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Japan Dept Stores' Aug. Sales Drop 8.8%

Retailers continue to suffer, post 18th straight month of decline.

Norman Karr

Obituary: Former MFA Chief Norman Karr

Norman Karr, whose 50-plus year career included executive director of the Men's Fashion Association, died Wednesday.

Sixty Inks Retail Deal with Aldo for U.S. Unit

Italy’s Sixty SpA has signed an agreement with Aldo Group to oversee its retail division in the U.S.

Aeffe Denies Pollini for Sale

Italian luxury group Aeffe SpA confirmed it was looking at opportunities to strengthen its business.

Daily Stock Wrap: September 17, 2009

The day's gainers and losers.

Signet's Net Rises 40 Percent

Jeweler Signet's earnings for the quarter ended Aug. 1 grew to $27.6 million.

Avon President Smith Resigns

Elizabeth Smith, president of Avon Products Inc., is stepping down Oct. 30 to pursue a job as a chief executive officer.

French Connection Losses Reach $16.8M in Half

French Connection Group reported sales in half grew 4 percent amid "difficult retail environments."

Daily Stock Wrap: September 16, 2009

The day's gainers and losers.

Burani Eyes Refinancing

Mariella Burani is to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting to discuss refinancing options after losing close to $200 million.

Burlington Coat Factory Cuts Fourth-Quarter Losses

Burlington Coat Factory's sales rose 3.9 percent to $811.4 million from $781 million a year ago.

Dress Barn 4th-Qtr. Profits Rise 19.5 Percent

Same-store sales rise at Dress Barn stores, but fall at Maurices.

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