As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.
The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.
J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.
A strategy of tight inventory control and planned markdowns is leading to better sell-throughs and improved profit margins for retailers.
While summer might be downtime for Brett Ratner, whose latest film “X Men: The Last Stand” hit theaters in May, the Hollywood heavyweight is keeping busy with his new hobby, photography.
U.S. ports in the last five years have struggled to increase their operations and capacity in order to handle goods coming from Asia.
With the opening of L’Artisan Parfumeur’s third New York store on Madison Avenue and 82nd Street here June 19, the French firm is pressing forward with a retail expansion strategy that calls for a total of 20 stores in the U.S. by 2008.