Retailing


June Sales Slip but Dept Store, Apparel Sales Increase

Retail Sales

Washington—While the U. S. Commerce Department reported today that total retail sales fell for the second month straight in June, … [Read more...]

Macy’s to Offer Back to School Demos of New Xbox Interface

Macy's to Offer Back to School Demos of New Xbox Interface

New York—Gamers are fair game for retailers who are looking to increase traffic for back-to-school shopping. And Macy’s is giving … [Read more...]

Burberry 1st Quarter Sales Up 24%

Burberry storefront

LONDON--Burberry Group Plc got off to a strong start to its financial year. The 154-year-old luxury goods company--famous for its … [Read more...]

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

New York--Avon Products Inc. agreed today to buy Silpada Designs, a direct seller of sterling silver jewelry, for $650 million, to … [Read more...]

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

London—Bulgari unveiled today its latest “it” handbag, named for actress/model Isabella Rossellini, who collaborated with the … [Read more...]

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Burleigh Heads, Queensland--Australian surf and skate apparel firm Billabong International Limited plans to buy and expand RVCA, … [Read more...]

Heat Wave Warmed Retail Sales?

Apparel sales may have wilted during this week's heat wave, but casual footwear and hats sales were on the rise.

New York—The record breaking heat wave that hit most of the Northeast United States this week had another effect besides pushing … [Read more...]

Mastercard Index Reports Modest June Sales

The SpendingPulse June report found luxurygoods sales fell 3.9% as stock market fluctuations caused affluent consumers to hold back on their spending

Purchase, NY—In its monthly report on consumer spending at retail, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse reports that sales increased … [Read more...]

Tandy Leather Factory Reports 11% June Increase

Do-it-yourself leathercraft kits are staple bestsellers at Tandy Leather Factory's both for hobbyists and manufacturers

Fort Worth—The success of belts and other leathergoods in general is evident at Tandy Leather Factory Inc. which this week … [Read more...]

NRF Releases ‘Blueprint’ for Mobile Retailing

Mobile Commerce

Washington--Thanks to features like texting, GPS and web browsing, mobile phones have quickly become a necessity many consumers … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Back to School Contest to Give Out $500,000 Each to 20 Schools

Kohl’s Back to School Contest to Give Out $500,000 Each to 20 Schools

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s today announced a contest to give $500,000 each to 20 schools each this year. By year’s end, the … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley to Raise $175 Million in IPO

Vera Bradley Designs

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Designs, the brand that launched thousands of prints in handbags and other accessories, plans to start … [Read more...]