Brent Franson

Higher-end Meets Highest-End: Are Michael Kors and Versace A Perfect Couple?

By Brent Franson | Best Practices | 03 October, 2018

$2.1 billion. That’s what it took for Michael Kors to snap up famed Italian fashion house Versace and create a new American luxury conglomerate – Capri Holdings – that also encompasses Kors’s previous acquisition, Jimmy Choo. Some might dismiss this as an “odd couple” pairing – the hyper-accessibility of Michael Kors and the esoteric appeal of Versace – […]

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You’re Not Taking This Long-Shot Amazon Competitor Seriously Enough

By Brent Franson | Industry Insights | 17 August, 2018

On Tuesday, Kroger announced it will sell its goods on Alibaba’s website, opening an online storefront on the giant’s Tmall Global marketplace. Earlier this month, Kroger introduced a new at-home, speedy delivery service – Kroger Ship – that gets home goods to customers in two days. A distribution play with an international e-commerce powerhouse? Delivering more convenience to shoppers […]

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