NRF: St. Patty Turns His Luck on the Retailers

Retailers will be feeling the luck o’ the Irish this Spring, as consumers hit the stores for their favorite green goods. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, consumers will spend an

VF Corp. Names Wiseman as President and COO

VF Corporation appointed Eric C. Wiseman as President and Chief Operating Officer having him assume responsibility for the company's day-to-day operations. Wiseman, 50, who previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Brands, will continue t

Stage Stores Files for Trading on NYSE

Stage Stores, Inc. has applied for listing of its Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The company anticipates that its stock will begin trading on the NYSE on March 16, 2006, under the symbol “SSI.” Stage's Common Stock has traded on the NAS

Conservation Alliance Helps Remove Diversion Dam

Conservation Alliance funding has helped remove a 180-foot diversion dam from the North Fork of the Gunnison River near Hotchkiss, Colorado. The dam removal will help restore a 33-mile stretch of the Gunnison, and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the

Centerstone Sees Record Usage in 2005

Wholesale online transactions advanced aggressively from “trend” status in 2004 to a profitable industry standard during 2005 as CenterStone Technologies, Inc. announced a third consecutive year of record usage by retail dealers of the company's busi

Warnaco Has Tough Q4 on Weak Swim Sales

For the fourth quarter, Warnaco Inc.'s net revenues declined 3.2% to $362.5 million from $374.4 million in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to swimwear sales not meeting expectations, fewer than anticipated replenishment orders in intimate apparel

Another Trade Show Season Wraps Up with Magic…

Well, the show circuit is complete and it is that time of year again to step back and take a broad look at the market, identify new trends and areas of opportunity, and offer a few insights from an independent point of view. This latest round of shows sa

Escalade Sports Takes Q4 Hit from Sears Decline…

Escalade, Inc.'s main priority was increasing profitability to reverse last year's decline that resulted from restructuring operations and asset write-downs. As a result, profits were up even though sales were down. ESCA net income grew to $3.1

Shoe Pavilion Rides 5.5% Comps Gain to 18.9% Sales Jump…

For the fourth quarter, Shoe Pavilion, Inc. saw comparable store sales increase 5.5% on top of a 14.7% jump last year. Net sales for the quarter increased 18.9% to $29.5 million from $24.8 million for the same period last year.
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