Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:23pm
Belk Inc. posted an 8.4 percent increase in net profits for the fourth quarter although full-year profits fell 7.8 percent because of higher investment spending. For the three months ended Jan. 31, net income rose to $104.4 million from $96.3 million. Belk attributed the... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:20pm
In an effort to unify North and South America through collaboration, Akomplice has teamed up with Sao Paulo artist Sliks for a new spring/summer range. The joint effort sees the California brand linking with Sliks’ Ease imprint as well as Brazilian surf brand, Aesthetic. The... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:40pm
When The Walking Dead‘s Daryl Dixon lost his chopper, the program’s executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actor Norman Reedus reached out to Classified Moto as they wanted the company to build a one-of-a-kind motorcycle for Reedus’ character, Daryl. Classified was to put... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:36pm
No-makeup makeup has a brand to call its very own: Nudestix. Created by beauty industry veteran Jenny Frankel with her teenage daughters Ally and Taylor, Nudestix is banking on the unassuming aesthetic signaling a generational shift in beauty habits rather than being a fleeting... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:29pm
Signet Jewelers Ltd. likes what it’s getting out of its May 2014 acquisition of Zale Corp., and apparently investors do, too. With eight months of Zale ownership behind it, the retailer behind such brands as Kay and Jared ended the year with a fourth-quarter earnings “beat” and... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:19pm
Organic apparel lifestyle brand Zady has added two to its team. Monica Nicoletti will be working on the design of Zady’s new products. Nicoletti was most recently senior director of women’s design at Club Monaco. She began her career as head designer at Alberta Ferretti’s prêt-... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:15pm
La Prairie is giving antiaging a boost with its newest product, Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster — the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at raising the brand’s global awareness. The liquid-gel serum launches globally in April, and becomes the 10th stockkeeping unit in La... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:09pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, touting a resurgence in U.S. textile manufacturing in a speech on Thursday, pledged to a conference of U.S. textile producers that there would be “no surprises” in an Asia-Pacific trade deal the U.S. is negotiating. Froman... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:01pm
SHANGHAI — The evolving nature of the Chinese consumer and the importance of technology were major themes of the Tax Free World Association China’s Century Conference, held here earlier this month. The three-day conference was attended by hundreds of delegates from China and... read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm
Nike’s Air Max is perhaps the most iconic sneaker franchise on Earth. Even today, nearly 30 years after the original first rocked the athletic footwear market with its scandalously revealing Visible Air cushion, its popularity shows no sign of waning. With more than 60... read more