Nature Is the Best Engineer

Standing on top of a grassy ridge in Colorado’s Elk Mountains, Pete McBride watches a snowstorm rolling in. He seems unperturbed, despite the disconcerting way an afternoon of dazzling sunshine has suddenly given way to menacing dark clouds. Zipping up his jacket and pulling on a beanie, Pete pauses to point out two peaks of…

New Generation: Meet Pedro Sampaio

With a degree in business management training, Pedro Sampaio belongs to the second generation working at Mazoni, a footwear company based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal. Pedro Sampaio has been involved in Mazoni’s management for over a decade now. Working along his dad, Mr. Sampaio considers the footwear sector most stimulating. Why did…

Kenneth Cole Announces Regional Footwear Agreement With GBG Europe Footwear And Accessories Ltd

GBG will distribute men’s and women’s footwear and manufacture and distribute women’s handbags and men’s and women’s accessories in select territories for the American label. In an effort to continue global expansion of the brand, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. has signed a 4-year agreement with GBG Europe Footwear and Accessories Limited, a United Kingdom corporation,…

Nordstrom Invests In Digital Technology

With the aim to further integrate technology across its business, Nordstrom announced it has closed deals to acquire two leading retail technology companies: BevyUp and MessageYes. “The retail environment is changing faster than ever, but the value of service, speed, convenience and newness remain constant”, stated Brian Gill, Technology Senior Vice President at Nordstrom, adding:…