Prescription for Saks: Sadove Shifts Focus To the Core Customer

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Saks Fifth Avenue has a new blueprint, and chief executive officer Stephen Sadove is ready to build it. Saks Fifth Avenue will focus on older customers, adding more accessible luxury product and growing new private label lines.

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Prescription for Saks: Sadove Shifts Focus To the Core Customer

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