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Sperry Top-Sider to Expands into Accessories with New Licenses

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Lexington, MA—Sperry Top-Sider, the inventor of the iconic boat shoe, is sailing into categories beyond footwear. The company, a division of Collective Brands, said today that it signed five new license agreements for products including belts, bags, hosiery, eyewear, swimwear and coverups, headwear, scarves, gloves and shoe care, among others. …

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New Top Level Execs at HanesBrands, ShedRain, Links of London

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HanesBrands Names CFO and Other Top Executives Winston-Salem, NC–HanesBrands announced Wednesday that Richard D. Moss has been promoted to chief financial officer effective immediately. Moss, 53, who has served as the company’s treasurer since January 2006, was chosen to fill the open CFO position after an extensive review of internal …

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L’eggs, Dress for Success Team Up to Give Women a Leg Up at Work

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Winston-Salem, NC—Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be sheer hosiery’s most famous advocate at the moment, but L’eggs, the leading brand in U.S. hosiery, hopes to help thousands of women add polish to their looks through a new partnership with Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes …

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Hanes Socks Steps in With New Seamless Toes

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Winston-Salem, NC—Something revolutionary in socks? That seems unlikely. Except there actually is something new at Hanes, a leading hosiery supplier. Hanes promises consumers will “say goodbye to uncomfortable socks” thanks to the hosiery brand’s introduction of Comfort Toe Seam socks. Developed through a patent-pending sewing technology, Hanes’ Comfort Toe Seam …