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Kate Spade to Close Saturday, Jack Spade Stores

Kate Spade January 30, 2015

Kate Spade Co. said Thursday that it would shutter its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores as it seeks to focus on its flagship...

Jones New York to Close Stores, Seek Strategic Alternatives

Jones New York January 30, 2015

Jones New York, the women's clothing brand owned by Sycamore Partners, said it will seek strategic alternatives and close its outlet stores. Jones New York...

Revenge Retail Gone Awry? Tory Burch’s Ex-Husband Describes C. Wonder’s Fall

C.Wonder Logo January 29, 2015

To some, C. Wonder was doomed from the start, an effort to compete with the glamorous Tory Burch, whom Chris Burch was divorced from in...

What to Look for From the Retail Industry in 2015

Oliver Guy January 28, 2015

Retail is an evolving, exciting industry right now, and that's unlikely to change in 2015. Disruptive forces will continue to play their part — whether...

H&M Tops Profit Estimates, Plans 400 New Stores

H&M_logo January 28, 2015

Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe's second-biggest clothing retailer, reported fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the company added stores in China and the U.S....

Goodbye Target, Hello Uniqlo! Canada's Next Player

Target_logo_small January 27, 2015

As one retailer closes the book on its Canadian operations, another is writing its first chapter there. Japanese-owned specialty store Uniqlo said Monday that it...

J.C. Penney Expects to Move Ahead With Hallmark Shops

New J.C. Penney Logo January 23, 2015

J.C. Penney and Hallmark have decided they have a match. Last fall, the two companies tested 500-square-foot shops selling cards, gifts, gift wrap and bags...

Big-Box Retailer Pounces on J.C. Penney’s Closed Stores

At Home logo January 23, 2015

When J.C. Penney announced this month that it would shutter 40 U.S. stores, At Home Group Inc. saw an opening. Executives at the retail chain,...

Why Target’s Canadian Expansion Failed

Target_logo_small January 21, 2015

It was a brief stint for Target in Canada. Less than two years after opening there, Target announced last week that it would close its...

J.C. Penney to Bring Back its Catalog

New J.C. Penney Logo January 20, 2015

J.C. Penney is bringing back its print catalog five years after ditching it to focus on the web,  The Wall Street Journal  reported. The retailer...