By Andrew Asch | March 5, 2014
Retail sales increased slightly, 0.3 percent, during the last week of February but it won’t shake the winter blues, analysts say.
Extreme weather across much of the U.S. put a chill in business for February, but many retailers pulled out good sales during the month.
The online site Nasty Gall gets a new executive.
Off-pricer Ross Stores Inc. announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 results on Feb. 27, and Michael Balmuth gave a mixed forecast for Ross’ first quarter for its 2014 year.
Gap Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter of its 2013 year and its overall fiscal 2013 results on Feb. 27.
There are few retail centers currently in construction across America, and the upcoming Pacific City development in Huntington Beach, Calif., is ranked among a more select class.
Chief Executive Officer Glenn Murphy, the San Francisco–based specialty retailer and owner of Gap stores, Old Navy and Banana Republic will raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $9 this year and $10 in 2015.
Goldwin Inc., a Japanese company founded in 1951, has opened its new U.S. headquarters in the Los Angeles area.
In April, Irvine, Calif.–headquartered men’s shopping site FlyPeeps will open for business in the crowded market for e-commerce.
With 20 apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing trade shows taking place in Las Vegas market at the same time in February, thousands of brands are competing for attention, and the ambiance can be thrilling, festive and, ultimately, exhausting.
Bebe Stores Inc. is just a year into its turnaround campaign, but media reports indicate that the publicly traded contemporary retailer is investigating a sale and going private.
For its 20th anniversary, Los Angeles–based fashion label Roar Clothing will open its first boutique. The two-story shop will be located at 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd., at the corner of California Avenue, according to Deepak Vasandani, founder and chief executive of the label.
Fashion Bookstore founders Bill and Linda Golant sold the business to longtime employees Yolanda Bragg and Rina Castro.
Dutch brand Scotch & Soda opened a 2,700-square-foot store at 1340 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in 2013. In May, it is scheduled to open its first shop in Orange County at upscale shopping center South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.
French basics line Zadig & Voltaire opened a shop in West Hollywood, Calif.’s Sunset Plaza shopping district in 2006 but just started a growth spurt in the past year.