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Puma 3Q Net Rises 23%, Ups Guidance

PARIS — Puma AG on Friday raised its full-year earnings target and reported a 23 percent hike in third-quarter income.

The German sports firm said solid shoe and apparel sales drove earnings for the three months ended Sept. 30 to 85...

WWD Stock Index Up 3.1%

NEW YORK — Matching a percentage advance by the S&P 500, the WWD Stock Index rose 3.1 percent in the week, closing at 1,117.24 from 1,083.63 a week ago.

Pleasing investors, who are already focused on what could be a decent holiday...

Facts, Fascias and Footage

CAJUN HAPPENING: Louisiana’s biggest outlet center, a 600,000-square-foot project in Shreveport called Louisiana Boardwalk, is scheduled to open in March. “It’s a combination of entertainment, lifestyle and outlets in a very...

General Growth’s Rousing Expansion

CHICAGO — As it celebrates 50 years in business, General Growth Properties Inc. is buying a whale of a birthday present, The Rouse Co. Almost overnight, it’s putting on some flash, shedding its middle-market image and becoming nearly as...

Presidential Issues Run Deep for Industry

Executives speak out on the critical issues for the industry and the country the next U.S. president will face, regardless of who wins the election.

The French Paradox

PARIS — With consumer spending weak and tourist flows lagging, commercial real estate in France stagnated this year.

Real estate executives said transactions in the luxury sector fared worst. Rents stabilized and vacancies went unfilled...

Court Approves Galey & Lord Takeover

Galey & Lord is on firmer financial footing, following court approval of a takeover bid by Patriarch Partners of New York worth up to $154 million.

In Brief: Power Shift ... Exit at Wilsons

POWER SHIFT: Prada declined to comment on a report in Italian daily MF that it has tapped former San Paolo IMI banker Carlo Mazzi to fill a newly created but yet-to-be-named position at Prada. The luxury goods company has said it is...

Guess 3Q Profits Vault 76.6%

NEW YORK — Double-digit gains in royalties and product sales sent earnings soaring for Guess Inc. in the third quarter and nine months.

For the three months ended Sept. 25, the Los Angeles-based denim designer and retailer saw earnings...

Liz Reports Strong Qtr.

Liz Claiborne Inc. saw net income for the third quarter jump 14 percent to $111.6 million, as sales increased 11.3 percent to $1.31 billion.

Alberto-Culver Net Rises, Despite Charges

NEW YORK — Strong sales counteracted several extraordinary charges affecting Alberto-Culver’s fourth-quarter and year-end results.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Menlo Park, Ill.-based personal care products manufacturer...

J.C. Penney’s Next CEO: Myron Ullman Tapped To Succeed Questrom

J.C. Penney Co. named former LVMH and Macy’s executive Myron E. Ullman 3rd as chairman and ceo to succeed Allen Questrom.

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