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Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks New Owner

August 4, 2020
The department store chain and owner Le Tote join the nearly 40 retailers that have filed for bankruptcy this year.

5 Retail Trends on Our Radar

August 3, 2020
From offering immersive micro-experiences to fostering safe and comfortable spaces, retailers across industries must keep getting creative to remain relevant to consumers.

5 Things the Latest JBT Data Tells Us

July 31, 2020
Jewelers Board of Trade President Erich Jacobs put the number of Q2 store closures in perspective, and gives predictions for the remainder of 2020.

There Are 2 More Changes to the Global Jewelry Event Calendar

July 31, 2020
GemGenève has adjusted its November show dates and the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair pushed its fall event to early 2021.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, July Consumer Confidence Falls

July 30, 2020
States that experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases saw large declines in consumer confidence.

Boucheron, Pomellato Struggle in Kering’s H1

July 29, 2020
The jewelry brands’ limited exposure to the recovering Asia-Pacific market dulled their performance in the first half of the year.

The Year the Shows Went Dark

July 28, 2020
COVID-19 has quieted the usually bustling world of trade shows and events in 2020. Where do we go from here?

Why Neiman Marcus Is Closing Its Hudson Yards Store

July 28, 2020
The department store chain is rethinking its store count as its customer base shifts to online shopping.

LVMH’s Watch, Jewelry Sales Down 38% So Far This Year

July 28, 2020
Declining orders from retailers have hit TAG Heuer and Hublot hard, though TAG’s new smartwatch has “been a great success.”

Q&A: 11 Questions with Naseem Lahri

July 23, 2020
Lahri is the managing director of Lucara Botswana, which operates the Karowe mine. She’s the first woman—and the first female citizen of Botswana—to run a diamond mine in the country.

Here’s What to Expect at the Virtual JCK Show

July 23, 2020
A 24-hour show floor, networking sessions, educational talks, a swag shop and more.

JFC Takes Rings of Strength Fundraising Event Virtual

July 23, 2020
It will be held during the digital JCK show in August and let participants raise money through any activity of their choice.

David Yurman Lays Off Nearly 100 Employees

July 22, 2020
The jewelry company attributed the job cuts to the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken.

Diamond Mine in Lesotho Closed for Foreseeable Future

July 21, 2020
Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine is on extended care and maintenance until at least April 2021.

Melee Cancels Fall 2020 Edition

July 21, 2020
Show organizers had initially postponed until October but now will launch an online showroom and wholesale platform in lieu of a physical event.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 17, 2020
More Q2 results roll in, a pair of hearts wins big at auction and BIPOC designers send a message.

June Retail Sales Up 8%, But COVID-19 Threat Looms Large

July 17, 2020
A rise in COVID-19 cases combined with rising unemployment numbers is a threat to economic recovery, said the National Retail Federation.

Alrosa, De Beers Report Q2 Results

July 17, 2020
Production fell by 30-50 percent while sales plummeted as COVID-19 took its toll.

Richemont’s Jewelry Sales Sink 41% in Q1

July 16, 2020
The luxury titan posted double-digit declines across all regions, categories and distribution channels as COVID-19 took its toll.

All Retailers Should Adopt Mask Policy, Says NRF

July 16, 2020
The call follows mega-retailer Walmart implementing a mask mandate in its stores.
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