Retail


Lightbox is Headed to Blue Nile

October 29, 2020
The De Beers-owned lab-grown diamond brand is also cutting the ribbon on a new production facility just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Quality Gold Ships 2020-2021 Books in Time for the Holidays

October 27, 2020
The fall distribution of its catalogs is one of the company’s largest as it makes up for delays caused by the pandemic.

5 Industry Observations Based on the Latest JBT Data

October 26, 2020
Jewelers Board of Trade President Erich Jacobs talked with National Jeweler about continuing trends in the jewelry industry, a K-shaped recovery and his expectations for Q4.

Study Gauges Fine Jewelry Shoppers’ Holiday 2020 Attitudes

October 23, 2020
Commissioned by Platinum Guild International, it shows that millennials and Gen Z are the most likely to purchase fine jewelry.

Kering’s Jewelry Brands Suffer in Q3 Amid Tourism Halt

October 23, 2020
Boucheron and Qeelin performed well in the Asia Pacific region, but struggled elsewhere as tourist numbers dwindled.

September Retail Sales Surpass Expectations

October 21, 2020
The National Retail Federation is hopeful for the holiday season following better-than-expected results in September.

The Kingswood Company Has a New Branded Line

October 20, 2020
Clean + Care is available to jewelers at lower minimum order requirements.

2 Major Organizations Want to See What’s on Your Wish List

October 19, 2020
Jewelers of America and the American Gem Society are coming together to launch a consumer-facing campaign this holiday season called “My Jewelry Wish List.”

New Yelp Alert Labels Businesses Accused of Racist Behavior

October 16, 2020
The consumer alert also includes links to news articles where applicable.

De Beers’ Lab-Grown Diamond Brand Moves Into 28 More Stores

October 7, 2020
Lightbox now will be sold throughout the Midwest, as well as in California, New York and Canada.

Hale’s Jewelers Set to Open New Flagship

October 7, 2020
The nearly 170-year-old jeweler has a new 8,000-square-foot store in the works.

Mall of America Donates Space to Small Businesses

October 6, 2020
The shopping center opened a space for local businesses affected by the pandemic and civil unrest in Minneapolis to set up shop.

Buccellati Moves into New HQ in Heart of Milan

October 6, 2020
The high jewelry brand is also slated to open six new stores by the end of the year.

Blue Nile to Open 50 New Showrooms

October 5, 2020
CEO Sean Kell explains how the jewelry e-tailer’s expansion plans will blend the online and in-store shopping experience.

Amazon to Hold Prime Day in October

October 2, 2020
Amazon is offering customers a $10 credit to use on Prime Day when they spend $10 at select small businesses.

Consumer Confidence Hits High in September

October 1, 2020
The consumer confidence index saw the highest month-over-month increase in 17 years in September but remains below pre-pandemic levels.

Start Holiday Shopping Early, Says NRF

September 30, 2020
The National Retail Federation’s new campaign, set to air in October, will encourage customers to shop safely and early in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s a New Book Out About the ‘Zconomy’

September 30, 2020
Authors Denise Villa and Jason Dorsey break down how to market to, hire and retain members of a generation who think email and Facebook are old, and don’t know life without smartphones.

Squirrel Spotting: Why I Don’t Worry About Brick-and-Mortar Retail

September 29, 2020
Peter Smith says the idea that people will want to continue to do everything online post-pandemic is “complete and utter rubbish.”

Neiman Marcus Exits Bankruptcy Under New Owners

September 29, 2020
Geoffroy van Raemdonck will remain CEO of the retailer.
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