Syms Corp Q2 loss widens

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Off-price retailer Syms Corp., which operates Syms and Filene’s Basement stores, reported its second quarter results today.

Luchiano Visconti Italia names Binder national sales manager

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Sportswear brand Luchiano Visconti Italia has named Richard Binder as its national sales manager.

Casual Male Retail Group opens Destination XL store in Warwick, R.I.

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Casual Male Retail Group has opened a Destination XL big & tall store in Warwick, Rhode Island, the retailer’s tenth DXL door.

September same-store sales increase 6 percent for apparel retailers

September was a good month for most large apparel retailers, with gains averaging nearly 6 percent across the retailers MRketplace tracks. Luxury retailers Nordstrom and Saks Inc. led the pack, along with teen retailer The Buckle, all with same-store sales gains around 10 percent.

Gilt Groupe’s Andrew Page promoted to president

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Online apparel retailer Gilt Groupe Inc. has promoted CFO Andrew Page to president, reporting to CEO Kevin Ryan.

Obituary: John Anthony Keith

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John Anthony Keith, a menswear veteran who spent much of his career selling Gitman, has died. He was 68.

ShedRain promotes Jeff Blauer to president, COO

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Umbrella maker ShedRain has promoted EVP of business development Jeff Blauer to president and COO, reporting to CEO Stan Blauer.

Schmoozing: Kiton dinner in New York

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A fabulous bespoke dinner and private Kiton preview for fashion editors was hosted last night by Kiton U.S. president Antonio Paone at the Kiton mansion in Manhattan. The menu featured authentic Italian cuisine by Kiton private chef Pasquale Gatta, who flew in from Naples for the occasion. The food and wine were incredible, as was […]

Hanes names CFO, joint COOs

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HanesBrands has promoted Richard D. Moss to chief financial officer and Gerald Evans Jr. and William Nictakis to co-COO.

Kohl’s seasonal hiring flat against last year

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Kohl’s Department Stores says that it will hire more than 40,000 seasonal employees for the holidays this year for its 1,127 stores, about the same as last year.