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Reese Witherspoon Launches Bracelet to Fight Violence Against Women

Reese Witherspoon wearing Avon's Women's Empowerment bracelet

New York—In honor of International Women’s Day today, Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, honorary chair of Avon … [Read more...]

Rep Agency Launches Accessories Division

Just Got 2 Have It!

Atlanta--Just Got 2 Have It!, a manufacturer’s rep serving the Southeast, just launched its GLAM division, featuring apparel … [Read more...]

Phosphor Debuts Crystal Digitals

Phosphor Crystal Digitals

Long Beach, CA--Digitals continue to innovate, and the new Phosphor Reveal line is the world’s first mechanical digital watch … [Read more...]

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari in $5.2 Billion Deal

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari

Paris—LVMH announced today that it took a 50.4% stake in Bulgari for 1.86 million euros (about $2.6 billion) giving the French … [Read more...]

Chelsea Taylor Goes Semiprecious

Chelsea Taylor Goes Semiprecious

Freehold, NJ--Chelsea Taylor jewelry, which has made a name for itself with sterling silver jewelry featuring colored pave … [Read more...]

February Retail Sales Beat Estimates

Retail Sales

New York—Despite rising gasoline prices and bad weather in much of the country, same store retail sales rose 4.3% in February, … [Read more...]

Hermes Reports Surge in Annual Profits

Hermes Birkin

Paris--Hermes International reported today a surge in its full year earnings with profits rising 44% to 668.2 million euros (about … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Rejects Trian Bid

Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine

Matthews, NC--The board of directors at Family Dollar Stores unanimously rejected last week a takeover bid from Trian Group, the … [Read more...]

NRF: Consumers to ‘Save a Little, Spend a Little’ with Tax Refunds

Consumers to save a little, spend a little with tax refunds

Washington–More Americans plan to spend their tax refunds on “a big ticket item” this year than last. At least that’s one of the … [Read more...]

Bamboopink: The Latest Direct Sales Jewelry Model

Bamboopink logo

Irvine, CA—Hoping to capitalize on a growing direct sales market, a trio of Southern California entrepreneurs is premiering … [Read more...]

Vans Purrs for Hello Kitty

Vans Hello Kitty Sneaker

Cypress, CA—The fog may creep in on little cat feet, as Carl Sandburg once wrote, but come this fall, Hello Kitty will be pouncing … [Read more...]

Report: U.S., E.U. Online Sales to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

Online Sales

Cambridge, MA--Online retail in both the United States and Western Europe will continue on a double-digit growth trajectory over … [Read more...]