Retail operator Dufry Group has debuted its first New Generation shop in Latin America at Mexico's Cancun International Airport. Dufry's 2,540-square-foot expansion at the newly-opened Terminal 4 includes the launching of six other new stores.
Italy-based fashion retailer Moncler opened its biggest Asian store in Hong Kong last week. The luxury brand, best known for its down jackets, is promoting the new location with 10,000 jacket-wearing figurines strategically place around the city.
Consumers longing for a Vitamix blender that won't break the bank can purchase the new Explorian E310 for around $350, which is much lower than the company's other standard-size models. The blender performs and looks like the elite 5200 model but has a smaller container and only a five-year warranty, instead of a seven-year guarantee.
The CaffItaly SO5 is a single-serve pod brewer that can make tasty coffee, tea, espresso and hot chocolate. The appliance features maintenance notification lights and a unique retractable spout that extends down to produce a lovely crema.
People shopping for home bakers have a lot of good choices to choose from, including Martha Stewart Collection copper mixing bowls and KitchenAid's 9-speed hand mixer, Kim Cook advises.
Simply Me Beauty will launch at 7-Eleven stores with 40 exclusive cosmetics and accessories for lips, eyes and face.
The convenience store chain aims to attract cost-conscious millennials with the new products, which will sell for $3 to $5.
Online retailers are spreading Cyber Monday deals over a longer period to avoid the single-day surge that has temporarily taken down some sites in recent years. This year's Cyber Monday is on track to be the biggest online sales day yet, with projected sales of $6.6 billion, according to Adobe.
Stitch Fix raised $120 million in an initial public offering this month, and the company is set to grow on its business model that pairs human stylists and customer data. "Data is really Stitch Fix's key differentiator," said Eric Kim of venture capital firm Goodwater Capital. "Stitch Fix knows who's buying what, who's trying and not buying what, what they like and what they don't like."
Piezoelectric sensors help manufacturers reduce costs through inline monitoring, writes Matthias Giese of Kistler Instrumente AG. "[S]ensor technology based on the piezoelectric principle delivers a remarkable increase in process reliability within a company's production chain, coupled with a sustained improvement in productivity, opening up the way to zero-defect production and maximized process efficiency," he writes.
Reliability program implementations are most successful with management support, Mobius Institute CEO Jason Tranter says. Make the case in terms of dollars, and test it with a small project before trying to go big.