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Takeover Talk Boosts M&S Shares

Marks and Spencer Group plc shares spiked almost 7 percent on the London Stock Exchange Tuesday amid rumors of a potential takeover bid for the company.

Stage Sees Net in High End of Range, Comps Gain

Stage Stores Inc.'s positive comparable-store sales results and projected second-quarter earnings led to a share increase.

Kester Returns to Cherokee

Cherokee Inc. welcomed back former president Jay Kester to lead marketing, and signed two new representation deals.

G-III Apparel in Deal to Acquire Wilsons The Leather Experts

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. jumped into the outlet business Tuesday, with the acquisition of the Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. name and operations.

Costs, Weaker Sales Hit Levi's Earnings

Weak U.S. sales and skyrocketing costs sent earnings for Levi Strauss & Co. tumbling during the second quarter.

Steve & Barry's Squeeze: Without White Knight, Liquidation a Possibility

With deadlines closing in and no new financing in sight, the options are narrowing for Steve & Barry's University Sportswear.

Mothers Work Cutting Mimi

In an effort to simplify and streamline its business, Mothers Work on Tuesday said it will restructure its brands and store nameplates, effectively...

Cavalli, Gibo Strike Men's Wear Deal

To boost its men's wear business, Roberto Cavalli has sealed a five-year licensing agreement with Gibo beginning with the fall 2009 collection.

Marks & Spencer Sales Slide

Chairman cites declining consumer confidence and the economic environment.

Battle of the Titans: LVMH Awarded $61.3M In EBay Counterfeit Case

EBay's legal troubles just got deeper — at least in France.

Mervyns Facing Issues With Credit

Troubled Mervyns confirmed reports on Friday that CIT Group Inc. has stopped approving about $40 million in credit on merchandise orders and that some small...

Investors Withhold Votes at Chico's Meeting

Dissatisfied with the leadership of Chico's FAS, some institutional investors withheld their votes Thursday for a key board member at the company's annual...

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