XRC Innovator-In-Residence at NYFW

We’re #XRCproud for our Innovator-In-Residence, Tiffany Huang, being selected among the three emerging designers to display their patterns on nearly 40 million Pepsi Co’s premium water bottles during NYFW! Thanks to the strategic partnership between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and LIFEWTR, these young up-and-comers will get access to mentorship and networking opportunities with retailers, editors, tastemakers …

Feather & Bone highlighted in Forbes

Our Feather & Bone was featured today in Forbes as one of the hottest skincare beauty companies from CosmoProf 2017 to watch! It is a holistic wellness company that sells unique beauty care solutions both through product and education. Their first product, Face Gems, is a 3 ingredient single use, portable tablet facial cleanser made from starch, fuller’s earth, and sandalwood, that reinvigorates and revives the …

Pharmacy Times: Glimpse into Future of Retail and Health Care at 2017 Total Store Expo

“The popular “Vision” pavilion will return to the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from August 19 – 22. This year’s rendition – “Vision 2028” – explores the future of retail and pharmacy through interactive technology demonstrations and dialogue with industry experts. …

NACDS & XRC LABS Vision 2028 in Drug Store News

Featured today in Drug Store News: “NACDS Total Store Expo to feature forward-looking Vision 2028 pavilion. The Vision 2028 pavilion, curated by retail and consumer goods accelerator XRC Labs, will explore the future of retail and pharmacy through interactive technology demos and dialogue with industry experts.” For the entire article, click here.

Pharmacy 2028: A Look Ahead

In Drug Topics: “The future of pharmacy is already here—you just have to know where to look. New products and technologies are ready for pharmacists to start building their pharmacy of the future today. To help find these new technologies, the upcoming NACDS conference, Total Store Expo, will feature the latest up-and-coming technologies in their popular Vision pavilion—this year titled Vision 2028. …

ZIEL CEO Interviewed on 200th Fashion Biz Show podcast

Fashion Model Candice Huffine and Ziel CEO Marleen Vogelaar spoke at the 200th podcast show of Fashion Is Your Business, about their recent partnership to transform the fashion industry by empowering women and channelling body diversity. This collaboration aims to bring the fashion model’s activewear line into life, customed by our portfolio company Ziel, which designs and delivers athleisure wear on-demand in less …

Model Candice Huffine to launch activewear line powered by Ziel

“Candice Huffine didn’t know how far she would go — both literally and figuratively — when she first started running early last year. The 32-year-old model, who completed her first marathon in April, says achievement in the sport led her to fulfill a longtime dream of fashion design by partnering with on-demand manufacturer Ziel on an active apparel collection she named Day Won. …

The Future of Retail and Healthcare at 2017 Total Store Expo

We are happy to be partnering with NACDS to curate the content and selection of startups for the Vision 2028 held at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, from August 20 – 22. “Vision 2028” aims to explore the future of retail and pharmacy through interactive technology demonstrations and dialogue …

Strypes, Ziel highlighted in WWD for presenting at Retail Summer School Columbia Business School

Richard Jaffe, together with ICR & Shoptalk, hosted Retail Summer School at Columbia Business School, on Wednesday August 2, 2017, in New York City. This one-day event was designed to educate and inform investors in the retail sector. The speakers have included professors whose ideas on retail were recently published, innovators in the areas of technology, IT and logistics, leaders of new, …

XRC Cohort 4 companies selected by CFDA, Accessories Council

CFDA and Accessories Council just announced the top up-and-coming designers selected for the inaugural Elaine Gold Launch Pad business innovation program. The program focuses on assisting emerging designers who are in business from zero to three years, launch careers in apparel, accessories, jewelry or textiles and knitwear. Among the selected designers are our Lucy Jones, CEO of Ffora; and Ali Rose & …