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Afterpay, the buy-now-pay-later platform, announced that its customers can now use Apple Pay to make purchases through Afterpay in physical retail stores and online. Beginning in July 2020, select U.S. retailers will begin offering Afterpay. Customers can initiate a purchase by tapping the “card” icon in...

Nike Inc. joined eight other major corporations including Microsoft, Starbucks and Unilever, to form a new consortium with a goal of accelerating the transition to a net-zero global economy. Founding members also include A.P. Moller–Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz AG, Natura &Co, and Wipro, as well as the...

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), in partnership with Utah State University (USU) and Western Colorado University (WCU),  has launched select courses from its Outdoor Industry Business Certificate (OIBC) program. The OIBC offers a suite of continuing education certificates tailored to outdoor industry professionals and those...

VF Corp. plans to open its first multi-brand store this fall in Milan, Italy. The store, inside a historic building at 11 Orefici Street, will feature The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri with other VF brands periodically showcasing their collections. Surrounded by international offices and high-street...

Nike was again the top-ranked apparel brand in the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released by WPP and Kantar, although Lululemon, Adidas and The North Face all saw double-digit gains. The overall Top 10 apparel brands, their valuation and year-over-year change were: ...

Foot Locker Inc. announced a new organizational structure designed to foster greater agility and speed-to-act as the company continues to advance its key strategic imperative to elevate the customer experience. The senior management promotions and organizational changes being implemented will: Connect the company’s customer-facing functions globally,...