Retail Roundup—Saks updates app, Lululemon shifts focus

Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue's latest app upgrade includes ordering via iMessage.

Saks updates app with iMessage

Saks Fifth Avenue recently updated its app to include an integrated messaging feature that allows customers to ask questions about products and make purchases via iMessage. The move is part of parent company Hudson Bay’s plan to invest in digital and push personalization and customization. (Glossy)

Lululemon focuses on international, online business

Lululemon says its store closures are not a reflection of sales, but rather an investment in other aspects of the business such as expanding internationally and online. Lululemon sits in a unique position for activewear in that its stores sell only its brand, while other brands such as Nike and Addidas have had to adapt to a change in retail that is affected by multiple vendors. (Fortune)

Target to open more small formats in Chicago

In an effort to revamp its brick-and-mortar presence, Target plans to open at least 10 small stores in the Chicago area. Each neighborhood store will be around 40,000 square feet, in contrast to a traditional 175,000-square-foot store. The chain expects to open the mini stores by the end of 2018. (Chicago Tribune)

50% of breaches undetected for 38 days

On average, it takes a business 38 days to detect a cybersecurity breach. For 50% of breaches reported, businesses found the malicious activity in five to six weeks. In the other half, it took up to four years. (Dark Reading)