Taking a Hard Look at Liz: McComb Evaluates Brands Focusing on “Real Growth”
William L. McComb, the new chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., wants brands with the right stuff. “It would be a mistake to think we are hunting for divestitures,” McComb said in an interview.
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Zac Posen has been dropping hints about launching a contemporary sportswear line for a while. He first talked about it in January 2005, as reported in WWD. Although there’s no line yet, Posen hasn’t given up the idea.
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L’Occitane en Provence, which developed a fragrance, home and body care brand called Le Couvent Des Minimes along with Limited Brands’ Bath & Body Works division, plans to further expand its Le Couvent division by pumping up wholesale distribution of…
Could Richard Beckman be having some trouble finding a replacement for Suzanne Grimes? The former Glamour publisher last week left her post as Conde Nast Media Group senior vice president to join longtime chum Mary Berner at Reader’s Digest Association.