Vicki M. Young

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Business Features

Speed-to-Market Is the New Currency at Retail

Using technology to create virtual samples helps get goods to market sooner and meet consumer demand for instant gratification.

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The secular bull market still has a decent runway ahead of it.

Business Features

2018 Versus 2017: Same Old, Same Old

The sectors that did well will continue to do well, while pressures on the retail front are expected to continue.

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Consumers were less optimistic about the jobs front six month out.


Consumer Confidence Index Slips Over Near-Term Outlook

The near-term outlook on business conditions and job prospects were areas of concern by consumers.

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A look from Carlisle.


Direct-to-Consumer Brand Carlisle to Show at NYFW

The brand will also open a pop-up shop in January in Chicago.

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Holiday shoppers in New York City.


Robust ‘Super Saturday’ Caps Positive Season for Retailers

What a difference a year makes. Retailers feel good and expect mid-single comp gains for the season.

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Outside a Bon-Ton location.


Speculation Continues at Bon-Ton

Some credit analysts believe Bon-Ton is a candidate for a pre-packaged bankruptcy filing.

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2017 IPOs: Canada Goose Did Well; J. Jill and YogaWorks Did Not

For 2018, IPO candidates include Pinterest, Spotify and Dropbox.

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Human Resources

Peter Cuneo Rejoins Iconix’s Management as Executive Chairman

Cuneo’s new role is effective immediately.

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Exterior view of a Bon-Ton store


Bon-Ton Delays $14 Million Interest Payment

The financially pressured retailer delayed the payment by 30 days.

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E-tailers will see growth, while promotional activity will remain a challenge.


Moody’s 2018 Outlook for Retail and Apparel

The credit ratings agency as “stable” outlook for both sectors.

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Human Resources

David Pastrana Named President of White House|Black Market

He succeeds Donna Colaco, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

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A partial assortment from Brandless.


Brandless’ $35M Series B Round Includes High-Profile Individuals

The round includes more than 20 individual investors, such as Mindy Grossman and Leslie Blodgett.

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The New York flagship on Fifth Ave. will close by the end of December.


Charming Charlie: Bankruptcy Update

The retailer’s counsel said 6,700 total retail stores have closed so far, with Charming Charlie the 20th major retail bankruptcy this year.

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A Sears store.


Sears Holdings Extends Maturity of Term Loan

The Term Loan now matures in January 2019.

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Popular items targeted by fraudsters include women's watches, puffer jackets and beauty products, all popular gift giving items.


Forter Notes Top Online Fraudster Targets for Holiday 2017

Jewelry, watches, beauty products and puffer jackets are the top choices.

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Marc Jacobs and Kim Jones on the runway at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 menswear show.


Exclusive: Kim Jones Is Leaving Louis Vuitton

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