J.C. Penney is trying out a new, more compact format for the Sephora beauty boutiques within its mammoth department stores in the hopes of bringing the highly successful concept to its smaller stores too.
Only a few months after Walmart sold its Chinese e-commerce platform to JD.com, the two companies have laid out their plan for helping the U.S. discount retailer finally crack China's online market.
Target has announced its new limited-edition designer apparel collection with Victoria Beckman nearly six months before customers will even get to see the items. The discount retailer said on Thursday that Beckham's line will go on sale April 9, 2017, and will include about 200 items with soft pastels, bright colors, spring prints, and Beckham's first ever items for kids.
Neiman Marcus' over-the-top Christmas Book is back and has done itself one better this year, offering outlandish fantasy gifts like a $1.5 million private plane and a $100,000 collection of kids' books. The Christmas Book, whose first incarnation was as a Christmas card in 1915 inviting customers to the store, is now an important marketing tool that will go to some 900,000 households.
As CEO of American Apparel, Paula Schneider had to fix a retailer bleeding money and steer it through a restructuring under bankruptcy protection. And that wasn't the worst of it. The executive also head to fend off death threats, see a piñata with her likeness get beaten to smithereens in American Apparel's parking lot, and contend with dozens of lawsuits lobbed by American Apparel's founder and ousted CEO Dov Charney.
So much for the end of Black Friday creep. Macy's confirmed to Fortune on Monday that it will once again open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, and do itself one better than last year by greeting shoppers an hour earlier.
The scary clown insanity has claimed a new victim. Target said this weekend it is removing all clown masks from its 1,800 stores and online shopping site. The move was "out of sensitivity for the issue at hand," a Target spokesman told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Sunday.
Back in the 1980s, Lacoste polo shirts were so ubiquitous in North America that the French brand's popularity sparked a backlash, captured by the saying, "Save an alligator, kill a prep." The detractors were referring to the wrong reptile (Lacoste's logo features a crocodile, not a gator).
At a time when major retailers are closing hundreds of stores, from Macy's to Sears , Gap and Aéropostale, it seems unlikely that any chain could aggressively expand its brick-and-mortar locations. And yet that's exactly what Ulta Beauty is doing.
Black Friday will actually be on Friday this year as dozens of U.S. malls announce closings. CBL & Associates, a major developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., said on Wednesday that it's closing 72 of its malls on Thanksgiving as opposed to opening at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
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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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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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