Evan Clark

Customers line up to get into the grand opening of Macy's Backstage at Tri-County Mall on in Cincinnati. Macy's debuts Cincinnati's first Backstage, the brand's off-price store, at the Tri-County locationMacy's Backstage Grand Opening at Tri-County Mall, Cincinnati, USA - 12 Apr 2018

Financial

Retail’s Second Quarter: Spending Up, Tariffs Loom

Wall Street continues to see value retailers as a safe bet for the future.

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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

Financial

Edward Lampert Exploring Sears Real Estate Deal

The Sears investor and executive also submitted a $470 million offer to buy Kenmore and the firm’s home improvement services business.

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Wrangler jeans.

Financial

VF Corp. Spinning Off Jeans Business

The tax-free transaction will also see the core VF trimmed down and based in Denver.

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A look from the Wrangler 70th anniversary collection.

Financial

VF Exploring Jeans Sale?

Wrangler and Lee could be spun off or sold, according to a published report.

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Nike x Off White Air Prestos

Legal

Nike Hit With Equal Pay Lawsuit

Two women who used to work at Nike claim they were paid less than their male counterparts and subjected to harassment.

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Canada Goose jacket

Financial

Canada Goose’s Summer Heats Up

The company’s first-quarter sales rose 59 percent, although losses widened on spending for more growth.

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HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 23:  Victoria's Secret Angels Martha Hunt (L) and Josephine Skriver pose for photographs to promote the launch of Victoria's Secret Hong Kong Flagship Store in Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, on July 23, 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Financial

Victoria’s Secret Connects Online, but Not in Stores

The lingerie retailer saw 22 percent comp growth online in the second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to drive an increase.

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Lord & Taylor 5th aveLord & Taylor 5th Ave Store Closing, New York, USA - 21 Jun 2018

Retail

Hudson’s Bay Co. Director Denise Pickett Steps Down

The retailer is looking for a new voice for the boardroom.

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The Fossil Q Venture.

Financial

Smartwatches Power Fossil

Connected watch sales grew 91 percent in the second quarter, helping offset weakness in the company’s traditional offering.

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House of Fraser outlet at Fremlin Walk

Retail

Troubles Mount for House of Fraser Owner Sanpower

Sanpower-owned Brookstone Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection while House of Fraser continues to look for an investor.

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Government and Trade

Specialty Stores Add Workers, Trade War Intensifies

Retailers are fighting for workers and worrying over the escalating trade war with China.

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Magazines on the newsstand

Media

Everyone’s Selling, but Is Anyone Buying?

W may have a surprise buyer in the wings, but there are many more media brands in need of a savior.

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The Rent the Runway's flagship store in New York.

Financial

Rent the Runway Secures $200 Million Credit Facility

The company plans to use the line of credit from Temasek to build on its fast-growing subscription business.

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United States President Donald J. Trump speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White HouseDonald Trump meets with inner city pastors, Washington DC, USA - 01 Aug 2018

Financial

Trump Considers Bigger Guns for China Trade War: 25% Tariffs

President Trump’s administration is considering more aggressive duties for $200 billion in Chinese imports.

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Kate MaraKate Mara out and about, Los Angeles, USA - 14 Oct 2017Kate Mara leaving The Bar Method gym in Silverlake

Financial

Target’s Champion Retreat Hits Hanesbrands Stock

The mass merchant is getting out of the C9 by Champion business, but Hanesbrands said its brand is charging on.

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