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Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom Opening in Puerto Rico

Mall of San Juan-FEATURED

Both Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom will be opening stores in the new Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico next spring.

UBM Buys Advanstar for $972 Million


London-based media company UBM plc will acquires Advanstar in a $972 million deal.

Stewart Golden Joins Tailorbyrd

Stewart Golden

Stewart Golden, formerly of Adolfo, will join GreyStone International Group DBA Tailorbyrd as EVP.

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s to Hire 86,000 Seasonal Workers

Macy's Inc

Macy’s Inc. says it will hire 86,000 seasonal workers for Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and all their warehouses and call centers this holiday season.

Hibbett Sports Promotes Briskin to Chief Merchant

Hibbett Sports

Jared Briskin replaces the outgoing Rebecca Jones as SVP and chief merchant.

Steve Madden Acquiring its Mexican Licensee

Steve Madden

Steve Madden says it will acquire its Mexican licensee, SM Mexico, for $15 million in cash.

In Other News: Hong Kong Protests Deepen Retail Gloom

Reuters.com reported a noticeable drop in Chinese tourism to Hong Kong due to recent protests in the city. Retail sales in Hong Kong have also begun to suffer. The article notes that “Hong Kong’s retail sector relies heavily on mainland Chinese visitors, who contributed around one-third of the city’s retail sales in 2013, according to […]

Columbia Names New Manufacturing, Marketing Executives

Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear has hired Steve Woodside as VP, global manufacturing, and named Stuart Redsun chief marketing officer, a new position.

Tory Burch Names Roger Farah Co-CEO

Roger Farah

Farah will share the role of CEO with company founder and designer Tory Burch.

Majesty Brands Licensed for ABS by Allen Schwartz Legwear

Majesty Brands

The new ABS by Allen Schwartz legwear collections will debut this holiday season.