Stories for January 2001

Subscribe

Friday, January 12

KJLA-TV Spotlights Local Latin Designers

A new television program featuring Latin music and Los Angeles design talent is in the works for a local television station....

Economy 2001: Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

Economic analysts’ first forecasts for the new year are generally bearish, with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s influential chief economist even releasing a report entitled “Recess...

National: Jan. 12, 2001

Sears, Roebuck & Co. is closing 89 stores, affecting approximately 2,400 employees, after posting a 1.1 percent year-to-year drop in December same-store sales; the ...

Cyberspace: Jan. 12, 2001

Bricks-and-clicks e-tailers, those with real-world stores as well as Web sites, dominated the Nielsen/NetRatings list of top holiday-seas...

International: Jan. 12, 2001

British retailers fared well for holiday. Same-store sales were up 3.4 percent in December over the same month last year, according to a just-released report from the British Retail Consortiu...

California: Jan. 12, 2001

Joe Boxer Corp., the San Francisco-based underwear label, has been ordered to pay East Brunswick, NJ-based Van Mar Inc., its former licensee, nearly $3.16...

New Faces in Design at North Face

San Leandro, Calif.-based The North Face announced the appointment of four new designers in the company’s research design and development department....

Movers: Jan. 12, 2001

Mark S. Askanas has been named general counsel and sen...

Fashion Companies Try New Alternatives to Traditional Marketing

How does a retailer cut through the visual cacophony of Las Vegas to drive traffic to its stores? That was the challenge for Jonathan Paul, creative director for Bisou Bisou. The Los Angeles-based contemporary manufacturer ...

PJ Salvage Kicks Off Retailer Valentine's Day Contest

Costa Mesa, Calif.-based sleepwear manufacturer PJ Salvage has kicked off its second annual Valentine’s Day promotion with its retailers. To enter, stores must mail the manufacturer photographs of in...

December 2001 Retail Sales Grinched

December wasn’t an outright disaster for most retailers, but for those closing stores and pink slipping employees, and even for those who are accustomed to the bountiful bottom lines of the ’90s, i...

Beverly Boulevard, Beverly Hills

There’s a three-block shopping area on Beverly Boulevard (south of Wilshire Boulevard) in Beverly Hills, Calif., that is gaining retail momentum....

Roxy Echo Makes Auto Show Debut

Roxy, the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based girls surf label owned by Quiksilver, teamed with Seventeen magazine and Toyota Motor Sales, USA...

FBI Teams with Stitches Technology

The Fashion Business Incubator (FBI) and Stitches Technology, two Los Angeles-based not-for-profit associations, have announced an alliance to assist two separate sectors of the loca...

Zambrano to Head Denim Division at Bebe Studio in L.A.

Monah Li has company at Bebe’s design studio in the Cooper Building in downtown Los Angeles. Bebe Stores Inc. has hired Ruben Zambrano as senior d...

Friday, January 5

Dyers, Finishers to Join Natural Gas Lawsuit

Members of the Association of Textile Dyers, Printers and Finishers (ATDPF), a Los Angeles-based trade organization, unanimously decided to join a class action lawsuit filed against transporters of n...

Bankruptcies at Bradlees, Ward Resonate in Retail

A dismal holiday season for U.S. retail, perhaps the worst in more than a decade, ended with Chicago-based Montgomery Ward Inc. and Braintree, Mass.-based Bradlees Inc., two retail c...

Cyberspace: Jan. 5, 2001

More than 41,000 employees were laid off or dismissed by Internet companies in 2000, according to Challenger Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based outplacement firm, with most of the...

National: Jan. 5, 2001

Fall River, Mass.-based Globe Manufacturing Corp., the manufacturer of Glospan and Cleerspan spandex, was forced into an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding by three ...

California: Jan. 5, 2001

San Francisco-based strategy consulting firm Swander Pace & Company, which specializes in the food, beverage and consumer packaged-goods industries, has merged with Kurt Salmon A...

International: Jan. 5, 2001

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is forming a Japanese subsidiary and will open its first store in Japan a...

Fed Acts as Economic Warning Signs Mount

The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, has cut thekey overnight bank rate by half a percentage point, lowering itto 6.0. The surprise move to lower the interest on overnight loans that banks make ...

Ginger Takes a Second Bow

Ginger is all that is naughty and nice, with just the right touch of spice. Or so says Terry Weaver, the president of this newly revamped junior label....

Ace Ross Studios to Rep Oboe, Seraph

Ace Ross signed an agreement on New Year’s Eve to be the exclusive sales representative for junior contemporary lines Oboe and Seraph, according to Ross, who recently founde...

Dorlastan Unveils L.A. Area Office, New Ad Campaign

The fibers group of Charleston, S.C.-based Bayer Corporation’s fibers, additives and rubber division has opened a West Coast office in Brea, Calif., under the direction of marketing manager Ma...