Ones to Watch: Erik Paulsen, Tavik

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Tavik’s Erik Paulsen: “Because we’re a lifestyle brand that connects subcultures, we’re able to sell a wide range of retailers from boutiques to surf/skate and streetwear stores.”

Ones to Watch: Faherty

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Twin brothers Mike and Alex Faherty launched their swimwear-based lifestyle collection for spring 2013 and already count Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, Mario’s and Mitchells among their retailers.

Crocs Promotes Poole to Global Merchandising Role

Crocs

Crocs promoted Michelle Poole to the newly created role of SVP, global merchandising.

Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General’s Acquisition Bid

Family Dollar

Family Dollar has rejected a non-binding acquisition proposal by Dollar General on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations.

Analysts Upbeat on American Eagle Q2

American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters has revealed what analysts believe is a “good report in a difficult environment”.

Stein Mart Q2 Earnings Slide on Costs

Stein Mart

Stein Mart has a number of initiatives to grow its bottom line as it revealed a drop in Q2 earnings.

The Buckle Q2 earnings slide

Buckle

In the three months to August 2, net profit dropped to $24.5 million from $25.1 million a year earlier.

Costs Push Sears Canada to Q2 Net Loss

Sears Canada

Sears Canada moved to a Q2 net loss on severance costs and impairment charges.

Target Corp Sees Early Signs of Progress in Q2

Target

Target Corp said it’s seeing early signs of progress, despite Q2 results below expectations.

Schmoozing in Las Vegas

Russell Simmons with Ron Wurtzburger

Karen Alberg Grossman took some snapshots of menswear retailers and vendors on the trade show floor.