s revenue is derived from its loyalty program – Ultamate Rewards – which includes over 29 million active users!
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, also known as Richemont, is a Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company founded in 1988. Through its various subsidiaries, Richemont designs, manufactures, distributes and sells premium jewellery, watches, leather goods, writing instruments, firearms, clothing and accessories, and its associated brands include A. Lange & Söhne, Azzedine Alaïa, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, Dunhill, IWC Schaffhausen, Giampiero Bodino, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lancel, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Peter Millar, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
As a group, Richemont employs nearly 29,000 people at operations in 35 countries.
Sephora is a leader in global prestige retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury goods group, Sephora has earned its reputation as a beauty trailblazer with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Sephora operates approximately 2,300 stores in 33 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of over 430 stores across the Americas. Sephora opened its first U.S. store in New York’s Soho neighborhood in 1998, and its first Canadian store in Toronto in 2004. The Sephora Americas headquarters and Innovation Lab are located in San Francisco, with corporate offices in New York, Mexico City, Montreal, Toronto and São Paolo.
Casper Sleep, also known simply as Casper, is a digitally-native company founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York. Originally an e-commerce retailer, Casper is the disruptive brand that started the memory foam mattress craze, and it’s has solidified itself at the top of the segment, offering high-quality mattresses at a fraction of the price of traditional innerspring mattresses.
In its initial foray into brick-and-mortar retail, Casper originally opened 15 pop-up stores across North America, following its Casper Wave launch. Casper now operates 20 full-line, permanent stores across the United States.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, CBL Properties is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages over 120 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total nearly 80 million square feet, including six million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties.
Macerich is a self-managed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and is the third-largest owner and operator of shopping centers in the United States. Macerich owns and operates 48 market-dominate properties, including four LEED Gold properties.
Macerich’s origins go back to the MaceRich Real Estate Company founded in New York in 1964 by Mace Siegel and Richard Cohen, who combined their first names to name their company. In 1994, after years of buying and owning shopping centers privately, the company went public as The Macerich Company, and in 2006, the company name was rebranded to Macerich.
PREIT is a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated shopping malls. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company owns and operates over 22 million square feet of retail space in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region’s top metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Since 2012, the company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on balance sheet strength, high-quality merchandising and disciplined capital expenditures.
PREIT is a retail Real Estate Investment Trust owning a portfolio of high-quality malls in which it strives to create environments where retailers and customers connect.
Lolli and Pops is a small collection of candy stores that strives to make the world a sweeter place by selling products that are sourced from famed producers and local artisans located in various corners of the world. Lolli and Pops' unique sweets feature flavors such as: chocolate from Madagascar, sour belts from Spain, and sodas from Japan.
Lolli and Pops not only measures the quality of the sweets by taste, but also by the memorable experiences that come along with eating their products.
b8ta is a software-powered retail showroom for out-of-the-box consumer hardware and IoT products. With user experience at its core, b8ta gives makers complete control over their brands while providing the essential hands-on experience for consumers and early adopters.
What would it take to make selling in a retail store as easy as it is to set up your own shop online? That was the hypothesis that drove us to create b8ta, and we created and fused a software product and a physical store that works the way we think retail should work.
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 37 Bloomingdale's stores and 13 Bloomingdale's, The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, California, and Texas. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai.
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Marine Layer is the casual apparel brand born through a quest to produce the perfect T-shirt. Created after a yearlong journey to make a replacement for its founder’s trashed favorite tee, Marine Layer opened its first store in 2009 and continues to add brick-and-mortar stores in specially targeted neighborhoods.
Within the first two months of deployment of an accurate traffic counting solution, Marine Layer was able to identify operational improvement opportunities and realize an immediate six point conversion increase in one location.
Since 1979, Sun & Sand Sports has been committed to ensuring its customers have access to the best sporting brands in the world, and are supported in that quest with exclusive retail and distributorship rights for over 50 internationally-recognized brands, including Nike, Timberland, Columbia, Vans, Babolat and more. Sun & Sand Sports is the largest sports and fitness retailer and wholesaler throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East, and currently operates over 100 store locations in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Sun & Sand Sports is committed to delivering exciting and innovative experiences for its customers. Our concept stores realize this vision perfectly with interactive buying guides, digital displays, customization and training zones along with smart dressing rooms. Our partnership with RetailNext ensures we are provided with the data analytics necessary to continue designing and launching stores that lead the way globally in shopping experiences for sports active consumers.
TSI Holdings Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the management and operation of two subsidiary groups, Tokyo Style and Sanei International, and includes its Fashion Apparel and Sundries segment engaged in the manufacture and distribution of fashion apparel and sundries focused on women’s apparel. TSI Holdings distributes its products under a range of brands, including Margaret Howell, Stussy, Callaway Apparel, Jill Stuart, Diane von Furstenburg, Natural Beauty Basic, Human Woman and more.
Ariat was founded on technology and innovation - with the goal of making the highest-quality footwear and apparel for the world's top equestrian athletes. Ariat is community of riders and people committed to those who ride, ranch, and work outdoors.
Founded in Tokyo in 1994 as a mail order importer of American lingerie, Peach John’s tremendous rise in popularity quickly resulted in the expansion of its product line and the opening of physical stores. With quality fashions and an unwavering commitment to creating comfortable shopping environments, Peach John has grown to over thirty store locations in Japan, Hong Kong and China, and has corporate offices in Tokyo, Sendai, Hong Kong and Shanghai.