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AAFA Urges Congress to Pass Trade Bill to Aid U.S. Manufacturers

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) joined a chorus of U.S. trade groups today urging Congress to reinstate recently-expired tariff suspensions as part of the “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).” Known officially as the “U.S. Job Creation and Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2013 (H.R. 2708),” MTB legislation has been …

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Rue21 to Offer Promotion with Upcoming Teen Fantasy Film

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Warrendale, PA—Teen retailer rue21 today announced it’s sponsoring a back-to-school promotion in connection with the much anticipated release of the film: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” The retailer is partnering with Sony Pictures Entertainment to present one lucky winner with two tickets to the Hollywood movie premiere of “The …

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Study: 87% of Online Retailers Have Beefed Up Mobile Capabilities

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Huntington Beach, CA—Online shoppers can expect even more emails from online retailers, all aiming to keep up with the growing phenomenon of mobile shopping. And as e-tailers strive to increase their market share, they are investing heavily in tried-and-true favorites: email and paid search. According to Shop.org/Forrester Research’s new study, …

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“Sockpreneurs” Slip onto Success with Sock 101

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Kansas City, MO—They are a trio of self-described “sockpreneurs”: an entrepreneur, an attorney and marketing strategist, and another lawyer and “media man.”  After meeting at a networking coffee and brainstorming ideas, they came up Sock101. Seeing the trend toward more fashionable socks—especially in the previous dour men’s offerings, partners Dave …

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Commerce Dept: June Sales Increase Less Than Expected

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Washington—Although June sales picked up in apparel, accessories and some other consumergoods categories, overall U.S. retail sales lagged behind expectations, according to figures supplied by the Commerce Department on Monday. Total sales rose 0.4% to $422.8 billion, missing economists’ estimate for a 0.8% increase. While that’s a 5.7% adjusted year-over-year …