Sindhu Sundar

Sindhu Sundar is a financial reporter writing about litigation, enforcement actions and regulations affecting fashion and apparel companies. She covers all the milestones in the business life cycle — trademark disputes, wage & hour and workplace discrimination class actions, agency oversight, Supreme Court decisions and bankruptcies. PACER, public filings and business search directories are her trusty sidekicks. Attorneys she interviews wonder why she didn’t just go to law school.

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Equal Measure: The Biden Administration Could Mean New Protections for Retail Workers

The long pandemic has exacerbated wage and worker safety issues that the next administration could address through policy and appointments.

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J.C. Penney Gets Green Light for Chapter 11 Plan

The retailer, working to close its going concern sale to landlords and lenders, also got its Chapter 11 plan approved in bankruptcy court.

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Walmart, Amazon Workers Seek Pandemic Hazard Pay

Frontline sales and warehouse workers facing the holiday shopping rush, even as COVID-19 cases spike nationally, are seeking a $5-an-hour raise.

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J.C. Penney Shareholders Lose Bid to Delay Sale

A Texas federal district court denied a motion by the ad hoc equity group in the J.C. Penney bankruptcy to delay the retailer’s sale.

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Walmart Heads Into Winter With Strong Results

The retailer posted strong growth in the third quarter, as consumers kept up their increasing demand during the pandemic.

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Mens Retail Business

Tailored Brands’ Chapter 11 Confirmation Plan Approved

The men’s wear retailer is expected to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of the year.

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Furla USA Sets Up for Swift Bankruptcy Exit

The U.S. business of the Italian luxury leather brand appeared in New York court to establish a fast-tracked reorganization.

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Michael Strahan in his Collection.

Mens Retail Business

Collection by Michael Strahan to Be Sold in Men’s Wearhouse

The line had previously been exclusive to J.C. Penney.

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Furla USA Files for Chapter 11, Plans Stronger Comeback

The filing in New York only pertains to the American operations of the Italian accessories company, which sees a return to business in the U.S. with a stronger and leaner structure.

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J.C. Penney Gets Court Approval for a Going-Concern Sale

A Texas bankruptcy court approved the sale to landlords and lenders, agreeing it was the retailer’s only viable option to stay in business.

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J.C. Penney Heads to Sale Hearing as Shareholders Dispute Value

The retailer heads to a hearing Monday on its deal with landlords and lenders, while shareholders have raised questions about value.

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Walmart Plans to Sell Argentina Business

The retailer revealed plans Friday to sell its Argentina business to Latin American retail business Grupo de Narváez.

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Business Features

Who Owns Culture? There’s a Legal Side to the Issue of Cultural Appropriation

The discourse around cultural appropriation in commercial fashion and intellectual property law offer some watchdog mechanisms.

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J.C. Penney Settles With Lender Group Ahead of Sale Hearing

The retailer and majority first-lien lenders have settled with a minority lender group, and agreed to have a sale hearing next week.

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Business Features

Brands Answer Tumultuous Election Year With Merch and Initiatives

Brands promoted voting initiatives and collections in an election year beset by the pandemic and the president’s attacks on the voting process.

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