DEBT RETIREMENT: ShopKo Stores Inc. on Monday reported that as of Dec. 10, it has voluntarily retired the $100 million term-loan portion of its credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance Inc. "Because we have made significant progress reducing working...
DEBT RETIREMENT: ShopKo Stores Inc. on Monday reported that as of Dec. 10, it has voluntarily retired the $100 million term-loan portion of its credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance Inc. "Because we have made significant progress reducing working capital, the capacity under the facility is no longer required," said treasurer R. John Pindred in a statement. "The voluntary retirement of the term loan demonstrates confidence in our company’s ability to continue to generate strong cash flows and effectively manage working capital." The revolving portion of the credit facility was used to fund the outstanding amount under the term loan. As a result of the retirement, the Green Bay, Wis.-based Fortune 500 company said it expects to realize interest expense savings over the remaining life of the facility, as this transaction reduces the total credit facility to $500 million from $600 million.
STOCK OFFER AND ORDERS UP: In a registration statement released Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Delta Galil Industries Ltd. disclosed that it is offering to the public 1.1 million ordinary shares at $8.72 each for a proposed maximum aggregate offering price of $9.6 million. The commencement of the proposed sales began Monday, and, going forward, the stock will now be sold from "time to time." Separately, the Tel Aviv-based innerwear maker reported Friday it has received sales forecast data from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp., indicating that orders to those customers are expected to increase by approximately 20 percent in 2003. As the company’s two largest mass-market customers, those retailers together represented about 25 percent of Delta’s total 2002 sales. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Delta’s sales were $151.9 million.
PAC SPLIT: Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. announced a three-for-two stock split with a record date of Dec. 18 and a payment date of Dec. 30. Shares of the specialty retailer will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis today. Shares of PacSun closed at $26.64 in Nasdaq trading Monday, on par with the previous close.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews