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LL Bean Plans to Triple Store Count Over Next 5 Years

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Freeport, ME—L.L. Bean could triple its store count over the next five years, according to a report in the Associated Press. The … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Q4 Profit Boosted by Insurance Gain

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York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores Inc. today reported a 17% rise in its fourth quarter profit that benefitted from a fire insurance … [Read more...]

Fast Forward: Accessories Directions Analyzes Spring, Summer 2016 Trends

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New York–With the first glimpses of Spring peeking through dwindling snowdrift remains in the Northeast, everyone seems to have … [Read more...]

Express Q4 Earnings Beat Expectations as Promotions Reduced

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Columbus, OH—Express Inc. reported today that a decline in its fourth quarter profit though it and its holiday sales beat … [Read more...]

Pandora to Sponsor Coachella Fashion Shows with Runway Designers

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Columbia, MD—Pandora Jewelry doesn’t want you to think its collectible beads are solely associated with flyover fraus. In February … [Read more...]

Edgecase Debuts Visual Shopping, an “Easy” Mobile Browser

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Austin, TX--Edgecase, the platform behind some inspiring shopping experiences, today launched Visual Shopping, a new solution that … [Read more...]

Target Fires 1,700 Employees, Eliminates 1,400 Other Positions in Restructuring Plan

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Minneapolis—Target Corp. axed some 1,700 employees today and is eliminating another 1,400 “unfilled positions” as part of its … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Swings into Holiday Quarter Profit as Online Sales Rise

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Dallas--Neiman Marcus Group swung to a second quarter profit today, helped by its recent purchase of Munich-based MyTheresa.com, … [Read more...]

Going-Out-of-Business Sales Begin at All Caché Stores

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New York—Great American Group, a provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and a … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Q4 Profit Beat Estimates, Sales Up at Namesake Stores

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Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters Inc. reported Monday afternoon a better-than-expected fourth quarter profit, aided by sales … [Read more...]

Trade Associations: Congress Must Resolve Online Sales Tax Disparity

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Washington--The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government … [Read more...]

The Apple Watch: A Game Changer in Timepieces?

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San Francisco--"I've been wanting to do this since I was 5 years old," said Apple CEO Tim Cook today as he unveiled more details … [Read more...]