Gap Inc. Reveals Plans for Omni-Channel and Asia Expansion

By Deborah Belgum | April 17, 2014

In the next three years, Gap Inc. hopes its sales in China will reach $1 billion as it expands the number of stores located there and pumps up its omni-channel offerings.

Del Amo Fashion Center Makes Way for New Addition

The retail lineup at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Calif., is starting to look a lot like musical chairs. At the end of the month, boutiques will begin relocating to other areas of the mall so construction can begin on a new two-level section of the north mall.

Kitson Opening in Las Vegas in May

Kitson Opening in Las Vegas in May

Kitson, the trendy Los Angeles boutique, is gambling that Las Vegas will be a big winner for the retail chain.

Retailers, Brands Scout for New Tech at NRF's Big Show

Retailers, Brands Scout for New Tech at NRF's Big Show

This year’s National Retail Federation Big Show offered the usual frenzy of meeting, greeting and selling as retailers checked out the latest in technology.

Fashion Valley Names New Marketing Director

Christopher Lane was named director of marketing and business development for Fashion Valley, the Simon Property Group’s regional mall in San Diego.

Etnies Next Step: Expanded Clothing Line

Etnies Next Step: Expanded Clothing Line

For much of its more than 20 years in business, Etnies mostly sold footwear for skateboarding.

Loehmann’s to Close All Stores

After 93 years in business, off-price retailer Loehmann’s is closing.

Foot Traffic Down, but Xmas Business Beat E-Comm Forecasts, Survey Finds

While business headlines for the 2013 Christmas holiday season have been mostly downbeat, the 2013 holiday season beat forecasts, according to prominent market-research company ShopperTrak.

Disappointing December Sales Reports Brings Mixed Reactions

The 2013 holiday retail season was tough, but that’s the only thing the industry can agree on.

Retailers See Mixed Holiday Business

Consumers waited until the last minute to shop for holiday gifts. The surge of consumer traffic created a 1 percent sales increase for the final week of December over the previous week, ending Dec. 21, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. The index was released on Dec. 31.

NYDJ’s Leslie Singer to Head Kellwood’s New Sam Edelman Division

Former NYDJ executive Leslie Singer has been named president of Sam Edelman Apparel, a new division at Kellwood Co., formed through a new partnership between Kellwood and Sam Edelman, which is owned by the Brown Shoe Co.

The Store of the Future

The Store of the Future

Industry insiders weigh in on the future look—and function—of bricks-and-mortar stores.

2013 Year in Review: Busy Year for Well-Known and Up-and-Coming Retailers

Bebe Stores Inc. opened 2013 by naming Steve Birkhold as chief executive officer and announcing a turnaround strategy for the retail chain, which runs a fleet of 235 stores.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

Small e-Tailers Test Price Matching

Once the domain of major retailers and e-tailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, price matching is helping small retailers and e-tailers compete in a tough marketplace.

After DSquared2, Rodeo Drive Will Be Filled Up

After DSquared2, Rodeo Drive Will Be Filled Up

There is no room on Rodeo Drive. It is the first time in recent memory that there is no vacancy on the iconic shopping street.