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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. 
A new high-end jewelry line has joined the stretch of tony brands located along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  
Pandora announced Monday that it is aiming to acquire as many as 78 store leases in Germany and convert them all into company-owned and -operated concept stores.  
Four--David Yurman, Tiffany & Co., Alex and Ani, and Swarovski--ranked above the rest in a recent study evaluating the industry’s online presence. 
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of its 12-day jewelry giveaway on Facebook, playing off the well-known holiday tune with a descending amount of winners each day.  
The Omaha retailer said it still believes in the “goodness of people” even after it came to light that a woman the jeweler rushed to help might have been dishonest.  
 Mike Barnes has been named as chairman, president and CEO of Dallas-based specialty retail chain Francesca’s, effective immediately.
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