Barber Gains Yardage for Men in Need

NEW YORK – The New York Giants’ Tiki Barber is rushing headlong into a new battle, helping disadvantaged men to better their job prospects. Along with cheerleaders and a marching band, Barber was on hand at the Johnston & Murphy store at Madison Avenue and 54th Street here this week to move the marker in […]

LVMH Names Weber US Chief

French luxury products group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has appointed Mark Weber as chief executive of LVMH Inc in the US and chairman and CEO of Donna Karan International. The Luxury products group wants Weber to seek strategic opportunities for LVMH in the US market and drive the turnaround of Donna Karan. He also […]

Blue Holdings Halts Up Against the Wall Buy

Designer jeanswear firm Blue Holdings has pulled out of its planned acquisition of Long Rap Inc, operator of the Up Against the Wall retail stores. A statement from the companies said it would be in the best interests of their respective shareholders not to proceed with the acquisition at this time. The acquisition of Long […]

Chanel Promotes Maureen Chiquet to Global CEO

French fashion house Chanel has promoted its current president and chief executive Maureen Chiquet to the newly created position of global chief executive officer. Ms Chiquet, who was formerly president of Gap’s Banana Republic unit, has been heading Chanel’s US operations since October 2004. In her new position, which comes into effect Jan. 1, Ms […]

Warnaco Looks to E-commerce Future

Multi-brand apparel maker The Warnaco Group has signed a long-term deal for a range of services from Accretive Commerce including store-front design, e-commerce, customer care, fulfillment, logistics, and additional channel management services for the Calvin Klein Underwear and Speedo brands. Warnaco said it has identified the web as a critical element in its long-term growth strategy and […]

Kellwood Extends Calvin Klein Sportswear License

Apparel maker Kellwood Co has reached an agreement with Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. to extend its Calvin Klein women’s better sportswear license for North America until 2012. Additionally, Kellwood has won the ck Calvin Klein women’s bridge sportswear license for North America from AA2 LLC. This will run concurrently with the better women’s sportswear license. Stephen […]

Ron Halls Named Foot Locker International Chief

Athletic retailer Foot Locker has promoted Ron Halls to the role of president and CEO of its international operations in Europe, Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as its e-commerce business. For the past three years Ron has been president and CEO of the company’s Champs Sports division, helping to increase both sales and […]

Byers Promoted in Bon-Ton Reorganization

NEW YORK – Stephen Byers has been promoted to vice chairman with responsibility for stores, operations, private brand, merchandise planning and allocation and Internet merchandising in a reorganization of senior management at The Bon-Ton Stores, the 278-unit departments store group based in York, Pa. Additionally, Anthony Buccina, vice chairman and president of merchandising, has assumed […]

Ross to Acquire 46 Albertsons Sites

NEW YORK – Ross Stores Inc. has agreed to acquire 46 store sites in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma from Albertsons LLC. Terms weren’t disclosed. The acquisition of the properties, to be converted into Ross and dd’s Discounts units, will expand Ross’s unit growth to between 11% and 12% in the fiscal year […]

PVH Agrees to Buy Superba

NEW YORK — Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has agreed to buy Superba Inc., ending speculation that reached a fever pitch during the Las Vegas markets last month. The deal is expected to close before the end of 2006. According to PVH chief executive officer Emanuel Chirico, the acquisition “provides us with a means to grow our business by […]