- BLOOMINGDALE'S PROMOTES EXECS: Bloomingdale's has promoted Charles W. Anderson, senior vice president of the West and Midwest regions, to senior vice president and director of stores, effective June 1. The position has been vacant since February, when Tony Spring was elevated to president and chief operating officer. Anderson, 45, will be responsible for the management and operations of Bloomingdale's 40 stores and will report to Spring. Jack Hruska, executive vice president of creative services, and Mark Powell, senior vice president of operations and loss prevention, continue to report to Spring. Frank Berman, vice president of marketing has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and also will report to Spring.
- DIALING DIOR: Confirming a report in WWD in December, Christian Dior said this week it would launch a signature cell phone, in partnership with Paris-based mobile specialist ModeLabs. The fashion phone will be unveiled May 21 at the Dior flagship on Avenue Montaigne.
- CASE CLOSED: Abercrombie & Fitch said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that an SEC probe into the firm's trading in shares of company stock is closed. No other details were provided.
- MORE SHOW SPACE: Real estate investment firm Vornado Realty Trust has signed on to redevelop and expand the Show Piers on Manhattan's West Side between 51st and 54th Streets. The project, which will join Piers 94 and 92, will eventually result in 355,000 square feet of show space. The $100 million project also will feature a 9,300-square-foot winter garden as well as a 60,000-square-foot logistics center. On the apparel industry end, the piers are usually occupied by ENK International's shows. Under the agreement, the developer will lease the piers for 49 years, with two 25-year extensions.
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