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Henri Bendel Makes Changes to Grow Accessories

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Columbus–Ed Bucciarelli is concentrating on his main love: accessories. Limited Brands, the parent company of Henri Bendel, announced that Bucciarelli will broaden his focus beyond Henri Bendel to help “strengthen and expand accessories development.” Lately, the specialty retail has been opening its own all-accessories stores with private-branded merchandise focusing on …

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Limited Brands, Chico’s Q3 Profits Increase

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Tight inventory controls, improved gross margins and higher sales helped specialty retailers Limited Brands and Chico’s post third quarter profit rises. Limited Brands’ Q3 Profits Increase, Declares Dividend Columbus—By keeping a tight reign on expenses and controlling inventory, Limited Brands reported Wednesday that its third quarter profit increased and declared …