No resolution has been reached between one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers and tens of thousands of workers who are on strike over a benefit dispute at the company’s factories in the southern province of Guangdong.
In an interview at the Neiman’s online distribution center in Dallas, Katz spoke of taking risks, formats to roll out, advances in technology and customer experience and reexamining the character of partnerships with certain vendors.
Firms from Salvatore Ferragamo to Tod’s, Hermès to Adidas and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to L’Oréal have flagged currency fluctuations as a drag on top- and bottom-line growth in 2013 — and for the year ahead.
The U.S. retailer on Tuesday revealed it has taken a minority stake in contemporary designer Marissa Webb — who, in turn, is becoming creative director and executive vice president of design at the Gap Inc.-owned Banana Republic.
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