Ritz-Carlton steps up mobile game via iPhone, Android apps – Luxury Daily

David Yurman COO dishes on the new luxury business model
NEW YORK – Retailers must create a strategic agenda that revolves around experience, status and value to get back into the good graces of consumers following the rocky economic climate, according to the chief operating officer of David Yurman.
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Bergdorf Goodman positions jewelry as hot commodities via direct mail
New York-based retailer Bergdorf Goodman is continuing its reign in direct mail with a new 32-page jewelry book that presents pieces from new designer collections.
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Ritz-Carlton steps up mobile game via iPhone, Android apps
Hotel chain Ritz-Carlton is stepping up to competitors that are already in the mobile game with a new application that uses GPS, social media, a QR scanner and special tips from the company president.
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Land Rover strengthens consumer lifestyle via online magazine
Land Rover gifted its social media followers with an online magazine that presents brand history and consumer stories to coincide with the British automaker’s 64th birthday.
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Baccarat hotel launch to shake up hospitality industry
A new modern, luxury hotel brand named for French crystal maker Baccarat will open in New York in 2014 that its creators claim could set a new standard for exclusive hotel experiences.
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Bloomingdale’s exec: RFID boosts inventory accuracy, sales
NEW YORK – The usage of RFID by retailers can give them consistent access to inventory and on-shelf availability, therefore growing sales by increasing accuracy in product availability, according to a panel at Aberdeen’s Third Annual Retail Summit.
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Mercedes, Audi, Nanette Lepore and Graff Diamonds – News briefs
Today in luxury marketing – Mercedes-Benz to pass Audi in sales by 2015, become world’s second-biggest luxury car maker; Nanette Lepore expands in Asia; Graff Diamonds seeks Hong Kong IPO; Karl Lagerfeld’s hotel to feature Frescoes of Baptiste.
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Eliminating the speed delays with mobile Web shopping
The unique problem for mobile Web shopping is that the steps to purchasing simply take too long, far longer than on the familiar Web.
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