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Back-to-School Shopping, the Latest Example of Holiday Creep: eMarketer

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New York--Propelled by back-to-school buying, US retail sales will grow a relatively strong 4.6% during the core back-to-school … [Read more...]

Target CMO Kathee Tesija Removed to an “Advisory Role”

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Minneapolis—In the continuing drama lead by Target CEO Brian Cornell as he leads a transformation of the mass merchant, Chief … [Read more...]

NPD: Comfort, Fashion Help Propel Sandal Sales

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Port Washington, NY– Consumers’ focus on casual and comfortable fashion is the perfect fit for comfort-oriented independent … [Read more...]

Country Singer Jennifer Nettles to Peddle Western Jewelry Collection on QVC

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West Chester, PA--Country superstar Jennifer Nettles is teaming up with American West Jewelry to debut a collection on QVC Sunday, … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

“Mad Men” Costumer Janie Bryant Named Brand Ambassador for Hartmann

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Lebanon, TN—Her characters in the now legendary TV series “Mad Men” were known to fly around (and carry on) during the show’s … [Read more...]

Jockey International to Enter Casual Footwear Market

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Kenosha, WI---- Jockey International, Inc. announced Tuesday the launch of men's and women's casual footwear, a new licensed … [Read more...]

Bella Thorne Kicks Off Crocs Funway Runway Launch Party

Actress Bella Thorne (cr) poses with models at the Crocs Funway Event on June 23 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Crocs)

New York--Bella Thorne proved Tuesday night she can really kick up her heels, or in this case, her Crocs. At the show brand’s … [Read more...]

After a Year, Alibaba Sells Off its 11 Main Online Marketplace

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San Mateo, CA—Alibaba may boast itself as the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross … [Read more...]

Cherie Christmas, Jessica London Collaborate on Plus-Size Apparel, Accessories

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New York—Cherie Christmas, the handbag and accessories designer and founder of MAXX New York, is returning with a new … [Read more...]

Safilo to Relocate Its North American Headquarters, Consolidates Its US Distribution Network

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Parsippany, NJ and Padua Italy--Safilo Group, the Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of eyewear, recently announced … [Read more...]

Activist Shareholder Wages Proxy Battle at Christopher & Banks

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Plymouth, MN—Activist shareholder Jonathan Duskin of Macellum Advisors has been pushing for a change at Christopher & Banks, … [Read more...]