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Building Traffic

A new apparel show opens outside AmericasMart.

Maximum Exposure

The Merchandise Mart appeals to buyers with additional markets and a renovated show floor.

Wal-Mart’s Coughlin To Retire in January

Thomas Coughlin, vice chairman of Wal-Mart, will retire next month and his duties will be divvied up.

Carrefour Plans To Invest $254M In South Korea

PARIS — France’s Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, on Monday said it planned to spend $254 million over the next two years to open and renovate stores in South Korea.

Carrefour chief executive...

Holiday Pulse: Discounters Challenged From Top, Bottom

Discounters, accustomed to ringing up merry numbers, have their work cut out for them this season.

Adrover Packs Up, Moves to Majorca

Miguel Adrover has closed up shop and will move back to Majorca and reopen there.

Basso Readies for Chicago Store Opening

NEW YORK — Dennis Basso will be moving into the Windy City next fall.

The fur designer has signed a 15-year lease for a new store in downtown Chicago that is slated to open in the “One Magnificent Mile” building in September....

The Top 10 Stories of 2004: 4. Retail Tectonics

Can you say earthquake?

The retail landscape shook mightily this year, with a number of deals cracking the billion-dollar mark. But the biggest was a deal shrouded in mystery. In a surprise move, Kmart Holding Co. said it would pay $11 billion...

Beauty Shop

When it comes to retailing trends in beauty, there’s something to be said when the world’s largest beauty marketer embarks upon a multibranded, multistore campaign.

But that’s just what $15.5 billion L’Oréal Group...

The Top 10 Stories of 2004: 5. The Asian Promise

A host of luxury and fashion brands looked east in 2004. Labels such as JLo and Giorgio Armani opened stores in emerging markets like Russia and China, while other fashion names, such as Pucci and Coach, inaugurated flagships in Japan.


The Top 10 Stories of 2004: 7. Wal-Mart’s Woes

Someone actually said “no” to the world’s largest company.

In a year of tumult, Wal-Mart managed to increase its considerable revenue and got aggressive about growth in China, but it wasn’t all roses. The retail giant...

Retail Sees Job Loss in Nov.

Retailers evidently felt they had enough help to meet the holiday shopping blitz and shed jobs in November, the Labor Department reported.

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