Retail Markets

Mike Bryzek and Rob Keve, cofounders of Flow.


Think Tank: Which Markets Are Ripe for International Expansion and Why

Rob Keve, cofounder and chief executive officer of Flow Commerce, shares tactics on how to succeed.

clock January 18, 2019Rob Keve



Decision on Sears Holdings Likely This Week

The concern is that the current bid could likely leave Sears administratively insolvent, unless Eddie Lampert sweetens the offer.

clock January 6, 2019Vicki M. Young

Fomer Bon-Ton stores such as this one could be reinvented or repurposed.

Fashion Scoops

Old Bon-Ton Sites Could Get Reinvented

Three coming up for auction are in “Qualifed Opportunity Zones.”

clock January 3, 2019Vicki M. Young

Mergers and acquisitions activity is expected to be strong 2019.

Mergers and Acquisitions

What to Watch: Rising Cash Balances, IPO Activity Could Spur M&A Deals

Deal focus is expected to be less on technology and more on diversification.

clock January 2, 2019Vicki M. Young

Kmart chairman Edward Lampert listens during a news conference to announce the merger of Kmart and Sears in New York . Kmart is acquiring Sears, one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, in a surprise $11 billion deal that will create the nation's third-largest retailerKMART SEARS MERGER, NEW YORK, USA


Future of Sears Holdings Still Up for Debate

The next hurdle for the ESL affiliate is getting “qualified” bid status so it can proceed to the Jan. 14 auction.

clock December 31, 2018Vicki M. Young



Lampert’s ESL Investments Submits $4.4B Offer for Sears Holdings Corp.

The going-concern offer includes 425 stores, and $1.3 billion in financing from three financial institutions.

clock December 28, 2018Vicki M. Young

A Rebag store in New York City.

Fashion Scoops

Rebag Opens First Mall Store in Downtown Manhattan

The company will explore more mall-based locations in 2019.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young


The U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The plan is part of the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

Factory workers in Sisophon, Cambodia.


Fashion and the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Fashion stakeholders who have signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action are committed to addressing climate-change issues.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

Company events such as the United Way fundraiser at Perry Ellis  International helps firms play a role in social responsibility.


Fashion’s Place in the World of Corporate Social Responsibility

Initiatives companies are implementing include those on recycling, volunteer work, career development and education on diversity and inclusion.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young


Sustainability: Fashion by the Numbers

Key data points on the need for fashion to be part of the sustainability conversation.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

United Nations Headquarters, East River, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USAVARIOUS

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Helping to Push U.N. Call on Sustainability

The organization will launch a sustainable resource platform hub in January.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

Sneakers on display at Stadium Goods.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Farfetch to Acquire Stadium Goods

The founding team of Stadium Goods will continue to oversee the business.

clock December 12, 2018Vicki M. Young

Jenna Dewan Tatum is the brand ambassador of Danskin, owned by Iconix.

Fashion Scoops

Another Legal Headache for Iconix Brand Group

This time the legal probe is by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.

clock December 10, 2018Vicki M. Young

Jon Pardi in Wrangler Retro.


VF’s Denim Spinoff Called Kontoor Brands Inc.

Kontoor’s separation from VF Corp., still subject to requisite approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.

clock December 6, 2018Vicki M. Young

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