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THE ASIAN INVASION
THE FASHION-SAVVY CITIES OF ASIA ARE KEY REGIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LABELS.

Byline: Josephine Bow

HONG KONG -- Any serious contender for entry to the growing club of global brands must...

– April 23, 1997

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PAY DAYS: Floyd Hall, chairman and chief executive officer of Kmart Corp., received annual compensation of $2.7 million in 1996, up from the $1.7 million his salary and bonus totaled in 1995, according to the...

– April 23, 1997

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CLINTON BANS ALL NEW INVESTMENTS IN BURMA

WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's decision Tuesday to ban all new U.S. investment in Burma because of that country's large-scale repression and drug trade met with some...

– April 23, 1997

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BLUES' HORIZON
DIFFERENT IMAGES HELP MARKET AMERICAN JEANS IN EUROPE, WHICH IS FERTILE GROUND FOR GROWTH.

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- For many jeanswear manufacturers, the next horizon is international...

– April 23, 1997

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THIMISTER EVENINGWEAR LINE TO DEBUT AT BARNEYS, BERGDORF

NEW YORK -- Former Balenciaga designer Josephus Melchior Thimister will launch his new line of signature eveningwear here with Barneys New York and Bergdorf...

– April 22, 1997

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ORTENBERGS BACK LITTLE GUY IN MONTANA WARS

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- The cause of a tiny, Montana-based knitwear manufacturer wrestling with designer Claude Montana over its use of the name Montana Knits...

– April 22, 1997

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CLAIBORNE'S QUARTER NET GAINS 17.3%

NEW YORK -- With its women's casual sportswear and Dana Buchman bridge sportswear continuing to shine, Liz Claiborne Inc. reported a 17.3 percent increase in first-quarter earnings...

– April 22, 1997

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BILL CALLS FOR STORES TO KEEP CASH TO BACK GIFT CERTIFICATES

ALBANY -- New York State retailers that offer merchandise or gift certificates would be required to hold an equal amount of money in escrow until those...

– April 22, 1997

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STORES RALLY TO DEREGULATE ELECTRIC POWER

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Retailers are mobilizing behind the massive effort to deregulate the nation's electric power industry.
It's a move retailers...

– April 22, 1997

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UNIFI PROFITS GAIN 51.7% IN 3RD QUARTER

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Boosted by strong unit sales across all product lines, Unifi Inc. reported third-quarter earnings jumped 51.7 percent to $31.5 million, or 50 cents a share,...

– April 22, 1997

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MORE STORES ARE BOOKING AUTHORS AS DRAWING CARDS

NEW YORK -- More retailers have been bitten by the literary bug.
Now it's Benetton that's weighing in with a series of readings at its flagship at 597 Fifth Avenue...

– April 22, 1997

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INTERSTOFF COMES BACK WITH REUNITED SHOW

Byline: Melissa Drier

FRANKFURT -- With trade visitors packing many of the booths and a literal buzz in the air, the newly reunited Interstoff fabric fair here was...

– April 22, 1997

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