It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year for US Retail Hires

JC Penney | Source: Shutterstock

About 821,000 workers will be hired for retail seasonal jobs this year, up 11 percent from a year ago and the highest since records were started in 1990, estimates Michael Niemira, founder of economic forecasting firm The Retail Economist LLC.

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Port Squeeze Threatens US Retailers’ Holiday Plans

Warehouse terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California | Source: Reuters

A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Long Beach port complex is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to retailers for the holiday season.

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Macy’s, JC Penney and Martha Stewart Wrap up Lawsuit Arguments

Macy's shopping bag | Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc told a judge on Thursday that J.C. Penney Co should be barred from selling certain home goods designed by celebrity trendsetter Martha Stewart, and Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia also delivered closin...

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North American Retailers Set 5-Year Bangladesh Factory Plan

Collapsed building in Bangladesh | Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON DC, United States — Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.

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J.C. Penney CEO Says New Home Areas to Be Embraced Like Sephora

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PLANO, United States — J.C. Penney Co., the department-store chain looking to rebound from its worst sales year in more than two decades, will get a boost from the opening of renovated housewares sections this month, chief executive officer Mike Ullman said.

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Billion-dollar Burch, Surviving 2013, Hermès buys tannery, Mobile shopping, Menkes honoured

Tory Burch | Source: Maria Shriver

Tory Burch has good reason to party after a billion-dollar brainwave (Telegraph) “Tory Burch may well just have made a $1 billion faster than any other woman in history; faster, possibly, than even that alpha male of fashion, Ralph Lauren. After a fair amount of hoo-ing and haa-ing, Burch, who owns 28.3 per cent of her label, quietly settled a dispute with her former second husband Chris Burch on New Year’s Eve, which

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Mulberry’s future, J.C. Penney backtracks, The Nonconformist, Philosophy’s Ratabesi, Vogue salute

Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Mulberry

Mulberry looks to have its future sewn up (FT) “Bruno Guillon says that what he likes best about British design is its ‘relaxed confidence’. In the coming months, the Mulberry chief executive will need plenty of that himself as the UK-based maker of upmarket handbags grapples with the effects on the fashion industry of global economic weakness.” J.C. Penney ‘Backtracking’ With Discounts, Deutsche Says

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