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M&S Teams With Avery Dennison to Expand RFID

The technology is being rolled out to all apparel and home departments.

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Wal-Mart Pledges to Add $50B in Made in America Merchandise

Bill Simon introduced several major initiatives related to job creation and the economy while speaking at the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Big Show.

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Tailored Clothing Merchandising Continues to Evolve

The days of hanging reams of suits on racks against a wall are over — at least for savvy retailers seeking to attract the dapper young customer.

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Barbara K Launches New Do-It-Yourself Line

The purveyor of feminized household tools, how-to repair kits and “functional fashion,” is back in business.

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Holt Renfrew Mixes Merchandise and Philanthropy

The department store is finding many ways to give back and create buzz.

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Holt Renfrew Marks Anniversary With Exclusives

The department store celebrated its 175th with an array of products and events.

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Macy's Initiative Targets Millennials

By next spring, the retailer will have launched 13 new brands and expanded another 10 in an aggressive push to lure shoppers between the ages of 13 and 30.

Sunny Diego Joins Li & Fung

She has left Saks Fifth Avenue after 18 years to serve as senior vice president of merchandising in the men’s division.

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Ron Johnson Updates Plan for J.C. Penney's 'Start-up'

He acknowledged that the road has been rocky, but said looking at comps is “irrelevant if you’re looking forward” instead of back.

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Brands Blur Classification Boundaries

Retailers adjust merchandising strategies as sportswear vendors move into tailored categories and suitmakers push casual offerings.

Finish Line Names New Chief Merchant

Scott Hoffman has joined the company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

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HSN Expands Its Beauty Reach

The company has transformed itself from a relatively undeveloped beauty retailer with a handful of proprietary brands to a robust venue.

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