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Urban Outfitters in New York City.

Urban Outfitters Asks Employees to Work for Free ‘for Team-Building’

The multibrand retailer asked employees to volunteer time in the company’s fulfillment center, while earlier in the week the New York attorney general said Urban will phase out on-call scheduling next month.

Ben Fay

Lessons on Merging Retail’s Physical and Digital Worlds

Three online-first companies shared their views of bringing the digital and physical worlds together.

Marissa Webb

Banana Republic Split: Marissa Webb Out as Creative Director, Becomes Adviser

Gap Inc. maintains an investment in Marissa Webb’s own designer collection.

September Comps Fall Flat on Fair Weather, and Storms

Retailers reporting September comparable-store sales posted mostly dismal results as warm weather delayed seasonal purchases and the shift of Labor Day failed to benefit results.

Uri Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff’s Uri Minkoff on Disrupting the In-Store Experience

Uri Minkoff, chief executive officer at Rebecca Minkoff, said that apparel sales in the brand’s freestanding stores are three times higher than originally anticipated.

Phil Suarez, Gregg Pasquarelli, and David R. Weinreb.

Howard Hughes CEO Gives Projects a Sense of Place

At the WWD Real Estate Forum, Howard Hughes Corp. ceo David R. Weinreb made a strong case for imbuing projects with a sense of place.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott’s Customer-Centric Approach

Kendra Scott, the founder of Kendra Scott Designs, recounted her up-by-the-bootstraps career at WWD’s Real Estate Forum.

Saks Fifth Avenue Sets Second Specialty Store Format

The retailer now plans to open a 21,000-square-foot store devoted to jewelry and contemporary women’s ready-to-wear in Greenwich, Conn.

Gary Muto

Gary Muto Named Ann Inc. CEO, Kay Krill Shifts to Ascena Board

The management shift is the first major change under Ann Inc.’s new owner, Ascena Retail Group Inc.