Creating a Better Rep: Wal-Mart Undergoes An Image Turnaround

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Wal-Mart, not too long ago, was making headlines almost weekly as critics lambasted the retailer for its pay practices, pollution, and rapaciousness. Now it's being held up as one of the retail world's better corporate citizens.

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Nyakio Growing Scent Distribution…

Nyakio Grieco, who launched an eponymous bath and body line in 2002, is expanding distribution this fall of her newest scent, called Safi.

clock June 17, 2008Rachel Brown


Oracle Ships Retail Software

Oracle today will unveil the general availability of Oracle Retail Release 13.

clock June 17, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Processing cotton in Queensland, Australia, the fifth-largest exporter of the natural fiber.


Cotton Seen Growing After Meeting Challenges

The U.S. cotton industry is preparing for continued difficulties — from pricing pressures to environmental concerns — as the weak economy takes…

clock June 17, 2008Ross Tucker

Wedding looks from Alice Temperley.

Fashion Features

British Designers Giving Brides Red-Carpet Treatment

For many brides, the wedding aisle is their very own red-carpet moment, so bridal collections by top red-carpet designers are now big business.

clock June 17, 2008Lucie Greene

The interior of Debut.


Downtown Stores Take Novel Approaches

Two new NoLIta stores, Ilus and Debut, are serving up plenty of ingenuity along with designer clothes.

clock June 17, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A Babette look.

Fashion Features

Market Basket: Babette Turns Forty… Gallen Gift At Parsons…

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of her apparel business, Babette Pinsky threw a party Saturday night in her SoHo store in Manhattan.

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Christina Ricci

Fashion Trends

They’re Cut Off

It seems enough time has passed since 2005’s “Dukes of Hazzard” for fashionable types to take the scissors to their favorite jeans.

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Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting

Designer and Luxury

The Doll House

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren would never be expected to mount a straightforward retrospective of their fashion work. In the case of the show opening…

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Margaret Colin


Queen Mother

Margaret Colin can’t seem to get enough of those mother-of-dysfunctional-children parts. As Eleanor Waldorf, the fashion designer mom to Blair on “Gossip…

clock June 17, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti


Simple Statements

Alberta Ferretti’s Philosophy collection, which is influenced by jazz, takes its cues from the Twenties and Thirties atmosphere of the film “The Cotton Club.”

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Memo Pad: Still Hanging In There… From West To East… Independent Women…

Readership is down, the economy stinks and key advertising sectors are imploding. But there’s good news…

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A rendering of the new Sportmax store concept created by Vincenzo de Cotiis.

Designer and Luxury

Sportmax in U.S. Growth Drive

Feting its 40th anniversary next year, Sportmax is accelerating its growth in the U.S.

clock June 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Florentine Extravaganza… Store Closure… Legions of Legions…

Diane von Furstenberg is getting ready to shake things up in Florence during Pitti Uomo. Actually, she’s already around since two Fiat 500s with big lips…

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Pink gets collegiate with a new collection.


VS’ Pink Goes to School

Pink, the Victoria’s Secret subbrand, is college bound with a new collection for the student body.

clock June 17, 2008David Moin

Flooding in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Midwest Flooding Big Trouble for Retail

Record flooding, particularly in Iowa cities such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, is battering industry retailers.

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Diesel to Work With Jewelry Designer Cacciatore

Diesel is collaborating with Italian jewelry designer Ugo Cacciatore to create a jewelry collection for the holiday season.

clock June 17, 2008Caroline Tell

Business Features

Asprey’s Moves… Letter On China… Hosiery Hookup…

Asprey has named Vivien Yakopin to head its U.K. and European retail operations.

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A Wal-Mart Supercenter in Orlando, Fla.

Marketing and Promotion

Creating a Better Rep: Wal-Mart Undergoes An Image Turnaround

Wal-Mart is out to recast itself as a champion of the environment and a benevolent big business.

clock June 17, 2008Sharon Edelson

Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion Features

Spot Check

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana take a walk on the wild side with their cruise collection for Dolce & Gabbana. And they do it by working their animal…

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