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ACTIVISTS MARK EL MONTE WITH RETAILER SCORECARD

Byline: Kristi Ellis

LOS ANGELES -- Activist group Sweatshop Watch marked the second anniversary of the raid that uncovered the notorious sewing factory in...

– August 6, 1997

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CBI PARITY STILL BEING PUSHED IN CONGRESS

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Although axed from the House version of the balanced budget legislation, the plan to give the Caribbean trade parity with Mexico is...

– August 6, 1997

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CREATING THE MARKETING STRATEGY

Byline: Dianne M. Pogoda

NEW YORK -- After a company has taken the preliminary steps of identifying its target consumer, gearing the product to that target and charging someone...

– August 6, 1997

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DOUBLE MESSAGE

NEW YORK -- Variety is the spice of life. And for resort, designers are taking that motto to heart, with looks that range from super-clean to ultra-frilly. At Anna Sui, there's what the designer calls...

– August 6, 1997

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ESTIMATES HIKED ON LAUREN PROFITS

Byline: Catherine Curan

NEW YORK -- The news about Ralph Lauren's knockout first-quarter results just keeps on getting better.
Wall Street analysts expect the positive...

– August 6, 1997

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RETAILING RECOVERS SLOWLY IN MEXICO

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- With Mexico's economy improving, the country's retail market is showing signs of life, and the pulse is strongest in the mass...

– August 6, 1997

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EDEL GREGAN'S COTTAGE CHIC

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- Irish-born designer Edel Gregan believes in cottage industry -- that's how she gets her new line of crocheted sportswear produced.
Gregan came...

– August 6, 1997

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LAPIDUS'S RUSSIAN EFFORT

Byline: Natasha Singer

MOSCOW -- Olivier Lapidus turned to an imperial setting when he invited a selection of the Russian capital's glitterati to a preview of his spring '98...

– August 6, 1997

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PLUMA EARNINGS UP 123% IN 2ND QUARTER

EDEN, N.C. -- Profits at Pluma Inc. rose 123 percent in the second quarter ended June 30 as sales dropped 2.7 percent.
The firm stated early last month that sales for the...

– August 6, 1997

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TALBOTS PUMPS UP BUDGET FOR NEW AD DRIVE

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- Working hard to raise its profile and reverse slumping sales trends, Talbots will spend $13 million on new image advertising this fall...

– August 6, 1997

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IN THE MIDDLE

DELTA BURKE'S NEW DEALS: Delta Burke Design Inc. will market an exclusive line for QVC during a two-hour stint on Aug. 13, its first venture with the home shopping network. It will run from 10 p.m. to...

– August 6, 1997

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BOTTOMS UP

NEW YORK -- Forget party dresses. Pants are primed to take over this holiday season. Contemporary designers are infusing these basics with plenty of shine, texture and innovative details. And while loose...

– August 6, 1997

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