Samsonite launches outerwear


Samsonite, the luggage brand, has launched an outerwear collection for the fall 2013 season.

Editor’s Letter: Resolving to dress better!

MR's Staff, December 2012

Karen Alberg Grossman: The economy, catastrophe, congressional stalemates: there’s little in this world we can change as easily as our clothes.

Brooks Brothers plans to grow UK distribution

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers has appointed Giles Preston to the newly-created position of wholesale manager for the UK, as part of plans to expand its business with specialty stores.

Congress avoids fiscal cliff

Congress has reached an agreement with the White House to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” which threatened to push the country into another recession.

East and Gulf Coast port negotiations continue

Shipping Container

A strike at ports along the East and Gulf coasts has been temporarily averted, as the International Longshoremen Association and United States Maritime Alliance have extended their contract for 30 days.

Sears Canada seeks new CFO as Driscoll resigns

Sears Canada

Retailer Sears Canada is seeking a new chief financial officer after revealing Sharon Driscoll has resigned to pursue other interests.

Dunhill licenses Inter Parfums for fragrances

lfred Dunhill Limited has licensed Inter Parfums, Inc. to produce and distribute fragrances under the Dunhill brand.

ShopperTrak: Holiday sales, traffic finish strong


ShopperTrak, which counts retail sales and foot traffic, reports sales for the week ending December 22 up nearly 40 percent over the previous week. Foot traffic was up 32 percent.

TJX buys Sierra Trading Post for $200 million

TJX Companies

TJX Companies has acquired the privately held Cheyenne, Wyo.-based an off-price Internet retailer Sierra Trading Post for $200 million.

Diesel founder takes over Marni

Renzo Rosso

Renzo Rosso, founder of the Diesel brand, has taken over Italian luxury fashion house Marni.