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Gray Market Presents Legal Challenge for Brands

Gray-market goods can destroy a brand, ruin markets and weaken retail relationships.

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Financial

April Comps Bloom on Late Easter

The Easter Bunny’s later arrival this year made April the best-performing same-store sales month in two years — especially for teen retailers.

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Financial

Arden Posts 3Q Results…April Comps…Revlon Reports…

Elizabeth Arden Inc. posted third-quarter results Thursday.

clock May 4, 2006Vicki M. Young and Meredith Derby

Financial

ICSC Expecting April Comp Blowout

The ICSC said April same-store sales should show the biggest annual gain in two years, despite intensified worries over higher gas prices.

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Financial

Timberland 1Q Net Falls 30.9%

Timberland Co. reported a 30.9 percent decline in first-quarter earnings on a slight decline in revenues, which it attributed to soft boot sales and negative foreign exchange impacts.

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Financial

In Comps Preview, Sales Look to Show Large Gain

The International Council of Shopping Centers reported that April same-store sales are poised to show the biggest year-over-year gain in two years.

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Financial

Timberland 1Q Earnings Fall

Timberland Co. reported a 30.9 percent decline in first-quarter earnings on a slight decline.

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Financial

Bebe Posts 19.5% Rise In 3Q Profits

Bebe Stores Inc. reported a 19.5 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, matching analysts’ projections.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Sales Rise at Avon, but Restructuring Sinks Net … Shiseido Returns to Profitability in ’05

Hurt by expenses from its previously announced three-year restructuring program, Avon Products Inc. reported first-quarter net earnings fell by two-thirds, despite sales that increased 6.5 percent to just over $2 billion.

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Financial

Shiseido Sales Looking Up…Avon Earnings Fall

Shiseido Group traded in red ink for black. Avon was hurt by expenses from restructuring.

clock April 28, 2006Koji Hirano and Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Alberto-Culver Sales, Earnings Increase

Alberto-Culver Co. reported Thursday a jump in second-quarter earnings on a 7.1 percent increase in net sales.

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Financial

Alberto-Culver Records 7.1 Percent Increase In Sales

Alberto-Culver Co. reported Thursday a jump in second-quarter earnings.

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Financial

Tandy Brands to Drop Low-Margin Areas

The company said the decision is an effort to improve profitability, even though it will reduce annual sales by about $30 million.

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Financial

Tandy Brands To Shed Excess, Focus On Core Areas

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. said Wednesday that it will exit its low-margin socks, cold weather accessories, fashion scarves, evening bags and most children’s businesses.

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J. Crew revenues rose 9.8 percent.

Financial

J. Crew Reverses 4Q Loss

J. Crew Group reported a significantly reduced fourth-quarter net loss as revenues rose 9.8 percent.

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