A Shocker at Penney’s: Ken Hicks Steps Down, Named Foot Locker CEO

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Ken C. Hicks has resigned as president and chief merchandising officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. to become president and chief executive officer of Foot Locker Inc., succeeding Matthew Serra.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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H&M Posts 6.4 Percent Profit Gain

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz continued to gain market share in the second quarter.

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Giles Resort 2010

Designer and Luxury

Giles Deacon to Show in Paris

Giles Deacon has won France’s annual ANDAM Award, and will show his spring collection during Paris fashion week in September.

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Dress Barn, Tween Brands to Merge

Dress Barn Inc. and Tween Brands Inc. to merge in a stock-for-stock transaction.

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Emerisque’s Hartmarx Bid Approved by Court

A bankruptcy court hearing will be held in Chicago this afternoon.

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Human Resources

McKay Belk to Take Year-Long Sabbatical

McCay Belk, president and ceo of Belk Inc. department store chain,will return to his role as vice chairman after ministry-related work.

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Ken C. Hicks

Business Features

Ken Hicks Leaves J.C. Penney, Named Foot Locker CEO

Ken C. Hicks has resigned as president and chief merchandising officer of J.C. Penney to become president and chief executive officer of Foot Locker.

clock June 25, 2009David Moin

Beauty Features

Snippets: Columbia Makes a Move… Bicoastal Beauty…

Parfums de Coeur has named Pete Columbia as vice president of sales.

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Cosmoprof North America.


Cosmoprof Promises Business Solutions for Salons

Cosmoprof North America is gearing up to provide a trade show that looks to offer the beauty industry various resources to help grow their businesses.

clock June 26, 2009Andrea Nagel


Mass Retailers Heading to NACDS Marketplace Meeting

Mass market retailers are heading to Boston in hopes of finding something revolutionary at the National Association of Chain Drug Store’s Marketplace Meeting.

clock June 26, 2009Faye Brookman

Dove Body Washes with NutriumMoisture.

Skin Care

Dove’s Prescription for Dry Skin

This summer, Dove is aiming to elevate the bath and body category with a line of body washes that contain NutriumMoisture technology.

clock June 26, 2009Gillian Koenig

Korres’ face cream.

Skin Care

Korres’ Targets Mature Customers

Korres is out to make natural skin care products appealing to women of all ages.

clock June 26, 2009Alissa Cherry

Patrick Dempsey with wife Jillian.


Dempsey Redux: Avon Unveils New Scent

Patrick Dempsey is celebrating the power of two with his newest scent, aptly called Patrick Dempsey 2.

clock June 26, 2009Gillian Koenig

Human Resources

Duran to Head Devanlay, Manufacturer of Lacoste

Textile group Devanlay SA, the manufacturer of Lacoste, has appointed José Luis Duran, former CEO of Carrefour, president of its management committee.

clock June 26, 2009Elena Berton

Michael Jackson in 1984.

Fashion Features

Michael Jackson, Style Icon

Pop icon Michael Jackson died today in a Los Angeles hospital.

clock June 25, 2009Emily Holt

Elisabeth Hasselbeck in a T-shirt from Reebok’s maternity NFL line.


Reebok Launches NFL Maternity Line

Reebok doesn’t want to ignore women while they are pregnant, because research shows more than 40 percent of the viewers of NFL games are women.

clock June 26, 2009Julee Kaplan


Retail Stocks Climb 3.8% Thursday

June retail sales remain a concern as unemployment claims grow.

clock June 26, 2009Evan Clark

An image from the Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, shot by Steven Klein.


PVH Keeping Tight Rein on Retail

Ceo Emanuel Chirico says Calvin Klein stores won’t expand until meeting goals.

clock June 26, 2009David Lipke and Marc Karimzadeh


Daily Stock Wrap: June 25, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 26, 2009WWD Staff

Thomas Buekiewicz, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Philip Zellner.


50 Cent’s Lighthouse: Harnessing Hip-Hop’s Muscle

The hip-hop generation has invented a new role for pop stars entering the fragrance business.

clock June 26, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Power by 50 Cent.


50 Cent Turns Up the Star Power

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is out for dollars with his new scent, Power.

clock June 26, 2009Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Chanel's Ultra Correction Lift line.

Skin Care

Chanel Gives Skin Care a Lift

Tightening up is at the heart of Chanel’s latest skin care launch, Ultra Correction Lift, a set of products containing Elemi PFA.

clock June 26, 2009Julie Naughton and Jennifer Weil

Lancome Absolue Precious Cells

Skin Care

Lancôme Adds Stem Cells to Absolue

Lancôme is getting ever more high-tech with its newest skin care offering, Absolue Precious Cells, which targets women in their 50s.

clock June 26, 2009Jennifer Weil

Clarins’ Multi-Active Day cream.

Skin Care

Clarins Launches Multi-Active Day

Groupe Clarins is freshening up its face for fall with the global launch of Multi-Active Day Early Correction, an update to its best-selling Multi-Active line.

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Memo Pad: Tumultuous at Interview

Interview magazine’s future hit by staff upheaval, recession.

clock June 26, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Farrah Fawcett's iconic poster.

Human Resources

Farrah’s ’Do: A Flip With Many Fathers

Only a few hairstyles are so famous they are named after a celebrity — and the Farrah flip might be the most famous of them all.

clock June 26, 2009Rachel Brown and Andrea Nagel

Dave Chappelle


Conspicuous by Their Absence

Over the years, Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan and Dave Chappelle have made news as notable no-shows and disappearing acts.

clock June 26, 2009Venessa Lau and Nick Axelrod

Bradley Cooper

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton

Rising French actor Raphaël Personnaz has been tapped to appear in Louis Vuitton’s next campaign, which will be shot next month.

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ELuxury to Shutter Today

Online e-tailer eLuxury will reincarnate as a social media site devoted to the world of luxury on Monday.

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