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Business

Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

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

clock 22hDavid Moin and Evan Clark

Business

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.

clock 18hEvan Clark

Business

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.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

P&G’s McDonald Out to Cover Globe

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Overview

Bob McDonald wants seven billion customers. As the leader of the multibillion-dollar consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co., McDonald has the world within his reach.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Duane Reade

Retail

Critical Mass: Retailers Nurture Baby, Mommy Segments to Boost Sales

Chains including Ulta, Duane Reade, Wal-Mart and Walgreens are among those indicating baby and mom care is set to expand.

clock August 10, 2011Faye Brookman

Heather Thomson-Schindler

Intimates

Yummie Tummie Founder Speaks Out About Maidenform Settlement

Heather Thomson-Schindler called the settlement a “victory” for entrepreneurial designers and innovative fashion apparel companies.

clock August 10, 2011Karyn Monget

Mark Waldrop

Human Resources

Mark Waldrop, SVP at Jones New York, Dies at 52

The senior vice president of design for knitwear for the Jones New York Collection had been with the firm for 20 years.

clock August 10, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Crimzon’s Jennifer Lopez Collection.

Business Features

Li & Fung Acquires Fishman & Tobin and Crimzon Rose

On Thursday, the Hong Kong-based sourcing giant posted a 16 percent decline in first-half profits.

clock August 11, 2011Vicki M. Young

Ralph Lauren

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Drops ‘Polo’

At the firm’s annual meeting on Thursday, shareholders voted to change the company name to Ralph Lauren Corp.

clock August 11, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Kohl's

Business Features

Kohl’s, Dillard’s Profits Rise in 2Q

Kohl’s chairman and ceo Kevin Mansell was less pleased with the retailer’s sales performance.

clock August 11, 2011Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Claiborne Tweaks Arden Deal, Raises $58.4M

Company also extended its relationship with Li & Fung.

clock August 11, 2011Molly Prior and Evan Clark

Waris Ahluwalia and Hailey Gates

Parties

ACRIA’s Young Friends Sign then Dine at the Hôtel Americano

The not-quite-open-yet venue, which asked guests to sign a waiver acknowledging that very fact, hosted dinner for AIDS charity’s young friends on Wednesday.

clock August 11, 2011Alessandra Codinha

The Ted Gibson salon at W Fort Lauderdale & Residences.

Hair

W Hotels Enlists Ted Gibson

The hairstylist and salon owner has signed a deal to open a new salon at the W Fort Lauderdale in Florida this November.

clock August 11, 2011Andrea Nagel

Nordstrom

Business Features

Nordstrom Profits Up 20 Percent

Retailer credited its anniversary sale, which offers shoppers new merchandise at a discount, for much of the period’s success.

clock August 11, 2011David Moin

A view of the Uniqlo cubes at the High Line roller skating rink.

Retail

Uniqlo Readies for Fifth Ave. Flagship Opening

The retail chain is greeting neighborhoods with a series of pop-up shops in advance of unveiling its new flagship in the fall.

clock August 11, 2011Sharon Edelson

Stacey Bendet in Alice + Olivia

Parties

Alice + Olivia Toasts New Shoe Line in Los Angeles

Stacey Bendet sported her new footwear at Palihouse, where a gaggle of starlets gathered for the occasion.

clock August 11, 2011Marcy Medina

Dolce & Gabbana’s new Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick.

Color Cosmetics

D&G Amp Up Color Cosmetics

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will debut a new cream foundation and lipstick/gloss combination due this fall.

clock August 11, 2011Julie Naughton

Botkier’s Clyde bag

Handbags

Monica Botkier Files Cease and Desist Against Sears

The designer discovered a style from the Kardashian’s handbag collection that she contends is nearly identical to a bag from her own.

clock August 11, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Charles C. Bowlus

Retail

Charles C. Bowlus, ECRM Founder, Dies at 64

The former ceo of Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing Inc. has died unexpectedly following surgery complications.

clock August 11, 2011Faye Brookman

Olivia Wilde behind the camera.

Beauty Features

Actresses Team With Glamour to Direct

Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde are stepping behind the camera this month to bring the stories of Glamour magazine to life.

clock August 12, 2011Julie Naughton

Marketing and Promotion

Study: Bargains Not Always Key

A recent study by Kantar Retail found that trip missions differ by retailer.

clock August 12, 2011Sharon Edelson

Bob McDonald

Human Resources

Procter & Gamble’s Bob McDonald Out to Cover Globe

The leader of the consumer products giant has a goal as immense and vast as P&G’s $82.56 billion global business: He wants seven billion customers.

clock August 12, 2011Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

Media

Remember When — and Retweet

The anonymous @condeelevator Twitter account grew fast — the audience climbed over 60,000 in the accounts’ fifth day.

clock August 12, 2011Zeke Turner

President Barack Obama

Parties

Stars Align for Obama in the West Village

Designers and celebrities turned out for a fund-raiser for President Obama at Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman’s West Village townhouse on Thursday night.

clock August 12, 2011Matthew Lynch

Jaime King in Jason Wu and Emma Roberts in Kate Spade.

Fashion Scoops

Emma Roberts Fetes Her California Gurls… InStyle’s Summer Soiree…

Emma Roberts co-hosted a dinner for her longtime stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott who launched a bag collection with Kate Spade New York this week.

clock August 12, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. Textile, Apparel Imports Down in June

China’s shipments fall 10 percent from a year earlier.

clock August 12, 2011Kristi Ellis

Essentialist

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Amy Mellen

Fashion

Calvin Klein’s Amy Mellen, Senior VP of Home, Is Leaving

clock 23hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies