IFAI wraps up a positive 2018 Outlook Conference

Perfect weather, a big crowd, a little golf, excellent wine and of course, fresh insights and rewarding interaction united industry leaders at Outlook 2018. A five-year record of a 120 participants gathered at the lovely Chateau Elan for an exclusive outlook and walked away reinvigorated. They all became part of a bigger conversation as they: … More IFAI wraps up a positive 2018 Outlook Conference

Winners Announcement – 2018 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition

AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 2018 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers® Student Design Competition! AATCC received 93 entries, with 108 students participating from 23 colleges and universities. This year’s theme, All Day Adventures in Activewear, challenged students to design a line for a specific outdoor or indoor athletic activity (cycling, running, group fitness, … More Winners Announcement – 2018 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition

Breaking News – Oerlikon sells Tape and Monofilament Technologies to Starlinger

Oerlikon announced today that the company will continue to align their Manmade Fibers Segment product portfolio with the future of innovative Industry 4.0 plant solutions putting greater focus on their core business of filament, staple fibre and nonwovens. As a result, the corporate group will divest their technology solutions for tape and monofilament plants. The … More Breaking News – Oerlikon sells Tape and Monofilament Technologies to Starlinger

Recruitment incentives continue to drive modern slavery

The point of recruitment is a recognised pinch point for modern slavery, but entrenched interests mean that solutions have to work hard to achieve impactful change Illicit revenues from forced labour stand at $150 billion a year, the Consumer Goods Forum estimates – so there is a lot of incentive for such practices to continue. And, … More Recruitment incentives continue to drive modern slavery

The Mystery of the USD 70 Hoodie that is all over Facebook

By guest author By Khadeeja Safdar from Wall Street Journal Online sellers are using Facebook ads to flip products purchased from marketplace sites; it is retail arbitrage. Liz Carlson forked over USD 70 for a “heavyweight cotton” hoodie after seeing an enticing ad on Facebook that claimed it had “the softest interior we’ve ever created.” … More The Mystery of the USD 70 Hoodie that is all over Facebook

‘Leery’ customers prompt Walmart to shelve self-scanning service

Walmart has ended a service where customers could ring up their own purchases, showing that old habits die hard even in the digital age. The retailer had offered its so-called “Mobile Scan & Go” technology in about 150 Walmart stores, after a successful rollout across its Sam’s Club warehouse chain. But while the service worked … More ‘Leery’ customers prompt Walmart to shelve self-scanning service