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WAL-MART TO ENTER EUROPE WITH BUY OF GERMAN CHAIN

Byline: David Moin / With contributions from Catherine Curan

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores will enter Europe next year by acquiring the Wertkauf hypermarket...

– December 19, 1997

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LOTS OF PROJECTS SPIKE NOEL SEASON

Byline: Janet Ozzard / Jennifer Weil

PARIS -- The Christmas season is usually a wait-and-see period, when manufacturers are more concerned with ringing registers than with...

– December 19, 1997

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OCTOBER IMPORTS UP 14.4%

WASHINGTON -- The surge in U.S. textile-apparel import growth moderated somewhat in October, but shipments continued to be hefty, marking the 14th consecutive month of double-digit increases,...

– December 19, 1997

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SIDELINES

OSHATZ TO AAG: Steven Oshatz will join Active Apparel Group on Monday as vice president of sales for the U.S., a new post.
For the first six months of next year, he will be based at the company's...

– December 18, 1997

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AUTHENTIC FITNESS HIKES BANK DEAL FOR BUYBACK

LOS ANGELES -- Authentic Fitness Corp. has amended its bank agreement to provide $20 million for a stock repurchase plan, up from $10 million in the original...

– December 18, 1997

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DOLLHOUSE GETS SCOOBY LICENSE

NEW YORK -- Joujou and Dollhouse have acquired the sportswear and outerwear licenses from Warner Bros. for the cartoon dog Scooby Doo and his human pals, including Shaggy and...

– December 18, 1997

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COATS VIYELLA PLANS FASHION SPINOFF

Byline: James Fallon

LONDON -- Coats Viyella PLC jumped on the demerger bandwagon Wednesday, announcing plans to spin off its fashion retailing and manufacturing operations,...

– December 18, 1997

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CLAIBORNE, JONES STOCKS SLIP AS DJIA STUMBLES

NEW YORK -- The stock slump Tuesday that hit two of the biggest women's apparel firms, Liz Claiborne and Jones Apparel Group, moderated Wednesday but both still lost...

– December 18, 1997

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FALK JOINS VON FURSTENBERG

NEW YORK -- Limited alumnus Susan Falk has been named president and chief executive officer of Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, a new position.
This confirms a report in WWD Tuesday and...

– December 18, 1997

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HILFIGER TO TARGET A WIDER MARKET

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- Tommy Hilfiger's New Year's resolutions include plans to offer women's apparel in the company's outlet stores for the first time, and to...

– December 18, 1997

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ACQUISITION-MINDED FIRMS ARE GIVING FENDI THE EYE

Byline: Sara Gay Forden

MILAN -- For a company that isn't for sale, Fendi sure is attracting a lot of suitors these days.
As the hunt for acquisitions in...

– December 18, 1997

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FAST TIMES

LOS ANGELES -- In school and out, Lolita looks rule for spring. Junior designers are revamping the beaded cardigans, tube tops, tight skirts and cropped pants of the far-from-innocent Fifties.

– December 18, 1997

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