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Le Coq Sportif Chooses Software to Grow

French activewear company Le Coq Sportif plans to install product life cycle management software, or PLM, to produce more lines faster.

Fabric Technology Spurs Japan Creation

The Japan Creation textile fair this month featured hand-spun silk and polyester recycling systems, showcasing the country's ability to preserve ancient...

European Department Stores Joining Forces

There's more consolidation under way in the European department store sector - and it's creating a Continent-wide player.

Polet's Report Card: Gucci CEO Tops Goals, Preaches New Luxury

When frozen-foods honcho Robert Polet arrived at Gucci Group in 2004 and unveiled his three-year strategic plan, he faced skepticism galore - about his lack...

Retail Shares Slide Following Fed Move

The Federal Reserve's move to cut the primary interest rate on Tuesday by a quarter percent to 4.25 sent stocks plummeting in afternoon trading.

Beauty Beat: Ulta Profits Increase 16 Percent

Beauty retailer Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., which reported financial results for the first time as a public company Tuesday, posted robust...

Gift Cards Are Hot (So Are Fakes)

Consumers are expected to dish out $26 billion to $30 billion on gift cards this holiday season, but there's a potential downside to their success:...

An Upbeat 'Display' by the Industry

Those suppliers of mannequins, forms, fixtures, decoratives and lighting - a shrinking but still important community to retailers - put their best face...

PVH Shares Tumble After Forecast

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. shares slid 13.1 percent Tuesday after the company forecasted fourth-quarter and 2008 earnings below Wall Street expectations.

Retail Focus Fuels Guess

The momentum keeps building at Guess Inc. as the company logs double-digit gains in Q3 earnings and sales and raised its guidance.

Retailers, Vendors Cheer On Chilly Weather

No one relishes a cold snap like outerwear makers and retailers, so it's no surprise they welcomed the thermometer's recent drop with glee.

Post-Black Friday Traffic Slow, but Normal

Compared with the din of Black Friday, this month's retail traffic simmered down, but retailers still aren't pushing the panic button.

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