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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

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Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

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Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

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NEW YORK — Embellishment is everywhere these days, and for resort, it’s adding a softer slant to clean-cut basics. At DKNY, Donna Karan is partial to subtle details — embroidery here, snippets of patchwork there — to add oomph…

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Drexler to Retire, Gap Speeds Search For the Next Savior

LOS ANGELES — “I’m very proud that I was able to dress America in great looking apparel and accessories for so many years. I don’t know if any company or brand could say that.”

So Millard “Mickey” Drexler,…

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Kohl’s Headed for West Coast

MILWAUKEE — Kohl’s, which has been expanding outward from its Midwestern base for the last decade, will become a true national chain in 2003 when it ventures west of the Rockies for the first time and opens a total of 20 stores in Los…

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L.A. Production Beyond Capacity

LOS ANGELES — It’s a classic Catch-22.

Local production, which a year ago was dying on the vine, has suddenly become the hot ticket. Business is undeniably booming, at long last. But contractors can’t produce fast enough —…

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Scott Grades Wal-Mart: Only a Six Out of Ten

LAS VEGAS — On a scale of one to 10, Wal-Mart’s own chief executive officer rates his company at about a six.That seems surprising, given the firm’s incredible track record, including last quarter’s 19.7 percent increase in net…

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Kerner Leaves Karan Position

NEW YORK — Carol Kerner, president of the Donna Karan and DKNY women’s lines, has resigned.

Sources said she tendered her resignation several weeks ago, and Karan management tried to convince her to stay, but she made her final decision…

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Fashion Features

Analyze This: Getting Inside the Consumer’s Head

NEW YORK — If studying how many times consumers went sailing or snowboarding seems like a strange way to understand clothing preferences, think again: Knowing this type of information could provide important insight into the fashion psyche of…

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Brülé Exits Wallpaper

LONDON — After months of industry speculation, Tyler Brülé has stepped down as editorial director of the Wallpaper Group. He will be replaced temporarily by Christina Ferrari, the founder and former managing editor of Teen People,…

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Fashion Features

New Rule Drops Saks Net

NEW YORK — Only a change in accounting rules prevented Saks Inc. from getting back on track in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended May 4, the Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of Saks Fifth Avenue and numerous department…

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Fashion Features

Sears, Lands’ End Study: Distinct Cybershoppers

NEW YORK — Sears snagged one of the Internet’s biggest apparel merchants with its deal this month to acquire Lands’ End, but the retail giant has its work cut out for it if it expects to attract many of those fashion cybershoppers to…

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Zoellick Talks Fair Trade

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick answered his critics on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

The top trade official delivered a message of reciprocity in trade to businessmen at the World Economic Forum at the U.S. Chamber of…

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Target to Step Up Superstore Openings

NEW YORK — Target Corp. pushed the profit bar a couple of cents above forecasts in the first quarter and doubled its decade-end expectations for SuperTarget units.

The Minneapolis-based firm now expects to have 400 of the discount-grocery…

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This is the way it began, engraved, of course, on white stock: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kempner Jr., Miss Lina Kempner, Mr. and Mrs. James Kempner request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kempner…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rolling Heads … Waiting Room … Vuitton Time …

ROLLING HEADS: Following on the heels of Rolling Stone editor Robert Love last month, Wenner Media carried out yet another high-profile removal on Monday when it fired Brian Beaudry, its director of consumer marketing. Beaudry had been with the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops

NEW YORK — Stephen Burrows doesn’t seem to have missed a beat — even though he has only recently returned to fashion after over a decade away from the fray. During that time, he has been renovating a building in Harlem and doing…

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Fashion Scoops: Positive Feedback at Femme

NEW YORK — Novelty looks, suede, blouses and skirts topped the trends at the fourth edition of Femme, which ended its three-day run May 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here.

Femme, which premiered last year as a combination of the…

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