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NEW YORK, United States — U.S. retail sales may increase 3.9 percent during the holiday season, as political and economic uncertainties damp consumer confidence, the National Retail Federation said.
NEW YORK, United States — Macy’s Inc., the second-largest U.S. department-store chain, posted fiscal second-quarter profit that trailed analysts’ estimates and cut its forecast for earnings this year after reducing prices to draw shoppers.
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...
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.
ZURICH, Switzerland — A group of mainly European retailers has finalized a plan to conduct coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,129 people in April.
NEW YORK, United States — Saks Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter sales but said investments to launch an e-commerce site for its outlet chain would weigh more on profits than expected.
* Month-long mediation effort fizzles * Macy's claims has exclusive right to sell some items * Part of fight centers on champagne flutes NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc and J.C. Penney Co Inc were back in court on Monday in their fight over M...
NEW YORK, United States -- Macy’s Inc., the second-largest U.S. department-store chain, rose in early trading after forecasting annual profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates amid a surge in online sales. The shares advanced 4.2 percent to $40.15 at 8:37 a.m. in New York, after rising to $40.40. Earnings per share for fiscal 2013 will advance to as much as $3.95, the Cincinnati-based retailer said in a statement today. Analysts projected $3.84, the average of 18 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Terry Lundgren has focused on tailoring merchandise to suit local tastes and benefited from exclusive Tommy Hilfiger, Sean John and Madonna products. Fourth-quarter revenue climbed 7.2 percent to $9.35 billion while online sales soared 48 percent, Macy’s said today.…
Luxury Labels Are Scaling Up for China’s Year of the Snake (WSJ) “Luxury brands are rolling out a menagerie of merchandise to capitalize on the holiday, which marks Asia’s biggest shopping season. And more Western brands are getting in on the Year of the Snake, pushing snake- and red-themed goods, from Vacheron Constantin’s $150,000 watch with an engraved snake etched onto its face to the serpentine,
Fashion’s Most Angry Fella (Vanity Fair) “When John Fairchild, the tyrannical, mischievous editor in chief of Women’s Wear Daily and founder of W magazine, stepped down from his Fairchild Publications throne, in 1997, it was supposed to be a clean break. Fifteen years later, at the age of 85, the onetime terror of the fashion industry is still stirring the pot.” Toronto Fashion Week sold to IMG, Robin Kay steps down
Jil Sander Gets Her Groove Back (On the Runway) “‘Don’t ask me why,’’ Jil Sander said with a laugh on Tuesday, when asked why she had decided, at age 68, to leave a comfortable retirement and return to the fashion fray.” Refinery29 Launching R29 Shop (WWD) “Up until now, Refinery29’s business model has relied heavily upon advertising to drive revenue, with approximately 80 percent of it coming from ads
Francisco Costa (Interview) “For the last nine years, or 18 seasons, as women’s creative director at Calvin Klein Collection, 47-year-old Francisco Costa has simultaneously managed to preserve one of the most iconic brands in fashion—one that has proven to the world that Americans can be spare, chic, and sexy right alongside their European counterparts.” Macy’s maintains outlook, disappointing Street