Carol Emert

Financial

Mgr Asks Court to OK Bonuses for New Execs

WASHINGTON — Joppa, Md.-based Merry-Go-Round Enterprises filed a motion in Federal bankruptcy court Friday for approval of the compensation packages of two new executives.

The motion for the first time set the distributable value for the…

clock December 19, 1994Carol Emert

Retail

Trends Along the Potomac

WASHINGTON — There’s one retail chain here that’s definitely not catering to the Hill crowd.

Up Against the Wall, a Washington-based junior chain with 12 full-price stores and one warehouse outlet in the mid-Atlantic region, carries all the…

clock December 1, 1994Carol Emert

Fashion Features

The Capital’s Secret Savvy

WASHINGTON — Washington is widely assumed to be an unfashionable town. Like most conventional wisdom, this is only partly true.

Consider this:

Washington is home to one of only three Yves Saint Laurent boutiques in the country, one of…

clock September 22, 1994Carol Emert

Retail

Stores in Midwest, South have Most Optimism for Yule

WASHINGTON — Retailers in the South and Midwest are anticipating a stronger Christmas than those in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and are building up fourth-quarter inventories to a greater degree.

That’s a key finding in the Federal…

clock September 19, 1994Carol Emert

Financial

Woodward and Lothrop 5-Year Plan Sees Growth Up, Expenses Down

WASHINGTON — Woodward & Lothrop Inc. is projecting a 2.6 percent compound annual growth rate for the next five years, according to a business plan presented to creditors last week.

The plan also projects a 6 percentage point drop in…

clock September 19, 1994Carol Emert

Financial

AAMA Opposes Mandating Employer-Paid Health Care

WASHINGTON — The American Apparel Manufacturers Association has endorsed a broad set of proposals for health care reform that rejects employer mandates and requires labor and management to cooperate in setting benefit levels.

“We think every…

clock June 27, 1994Carol Emert

Financial

Marisa Christina Stock Hits OTC Market at $13 a Share

NEW YORK — Marisa Christina Inc., which went public Wednesday at $13 a share, closed unchanged Thursday, its first day of trading on the over-the-counter market.

Christina, a manufacturer of better women’s apparel and children’s wear, raised…

clock June 24, 1994Thomas J. Ryan and Carol Emert

Financial

Cotton Shortages, Price Hikes Dent April Import Growth

WASHINGTON — Cotton shortages and rising prices put a damper on import growth in April.

Textile and apparel imports rose 3.9 percent in April compared with April 1993, a growth rate of less than half the 8.8 percent seen in the first quarter,…

clock June 22, 1994Carol Emert

Financial

Another Swimwear Firm, Sirena, Files for IPO

WASHINGTON — Sirena Apparel Group Inc. has become the second swimwear manufacturer to dive into the IPO market this month.

The South El Monte, Calif., company, whose lines include the licensed Anne Klein label and its own Sirena collection,…

clock June 22, 1994Carol Emert

Retail

Retail Gripe: Mexico’s Duty-Free Limit

WASHINGTON — Does Mexico’s $50-per-day, per-person limit on the value of goods individual Mexicans can carry duty-free across the U.S. border run counter to the spirit of free trade?

That’s what U.S. retailers along the border are grousing…

clock June 20, 1994Joanna Ramey and Carol Emert

Retail

Happy Harry’s: Wild About Service

WASHINGTON — Service is a major draw at Wilmington, Del.-based Happy Harry’s Discount Drug Stores, which staffs each location with a trained cosmetician.

“We think we offer a good in-between to department stores and mass merchants,” said Alan…

clock June 17, 1994Carol Emert

Beauty Features

Scents of the Street

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Adrian Grezeskiewicz, 25, a graduate student, buys only Clinique products for her skin-care routine. She is using Clinique’s Turnaround cream and feels her skin is improving with it.

“I like department stores…

clock June 17, 1994Carol Emert and Alice Wu

Financial

Beach Patrol Plans Expansion, New Lines, Initial Public Offering of 1 Million Shares

WASHINGTON — Beach Patrol Inc., a Carson, Calif., maker of women’s swimwear, intends to expand its manufacturing capacity, add a girls’ swimwear line and men’s lines and pay off its factor debts with expected proceeds of $9.9 million from a planned…

clock June 15, 1994Carol Emert

Beauty Features

Scents of the Street: Washington

Mary Davin, an international trade specialist at the Department of Commerce, said, “I think fragrances are too expensive, which is why I’ve never in my life bought one. I always use just samples I pick up at department stores.”

Jija Davis, a…

clock June 10, 1994Carol Emert

Financial

IMRA: Small Business Needs Bigger Say on Health Care

WASHINGTON — With the Capitol dome as a backdrop, retail executives at the International Mass Retail Association conference said small businesses need more of a voice in the health care debate, which they say is becoming more and more…

clock June 1, 1994Carol Emert

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