BCBGMaxazria Group enhances in-store shopping experience with Demandware
New York — BCBGMaxazria Group has expanded its relationship with Demandware to advance its omnichannel commerce strategy. The retailer launched the Demandware Digital Store Solution in nearly 180 BCBGMAXAZRIA U.S. stores in just three months to equip store associates with the solution in time for the holiday shopping season.
BCBGMaxazria Group’s brands, including BCBGMaxazria, BCBGeneraiton and Herve Leger, initially launched on the Demandware platform in 2012 through PFSweb, a Demandware Link End-toEnd partner. The retailer migrated to Demandware from an on-premise solution to gain greater flexibility and scalability and to bring the brand experience to customers worldwide, while simultaneously enhancing the in-store shopping experience.
With Demandware’s Digital Store solution implemented by PFSweb, store associates have access to a collective inventory, ensuring the customer can get the item they want, even if it’s not available in the store. The solution also serves as a consumer engagement tool, allowing store associates to have one-on-one conversations with customers in the store, creating a distinct and collaborative shopping experience.
“At BCBGMaxazria, we are focused on our customer and how she experiences our brand through engaging and exciting shopping experiences that are tailored for her,” said Alex Golshan, VP of omnichannel and international ecommerce at BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, which operates more than 700 stores worldwide. “We are working hard to overcome internal channel P&L conflicts, align incentives to better serve the customer and rapidly grow our business by leveraging inventory across all channels including retail and wholesale. This is a challenging journey, which involved technologies from Demandware and others as well as cultural changes across the organization.”
The retailer is exploring additional capabilities with Demandware to create a unified view of the customer shopping experience.
Spanish fashion retailer Mango names CFO
Barcelona – Spain-based apparel retailer Mango has recruited Toni Ruiz to become its new CFO effective mid-February. Ruiz, 45, will sit on Mango’s board of directors.
Ruiz has spent much of his professional career at Leroy Merlin, part of Groupe Adeo, where he has worked from 1999 until now, occupying various positions, including financial management in Spain and control and planning at international level.
Ruiz’s appointment is part of a restructuring based around relieving general manager Enric Casi of his duties. Casi will continue to sit on the Mango board.
GameStop hosts omnichannel preview for ‘Evolve’
Grapevine, Texas – GameStop will be hosting “Monster Mondays,” a trio of exclusive weekly videos from the perspective of each monster within the video game “Evolve,” creating a platform for fans to share and discuss offensive and defensive strategies. These videos began airing on Jan. 26, and will continue on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 in anticipation of the game’s release Feb. 10.
In addition to the videos, GameStop will conduct a consumer engagement quiz that allows fans to identify the best hunters or monsters for them based on their personal play style. Fans who share their results on social media will be eligible to win GameStop gift cards. Along with the quiz, on Feb. 9 Goliath, a monster from “Evolve,” will take over the GameStop official Twitter page and share exclusive gameplay screenshots from the game.