Retailing


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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger logo

Amsterdam--The Tommy Hilfiger Group has announced plans today to open a large flagship store in Paris. Tommy Hilfiger, recently … [Read more...]

Bebe to Close PH8 Chain

Bebe's PH8 chain

Brisbane, CA--Less than a year after deciding to convert its Bebe Sport stores to a new retail format called PH8, Bebe Stores Inc. … [Read more...]

Old Navy Celebrates July 4 With Sales to Help U.S. Troops

Old Navy

Old Navy hopes to help Americans look a little more patriotic this Fourth of July weekend while helping supply comfort items to … [Read more...]

Filene’s Basement Helps Syms Narrow 1st Quarter Loss

Filene's Basement

Secaucus, NJ--Syms Corp. has narrowed its first quarter loss, helped by higher sales at the Filene's Basement chain which it … [Read more...]

Study: Fewer Luxury Shoppers but Spent More

Luxury Shoppers

Stevens, PA--Fewer affluent consumers bought luxury clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry last year, according to new … [Read more...]