Hudsons’s Bay filing an IPO

Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of The Bay in Canada and Lord & Taylor in the US, has filed an initial public offering with securities regulators in Canada.

Schmoozing: Forum Group meeting in Cleveland

Forum meeting at Kilgore Trout in Cleveland

Wally Naymon of Kilgore Trout in Cleveland, Ohio hosted the Forum Group meeting this week.

Catching up with Greg Cummins of Logan Zane

Greg Cummins of Logan Zane

Harry Sheff: Greg Cummins, the designer and owner of the Brooklyn-based, Queens-made leather bag and accessory line Logan Zane, talks about his business — and the difference between American and Japanese buyers.

Paul & Shark opens new Manhattan flagship

Paul and Shark

Paul & Shark, the Italian sportswear brand, opened a new Manhattan flagship store at 61st and Madison, replacing a previous space at Madison and 66th.

Gildan Activewear sued by Russell Brands

Gildan

Gildan Activewear has launched an internal inquiry into the events surrounding a lawsuit filed against it by Russell Brands, part of Fruit of the Loom.

Gap executive reshuffle brings global focus

Gap

Gap Inc has unveiled a new global structure designed to reflect the company’s increasingly international footprint and to drive long-term growth.

Patagonia invests in water-repellent down technology

Patagonia

Patagonia Inc has taken a 15% equity stake in nanotechnology specialist AeonClad Coatings, with whom it has developed a water-repellent down technology.

Apparel sales contribute to September spending surge

Higher spending on apparel and back-to-school merchandise helped lift US retail sales in September, according to Commerce Department data.

Planning business in an election cycle

AsktheExperts

A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt: “Now that we’re heading into an election cycle and the holiday season at the same time, what should I expect?”

Family Dollar names Wong chief marketing officer

Family Dollar

Family Dollar has appointed former Safeway executive Jocelyn Wong as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.