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Global luggage and leather goods market analysis and outlook to 2020 published by leading research firm
WhaTech
Growing travel industry further increases the demand of various luggage. Some of examples of luggage products are wheeled luggage, duffel bags, tote bags, garment bags and suitcase. Leather goods consist of many product made of animal skin. Some of the example of leather goods are purse, pouches, women hand bags, belts, jackets, gloves and shoe.
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Sears Canada picks up Target brands despite troubles
Retail Dive
Target's hasty exit from Canada may be a boon for Sears Canada, and the clothing from Wayne Gretzky could also help sales in a country where hockey is practically a religion. But, as with the problems at Sears stores in the U.S., these positive moves may not be enough to help the retailer rise above its falling sales and increasing debt.
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Best travel apps for the Apple Watch
Yahoo! News
American Airlines was the first airline to announce its Apple Watch app back in February. To take some of the stress out of flying, the app allows customers to check in, easily view airport maps — no more fumbling around for gates — and provide alerts for pertinent flight information like when it's time to board.
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Walmart Canada's CIO offers an alternative to the ROI-only focus in retail IT
IT World Canada
With the rise of online shopping, mobile payments, the advent of wearables and the Internet of Things, it must be getting harder for retailers to know what their future is going to look like. For Rick Neuman, the best way to start is by remembering the one thing that’s staying the same. "The customer isn't changing. They've always demanded a great experience, and they want the right product at the best price," the senior vice-president of technology/CIO of Walmart Canada said.
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Transferring of luggage will be automated in a few years
Today Online
In three years' time, passengers at Changi Airport could have their luggage loaded by robotic arms after depositing them at check-in counters. Smart computers and robotic systems will then transfer the luggage to and from planes safely. The automation will help relieve labour shortages in airports, which are currently struggling to recruit luggage loaders despite higher wages.
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2 reasons why Canadian Tire's strong rally may not last
The Globe and Mail
Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. investors continue to benefit from strong sales growth and increased market momentum for consumer goods stocks, but analysts caution a weak economy in Western Canada and the lower dollar are challenges facing the iconic retailer. Shares of the Toronto-based retailer behind its namesake Canadian Tire stores, and Mark's and Sport Chek banners, are trading near an all-time high after reporting strong fourth-quarter and full-year sales growth, which led a handful of analysts to hike their price targets.
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How to avoid getting gouged with fees on low-cost airlines
Yahoo! News
Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant airlines are built on stripped-down low fares, but travelers have to dodge a whole lot of fees to get the deals. If you're flying into or out of big Spirit hubs including Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Detroit, or Minneapolis, the low-cost carrier should be among your options.
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Growing leather in a lab will soon be a thing
Bustle
Great news for the cows. According to The Cut, it is now possible to grow a leather handbag in a lab, thanks to the new technology presented at the Conde Nast Luxury Conference. Sophie Hackford, the director of WIRED Consulting, discussed the possibility of creating sustainable fabrics, showcasing the work of Modern Meadow, a company that is literally growing leather in a lab, making it possible to not have to kill a cow for a handbag.
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