J.C. Penney has announced the appointment of W. Paul Jones to its Board of Directors. Jones was CEO of Payless ShoeSource between 2012 and 2017, when he retired. Prior to that, he served as CEO and Chief Merchandising Officer at Shopko. His career also includes senior positions at Kohl’s and May Department […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has announced the appointment of W. Paul Jones, a retail industry veteran with more than 30 years of department store and specialty retailing experience, to its board of directors. The company said, Jones served as chief executive officer of Payless ShoeSource, retiring in […]

Lola Rykiel, granddaughter of French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, is following in her grandmother’s footsteps and launching an apparel collection, Vogue reports. Named “Pompom Paris”, the brand will offer “chic sportswear” with track suits, leggings and hoodies that can go from the gym to the street. […]

The founder and chairman of Irish retail chain Primark, Arthur Ryan, died on Monday following a short illness, according to BBC News. He was 83 years old. Many considered Ryan to be a “true pioneer” of the retail world. Ryan founded the iconic retail store, initially known as Penneys, in 1969 in Dublin, […]

Laure Browne, former International Brands Director at Auchan Retail, has joined sustainable sneaker brand Veja in the role of Group CEO. This is the first time in the company’s fifteen-year history that co-founders Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion appoint someone else for this role. “After 30 years […]

Jason Basmajian will be exiting his role at chief creative officer of Cerruti 1881. Basmajian joined the Italian luxury brand in 2015, and will now be exiting just four years later. "It has been a privilege to work for such iconic brands and write another chapter in their history," he said to WWD. "I […]

Francesca Bellettini has been elected as the new president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode féminine. She succeeds Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel in the position and will now head the governing body of French fashion for women. Bellettini has served as president and chief executive officer of Saint Laurent […]

Fashion designer and United Arab Emirates sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi has passed away in London at the age of 39. Son of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Qasimi launched his eponymous brand in 2008 with designer Elliott James Frieze and had been featured on the official schedules at both […]

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