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Valentine’s Day Survey: More Shoppers Plan to Buy Jewelry This Year

Tiffany & Co's diamond 18K hearts

Washington—Not only as U.S. consumers planning to spend more on their Valentine’s Day gifts this year, jewelry, which normally … [Read more...]

HanesBrands to Invest $1.5M to Expand U.S. Sheer Hosiery Factory

Hanes Silk Reflections Animal tights

Winston-Salem, NC—HanesBrands, makers of sheer hosiery and legwear under Hanes, L’eggs, Just My Size and other brands, announced … [Read more...]

Uniqlo to Expand into Canada

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Toronto—Just days after Target announced it would be pulling out of its Candian retail venture, another major—Uniqlo, Asia’s … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve $8 Billion Merger with Dollar Tree

Family Dollar's logo, nameplate to remain the same

Chesapeake, VA—After nearly six months of a bidding war, shareholders at Family Dollar Stores approved an $8 billion merger deal … [Read more...]

Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting Releases F/W 2015-16 Handbag Trend Report

Handbag Trend Report

New York—Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting, a division of Accessories magazine, has released its latest insider’s tool to … [Read more...]

Adidas to sell Rockport for $280M to Berkshire Partners, New Balance

Rockport's Winter Street Tall Boot

Herzogenaurach, Germany / Canton, MA—The Adidas Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its … [Read more...]

Industry Impresario Vince Camuto Loses Battle with Cancer

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New York—The footwear and apparel industry has lost a great. Vince Camuto, the footwear maven, retail innovator and all-around … [Read more...]

PUMA, United Legwear Form New Kids Apparel Joint Venture in North America

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Westford, MA—Global sport brand PUMA and United Legwear & Apparel Co. LLC (ULAC), today announced that they are entering into … [Read more...]

Survey: Average Super Bowl Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up

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Washington—While “Deflategate”—allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during last weekend’s AFC … [Read more...]

Grand Bazaar Shops to Open on “50-Yard Line” of the Las Vegas Strip

Grand Bazaar Shops Las Vegas - Aerial

Las Vegas—When retailers are lucky enough to be situated at once of the busiest intersections in the world, boasting more than 20 … [Read more...]

Thursday Deadline Fast Approaches for Flash Discount on Las Vegas Fashion Week Hotel Rooms

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Las Vegas--Both in-store and online retailers have found success with flash sales, but now’s they’re chance to experience a … [Read more...]

Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting Releases F/W 2015-16 Jewelry Report

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Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting, a division of Accessories magazine, has released its newest Trend Report to help the … [Read more...]