Avon, P&G Eyeing Strategic Shifts

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Overview

  Both Procter & Gamble and Avon Products Inc. are said to be looking at major moves to divest problematic parts of their sprawling empires. P&G has been shopping its beauty portfolio for months, with word of numerous approaches leaking out. Now Avon is weighing its strategic options, including the potential sale of its beleaguered North American operations.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Avon

Financial

Avon, Procter & Gamble Planning Big Moves

Both Procter & Gamble and Avon Products Inc. are said to be looking at major moves to divest problematic parts of their sprawling empires.

clock April 15, 2015Evan Clark and Molly Prior

LVMH 1st quarter results

Financial

Japan Weighs on LVMH in Q1

Jean-Jacques Guiony, chief financial officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, elaborated on first-quarter revenues that reflected weak demand for luxury in Hong Kong and Macau.

clock April 15, 2015Miles Socha

Government and Trade

WTO Expects Trade Volume Growth

World trade volume in goods is forecast to grow 3.3 percent this year, slightly up over last year’s sluggish 2.8 percent increase.

clock April 14, 2015John Zarocostas

Olivier Theyskens and Haider Ackermann

Fashion Features

Maria Luisa Poumaillou Remembered in Paris

Designers including Azzedine Alaïa, Olivier Theyskens and Haider Ackermann attended funeral services.

clock April 14, 2015Miles Socha

Financial

J.C. Penney Shares Slip on Slip-Up

The shares traded down in late-morning trading.

clock April 14, 2015Vicki M. Young

American Apparel store

Human Resources

Benno Russell Returns to American Apparel

Bruno Russell, an 11-year American Apparel veteran, is back in the graphics and design seat.

clock April 14, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Joseph Abboud

Mens Retail Business

Jos. A. Bank to Launch New Label for Fall

Joseph Abboud will create a new label for Jos. A. Bank for fall that is based on the retailer’s classic heritage.

clock April 14, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Humane Society Blasts Neiman Marcus

Alleging that Neiman Marcus continues to sell real animal fur as “faux,” The Humane Society of the United States has filed a 14-page legal petition with the Federal Trade Commission, seeking civil penalties for false advertising.

clock April 15, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Natasha Ivachoff

Fashion Features

Shanghai Fashion Week Comes to Close

Here are three standout designers that showed during the season.

clock April 14, 2015Casey Hall

Eight Fifteen

Footwear

Seychelles Pushes Into Luxury With Eight Fifteen

Seychelles' Eight Fifteen brand began shipping a few weeks ago and is in eight boutiques, including American Rag and Joe Brand.

clock April 15, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Calvin Klein

Parties

Peter Brant Honored at Tribeca Ball

The event supports the New York Academy of Art's graduate school's scholarships and public programs.

clock April 14, 2015Kristi Garced

Media

Magazine Media Industry Releases Social Media Report

Although social media popularity does not necessarily correlate to advertising dollars, the Magazine Media Industry released its first quarter social media report to demonstrate audience growth.

clock April 15, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Marketing and Promotion

Lancome to Launch New Digital Platform

As part of its 80th anniversary this year, Lancôme will launch on Wednesday a participative platform, youarelancome.com.

clock April 14, 2015Jennifer Weil

Elie Tahari, Lifetime Brands Inc.

Media

Elie Tahari Teams With Lifetime Brands for Housewares

Elie Tahari has unveiled a new housewares venture in partnership with Lifetime Brands Inc.

clock April 15, 2015Misty White Sidell

Renato Semerari

Human Resources

Renato Semerari Leaving Coty

Renato Semerari is leaving the company and Camillo Pane will join the company in July.

clock April 14, 2015Julie Naughton

Doug Moss, Trisha Rooney, Kathleen Henson, Liam Krehbiel, Nora Daley and Margie Stineman.

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Partners with Saks, A Better Chicago

Peter Copping hosted a restaging of his fall 2015 collection in honor of the new collaboration at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Arts.

clock April 14, 2015Kristin Larson

Giorgio Armani, Casa Collection

Designer and Luxury

Armani Talks Casa at Salone del Mobile

Giorgio Armani offered a prelude to the celebrations of his 40th anniversary during a presentation of his latest Casa collection Tuesday during the international Salone del Mobile furniture and design fair here.

clock April 15, 2015Luisa Zargani

Textiles

NRDC Highlights China Sustainable Actions

Fashion executives know that sustainability is good for the environment, and a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council underscores its potential to help the bottom line.

clock April 14, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Cromeleques dos Almendres

Lifestyle

The Duchess of Cadaval’s Tips for Visiting Évora, Portugal

The Duchess of Cadaval’s lists her key tips for traveling to Évora, Portugal.

clock April 15, 2015WWD Staff

Snapchat, Cara Delevigne, Burberry

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Joins Snapchat for L.A. Event

Burberry is the latest fashion house to join Snapchat.

clock April 15, 2015Marcy Medina

AALTO’s sheepskin parka with Cheap Monday’s cotton jersey T-shirt and leather pants. Belt by Marimekko; earrings by 1-100.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: The Right Stripes

As a leitmotif, bold bands — vertical, horizontal, graphic or abstract — gave impact to fall collections by nordic designers.

clock April 15, 2015Laurent Folcher

The church in which gowns will be displayed.

Designer and Luxury

Duchess de Cadaval to Exhibit Bridal Gowns

The Duchess of Cadaval, known as Claudine to her friends, will host a summer exhibition of exquisite wedding dresses at her family palace in historic Évora, Portugal.

clock April 15, 2015Miles Socha

Levi's Lot No. 1.

Financial

Levi’s Braces for More Currency Volatility

Levi Strauss & Co.’s chief executive officer believes the wild currency swings of the recent past could become part of a “new normal” in global finance.

clock April 14, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

50 Cent to Design Underwear Line for Frigo

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is designing his own line of underwear for Frigo, a men’s underwear brand founded by Mathias Ingvarsson, the former president and European director of mattress brand Tempur-Pedic.

clock April 15, 2015Aria Hughes

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

L'Oréal India's Amit Jain

Beauty

Indian Beauty Market Poised to Take Off, Says L'Oréal's Amit Jain

clock 6hMayu Saini

Social Studies

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