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Dollar Tree Acquires Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

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Chesapeake, VA--Dollar Tree is acquiring rival discount retailer Family Dollar in an $8.5 billion cash and stock deal. The merger … [Read more...]

Fall 14 Fashion Ad Campaigns Preview: Part 2

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Ready for Fall 14 fashion? As millions of consumers wait with bated breath to worship their telephone book-sized September bibles … [Read more...]

Meijer, Skechers Team Up to Give Shoes to Children

Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis have fun with Indianapolis Colts Mascot “Blue” at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

Grand Rapids, MI—Meijer and Skechers teamed up last week to give away new pairs of BOBS from Skechers shoes to 1,000 Indianapolis … [Read more...]

Apparel and Footwear Executives Lobby for Trade

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) brought more than two dozen apparel, footwear, and retail … [Read more...]

Lord & Taylor Launches Birdcage Accessories Concept

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New York – Lord & Taylor customers are in for a big surprise this fall when the store launches Birdcage, its new accessories … [Read more...]

Study: 90% of Transactions Are Brick and Mortar Sales

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Chicago—After all the hype about online selling, it actually is physical stores that continue to be customers’ preferred shopping … [Read more...]

Deckers Loss Beats Estimate, Sales Rise

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Goleta, CA—Deckers Outdoor Corp., parent to UGG, reported Thursday afternoon a better-than-expected first quarter loss as sales … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Sales Grow 16% in Q2, Loss Narrows

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Portland, OR—Columbia Sportswear Company reported Thursday that is narrowed its second quarter loss as sales increased.For the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know News

New York—Online shopping may be convenient, enabling consumers to shop 24/7 without worrying about finding a parking place.But … [Read more...]

LVMH First Half Profit Hit by Exchange Rates

Pre-fall look at LVMH's Fendi brand, a strong first half performer

Paris—LVMH—the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate—felt the sting of a “pressured” Asian market that pushed its profit and … [Read more...]

Report: Teens Love Shopping–In Store

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Cleveland, OH—Think the teens and tweens of the country spend all their recreational time on their Xboxes or mobile app games? … [Read more...]

Skechers’ Shares Soar on Record Q2 Earnings

Skechers recently tapped pop star Demi Lovato for its global ad campaign this fall.
“My generation grew up with Skechers,” Lovato said. “Now with their cool styles and fun colors, I’m excited to introduce the collection.”

Manhattan Beach, CA—It’s a good thing that Skechers USA Inc. markets athletic-style footwear, the kind needed to run faster and … [Read more...]

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