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Brooks Brothers Changes Course Due to Corona

Brooks Brothers Changes Course Due to Corona

In March, the Brooks Brothers clothing manufacturer was praised for its quick response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The designer brand transitioned its three US factories to produce personal protective equipment for medical teams and frontline workers.

But these same factories are now at risk of becoming casualties of the virus they were working to protect against. In fact, the future of Brooks Brothers, and its branding as THE “Made in America” brand, is in jeopardy.

The brand that dressed America’s presidents and former presidents, as far back as James Madison, is facing an uncertain future. It is laying close to 700 employees and is looking to sell the factories. Besides the three shirt manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York, the company also has a tie factory in Queens. But these sites together yield less than 20% of the Brooks Brothers line.

Brooks Brothers management is hopeful that restructuring and consolidating will provide fiscal stability, affording the company a chance at survival and regrowth when this is over.

Earth Day 2020 goes Digital

Earth Day 2020 goes Digital

Every year, on April 21 the world gathers to celebrate Earth Day. It is the day we are encouraged to think about the environment, consider the footprint we are leaving on this planet, and measures we can take to ensure global health. Earth Day 2020 was different, considering the novel coronavirus. Isolation regulations made it… Continue Reading

Business Leaders Contribute to the Corona Cause

Business Leaders Contribute to the Corona Cause

The world’s richest and most successful business leaders are donating billions of dollars to fight the novel coronavirus. As hospitals throughout New York and across the country scramble to find enough respirators, masks, and protective equipment for their staff, ultra-high net worth individuals are stepping up to the task. Joe Tsai and his wife Clara… Continue Reading

Seventh Cohort of New York Fashion Tech Lab

New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), the community-driven, collaborative platform for promoting fashion, beauty and retail-tech advancement, launched its 7th group of supported businesses. NYFTLab is a program of Springboard Enterprises, supported by top tier retail, brand, and tech partners such as LVMH, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Levi Strauss and Co., Estée Lauder Companies, PVH Corp, Perry Ellis International, Accenture, Microsoft, and Avery Dennison. This is the… Continue Reading

Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that! The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and… Continue Reading

Tiffany & Co Gets a New Luxury Backing

The French luxury group LVMH has bought the Tiffany & Co jewelry company for $16.2 billion. LVMH is the world’s biggest luxury group and has 75 different brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. For LVMH, Tiffany — which faced financial and public image struggles recently — is a sensible transformational project. Tiffany will… Continue Reading

Something New Brewing at Starbucks New York

The Starbucks coffee chain has announced plans to open the first Starbucks Pickup point in Penn Station. This coffee shop is being designed as a streamlined store experience for customers who order and pay with the Starbucks app. The process of ordering involves downloading the app, selecting Pickup-Penn Station as the location, and placing an order.… Continue Reading

Global Business City of the Year: Scottsdale, Arizona

The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair.” Now in its 12th year, The Fair was founded to acknowledge and applaud businesses that are leading, exceling, and pushing the boundaries in international business. The Global Chamber is networked in 195 countries and more… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Importance of Architectural Design in Property Value

When it comes to real estate Architectural design in buildings has always been extremely important.  Resell and real estate value can really be impacted by poor/quality architectural design.  In addition, when purchasing for one’s own use, with bad design the problems are endless.  Looking for solid, aesthetically pleasing designs with the use of high quality… Continue Reading