Deckers Outdoor Corp., which gets most of its sales from the Ugg brand, says its market research show the brand is stronger today than in February 2010. Yet its sales fell last year.
Skechers’ ‘Twinkle Toes’ for girls line is experiencing a renaissance. Even Steve Madden’s daughter owns a pair.
High-end yoga-wear maker Lululemon is advertising for a new CEO. Apply online if you have Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey on speed dial.
Coty, the celebrity fragrance and makeup company that went public today, doesn’t have any women on its executive team or on its board of directors. The lack of gender diversity is unusual compared to rivals including Avon, Estée Lauder and Revlon.
Coty Inc. began trading for the first time Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
The most enthusiastic Lululemon customers have developed their own language for speaking about the brands products, fits, and more.
Christine Day plans to leave the expensive yoga-wear maker after more than 5 years as its chief executive officer. The move follows a major recall of yoga pants for being too sheer.
Organized retail crime — the large-scale, criminal enterprise version of shoplifting — is on the rise, according to an industry trade group. Here are 5 statistics from today’s National Retail Federation “Organized Retail Crime Survey.”
An organizational therapist brought in to help J.C. Penney employees cope with its management upheaval likened the experience to a bomb explosion and 9/11. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well.
Kristen Blum, J.C. Penney’s chief technology officer since January 2012, is the latest ex-Apple executive to leave the company after former CEO Ron Johnson was fired in April.
Sears and Pacific Sunwear both hired the Kardashians to flout their brands — and the retailers have also been losing relevance big-time. No such thing as bad publicity for this group.
Eric Hunter, the SVP of marketing, was dismissed earlier this month and sources say ex-Coca Cola consultant Sergio Zyman has severely cut back his involvement.
How much coffee, marijuana, cigarettes, cocaine, heroin, and booze can you buy for $20 around the world?
The company’s casual style is actually based on a rigid behind-the-scenes employee dress code, including four-step guides to cuffing jeans and scrunching sleeves. The rules.
Department-store chain looks to win back $4.3 billion in lost sales. “What matters with mistakes is what we learn.”
Anonymous retail sales associates in New York City reveal the tricks they use to get into your wallet. Shoppers beware.
The management at Urban Outfitters really knows their customers. Selling to the “upscale homeless.”
Sometimes, you just get yourself through another friggin’ day of work. Other times, you decide that day’s going to be your last.
Shoplifting is expected to cost retailers $9 billion this holiday season. Thieves have been quite busy so far frisking various joints (but mostly Walmart).
Flying mannequin hands, children pulling the fire alarm, and fighting over pencils. Anonymous associates from stores around New York City share their craziest holiday shopping stories.
Obama raises the pressure on Congress in the holiday season. Consumer confidence at risk now, as much as $200 billion on the line next year.
If you’re gonna hate your job, you’ve got to at least get something more than minimum wage out of it. For seasonal employment planning purposes, ranked from worst to best.
This four-foot-receipt for two item epidemic needs to stop.
Turns out, if you fuss enough and in just the right way, sometimes you can return gross, old stuff stores aren’t technically supposed to accept back. Anonymous associates from shops around New York City share stories of the craziest merchandise return attempts they’ve ever dealt with.
His enthusiasm is exhausting me.
In response to last night’s announcement on the death of Steve Jobs, Apple customers and fans are dropping flowers and paying their respects at Apple stores around the globe. Turning off the Apple logo at the Hong Kong location was a nice touch.
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It isn’t even Christmas yet, and already one in five Americans say they expect to return at least one gift this year. Pessimists or realists, here are some helpful links for those of you expecting slipper socks and ugly sweaters.
The gizmo retail chain is going out of business, so you’re going to have to find another store whose merchandise mysteriously seems to have remained unchanged since 1989. Never has there been a better time to buy pointless garbage that resemble props from the set of Flight of the Navigator.
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But only for three hours. All American locations were shut down temporarily so that employees could, in the words of one mocking headline, “learn how to make coffee.” Hopefully, anti-Starbucks crusader Reverend Billy enjoyed his brief respite from battling the tyranny of burnt-tasting java and pleasing adult-contemporary sounds. But he’ll have to regroup to fight the chain’s sinister “phase two of operation.”
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