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The Struggle and Payoff of Setting Up Shop in an Airport - NY Times

  • Small businesses must jump through hoops to secure slots at airports, where snow delays increase sales, but those who have done it say it is worth the effort.

  • Francine LeFrak ran into an especially onerous security issue when she set up a kiosk selling handmade jewelry at Newark Liberty International Airport in December.

  • Her current job, running sit-down and quick-serve restaurants like Nocawich and Urban Crave at airports, doesn’t bear much resemblance to the business she envisioned growing into when she was whisking chocolate to glossy perfection in her mother’s double boiler.

The Collabs: Sperry & Rowing Blazers Give Classic Boat Shoes a Colorful Makeover + More News - Yahoo

  • All the latest pairings from fashion and lifestyle footwear brands.

  • Sperry’s A/O Authentic Original and Seamate boat shoes feature Rowing Blazers’ croquet stripes, while its CVO canvas sneakers incorporate mismatched “Port” and “Starboard” accents.

  • July 1: Opening Ceremony co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon teamed up with footwear brand Melissa on a collaboration that reimagines OC’s most classic silhouettes in summer-ready styles and colors.

A Look Inside Rowing Blazers' First Los Angeles Pop-Up - HypeBeast

  • The brand lands in the West Coast at the Brentwood Country Mart.

  • The New York-based label is soon opening its first-ever pop-up in Los Angeles , opting to camp out in the U.S. Post Office of the city’s historic Brentwood Country Mart.

  • Fans that are familiar with Rowing Blazers’ revamped New York flagship will feel right at home among the paddle decorations, throwback photographs and pristine visual merchandising.

When Will the Events Industry Embrace Airbnb? - Skift

  • We take a look this week at some recent improvements the company has made to its business travel platform, Airbnb for Work , and explore what that means for event planners.

  • Hoteliers building luxury experiences within them face a handful of challenges to balance the local community and original allure with high-end service and amenities.

Want to Own a Warhol? Now, You Can Buy a Piece of One - NYTimes

  • Several technology companies are packaging rare cars, paintings and other luxury items as investments, allowing any collector to buy shares in them.

  • He said he was open to investing in the private asset class after watching his stock portfolio swing from positive to negative and seeing the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin plummet.

  • “The offerings span across comic books, other artworks, luxury items like Rolex watches and Birkin bags,” said Michael Karnjanaprakorn, founder of Otis.

Why is this interesting? - The Vinyl Edition - WhyisThisInteresting

  • Again. At the end of 2018, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) published its annual report on industry revenue, and while nearly all physical music sales continue to see double-digit declines year-over-year, vinyl topped $400M, its highest number in 30 years.

  • The fascination with vinyl records is prolific. While a top digital media retailer like Best Buy committed to phasing out the sale of CDs last year, Urban Outfitters continued full-steam ahead on vinyl & cassette media in hopes of capitalizing on the trend of nostalgia among its millennial consumer base.

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Walmart, Nordstrom Are Building Stores Exclusively Where Shoppers Can Retrieve Online Orders - KTLA

  • Traditional brick-and-mortar stores alone are not enough to stay ahead in the digital era. America's shoppers want convenient, hassle-free experiences.

  • So Walmart and Nordstrom are building physical stores that don't actually sell anything. The two retailers are creating small hubs in big cities and dense suburban areas for shoppers to retrieve their online grocery and clothing orders. These new locations give them access to shoppers who want their stuff in a hurry without schlepping out to regular big-box stores or waiting around for home delivery.

  • The two retailers are creating small hubs in big cities and dense suburban areas for shoppers to retrieve their online grocery and clothing orders.

  • “The expansion of our local market strategy in New York City is a cornerstone of how we will improve service to our customers,” Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores, said in May.

Study: Immigrants and their kids founded 45% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies - Axios

  • Immigrants and their children have founded 45% of the U.S.'s Fortune 500 companies, according to a new study.

  • Immigrants and their children have founded 45% of the U.S.' Fortune 500 companies, according to a new study by New American Economy , a bipartisan pro-immigration group.

  • Between the lines: Immigrants may have a negative impact on the work prospects of some U.S.-born workers, as Harvard economics and social policy professor George Borjas wrote for Politico .But they also are increasingly a vital part of the U.S. economy.

How Buck Mason Is Effectively Garnering Brand Loyalty and Growing Its Business - Forbes

  • Buck Mason is taking a well-rounded approach to growing its business. The menswear brand, founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, California by Sasha Koehn and Erik Allen Ford, has slowly but surely amassed a loyal following among men who value quality fabrics and classic styles in their wardrobes.

  • The menswear brand, founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, California by Sasha Koehn and Erik Allen Ford, has slowly but surely amassed a loyal following among men who value quality fabrics and classic styles.

  • Since starting with just a t-shirt, we’ve added dozens more products to the Buck Mason uniform of jeans and tees, and a customer base of men who are as loyal and as passionate about quality and a timeless aesthetic as we are.