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Columbia Sportswear, Goldtoe, Take Trademark Fight to Court

Disputed sock: Columbia Sportswear's hiker sock

Portland, OR--Columbia Sportswear Co. and GoldToeMoretz LLC, are going toe to toe over women’s athletic socks in a dispute over … [Read more...]

Store Savvy: Holiday Hit List

Neiman Marcus

A spot check of retailers around the country revealed ‘cautious optimism’ in the air and an intense hunt for newness. We check the … [Read more...]

NPD Report: Consumers Turning to “Investment Mentality”

Couple Shopping

Port Washington, NY–It make take more adroit marketing to entice consumers to buy products in many categories as more American … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Launches Chic Smartphone

Tag Heuer Smartphone

Las Vegas--Has your iPhone become too pedestrian? Then check out TAG Heuer LINK, the luxury Swiss watch company’s new touch-screen … [Read more...]

“Dress Yourself” Mobile App: A Fitting Room in your Hand


Fairfax, VA---Divalicious, a new mobile shopping application, takes mobile shopping a step further, allowing users to "try on" … [Read more...]

Fair Labor Association Updates Codes of Conduct

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Washington--The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has enhanced its Workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Benchmarks, which set out … [Read more...]

Executive Changes: Mexx, American Apparel, REM Eyewear, Chico’s


Liz Claiborne names CEO of Mexx Canada New York--Liz Claiborne Inc. has named former Gap executive Lloyd A. Perlmutter as chief … [Read more...]

Study: Rising Salaries, Career Moves Ahead for Fashion, Retail Professionals

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New York--Higher salaries, job mobility, and a strong emphasis on "quality of life" benefits are redefining the job market in … [Read more...]

Saks to Open Store in Kazakhstan

Esentai Park

New York—Expansion by American retailers is going far beyond Western Europe, Greater China and Japan. A perfect example is Saks … [Read more...]

Payless Institutes New Military Discount Program


Topeka, KA--Officially launching this Independence Day weekend to honor and support the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their … [Read more...]

Amazon Gains Significant Ground in 2011 top 100 Retailer Report

Amazon logo

Washington–The view from the top hasn’t changed much. The same retailers appear in the 2011 Top 100 Retailers compiled by Stores … [Read more...]

Lacoste Hosts Holiday Twitter Contest

"Sky Croc"

East Hampton, NY--Hanging out in the Hamptons this Independence Day weekend? Look skyward for the Lacoste croc logo, take a photo … [Read more...]