David J. Katz Maps Out a New Future for Retail — Driven by Data

By Arthur Zaczkiewicz

David J. Katz, of Randa Accessories, and Jim Shea, of analytics firm First Insight Inc., have a cure of “retail sameness.”

The fashion apparel and retail market needs a new map, according to David J. Katz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Randa Accessories, and Jim Shea, chief commercial officer of analytics firm First Insight Inc.

The two executives shared the stage to share their thoughts and insights on a retail […]

By | 2017-04-03T21:40:08+02:00 April 3rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Ryan Seacrest’s Lessons From the Red Carpet

The television host and entrepreneur is extending his tailored clothing line into sportswear for fall.

By Jean E. Palmieri

Ryan Seacrest has noticed a considerable change in the way men dress on the red carpet and it’s this appreciation for fashion that he’s hoping to capitalize on with his Ryan Seacrest Distinction label.

The television host and entrepreneur said that since launching his own line three years ago, he’s developed a more […]

By | 2017-04-03T21:36:34+02:00 April 3rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Partners With First Insight

The men’s accessories manufacturer will use First Insight technology to make design, buying and pricing decisions.

By Aria Hughes

Randa, a men’s accessories wholesaler, is tapping First Insight for its consumer-driven predictive analytics.

Starting this month, Randa will look to First Insight for design, buying and pricing decisions about the accessories it produces for its brands, retail partners and consumers.

“We are dedicated to making our partners successful. Offering the right assortment through […]

By | 2017-03-16T21:30:06+01:00 March 16th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Reorganizes Senior Management Positions

By Brian Lipton

Randa Accessories, leading men’s accessories company, has repositioned key senior management positions to better align itself with changes in the marketplace.

Ed Turner, who has been with Randa for over 20 years and has served in many management roles including sales, merchandising, sourcing, brand management, and PLM engagement, has been named chief operating officer. Most recently, Turner served as president of Randa’s wallets and seasonal accessories division.

“With the […]

By | 2017-03-07T21:26:09+01:00 March 7th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Shifts Executives in Luggage, Wallets; Names Chief Operating Officer

The changes are intended to position the corporation for future growth.

By Jean E. Palmieri

Randa Accessories has repositioned some of the senior managers in its luggage and wallets and seasonal accessories divisions and also named a new chief operating officer.

Under the restructuring, Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa luggage. Kovaly has 25 years of experience at the company, starting in the neckwear division, then managing a newly acquired […]

By | 2017-03-07T21:24:24+01:00 March 7th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Pivots Senior Management to Align with Changes in Marketplace

Randa Accessories, the world’s leading men’s accessories company, continues to evolve and innovate to create success for its partners and stakeholders. Last week, Randa repositioned key senior management positions to better align itself with changes in the marketplace.

Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa Luggage. Kovaly has 25 years of management experience at Randa, starting in the neckwear division, then managing a newly acquired leather goods business, and most […]

By | 2017-03-03T22:28:12+01:00 March 3rd, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Skies Slowly Brightening for Retailers Shopping Las Vegas Men’s Shows

Project, Liberty Fairs, Agenda and Capsule offered retailers innovative brands and trend-right merchandise.

By Jean E. Palmieri and Aria Hughes and Alex Badia and Luis Campuzano

LAS VEGAS — The fourth quarter wasn’t pretty for most retailers. Pre- and post-election angst, unrelenting price promotions, pressure from aggressive online players and a distracted consumer all contributed to a rough end to 2016.

But retailers aren’t about to roll over. To fight back, they’re […]

By | 2017-02-27T17:23:40+01:00 February 27th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

A Tectonic Shift

By David J Katz –

Overall, the fashion apparel/retail industry experienced a challenging first half, a tough third quarter … and then things got worse. It wasn’t the weather or the strength of the U.S. dollar. Nor was it product assortment or brand relevance or fear of terrorism, although these all contributed to the challenge.

2015 was the retail apparel industry’s most promotional year on record yet department and luxury stores continued […]

By | 2017-02-23T17:21:38+01:00 February 23rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Redefining Neckwear

By Karen Alberg Grossman –

There’s no question that neckwear is downtrending. Most retailers have reduced floor space by 15-20 percent and sales are down at least that much. What’s more, by many industry estimates, men’s ties are about a $700 million business in the U.S., down from $1.8 billion at its peak in the 1980s, $1.2 billion in the 1990s. Not a pretty picture by any standards.

Still, as Randa president […]

By | 2017-02-21T16:58:48+01:00 February 21st, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Natural Insight Debuts “Reveal Analytics” at #NRF17 Big Show 2017

Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud and mobile applications for retail merchandising and workforce management, will unveil its new enhanced reporting and analytics feature, Reveal Analytics, at NRF’s Retail Big Show, Booth #2143, January 15-17, 2017. With Reveal Analytics, Natural Insight continues its focus on improving in-store execution while increasing margins and customer satisfaction. With unprecedented transparency into promotional execution, merchandising, store conditions and in-store marketing events, retailers can […]

By | 2017-01-12T22:26:42+01:00 January 12th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments
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