Retail


Where Victoria’s Secret Went Wrong

February 27, 2020
The once-mighty retailer’s recent struggles are a testament to the importance of listening to your customers, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow writes.

Mint Condition: McDonald’s Made a $90K Golden Shamrock Shake

February 26, 2020
The fast-food giant is celebrating the dessert’s 50th anniversary with the auction of a one-of-a-kind 18-karat gold, diamond and emerald cup.

Castle Gap Jewelry Celebrates Founder’s 100th Birthday

February 24, 2020
Maxine Bennet turns 100 this month, and the jewelry store she founded is pulling out all the stops for her centennial celebration.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 23, 2020
A major retail executive steps down, a collection of favorite quotes, Tucson musings, and more.

Longtime Retail CEO Les Wexner to Step Down

February 21, 2020
Les Wexner, CEO of L Brands, will depart once the company closes a deal to sell its Victoria’s Secret brand.

Fink’s, Mayors, Breitling Opening New Stores

February 20, 2020
The retailers are expanding in 2020, planning store openings across the United States.

Kohl’s To Lay Off 250 Employees Amid Restructuring

February 19, 2020
The retailer is trimming its workforce as it works to bounce back from a rough holiday season.

Robbins Brothers Seeks Couple for Perfect Proposal Spot Search

February 18, 2020
The retailer is accepting applications for couples willing to travel across Europe in search of the most romantic proposal spots.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 14, 2020
A bankruptcy filing, a big acquisition in the mall world, saying goodbye to a beloved antique jewelry dealer, and more.

De Grisogono USA Files for Bankruptcy in New York

February 14, 2020
Less than a month after the luxury brand filed in Switzerland, its U.S. division is seeking relief under Chapter 7.

How the Coronavirus Is Impacting the Jewelry Industry

February 13, 2020
Pandora, LVMH and Kering execs reflect on the ripple effects of the outbreak as sales continue to dip.

Sterling Wants To Take Pay Bias Case to Highest Court

February 13, 2020
The retailer wants the Supreme Court to reverse the latest ruling in its long-running legal battle over pay and promotion discrimination.

Erin Limas Earns Borsheims Award

February 13, 2020
The jeweler gives the “Ike It” award annually to one employee who demonstrates excellent customer service, loyalty and dedication.

Mall Owner Simon Property to Buy Rival For $3.6B

February 12, 2020
The company’s plan to acquire Taubman Centers comes just after the announcement that it would take part in a deal to buy Forever 21.

Kering’s Jewelry Houses See Double-Digit Growth in 2019

February 12, 2020
CEO François-Henri Pinault said the company “remains confident” despite the coronavirus’ effect on the key Chinese market.

Edge Retail Academy Names Second Annual Award Winner

February 12, 2020
This year’s “Wag” Award, named for the late William Wagner, goes to Michigan’s Rottermond Jewelers.

On Data: Independents End 2019 on an Upswing

February 11, 2020
Despite a few challenging months, 2019 turned out to be a positive year for the independent jeweler, Sherry Smith writes.

E-Commerce Site Farfetch Raises $250M

February 11, 2020
The company plans to put the capital towards its expansion, particularly into the Chinese market.

From Vicenzaoro to NRF, Sustainability Is the Word

February 10, 2020
Associate Editor Lenore Fedow details how the call for sustainability permeated the two conferences while also examining how a buzzword can lose its meaning.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 7, 2020
Tiffany shareholders approve LVMH deal, suspects charged in theft of an heiress’ jewelry, on-the-ground updates from Tucson, and more.
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