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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 14hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 10hEvan Clark


Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock 18hDavid Moin

Government and Trade

Anybody’s Guess.

Government and Trade

More Global Economic Uncertainty Lies Ahead for First Half

The uncertain economy does not bode well for consumer confidence, tourist flows and the appetite for nonessentials.

clock 10hSamantha Conti and Tiffany Ap

Government and Trade

Japan Slashes Q3 GDP, China Sees Imports, Exports Grow

Asia’s two biggest economies delivered diverging indicators Thursday.

clock 12hAmanda Kaiser

Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 06 Dec 2016

Government and Trade

Trump’s Ambassadorial Pick for China Could Help Smooth Relations

China is the top apparel supplier to the U.S. but has been in the crosshairs of Trump’s antitrade rhetoric.

clock 16hKristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Higg Design & Development Module

The new Higg Index module empowers apparel, footwear and textile product developers and designers to design impacts out of products.

clock 19hArthur Friedman

Hanjin Shipping

Government and Trade

Coalition Asks Federal Maritime Commission to Address Port Disruption Fees

The coalition said millions of dollars in fees have been charged during incidents beyond their control.

clock 20hArthur Friedman

Donald Trump

Government and Trade

Industry Officials Concerned by Trump’s Tariff Pledge as Imports Grow

China, which has been a target of Trump’s antitrade rhetoric, is a top supplier of apparel to the U.S.

clock December 6, 2016Kristi Ellis

Matteo Renzi and President Obama

Government and Trade

Renzi’s Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts were not concerned about effects of resignation on luxury industry.

clock December 6, 2016Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Announces Remediation Progress in Factories

Retailers and brands are members of two industry initiatives performing inspections and overseeing remediation in factories in Bangladesh.

clock December 5, 2016Kristi Ellis


Government and Trade

NRDC Report Sites Clean Energy Growth

The NRDC report said 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with a goal of at least 50 percent renewable energy.

clock December 5, 2016Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

China Derails WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Some trade experts viewed the 11th hour move by China in the closing stage of the two-day ministerial talks “as a political miscalculation.”

clock December 5, 2016John Zarocostas

Sydney, Australia

Government and Trade

Australia Clears Way for Chinese Tourist Influx

2017 has been designated the “Australia-China Year of Tourism.”

clock December 5, 2016Tiffany Ap


Government and Trade

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Sweatshop conditions are still found in garment factories in California 20 years after investigators uncovered one of the most egregious examples in El Monte, Calif.

clock December 5, 2016Kristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Matteo Renzi and wife Agnese

Government and Trade

Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum held on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock December 4, 2016Luisa Zargani

President Barack Obama

Government and Trade

Justice Dept. Appeals Preliminary Injunction on Overtime Rule

Retailers joined a coalition in a lawsuit against the overtime rule.

clock December 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

Doug McMillon

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart’s McMillon Tapped for New Trump Business Leaders’ Forum

The exec of Wal-Mart, which launched its own Made in America program three years ago, is a choice meant to reflect Trump’s push to increase manufacturing jobs in America.

clock December 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

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