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From news on apparel retail bankruptcies and apparel mergers & acquisitions, to new hires, legal issues, apparel store closings and more.

Bon-Ton Department Stores Begins Sales at Stores Planned for Closure

The Bon-Ton Stores began store closing sales on February 1 at 42 select locations as part of the company's recently announced store rationalization program and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on February 6, 2018.

Ramblers Way Unveils Investment Opportunity on SeedInvest 

Funding from the campaign will be used to help the responsibly sourced clothing company expand both its online and retail presence across the country.

By most counts, 2018 is not a year retail industry will see downward trajectory.

AI, 3D, Amazon, blockchain, omnichannel, reshoring and demands for sustainability are transforming the apparel industry.

Sales were even better than lululemon expected during the holiday shopping season. As a result, the athleisure wear company has raised its profit and revenue forecasts for Q4.

Facebook plans to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent, while emphasizing posts from friends and family.

Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, today praised the introduction of the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold credit reporting agencies (CRAs) accountable for breaches that involve consumer data.

Charming Charlie's new Back-to-Basics strategy calls for the closing of a number of underperforming stores in the United States.

Charming Charlie's new Back-to-Basics strategy calls for the closing of a number of underperforming stores in the United States.

Claims by Birkenstock that Amazon has failed to prevent counterfeits of its products have led the company to end its relationship with the online retailer in Europe.

Fashion to Figure's brick-and-mortar expansion was ill timed.

Fashion to Figure's brick-and-mortar expansion was ill timed.

Nordstrom's recent localization efforts are part of a wider push to serve customers on their terms.

According to the latest Paychex Small Business Survey, business owners on Main Street are nearly split on whether or not federal tax reform would benefit their business.

According to the latest Paychex Small Business Survey, business owners on Main Street are nearly split on whether or not federal tax reform would benefit their business.

Under Armour, Inc. announced a number of management and reporting changes in an effort to align its digital business against the company's long term growth objectives.

Under Armour, Inc. announced a number of management and reporting changes in an effort to align its digital business against the company's long term growth objectives.

Supply chain and retail planning solutions firm Logility, Inc. has acquired privately held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

Supply chain and retail planning solutions firm Logility, Inc. has acquired privately held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

True Religion has a plan to reduce debt from $471 million to $113.5 million as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy four months after filing.

Scabrenta, using its proprietary technology and deep knowledge of Italian leather making, will be an important R&D hub for various kinds of leather solutions within the ISA group.

Athletic apparel manufacturer Badger Sportswear is acquiring Alleson Athletic, a producer of in-stock uniforms and custom sublimated garments. 

Together, the businesses will offer superior quality apparel, more customized product options and rapid fulfillment and service for team dealers, decorators and collegiate bookstores.

Lee Holman, lululemon athletica inc.'s executive vice president and creative director, has resigned for personal reasons.

He'll stay on through Dec. 31.

Emilie Arel brings extensive operating experience in apparel merchandising, retail technology, marketing and e-commerce to FULLBEAUTY.

Emilie Arel brings extensive operating experience in apparel merchandising, retail technology, marketing and e-commerce to FULLBEAUTY.

Nicola Glass is expected to begin her role early in the new calendar year, and will succeed Deborah Lloyd, the brand’s current creative director who, in the wake of the Tapestry, Inc. acquisition, made the decision to exit the brand in 2018.

Tapestry, Inc. reports that Nicola Glass is joining the company as creative director of Kate Spade.

In this new position, Lydia Seifert will bring her nearly 20 years of retail industry experience to manage the launch and day-to-day operations of the 115,000-square-foot, two-level retail destination, which is scheduled to open on Feb. 22, 2018.

VF Corporation signed an agreement to purchase New Zealand outerwear innovator Icebreaker Holdings for an undisclosed sum. On a trailing 12-month basis, Icebreaker Holdings generated approximately $150 million of revenue.

Earlier this year INVISTA announced its intention to shed the Apparel & Advanced Textiles business unit — one of four major divisions — and it finally found a buyer.

Founded in 1995, Alternative Apparel sells Alternative brand better basic T-shirts, fleece and other tops and bottoms.

HanesBrands CEO Gerald Evans Jr cites Alternative Apparel's attractive business model, very strong and differentiated brand, and highly talented team of employees as drivers for the acquisition, noting that the acquisition also "diversifies our sales mix as we emphasize growth across all channels."

Gerald L. (Jerry) Storch has stepped down as CEO of HBC, effective Nov. 1, 2017, to return to his advisory firm, Storch Advisors.

Gerald L. (Jerry) Storch has stepped down as CEO of HBC, effective Nov. 1, 2017, to return to his advisory firm, Storch Advisors.

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