The Swatch store in Times Square.

Financial

Swatch Group Sales Rise 12.6% in First Half

The Swiss watch company clocked double digit sales growth in North America.

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Stage by Cathy Daniels

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cathy Daniels Brand Sold to Jump Design Group

The sportswear brand is a staple at T.J. Maxx, Burlington Stores, Kohl’s, Boscov’s, Stage Stores and Stein Mart.

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Zegna

Business Features

Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

As part of the 25-year project, which donates one million euros on a yearly basis, the men’s wear group invited 163 students to Trivero, Italy, where the company was founded in 1910 and where it is still based.

clock July 17, 2018Luisa Zargani

A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck, in New York. Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year. Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. This year's Prime Day will start at 9 p.m. ET on July 10, 2017. While Amazon has claimed success, there have been grumblings that Prime Day deals have been unimpressive or involve older modelsTEC--Amazon-Prime Day, New York, USA - 09 May 2017

Financial

Retail’s Prime Day Pile On

Amazon’s massive sale suits its own purposes, but Prime Day creates both challenges and opportunities for other merchants.

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Amazon Echo

Technology

Amazon Prime Day — a Coming Out Party for Voice Shopping?

Whether it’s selling Alexa devices or tempting Echo users with deals, Amazon really wants its voice to take off.

clock July 16, 2018Adriana Lee

Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2018

Media

Ryan Lally Promoted at Ralph Lauren, Florinka Pesenti Exits

Lally has been named vice president, global public relations and brand communications.

clock July 16, 2018Lisa Lockwood

People carry shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 01 August 2017. A report released today by the United States' Commerce Department showed moderate consumer spending growth in June of this year.US Consumer Spending, New York, USA - 01 Aug 2017

Financial

Bricks-and-Mortar Clothing Stores Hit by Summer Slowdown

Retail sale rose in June, but clothing stores and department stores lost out.

clock July 16, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

New York Times building Manhattan

Media

New York Times Expanding Syndication, Licensing Efforts

The paper is moving well beyond the traditional syndication model.

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Roberto Cavalli; Berlin

Retail

Roberto Cavalli Opens First Flagship in Germany

The banner also unveils a new store concept by creative director Paul Surridge.

clock July 16, 2018Luisa Zargani

Retail

Sidney Mayer, Longtime Saks Merchant, Dies at 89

He spent nearly 40 years at the retail company, most of it in the men’s division.

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Mario Sorrenti

Media

Condé Said Mulling More Cuts, Possible Closures

Condé Nast’s restructuring is still carrying on and it sounds like even more big changes are on the way.

clock July 16, 2018Kali Hays

New Beauty's summer issue and first cover under Emily Dougherty, featuring Elle Macpherson photographed by Gilles Bensimon.

Media

NewBeauty’s New Editor Aiming For More Women and More ‘Heart’

After so many years covering beauty, new editor in chief Emily Dougherty has put a lot of work into a full redesign of the magazine.

clock July 16, 2018Kali Hays

Amazon fulfillment center in Aurora, Colo. Boxes move down a conveyor belt during a tour of the Amazon fulfillment center, in Aurora, Colo. More than 1,000 full-time associates work in the Aurora facility, which opened in September 2017, and is one of more than 100 such fulfillment centers scattered across North AmericaAmazon Colorado - 03 May 2018

Business Features

WWD Viewpoint: Personal, Primed and Ready

Amazon Prime Day is fueled by savvy deals, but it’s the emotional connection with shoppers that makes the online giant so formidable.

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Voz founder Jasmine Etoile Aarons. Photo Credit: Kat Westerman. Photo courtesy of Voz.

Business Features

Countering Counterfeits While Preserving Artisan Textiles’ Cultural Identity

Jasmine Etoile Aarons, founder of ethical fashion brand Voz, discusses the cost of counterfeit textiles.

clock July 16, 2018Tracey Greenstein

summer business fashion

Financial

Summer Business Heating Up for Fashion

The winter holiday season gets the glory, but summer is an important time for retailers to save up and even build their businesses.

clock July 16, 2018Evan Clark

Backstage at Perry Ellis Men's Fall 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Randa Isn’t Giving Up on Perry Ellis International

The accessories firm is sending another letter to the Perry Ellis Special Committee Monday morning on why it has the better offer.

clock July 15, 2018Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Retail

Emaar Malls Names Bousquet-Chavanne CEO to Boost Digital Efforts

Bousquet-Chavanne will join Emaar in August from Marks & Spencer plc.

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Perry Ellis Men's Fall 2018

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Perry Ellis Special Committee Still Sticking With Feldenkreis

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