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Demanding Action

Store optimization efforts are making headlines and providing some quick in-store paybacks for retailers. The…

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Built-in Fan Base
Wei-Chieh Tu, an industrial design graduate student at Pratt, was inspired to create a shoe…

Regal Ways: $25 per Diem

J.E. Henry, senior vice president and chief information officer of Regal Entertainment Group, knows one…

Theater as Retail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Retailers aren’t the only ones lambasted for lack of merchandising prowess and creativity…

Banking on Optimization

Retailers avoided a disaster this past holiday season. Despite generally weak sales in most sectors…

Wal-Mart’s Mandate: The retailer’s RFID initiative generates mixed signals.

Wal-Mart is pushing ahead with its program to roll out radio frequency identification chips throughout its…

Stars of the Web: Most-searched apparel brand names on the Internet in November.

The standouts of the holiday season were clearly the Internet and gift cards, with online merchants exceeding…

Contemporary Art Rises in Japan

TOKYO — When French fashion designer Lucien Pellat-Finet visits Tokyo, his first impulse is not to hit the…

Reebok’s New Game

Reebok has signed a sponsorship deal with entertainment software firm Electronic Arts to feature gear in…

Top AOL Searches: The top 10 apparel, footwear and accessories search requests from AOL® Search.

AOL® Search, America Online’s search destination, revealed the year’s top searches based on the people and…

Vespa and Parsons Take a Fashion Ride

NEW YORK — The company that manufactures Vespa scooters has tapped students at Manhattan’s Parsons School of…

WWD Relaunches Web Site

NEW YORK — Women’s Wear Daily’s Web site has been given an upgrade.

WWD.com now features an improved appearanc

“Portraits” Mix Art, Tech

The meaning of clothing in contemporary culture is at the heart of “Dressing Ourselves,” an art exhibition…

VF’s Tech Agenda: Cut Costs, Streamline Ops, Unite Brands

At first blush, Boyd Rogers isn’t whom one might expect to find occupying the top technology executive…

How Star Retailers Turn Fast

Any woman who regularly shops specialty retailers like Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M or PacSun can tell you…