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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...]

LF USA Buys Cipriani; Forms An Entertainment Branding Co.

Michael Kors merchandise by Cipriani Accessories

New York– LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based multinational Li & Fung Limited, a global consumer goods exporter with 80 … [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...]

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See the world through rose colored glasses this fall—(chic aviators at that) all while giving back and supporting a meaningful … [Read more...]

Cubavera Adds Sunglass License

Cubavera's Latin style

Miami—Cubavera, the brand that has transformed the idea, joy and “sabor” of Latin culture into apparel, is adding a sunglasses and … [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...]

June Sales Mixed as Promotions Increase

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New York--While retailers are still reporting in on their June sales figures--most of which turned out to be a mixed bag--market … [Read more...]

GIA Commemorates Anniversary with New Scholarships

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Carlsbad, CA--The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, announced this week that it … [Read more...]

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In a world where just about everyone is eco-conscious “Going green” has shifted from a radical idea to a lifestyle--yet just … [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...]

Galliano Signs Hat, Scarf License

Designer John Galliano donned his owned veiled Charlie Chaplin-inspired hat this week at the Christian Dior couture show.

Paris--John Galliano is putting on yet another hat. The designer, who is the creative force behind his own brand and Christian … [Read more...]