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Target announced Thursday that it will discontinue the operations of the 133 stores it has opened in Canada and refocus on growing its U.S. business. 
Sales growth in the U.S. outpaced that of other regions in the third quarter for Richemont, with jewelry and Net-a-Porter turning in the strongest performances.
Circa, a New York-based buyer of fine jewelry and watches, has announced that founder Richard Tilles is returning to the company as the new president of its Core division.  
Tiffany & Co. is set to debut its first advertisement featuring a gay couple this spring, part of the venerable 178-year-old retailer’s take on modern love.  
The popularity of its new “T” collection did not translate into strong sales across the board for Tiffany & Co., the retailer reported Monday.  
Stores under the Zale umbrella recorded better-than-expected holiday sales while comps at Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry fell short of expectations. 
J.C. Penney reported that same-store sales rose 4 percent in Nov. and Dec. and said that it plans to close only a very small percentage of its stores this year.
U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers in November and December increased 15 percent year-over-year, which is very close to the 14 percent sales growth comScore forecast. 
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