Consumer confidence is still high.

Business Features

Consumer Confidence Rose in June; Jobs Outlook Mixed

Confidence over current conditions are at a nearly 16-year high.

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The Body Shop

Mergers and Acquisitions

Natura and The Body Shop Move Forward, Sign Contract

The deal is expected to close in 2017.

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Gander Mountain.

Marketing and Promotion

Gander Mountain Taps Consumers for Logo Redesign

The company is liquidating its stores and inventory.

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John Richmond

Mergers and Acquisitions

Italian Ammaturo Family Acquires John Richmond

The family, which also controls the Silvian Heach diffusion brand, bought 83 percent of the company from Luxembourg-based Fashion East.

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Google

Technology

Google Hit With €2.4 Billion Fine Over Comparative Price Search

Europe’s antitrust authority said the tech giant “systematically” favored its own comparison service over all others.

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True Fit, personalization, Carhartt

Technology

True Fit Personalization Platform Reveals ‘Shop for Others’ Functionality

The feature will deploy rich data and connected profiles to reduce friction encountered when shopping for friends and family.

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Sephora

Retail

Sephora to Enter Germany

The perfumery chain is opening a store in Munich in partnership with Galeria Kaufhof.

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Whitney Robinson

Media

Elle Decor Taps Town & Country’s Whitney Robinson as Editor in Chief

Town & Country style director Whitney Robinson will take over as editor in chief at Elle Decor.

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Aday's pop-up shop on Elizabeth Street.

Retail

For Aday, Effortless Clothing Equals Uncomplicated Life

Brand’s mantra is seasonless, sustainable and technical.

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V Magazine

Media

Stevie Nicks Interviews Lana Del Rey for Cover of V Magazine

“They both have this romantic quality, and they are both ethereal and fairy-like,” V editor Stephen Gan said.

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Rocco Iannone.

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Pal Zileri Names Rocco Iannone Creative Director

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