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- American Apparel hired an investment bank to explore a possible sale. Will Dov Charney want to buy his company back? Right now he is saying, “Hard swipe left.” In other news, American Apparel is being sued by two former factory workers for alleged, “wrongful termination, failure to pay overtime, discrimination, and retaliation for expressing concerns about working conditions.” The drama continues.
- The editor of Seventeen magazine was fired WHILE SHE WAS ON MATERNITY LEAVE.
- T.J.Maxx is saying, “Pass the Veuve Clicquot,” while other retailers are sitting around drinking Andre. Their plans are to add 2,000 stores – an increase of 50% – in an environment where other stores are consolidating and closing.
- A new book is out in Sweden that explores H&M’s relationship with its factories in Myanmar. The phrases “child labor” and “12-hour workday” are being bandied about.
- DSW is opening 40 stores in the Middle East.
- Target was duped, swindled, and bamboozled. When they asked, “Hey, are these Egyptian cotton sheets?” supplier Welspun India said, “yeah, yeah, sure. They are Egyptian cotton.” Note: They weren’t. Now Target is offering millions of dollars worth of refunds to customers. Making us all say, “Oh sheet.”
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