Facebook Bans Trading Likes for Contest Entries

Facebook

As of today, brands and marketers are no longer allowed to ask potential fans to “like” their page in exchange for content or entry in a contest.

U.S. Postal Service Will Deliver 7 Days a Week for Holidays

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The USPS’s Sunday package delivery for the holiday season starts mid-November and runs through Christmas day.

Conde Nast Begins Move into 1 World Trade Center

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Conde Nast, publisher of 18 magazines, including GQ, Details and Vogue, has begun moving into its new home in 1 World Trade Center.

Dollar General Extends Family Dollar Offer Again

Dollar General

The renewed offer to acquire rival Family Dollar will expire on December 31, 2014.

Gianluca Flore Named CEO of Brioni

Brioni

Luxury group Kering has named Gianluca Flore chief executive of Brioni, replacing the outgoing Francesco Pesci.

Kering Names New CEOs at Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane

Kering

Marco Bizzarri, head of Kering’s luxury couture and leather goods division, named new CEOs at Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane.

Tengram Buys Stake in Luciano Barbera, Names Barrato CEO

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Tengram Capital Partners has acquired what it calls “a significant interest” in the Italian luxury brand Luciano Barbera and appointed former Brioni North America chief Todd Barrato as its new CEO.

Tech Fiber Brand 37.5 Seeks to Evaporate the Competition

37.5's Wes Burgess, Scott Branscum and Christy Raedeke at a press event this week

A technical fiber brand called 37.5—named for the optimal core body temperature in degrees Celsius—is aggressively courting new business. In the last several months the brand, created by Boulder, Colo.-based Cocona Inc., has relaunched, hired a global sales force under new EVP of sales, marketing and merchandising Scott Branscum and signed a deal with Performance […]

Men’s Wearhouse Names Norris and Fitzpatrick Retail Presidents

Men's Wearhouse

Men’s Wearhouse has updated its executive structure again in the wake of the Jos. A. Bank acquisition.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Opens First U.S. Store

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The SoHo, NYC store, which focuses on the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. brand, is the first of several U.S. stores planned for this fall.