Retailing


Gap Inc. Executive Shuffle: New Customer Service Chief; Creative Director Eliminated

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New York— Gap Inc. said today it has eliminated the creative director position for its Gap brand, “resulting in Rebekka Bay’s … [Read more...]

H&M Q4 Profit Rises, Plans 400 New Stores This Year

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Stockholm—Fast-fashion retailer H&M today reported that its fourth quarter earnings rose 17% as sales increased but the figure … [Read more...]

ShoeBuy.com Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

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Boston— ShoeBuy, an online retailer of shoes and apparel, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. to Shutter its Piperlime Online Division

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San Francisco—Faced with the need to focus on its core brands such as Gap and Banana Republic, Gap Inc. said today it would be … [Read more...]

Uniqlo to Expand into Canada

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Toronto—Just days after Target announced it would be pulling out of its Candian retail venture, another major—Uniqlo, Asia’s … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve $8 Billion Merger with Dollar Tree

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Chesapeake, VA—After nearly six months of a bidding war, shareholders at Family Dollar Stores approved an $8 billion merger deal … [Read more...]

Grand Bazaar Shops to Open on “50-Yard Line” of the Las Vegas Strip

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Las Vegas—When retailers are lucky enough to be situated at once of the busiest intersections in the world, boasting more than 20 … [Read more...]

Japan’s Leading Eyewear Brand Sets for U.S. Expansion with New Flagship in San Francisco

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San Francisco—JINS, the Tokyo-based eyewear brand, announced today plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its … [Read more...]

JCPenney to Relaunch Print Catalog

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Plano, TX--JCPenney plans relaunch the print catalog that it abandoned five years ago, according to a report in the Wall Street … [Read more...]

Express, Sycamore Partners End LBO Talks

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Columbus, OH and New York—Express, Inc. and Sycamore Partners today announced that despite having worked together in “good faith … [Read more...]

Struggling Wet Seal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Foothills Ranch, CA—Following new that it would be closing 338 stores and laying off some 3,700 employees, Wet Seal Inc. filed for … [Read more...]

As Tiffany Shares Decline, Takeover Speculation Increases

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New York—As Tiffany & Co. faced a 17% drop in its share price this week, rumors once again sprang up that the retail jeweler … [Read more...]