What is it about J. Jill anyway? Judging by the company’s momentum since going public earlier this year, this purveyor of women’s fashion appears to be one to watch if we’re on the quest for some optimistic retail therapy. Before we get into the numbers, let’s check out the the nitty gritty: in the company’s words, J. Jill focuses on the affluent woman customer, ages 40-65.
You may be reading mixed headlines about the retail space, but 2017 has still produced some winners in the space. Once again, the apparel names topping Forbes' 2017 Global 2000 are Christian Dior, Nike, and Inditex. These three continue their streak as the largest apparel companies in our annual and comprehensive list of the world’s largest and most valuable public companies. The companies are measured by a composite score of revenues, profits, assets, and market value.
On Monday morning, a long-time rivalry came to a fashionable close after Coach announced that it will acquire cool-girl brand Kate Spade. According to a press release on Kate Spade’s website, Coach’s cash offer of $18.40 per share, or $2.4 billion, represents a 27.5% percent premium to the unaffected closing price of Kate Spade's shares as of December 27, 2016, the last trading day prior to media speculation of a transaction. Both parties appear to be happy about this news, starting with Coach.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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