Why It’s So Difficult for Condé Nast to Change | Intelligence, BoF Professional

NEW YORK, United States — At a department-wide meeting in December 2019, Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) President Oren Katzeff praised Vanity Fair’s “Six Degrees of Separation” as the latest hit series from the video department that created Vogue’s blockbuster “73 Questions” and Bon Appétit’s wildly popular Test Kitchen. But the producer who brought the Vanity Fair series to life and directed it, a young woman of colour who had worked at the company for three years, wasn’t there for the moment of celebration. Four days earlier, she had been laid…

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Winn Dixie Will Not Change its Name

Winn Dixie will not be changing its name, according to an emailed statement from Southeastern Grocers spokesman Joe Caldwell, reports the Jacksonville Daily Record. The statement came after TMZ reported that the retailer was considering the name change due to its problematic implications. “At Southeastern Grocers we’re committed to cultivating an inclusive culture and community that promotes belonging, inclusion and diversity. As such, we stand against racism and support the Black Lives Matter movement across our country,” said Caldwell. “Our Winn-Dixie banner has proudly served our communities for nearly 100…

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The BoF Podcast: Ibrahim Kamara on Photography as a Powerful Force for Change | Podcasts

LONDON, United Kingdom — Quarantine hasn’t stopped stylist and art director Ibrahim Kamara from creating. Although he is unable to work on the fantastical fashion visuals he’s become renowned for, the time spent in his London home is nonetheless far from wasted. “I might not be able to achieve my dreams right now, but I can write them and make a note of them,” Kamara told BoF’s Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks in the latest episode of the BoF Podcast. Born in Sierra Leone, Kamara moved to London in his early teens. He…

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Dreyer’s to Change Eskimo Pie Name

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, maker of chocolate covered ice cream bar Eskimo Pie, is changing the name of the product which the company describes as derogatory, reports Bloomberg. Dreyer’s is the latest in a slew of brands to change their racially-charged logos and branding. “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,” said Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, a U.S. subsidiary for Froneri, in a statement. “This move is part of a larger review to…

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Can Fashion Really Change? | BoF Professional, The Week Ahead

THE CHEAT SHEET Pressure Grows on Brands to Change Protesters in Long Beach, Calif. | Source: Getty Images/Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram Protests over systemic racism and police brutality are ongoing in many US cities Brands are facing escalating pressure to support protestors in a more substantive way, and to change internal practices to be more inclusive The demonstrations and looting have complicated retailers’ reopening plans; New York City will allow stores to reopen starting June 8 but some major chains have opted not to do so In the fashion…

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Why Chanel Doesn’t Want to Change the Fashion System | BoF Professional, Tim’s Take

LONDON, United Kingdom — Chanel has little interest in changing the fashion system. In recent weeks, a growing cadre of designers and retailers have called for rethinking the calendar that governs the development, delivery, presentation and discounting of collections. But when Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion activities, laid out his plans for the future of the multi-billion-dollar bastion of French heritage ahead of its latest Cruise launch, he made clear he still believes in the old way of doing things. Many of the labels calling for change are small-and…

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Expo 2020 Dubai date change approved by Bureau International des Expositions | News

The general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to October 1st, 2021, to March 31st, 2022. The event will keep the name “Expo 2020 Dubai”. The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a change in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai following a meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai steering committee in which participating countries expressed their need to postpone the opening in order to overcome…

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Expo 2020 Dubai date change approved by Bureau International des Expositions | News

The general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to October 1st, 2021, to March 31st, 2022. The event will keep the name “Expo 2020 Dubai”. The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a change in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai following a meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai steering committee in which participating countries expressed their need to postpone the opening in order to overcome…

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The BoF Podcast | Jochen Zeitz on the Power of Fashion to Drive Sustainable Change | Podcasts

This article is part of BoF’s special edition, Can Fashion Clean Up Its Act? Click here to learn more. LONDON, United Kingdom — Jochen Zeitz has spent his career advocating, and sometimes agitating, for change to more responsible business practices. While many see fashion as an excessive and flamboyant part of the problem when it comes to addressing global environmental and social ills, Zeitz has made a virtue of the industry’s clout. “Iconic brands have a tremendous opportunity to contribute to a change in consumer behaviour as a whole,” Zeitz…

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