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California retailer Robbins Brothers confirmed last week that the company has been sold to private equity firm Comvest Investment Partners. 
Same-store sales at Michael Hill’s U.S. locations were up 2 percent in local currency for the half-year period, the Australian retailer reported Thursday. 
Target Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it is letting 475 workers go, and news reports state it will leave another 700 open positions unfilled.  
Preliminary results released by Pandora Friday indicate that 2013 sales for the Danish bead brand will be up 35 percent year-over-year due in part to a better-than-expected holiday.  
Swiss luxury goods group Richemont saw sales increase 9 percent at constant exchange rates to $4 billion in the third quarter, with both its jewelry and watch segments enjoying similar growth. 
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