Port Squeeze Threatens US Retailers’ Holiday Plans

Warehouse terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California | Source: Reuters

A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Long Beach port complex is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to retailers for the holiday season.

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Mr Ralph Lauren and the Ultimate Changing of the Guard

Port magazine Summer 2014, featuring Ralph Lauren | Source: Port

In our next instalment of Cover Stories, we explore the legacy of Mr Ralph Lauren — head of America’s first fashion family and the cover star of Port magazine’s Summer 2014 issue — and the inevitable question that every founder-led company faces: how to plan for succession, that ultimate changing of the guard?

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Market Pulse | Giving Thanks?

Savigny Luxury Index November 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Investors are moving away from bigger groups towards smaller brands and American “affordable luxury.” Meanwhile, the jury is still out as to whether the crucial trading period from Thanksgiving to Christmas will deliver strong results, but sentiment remains positive, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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