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Accessories Honors Inductees into the 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame

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 New York—Accessories magazine is proud to announce the 5th round of inductees into its annual Merchants Hall of Fame. The … [Read more...]

Imports to East Coast Rise as Threat of West Coast Ports Shutdown Looms

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Washington–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 10.1% percent this month over the … [Read more...]

Sycamore Partners to Buy Chico’s FAS?

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New York and Fort Meyers, FL—Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm, is purportedly in advanced talks to add Chico’s FAS to … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress of Supply Chain Challenges at U.S. Ports

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Washington—With Valentine’s Day only days away, there’s no love letters being sent to President Obama, negotiators in the West … [Read more...]

Disney Enlists 9 Shoe Designers to Reimagine Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

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Glendale, CA—If there’s one rags-to-riches heroine who deserves the latest in transparent social occasion heels, it’s Cinderella. … [Read more...]

Old Navy Buoys Gap Inc.’s Fourth Quarter Sales

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San Francisco--Gap Inc. reported fourth quarter sales up 3% to $4.71 billion; the company calculated net sales up 5% on a constant … [Read more...]

Sam Edelman Focuses on “Sam Girl” Lifestyle for Spring Ad Campaign

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New York—Shoe maven Sam Edelman has gone in a new direction for the brand's spring 2015 ad campaign, featuring multiple models for … [Read more...]

BCBG Max Azria Group Gets $135M Cash Infusion

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Los Angeles--BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC today announced it received a $135 million cash infusion from Guggenheim Partners, … [Read more...]

Shareholder Charges Movado Group Mislead on Earnings Forecast Last Year

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Wilmington, DE—A shareholder in Movado Group recently filed a suit against the watch company, charging its earnings estimates were … [Read more...]

Aeropostale Appoints 2 Top Execs, Ups Forecast

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New York—Despite an 11% drop it its holiday period sales, Aeropostale Inc. today forecast that based on improved sales and margins … [Read more...]

Mobile Commerce Still Tops Retailers’ Priority Lists

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Washington– As more consumers take to smartphones and tablets to shop with their favorite retail brands, retailers agree that … [Read more...]

Software Company Says It “Spies on Sales” for Bargain Hunters

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New York—A new software/e-commerce company hopes to satiate bargain-hunting consumers online. It’s called MySalesSpy.com, which … [Read more...]