Vicki M. Young

The different conceptualized fitness hubs from Gensler.

Real Estate

Reebok Wants to Start Conversations About Gas Stations

The firm worked with Gensler to develop three concepts for the “gym of the future.”

clock January 19, 2018Vicki M. Young

A Sears store.

Financial

S&P Downgrades Sears’ Corporate Credit Rating

S&P believes any restructuring of debt would give lenders less than the “original promise.”

clock January 18, 2018Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

VF to Add More Than 175 New Jobs in Pennsylvania

The new jobs are in connection with the opening of a new distribution center in early 2019.

clock January 18, 2018Vicki M. Young

Abercrombie Kids

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie Offers Unisex Collection for Kids

The line will be updated for the summer and back-to-school seasons.

clock January 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

Outside a Bon-Ton location.

Financial

Bon-Ton Inks Forbearance Agreements

The retailer failed to make a $14 million interest payment on Dec. 15.

clock January 16, 2018Vicki M. Young

The planned outside facade for the Shanghai flagship.

Retail

Galeries Lafayette to Open Shanghai Flagship Later This Year

The company’s goal is to open a dozen stores by 2025 in the six largest cities in China.

clock January 16, 2018Vicki M. Young

Retail

Financo: Healthy Living Is the New Luxury

Wellness and healthy living are likely to have an impact on how retail spaces are used.

clock January 12, 2018Vicki M. Young

An innovation lab at N.C. State's College of Textiles.

Human Resources

VF Corp. Raises Innovation Focus Via N.C. State Partnership

VF’s charitable foundation is also donating $1 million to support the school, and it will open an office on the school’s research campus.

clock January 11, 2018Vicki M. Young

Sears

Financial

Lampert Continues to Insist Sears Holdings Is Viable

The chairman said financial maneuvers, if successful, should reassure vendors of the company’s viability.

clock January 10, 2018Vicki M. Young

A Sears storefront.

Financial

Struggling Sears Holdings Raises $100M; Initiates New Liquidity Plan

The company is also hoping to raise another $200M to enhance its liquidity.

clock January 10, 2018Vicki M. Young

A car drives by the entrance of a Kohl's department store in Orlando, Fla. Retailers are trying to step up their game online and in person for the winter holidays, from dangling more discounts to livening up their stores. Kohl's says it's trying to woo new customers by making it more simple to shop, including being more clear about possible savingsRetail-Holiday, Orlando, USA - 22 Aug 2017

Financial

Kohl’s, American Eagle, G-III Tout Growth

Executives from the companies talked expansion at the ICR Conference and have enjoyed something of a holiday rebound.

clock January 9, 2018Evan Clark

The Lululemon storefront on Fifth Avenue.

Financial

Retailers Make Their Pitch at ICR

Some companies, like Lands’ End, are starting to appeal to investors with new store growth while others point abroad.

clock January 9, 2018Evan Clark

The Lands' End squall jacket.

Retail

Lands’ End Has Five-Year Plan for Sales and Store Growth

The American casual brand is looking to open 40 to 50 stores over five years, and grow sales to between $1.8 billion to $2 billion in the same period.

clock January 8, 2018Vicki M. Young

Ascena is putting together a plan to expand its Cacique plus-size intimates business.

Financial

Ascena CEO Eyeing Opportunities for Growth

The Cacique plus-size intimates line, cited as a top-performer, has multiple growth opportunities.

clock January 8, 2018Vicki M. Young

Off-pricers are bucking the trend by opening stores, even though fewer than in years past.

Retail

Retailers Expected to Close Fewer Stores in 2018

Off-pricers are forecasted to grow their square footage by 3.7 percent in 2018.

clock January 5, 2018Vicki M. Young

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