Personalization is one of the new buzzwords in retail. U.S. footwear and accessories chain DSW has announced an exclusive partnership with Trend:Bar, which offers stores personalized add-ons to enhance products.
Timberland's new partnership with Threads has yielded a line of sustainable products made from recycled plastic bottles, but there's a social component too. The bottle collection benefits a jobs program in Haiti.
Amazon and Google have competed for market share for years, primarily in the area of product searches. Now Amazon is testing the use of mobile ads on Google, resulting in a very interesting co-existence.
Barclaycard’s bPay has struck two new deals that means consumers will be able to make contactless payments using high street jewellery and watch brands from global giant DCK and payments specialist Tappy Technologies.