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None of the firms allegedly jostling to buy John Hardy are commenting on the reported deal, which values the jewelry brand at $100 to $140 million. Read more »
ShopperTrak, a firm that has devices installed in stores to count the number of people coming in, said retail foot traffic declined 4 percent year-over-year this past weekend, a drop-off attributable to the Internet. Read more »
A few design and manufacturing companies have rolled out catalogs in time for the holiday season, including Kameleon Jewelry and Charles Garnier Paris. Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from Amazon.com Inc. that challenges a New York law requiring the company to collect sales tax in the state, Bloomberg News reported Monday. Read more »
Sam Spiegel, founder of manufacturer Caretta Inc. and the Jewelry Factory retail store, died Nov. 26 in California. He was 93. Read more »
Retailers are more than cautiously optimistic about the holiday shopping season, following a weekend in which sales, particularly in diamonds, were strong. Read more »
When decorating their stores for the holidays, jewelers need to remember that their sales people are part of the ambiance too. They should dress for holiday season success, columnist Diane Warga-Arias writes. Read more »
Jewelers can learn how to avoid costly shipping losses in less than two minutes thanks to a new video created by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

 

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The total number of unique shoppers over the holiday weekend--counting Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thanksgiving Day--was up 1 percent year-over-year while the average spend per shopper fell 4 percent, National Retail Federation (NRF) data shows. Read more »
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