Bridget Foley's Diary: Fall 2018: A Look Back

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How Ulta Is Resetting the Mass Beauty Shopping Experience

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Tory Burch, Tresalia Tap Banks

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J. Jill will have a new ceo next month.

Human Resources

Linda Heasley to Take Over CEO Role at J. Jill

Current ceo Paula Bennett will retire on April 16.

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The new Sears store, dedicated to appliances and mattresses.


Sears Secures Loan; Swings to Profit

The company completed a secured loan connected to its pension obligations with the PBGC.

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Deloitte study says price-based and high-end retailers are doing well.


Consumer Income Shifts Cause of Retail Pain

Deloitte study concludes high-end and value retailers are doing well, with those in the middle the ones that are suffering the most.

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From the site.

Mergers and Acquisitions

VF to Enter Wearables Fitness Market

VF is set to acquire the Altra footwear brand, which uses technology to connect to mobile devices to improve one’s workout.

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Backstage at Perry Ellis Men's Fall 2018

Fashion Scoops

George Feldenkreis Reaffirms Offer to Acquire Perry Ellis Shares

Feldenkreis is also requesting an extension of time to nominate a slate of directors for election to the board.

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Sears is selling four Sears stores, and 4 adjacent Sears Auto Center locations.

Real Estate

Washington Prime, Sears Holdings Agree to Sale-Leaseback

The $28.5M transaction is for four Sears locations, which also have adjacent Sears Auto Centers.

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Gen Z and Millennials rely on user reviews before they buy.


Value-Price Equation a Key Focus Among Gen Z and Millennial Crowd

They are influenced by user reviews, and tend to go to Amazon first for apparel searches.

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Burlington Coat Factory store exterior, Mt, Laural, New Jersey, USAVarious, America


Burlington Stores Beats Wall Street’s Estimates for Q4

The company plans to open between 35 to 40 stores during fiscal year 2018.

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AE Studio at Union Square.


American Eagle’s Q4 Beats Wall Street’s Revenue Estimate

Consolidated comparable sales in the quarter rose 8%.

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From Abercrombie's 2017 campaign, "This Is the Time."


Loyalty Cards, Mobile Contribute to Abercrombie’s Bottom Line

Better pricing, and perhaps a declining preference for fast fashion, helped Abercrombie post positive comps for Q4.

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A woman works at an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago. The government reports how much consumers spent and earned in March on Monday, April 29, 2013Consumer Spending, Chicago, USA


Abercrombie’s Q4 Beats Wall Street’s Estimates

The core Abercrombie brand posted a comps gain of 5 percent.

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A group shot from the Stella & Dot and All Woman Project partnership.

Fashion Scoops

Stella & Dot Aims to Change Imagery of Women

The company will also eliminate Photoshopping from its marketing materials.

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The Walking Co. Seeks Help of Bankruptcy Court Again

The footwear retailer has already pre-negotiated a plan of reorganization, which it filed with the court.

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Betabrand fans get to choose the features they want on their crowdfunded high heels.


Betabrand Shortens Time Period for Shoe Design to Five Days

The company has been working with Li & Fung Ltd. since 2017 to shorten the design and production process.

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Exterior view of a Bon-Ton store


Retail Debt Defaults in 2018 Could Exceed Level Reached in 2017

Credit ratings firm S&P issued a report on the outlook concerning the distressed retail sector.

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