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After receiving shopper feedback that the previous policy was confusing, Target announced Monday that it will begin offering free standard shipping on nearly all orders over $50. 
Chopard confirmed that Marc Hruschka, who has served as president and CEO of Chopard USA Ltd. since 2006, has left the company but did not provide further information on its search for a successor or who will be leading the U.S. business in the meantime.
ValueVision Media, the parent company of ShopHQ (formerly ShopNBC), named Mark Bozek as its new CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Keith Stewart, who resigned as CEO and as a director of the company.  
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. announced Monday that it has closed on a new $2.35 billion credit facility, a deal that hints at some confidence from the banks in a performance turnaround for the retailer.
The proposed $150 million sale of Hearts on Fire to Chinese retailer and manufacturer Chow Tai Fook underscores what many believe is the future of retail: It will be all about the brands.  
Four trade associations and the Richline Group sent a request to the Federal Trade Commission asking the body to allow jewelry made of metals recycled in this country to be labeled as “Made in America.”
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. announced Wednesday that it plans to buy Boston-based Hearts on Fire for $150 million, giving Hearts on Fire a foothold in the Chinese market and the Hong Kong-based retailer and manufacturer an exclusive, premium diamond brand.  
July will mark Katharina Flohr’s final month as the managing and creative director of Fabergé.
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