Kmart fends off trademark suit over Risewear basketball brand

Last year, Rise Basketball Skill Development LLC (“Rise”) sued Kmart Corp., it’s parent company Sears Holdings Management Corp., and Risewear LLC (“Risewear”) in California federal court for…

M-commerce and social media key for fashion e-shopping – report

The company said on Tuesday that consumers are continuing to migrate to internet shopping, especially doing so from home, due to the ease of comparing prices (54%),…

Major brands fail to join Bangladesh factory safety accord

The new pact is a three-year extension of the Bangladesh Accord, a legally-binding agreement between global brands and trade unions drawn up after the Rana Plaza collapse,…

Levi Strauss sues LVMH’s Kenzo over jeans pocket tab

The complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where Levi is based, said Kenzo’s activities threaten to cause Levi to lose sales and suffer…

NPD report finds US consumers are thrifty, avoiding aspirational brands

Previously, designers were setting the trends in apparel and accessories, while consumers clamored to purchase whatever brands were putting on the shelves. Purchasing a designer item, specifically…

Number of vacant stores in Dutch shopping streets declines for third year in row

In square meters, the number of vacant stores shows an even bigger decrease, 0.6%. This means that 200,000 m2 less vacant stores on 31 December 2017, compared…

Showrooming increases as online growth begins to slow

Brands including French clothing label Sézane, which had its beginnings on eBay before moving to a branded online platform, and one of Kate Middleton’s favourite online brands…