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Uniqlo’s 2024 Plans: 20+ New Stores in North America

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In May 2023 , Uniqlo, which opened its first North American location in 2005, revealed its plans to reach 200 North American locations by 2027. Uniqlo will open more than 20 stores in the U.S. and Canada in 2024, including debuts in new markets for the fast fashion retailer. Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, Wash.

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Visa, Mastercard Settlement Represents Major Victory in Merchants’ Fight Against Swipe Fees

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history, according to Reuters , and if it receives court approval it would resolve most of the ongoing claims against Visa and Mastercard, which began in 2005. The antitrust settlement is one of the largest in U.S. Swipe fees typically include small, fixed fees plus a percentage of the total sale amounts and average about 1.5%

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Apple Keynote

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Apple’s “Time Flies” keynote will take place tomorrow, September 15, live from Apple Park: [link] I have been following Apple keynotes for many years (since at least 2005) and they often generate irrational expectations for disruptive innovative products.

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Burberry Appoints New Chief Creative Officer as Tisci Departs

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Lee will replace former creative chief Riccardo Tisci , who was appointed to the role in March 2018 following his career with Givenchy from 2005 to 2017. He will report to CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who began leading the luxury brand in April 2022.

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Ads Coming to Prime Video in 2024, but Amazon Promises ‘Meaningfully Fewer’ than on Other Streamers

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The bulk of the statement was spent touting the larger benefits of Prime membership and how those benefits have expanded since the offering first debuted in 2005. Amazon’s announcement of its plans had an almost apologetic undertone. The company also promised that it would not increase the price of Prime membership in 2024. “To

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Amazon Appoints Insider as CEO of Worldwide Stores

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Herrington joined Amazon as VP of Consumables in 2005, launched Amazon Fresh in 2007 and was promoted to SVP of Consumables in 2014. Amazon has named 17-year company veteran Doug Herrington to the renamed role of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, filling the position left vacant by former CEO of the Worldwide Consumer Dave Clark.

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Much to gain for SAP with Bob Stutz Joining their CRM Team

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Stutz’s tenure ended after it was acquired by Oracle (2005), and he moved to SAP to […]. Stutz started his CRM career at Siebel, in 1998, in the early days of IT-driven, on-premise CRM. Siebel was a powerhouse in its time, peaking at 45% market share in 2002.

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