London - It seems as if French fashion house Lanvin has yet to complete a full turnaround following the appointment of its new creative director Bouchra Jarrar. Staff at Lanvin are said to be waiting in fear for a fresh wave of job cut following news that the brand’s new creative head was unable to […]

Los Angeles - As American Apparel nears its bankruptcy, the closures are tunneling in. Recently, the basics apparel brand has shown its preparing for shuttering its sales starting with sales in its existing locations. Recently, Forever 21 and Amazon have shown interest in acquiring the Made-in-LA company. […]

Macy's, once the stalwart of American retailers, is to close 68 stores and cut 10,000 jobs after poor holiday sales. The company currently operates the largest department store chain in the US with a portfolio of 720 stores. Sales fell 2.1 percent in the final two months of the year, resulting in greater […]

Japanese quality goods brand Muji has confirmed a new flagship in the U.S. With a handful of stores open in the country, the brand announced its Santa Anita location opening January 12. The brand confirmed the store opening on its website with an opening date listed next to the stores address. The 6,351 […]

Swedish retailer COS, part of the H&M group, has opened its first store in Kuala Lumpur, within the Pavilion Elite, the extension of the iconic Pavilion KL shopping mall. The opening in December, marks the retailer’s entry into the Malaysian market and starts a new chapter for the brand in Asia. Marie […]

Tmall, global e-commerce platform of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, was able to increase the number of imported product categories to nearly 50 percent or 3,700 in 2016. The online platform enables international brands to sell online directly to Chinese consumers. According to the company, more than […]

Department store Sears announced more closures for the upcoming year. On Tuesday, Sears announced that it would shutter 30 Sears and Kmart locations, according to Business Insider. The closures for Kmart include Riverside, California; Port Charlotte, Florida; Tacoma, Washington; London, Kentucky; Jasper, […]

Last year, minimum wage was approved to increase up to 15 dollars per hour in the upcoming years for Los Angeles workers. The complete effect will not be until 2020, but as 2017 marks two years after the vote passage, the retail industry will be affected by the new wage. Effective January 1, the minimum […]




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