Ask the Experts: What Trends Will Drive Spring Sales?


A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Are there any trends in the spring collections that we should get excited about and ready to push to our customers?”

Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla. Opens

Mall at University Town Center-FEATURED

Mall developer Taubman opened an 880,000 sq. ft. mall in Sarasota, Fla. today, anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Saks.

Tengram Buys Stake in Luciano Barbera, Names Barrato CEO

Todd Barrato and Joe Barrato-FEATURED

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.

Retail Entrepreneurs: The Maloufs

Sam John Scott Malouf Santa Fe-FEATURED

Retailers Sam, John and Scott Malouf got together recently to celebrate the success of Scott’s new venture, Malouf on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Matthew Youngs Named Chairman, National Father’s Day Committee

Matthew Youngs

Ralph Lauren executive Matthew Youngs has been named chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee.

Gilt by Association: Gilt Inc. Sues Gilt Groupe

Portland, Ore. jewelry store Gilt says it’s been using the Gilt name since the 1990s.

Nick Graham Secures Iconix Deal, Launches at Macy’s

Nick Graham with twins-FEATURED

Nick Graham is expanding his eponymous brand with the help of Iconix Brand Group and a launch this week at Macy’s.

Gap Inc. to Hire 63,000 Seasonal Workers


Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores will add 63,000 seasonal workers for the holidays.

Guest Editorial: Quit Whining and Do Something!

Jack Abelson-FEATURED

Jack Abelson: Retailers need to focus on what they control and not what is out of their hands.

Quiksilver Makes Executive Changes as Founder Retires


Founder Bob McKnight will remain a director and CEO Andy Mooney is elected chairman.