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The TSUM department store in Moscow.

Budgets Trump Billionaires in Russia’s Beleaguered Retail Sector

A lackluster holiday season points to lingering challenges for fashion firms.

Francesco Trapani

Small to Midsize Italian Houses Open to Outside Investment

Francesco Trapani of investment firm Clessidra says growing in today’s market requires sophisticated management and financing.

Financo Shifts Gears for 26th CEO Forum

Fireside chat will feature Drew Barrymore and Arie L. Kopelman.

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Celebrities Moving From Hollywood to the Boardroom

Celebrities are trying their hand at business, moving from Hollywood toward Wall Street.

Neil Cole stepped down as Iconix ceo in August '15.

What Went Wrong at Iconix?

The resignations of chairman Neil Cole and other top executives, a plunging stock price, financial restatements and a formal SEC investigation — the brand management firm has plenty of troubles.

Consumer Confidence Rises in December

Consumers also were more optimistic on the jobs front.

François-Henri Pinault

Newsmaker of the Year: Kering’s François-Henri Pinault

François-Henri Pinault has made some sweeping moves at Kering — some quietly and others more dramatically — including advancing social initiatives, altering the corporate culture and his out-on-a-limb appointment at Gucci.

Retailers began discounting earlier this season.

Improving Economy Not Translating Into Increased Holiday Spending

Job worries are a key concern of consumers.

Mario Mareno

Forever 21’s Social Strategy: Millennials Create Content, Drive Sales

The fast-fashion retailer taps into Millennial habits.