Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing, accessories line

Feb 4, 2017

Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing, accessories line

Nordstrom said Thursday it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories. The Seattle-based department store chain said the decision was based on the sales performance of the first daughter’s brand, The Seattle Times reported. The move comes amid a campaign known as “Grab ...

Department store sales fell 2.4% in November

Dec 20, 2016

Department store sales fell 2.4% in November

Sales at department stores across Japan dropped 2.4 percent in November from a year earlier on a same-store basis, down for the ninth consecutive month. Overall sales at 234 outlets run by 81 companies stood at ¥525.7 billion, the Japan Department Stores Association said ...

Major Japanese retailers hold 'Black Friday' Christmas sales

Nov 26, 2016

Major Japanese retailers hold 'Black Friday' Christmas sales

Sales to replicate the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy in the United States have kicked off in Japan, with some major retailers taking part for the first time. Toys “R” Us, Gap and retail giant Aeon launched sales on Friday. Just before midnight Thursday, more ...

Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

Nov 25, 2016

Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

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While Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s vow to overshoot the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent inflation target caused a stir among monetary policy watchers in September, it’s yet to have an impact among retailers. Stores as diverse as supermarket operator Aeon, Mister Donut and Wal-Mart have ...

Oct 6, 2016

Seven & i, H2O agree on capital, business alliance

Seven & i Holdings Co. and H2O Retailing Corp. said Thursday they have agreed on a capital and business tie-up, with Seven & i selling some of its department stores to the operator of the Hankyu and Hanshin department stores. Seven & i said ...