Apparel and accessories retail

March 16, 2018 - 12:26 pm
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's sales dipped slightly over the past year, forcing the elimination of worker bonuses for the first time since 2008, but the CEO told workers on Friday that changes adopted in recent months are putting the company on a "path to a more prosperous future." The Maine-...
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People walk past a display window of a Zara shop at the Gran Via avenue in Madrid, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Zara fashion brand owner Inditex says strong sales and investment in technology for its online and physical stores boosted net profit in the past fiscal year by 7 percent. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
MADRID (AP) — Zara fashion brand owner Inditex says strong sales and investment in technology for its online and physical stores boosted net profit in the past fiscal year by 7 percent. The world's largest clothes retailer said Wednesday that net profit for the 12 months ending Jan. 31 rose to 3.37...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, photo, shoppers walk outside the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean said in a statement late Thursday, March 1, 2018, that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart,...
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In this May 23, 2017, photo, cars are parked in front of a Best Buy in Las Vegas. Best Buy reports financial earns on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, Kohl's, Gap and Nordstrom all reported strong sales during the quarter that includes the holiday season, a sign of success as retailers learn to steady themselves — and work with — online companies. At Best Buy, sales at established stores rose 9 percent. That's a big...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Health care companies are leading stocks broadly lower in early trading Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its big gain from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting higher Tuesday as gains for banks, retailers and technology companies put the market on track for its third up day in a row. Retailers are rising following strong fourth-quarter results from Under Armour and more gains for Amazon. The rebound over the last...
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In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo a worker marks a coat that was returned to the LL Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 09, 2018 - 9:28 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. The outdoor specialty...
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February 05, 2018 - 2:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bon-Ton Stores, saddled with debt and struggling with weak sales as shoppers abandon traditional department stores, said it filed Sunday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was exploring a sale of all or part of the company. The chain, which operates 260 stores in 24 states,...
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January 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Members of a South African opposition party have stormed into some H&M stores to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." Local media reports say the Economic Freedom Fighters members urged local malls...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 9:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper G-Eazy has cancelled a partnership with H&M after the Swedish clothing retailer was accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle." The rapper, whose real name is Gerald Earl...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount their selections of HDTVs and other home-theater essentials making January a good month to shop for electronics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 29, 2017 - 9:40 am
In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything. To help you out, we've created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for...
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