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Wheeling, Ill. — Patterns in Brentano’s second artist-inspired collection, dubbed Tessera for its tile-like imagery, intend to sculpt company design director Iris Wang’s training as a fine artist into usable textiles. More
Plano, Texas – Its losses narrowing and its top line climbing, JCPenney this year is taking a more aggressive stance, an effort that includes bolstering omnichannel initiatives. More
Champiosngate, Fla. — This morning, 256 people set a Guinness World Record here for the greatest number of people making beds simultaneously at a single venue. More
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May 26, 2015It is the great cost-adder in online retailing – the price of delivering that one package from the distribution center to the customer’s front door. The order online/pick-up in store model being embraced by so many retailers is designed in part to get around that hurdle – but it’s creating some new problems of its own. On the upside, ecommerce allows retailers to offer far more product options online than they can within the confines of a physical location. But what happens when the consumer dumps that online purchase back at the customer service counter at her local store ...
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May 26, 2015So, Macy’s is the latest big-time “legit” retailer to get into the outlet business, announcing earlier this month it would launch the first four of what will eventually be a larger chain of Macy’s Backstage stores. Not many details on size, location or merchandise content, but one has to assume they will follow the pattern set by its brethren in the department store world. Neiman’s, Nordstrom and Saks have all gotten into this racket, at first opening stores somewhat off the beaten track and more recently putting them pretty much wherever there are shoppers. Following that, Macy ...
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May 11, 2015As much as some people hope problems will go away if you don’t pay attention to them and time goes by, that’s not always the way things work. Last month marked two years since the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh when more than 1,100 workers in a multi-story textiles factory facility died when the building collapsed because of unsafe conditions. And while the companies in the building were in the apparel business and there were no home textiles producers located in Rana Plaza, the incident raised the whole issue of safe product sourcing across many industries around ...
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