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Articles written by various members of the MRketplace staff.

In Other News: Boscov’s Turns 100

Albert Boscov-FEATURED

Boscov’s, the 43-door regional department store chain run by Albert Boscov, celebrates 100 years in business.

Schmoozing: The Peerless Golf Classic

Peerless Golf Outing Sept 2014-FEATURED

Despite the morning drizzle, it was a perfect day for golf and schmoozing at the Metropolis Golf Club for the 16th annual Peerless Golf Classic.

Ari Hoffman Named CEO of Scotch & Soda USA

Ari Hoffman

Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda has named Ari Hoffman as its new U.S. CEO, succeeding Tony Strippoli.

The Schuyler 4 Runway Show at Nolcha Fashion Week


Schuyler 4 Showroom presented a runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week New York featuring looks from its Alberto, Carlo Gross, Codice and Haupt brands.

BJD Staffs Up for 2015


California sportswear company BJD’s president Dave Wennerstrom has named Gary Lowy and David Carey to sales positions.

Trade Show Execs Launch LeftField Media

Former Reed Exhibitions exec Greg Topalian and several executives from BJI have formed a new company called LeftField Media.

Obituary: Jay Kodner

Jay Kodner, a retailer who ran Johnnie Walkers Menswear in Milwaukee with his brother David, has died at the age of 76.

In Other News: Picasso Painting Moved from Four Seasons

Picasso Move-FEATURED

Pablo Picasso’s “Le Tricorne,” which has hung in the Four Seasons restaurant for 55 years and through many of MR’s Uptown/Downtown dinners, has been safely moved for cleaning before it is sent to its new home.

In Other News: The Waif vs. Adonis in Fashion Week

Roberto Sipos-FEATURED

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan examines the dueling masculine archetypes of New York Fashion Week: the gaunt waif and the muscular Adonis.

PGA Names Ralph Lauren Official Partner


The Professional Golfers Association of America has named Ralph Lauren Corp. as an official partner and outfitter through 2020.