The Belk department store chain pushed through a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan.


Belk Pushes Through Quick Reorganization

The retailer filed for bankruptcy in Texas and had its Chapter 11 plan confirmed within 24 hours as it had planned.

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Retail and Fashion Companies With ‘Junk’ Credit Ratings

Belk Inc.’s plan to file Chapter 11 was another reminder of just how hard the coronavirus has hit fashion’s finances.

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A logo sign outside of a Belk retail store location in Westminster, Maryland on March 26, 2020. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)


Sycamore Planning to Fast-track a Belk Chapter 11

The plan will reduce Belk’s debt, extend loan maturities and maintain Sycamore’s majority stake.

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Default Risk Grows for Distressed Retailers in COVID-19 Shutdown

Moody’s Investors Service said more fashion companies are starting to feel the strain as the default rate forecast “skyrockets.”

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NRF Launches ‘Operation Open Doors’

Retailers need to take health precautions, issue PPE and operate stores much differently as they gradually reopen.

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Belk to Reopen Stores


Belk Sets Timetable for Reopening in South Carolina and Arkansas

The South Carolina governor has green-lighted the reopening of nonessential stores.

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Reality TV Star Savannah Chrisley and Rampage Unveil New Collection

The contemporary apparel line is being sold exclusively at Belk stores and

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EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Simpson Creates Activewear Collection

The new collection is an updated take on the 2015 Jessica Simpson The Warm Up collection.

clock July 31, 2019Kellie Ell


Kohl’s Brings Bob Jezowski On Board to Punch Up Beauty

Kohl’s back in 2013 determined it was time to bolster its beauty business.

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Belk Builds Up Limited Within Its Private Brand Stable

The Limited fashion brand has had its ups and downs, but Belk sees potential.

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Belk Opening Three Stores

Belk is capitalizing on retail closings industrywide by taking over a former Macy’s and a former Bon-Ton store.

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Beauty Features

The Accidental Beauty Marketer

With Winky Lux, Natalie Mackey is proudly disrupting the beauty business with product launch time frames of 45 days, avocado lipsticks and frank thoughts about influencers.

clock April 26, 2017Faye Brookman

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Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Claims E-mail Not Linked to Dropping Ivanka Trump

A Nordstrom spokeswoman said, “Some news outlets have claimed that e-mail [from Nordstrom’s three co-presidents] was linked to the business decision to move away from Ivanka Trump brand. That’s not accurate. For us, the two were not connected.”

clock February 7, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg


Belk Launches Voluntary Severance Program to Streamline Corporate Office

The company joins the growing list of retailers paring back.

clock January 17, 2017David Moin

As 2016 draws to a close, succession plans are in the works at companies such as VF Corp. and Macy’s Inc.

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The Year in Fashion: Retail Execs Passing the Baton

The orderly transition of power is not confined to the White House. Retail and fashion revealed a host of (relatively) peaceful succession plans.

clock December 21, 2016David Moin and Vicki M. Young

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