AGD DIAMONDS, AO held working meetings with Italy’s TESMEC S.p.A. in Arkhangelsk on May 22 and 23.


De Beers lauds its synthetic diamond detection machines

De Beers said a central part of maintaining consumer confidence is research into diamond synthesis and the development of equipment that can reliably and consistently detect synthetic diamonds as well as ensure they are not misrepresented as natural...


Sandvik starts 3D printing diamond composites

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has announced that it created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. The stone can be 3D printed in different complex shapes and used for industrial purposes.


DiaCam360 to debut at JCK Las Vegas Show

DiaCam360’s new venture will lead to the automated identification of a diamond’s color and clarity, based on a proprietary database of hundreds of thousands of images of diamonds that were taken with the DiaCam360, says a press note from the company...


Lherzolite is defined as a new source rock for diamonds - report

Researches from the University of Alberta and De Beers Group have concluded that lherzolite can be another source rock for diamond formation, says

23 may 2019

Has the DNA of Retailing Been Compromised?

07 march 2019
(RobinReport) - If you think brick-and-mortar stores are in turmoil because of the internet, you would be wrong. The recent closing of Lord & Taylor’s iconic Fifth Avenue store was not preordained by the impact of e-commerce. The real problem was its ownership. The real-estate investment powerhouse owners had little understanding of the retail industry – in particular what it takes to implement an executive structure to build a profitable retail business. This is surprising since the investors own other well-established international retail brands that are doing well. In my opinion, their strategy is to purchase retail stores for their real estate locations and the ultimate real estate value of each site. Retailing is just a sideline business. Thanks to 40-plus years of a successful and privileged retail career, I’ve been fortunate to have worked alongside some of the most amazing merchants and retailers who have built the industry’s impressive reputation. I can state with total confidence that a compromise in the industry’s DNA is precisely what has taken place.