"What is our core value proposition?" It's a business jargon-y type of question that the editor in me shudders to hear, but it stuck in my mind -- in a good way -- when I heard it asked this week at our Book Business Live event on March 31st. Clancy Marshall , VP of core systems at Pearson posed the question during the day's first panel which discussed transforming publishing companies in order to thrive in the digital era. The subject of the panel, transformation, would suggest that Pearson's core value proposition had changed in recent years. I was ready for Marshall to share how her company was now a software provider with a variety of learning platforms in its arsenal. She surprised me by saying, "Our core business remains what it always was. We find the world's best educational authors and give them the tools they need to create the best educational products."
Dive Brief: •Patagonia on Thursday opened its first ever physical store for Worn Wear, Patagonia’s resale business. The store is a pop-up in Boulder, Colorado, which will stay open until February 2020, according to a press release emailed to Retail Dive.
•The pop-up will be stocked with only Worn Wear products, as well as the outdoor retailer’s ReCrafted Collection, which sells clothes made from apparel that was beyond repair. In addition to selling used gear, the pop-up shop will host repair and upcycling workshops.
•Worn Wear was launched online in 2017 and has sold over 120,000 products to date.
more at source: https://www.retaildive.com/news/patagonia-opens-first-worn-wear-store/567533/