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.
Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as a brand ambassador for Coach’s campaign to mark its 70th anniversary this fall and next spring.
New York Times Co. will be spending $13 million, mostly in promotional costs, on the newspaper’s new pay wall through the end of 2011.
Lafco New York is opening a shop in Chevy Chase, Md., to showcase the storied brand’s botanical balms, cleansers and fragrances.