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Zara Makes its Mark in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Zara, an apparel retailer headquartered in Spain, has found a fertile field for growth in Mexico.

The vertically integrated retailer, which embarked on international expansion in 1988, moved into Mexico in December 1992, when it...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Administration: China Making Progress Toward OK on MFN

WASHINGTON -- Because China has made more progress on human rights recently, it has moved closer to winning a recommendation from the administration that its Most-Favored-Nation trade status be continued.

That was the assessment from Winston...

– May 9, 1994

Beauty

Bon-Ton Stores in Talks to Buy Adam, Meldrum

NEW YORK -- Bon-Ton Stores, based in York, Pa., says it is negotiating to purchase the 10-unit Adam, Meldrum & Anderson department store chain, which is based in Buffalo, N.Y.

"We have been having conversations with those folks, but there...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Findings: Swatch Parties, Olympic Style ... Gems From Oscar ... Ryan Bao Bows

SWATCH PARTIES, OLYMPIC STYLE: Swatch will introduce its Olympic watch collection tonight at a party at the Puck Building in downtown Manhattan.

The Swiss-based watchmaker, the official timekeeper of the 1996 Summer...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Silva Streak

NEW YORK -- Roberto de Silva is a very romantic man, and he proved it by naming his company for his wife. Diana de Silva, a cosmetic and fragrance company started in 1975, is one of the leaders in the Italian luxury cosmetic business. And now the firm...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Focus on Vintage, Ethnic at Expo Providence Show

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Vintage and ethnic looks emerged as the top trends at Expo Providence, the jewelry components trade show held here last week at the newly opened Rhode Island Convention Center.

The three-day show, which ended Tuesday,...

– May 9, 1994

Retail

Escada is Star of NM Mail Call

DALLAS -- Escada is the subject of Neiman Marcus's latest direct-mail promotion, a 12-page booklet of spring and summer apparel and accessories that is expected to generate $1 million in sales.

The mailer was sent Thursday to 100,000 customers....

– May 9, 1994

Beauty

Minority Holders Lose Case Opposing La Redoute Merger

PARIS -- A group of minority shareholders of the La Redoute mail order group lost its court case opposing the pending merger between La Redoute and its majority shareholder, the Pinault-Printemps distribution group.

The Commercial Court of...

– May 9, 1994

Beauty

Textiles Drive Dixie Yarns into the Red

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Dixie Yarns Inc., hit by a huge operating loss in its textile segment, posted a loss of $4.3 million in the first quarter ended April 2. The loss was steeper than Dixie Yarn's earlier estimate that ranged from $1.8 million to...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Free Trade Seen Needing Business Push

WASHINGTON -- House chief deputy whip Rep. Bill Richardson (D., N.M.) said last week that progress on negotiating future free trade agreements with Latin America was at a "standstill," and that it is largely up...

– May 9, 1994

Fashion

Corrections

Bloomingdale's and Filene's have stores in the Chestnut Hill Mall in Massachusetts. A story on May 11 incorrectly said Jordan Marsh is in the mall. Due to an editing error, the story said that the Bloomingdale's and Jordan Marsh divisions of Federated...

– May 9, 1994

Beauty

Macy Bondholders' Plan Said to be Facing a Tough Road

NEW YORK -- The proposal for the reorganization of R.H. Macy & Co. submitted Thursday by the bondholders' committee will have a hard time getting off the ground, people close to the reorganization said Friday.

The proposal is predicated on...

– May 9, 1994

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