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Masses of women leave their factories at the end of the day in Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. This region has more than 500,000 people employed in its garment sector.

Government and Trade

In Bangladesh’s Factories, Rohingya Refugees Work in Fear Under the Radar

Fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, members of the Rohingya group secretly work in the nation’s apparel sector — but hide their true origins.

clock July 13, 2018Dene-Hern Chen

According to the NRF survey, b-t-s shoppers plan to spend the most on clothing - $236.90 - on average.

Retail

NRF Projects Robust B-t-s Spending but Slightly Under Last Year

This year the outlook for retail has shifted from gloomy to bright.

clock July 12, 2018David Moin

Backstage at Perry Ellis Men's Fall 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Perry Ellis Sticks With Feldenkreis Deal for $437M

The Perry Ellis special committee said a $444 million offer from Randa was “highly conditional, nonbinding and insufficient in terms of value and certainty.”

clock July 5, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Germany’s Karstadt and Galeria Kaufhof Department Stores Near Merger

Signa and HBC have reportedly signed a letter of intent for the fusion of the German Karstadt and Galeria Kaufhof department store chains.

clock July 5, 2018Melissa Drier

A car drives by the entrance of a Kohl's department store in Orlando, Fla. Kohl's Corp. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017Earns Kohls, Orlando, USA - 22 Aug 2017

Financial

Immigration Debate Collides With Retail Employment

As retailers search for workers, one of their key lobbyists is bemoaning the state of U.S. immigration policy.

clock June 29, 2018Evan Clark

Neil Clifford, Rebecca Farrar-Hockley, Helen David and Michael Ward

Human Resources

Chief Merchant Helen David Exits Harrods

David has left after a decade at the retailer in a variety of roles.

clock June 28, 2018Samantha Conti

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court, rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approachSupreme Court Voter ID Texas, Washington, USA

Legal

Supreme Court Opens Door to E-commerce Sales Tax

The court overturned its 1992 ruling that forced e-commerce firms to collect sales tax only in states where they had a physical presence.

clock June 22, 2018Evan Clark

A Hudson's Bay store on Queen Street in Toronto.

Retail

Activist Shareholder Resumes Pressure on HBC

Questions are being raised over whether HBC is moving fast enough to monetize real estate.

clock June 21, 2018David Moin

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Technology

Snapchat and Instagram Ramp Up Social Shopping 

Snapchat and Instagram are moving deeper into social shopping.

clock June 14, 2018Adriana Lee

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Markets

Vince Sees Improvement in First Quarter

The strategy to narrow department store distribution is paying off.

clock June 14, 2018David Moin

Cadillac House is located on Hudson Street.

Mens Designer Luxury

New York Men’s Dates to Move to June in 2019

The February dates will remain tied to women’s and the spring shows will predate the European men’s calendar.

clock June 8, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Ralph Lauren

Financial

Ralph Lauren Not Thinking About Retirement

The designer said he’s staying put as his company rolled out a new growth plan.

clock June 7, 2018Vicki M. Young

Sears is closing more stores.

Retail

Sears’ Downsizing Continues as Operating Losses Grow

The transformation into an integrated and member-centric “Shop Your Way” business model is now seven years in the making.

clock May 31, 2018Vicki M. Young

Jetblack, Walmart's new personal shopping service.

Retail

Walmart Enters Conversational Commerce Market Via Jetblack

The personal shopping service operates over text messages.

clock May 31, 2018Vicki M. Young

Wal-Mart chief executive officer Doug McMillon at the retailer's annual general meeting.

Retail

Walmart’s Latest Plan: Exit Brazil

In the latest international strategic move, Walmart has put its troubled Brazilian operation on the block.

clock May 18, 2018Sharon Edelson

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