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Third quarter sales were soft for major chain retailers, which are grappling with a lack of compelling product and continued competition from pure-play online retailers.  
Following a tough fiscal year, specialty jeweler Birks Group Inc. has rebounded with a strong second quarter and first half, driven by watch sales and an increase in average ticket, number of transactions and store traffic.  
Though Comscore Inc. is predicting double-digit gains for online spending this holiday, the digital metrics firm notes that wage stagnation and lack of discretionary income among the middle class could weigh on the season.
Though turkey day is becoming increasingly popular for shopping, the backlash from employees who miss family time has caused some stores to take a stand against it. Specialty jeweler Rogers & Hollands is one of them. 
Gitanjali Group-owned chain Samuels Jewelers remains focused on U.S. market growth, with an eye toward strengthening its online presence specifically.  
Pandora will open a greater number of concept stores than originally planned this year, with a particular emphasis on company-owned and -operated stores.  
A new study shows that among specialty jewelers, Zales does it best when it comes to digital while other retailers suffer from a lack of omnichannel integration. 
 Pre-owned jewelry, diamond and watch buyer Circa has appointed Laurence Grunstein as its CEO, effective immediately.
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