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Limited Brands, Benetton Agree to Greenpeace’s Environmental Safety Measures

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Washington—Limited Brands, parent to Victoria’s Secret, and the Benetton Group are the latest major fashion retailers and manufacturers to sign onto Greenpeace International’s Detox campaign that seeks to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from fashion products. According to a 2012 study by Greenpeace, a leading independent organization that exposes …

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Sustained Retail Recovery Lagging Record-Breaking Consumer Spending

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New York—The retail industry continues to edge tentatively toward recovery, buoyed by a stellar start to the holiday shopping season, as retailers, landlords, and investors capitalize on pent-up consumer demand and shopping centers remain a top investment category. However, several obstacles stand in the way of sustained progress in 2012, …