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Macy’s Inc. is laying off thousands of employees following a “disappointing” year that ended with a 5 percent slide in same-store holiday sales.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported a 5 percent increase in same-store holiday sales, driven by bridal and fashion diamond jewelry, particularly “Ever Us.”
Though sales and income fell slightly, Movado Group said its brands “outperformed” other watches in what its CEO described as an “extremely challenging retail environment.”
Kay Jewelers, Piercing Pagoda and the new “Ever Us” collection of two-stone rings were the top performers while sales slowed for Zale and Jared.
Despite sales growth in Canada and Latin America, weak tourist spending in the United States resulted in a poor third quarter in the Americas for Tiffany & Co.
Walmart and Target both reported a 2 percent rise while T.J. Maxx’s parent company saw same-store gain of 3 percent, with the chains attributing marked traffic growth and positive customer experiences for the performances.
The Danish brand announced Tuesday that it has dropped 116 more mostly-U.S.-based retailers from its distribution network in the Americas.
The category continues to increase in importance for the luxury goods conglomerate, which saw sales at Cartier, Van Cleef and Giampiero Bodino grow 18 percent in the first half of the year.
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