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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The purpose of this Infotracs is to highlight the major issues confronting department stores today, including problems and opportunities as cited by their own management ranks, vendors,...

– June 4, 1997

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WAL-MART'S MEXICAN EVOLUTION

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- In a clear signal that it is committed to aggressive expansion in Mexico, Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to merge its joint-venture retail companies...

– June 4, 1997

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DOING IT THEIR WAY

Byline: Anne D'Innocenzio

NEW YORK -- They are the new voice of contemporary.
All 10 New York women are under the age of 32. They have done their time at big-name designer firms, and now...

– June 4, 1997

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THE CHINA DEBATE: MIXING POLITICS AND RELIGION
MERCHANTS' HOPES FOR RENEWAL OF CHINA'S MFN STATUS FACE A TOUGH CHALLENGE.

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Retailers' efforts to protect China's trade...

– June 4, 1997

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DEPARTMENT STORES: THE KSA CONSUMER FINDINGS
THROUGH SURVEYS AND FOCUS GROUPS, SHOPPERS ANALYZE THEIR BUYING HABITS.

Byline: Arthur Friedman

NEW YORK -- Since the early Nineties, the same question has been...

– June 4, 1997

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TJX PLANNING MEGASTORE TEST

Byline: Mary Hurley

BOSTON -- TJX Cos. Inc., the giant of off-price apparel retailing, will go "mega" this fall, testing two Mega Marshall stores that combine apparel, giftware and...

– June 4, 1997

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FAIRCHILD'S CRITICAL ISSUES SERIES

This is the fifth in a planned series, Infotracs, which provides in-depth analyses and perspectives on issues most critical to the apparel and retailing industries. The first...

– June 4, 1997

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BLUE HORIZON

NEW YORK -- Donna Karan is giving the DKNY, Active and Classics resort collections she opens this week some intriguing twists. But it's clear that she's fondest of her newest line, D. As Karan puts it,...

– June 4, 1997

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STORE TECH: THE NEXT STEP
RETAILING'S NEW GENERATION USES TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE BOTTOM LINE.

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- Do you know your retail technology IQ? Well, if you think cross-docking is...

– June 4, 1997

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STREETWEAR, ECO LOOKS STRONG AT FASHION BOUTIQUE SHOW

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK -- Many buyers shopped for either the hip street crowd or for the sophisticates at the International Fashion Boutique Show here...

– June 4, 1997

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HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES STILL DELAY FAST TRACK

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky promised an impatient Senate panel Tuesday that the Clinton administration would...

– June 4, 1997

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BRADLEES, COHEN REACH $7.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT

NEW YORK -- Mark A. Cohen, who resigned last December as chairman and chief executive officer of Bradlees Inc. at the request of the company's board, has agreed to a $7.5...

– June 4, 1997

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