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Retail News: Macy’s Announces Major Restructuring; 10K Jobs To Be Cut

New York, NY—Macy’s announced a massive streamlining of its workforce, which will include the elimination of 17% of its management force. An article in Women’s Wear Daily says 6,200 management positions are being eliminated, and a total of more than 10,000 jobs—though none of those are...

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Celebrity News: Belle Étoile Makes TV and Print Appearances

Las Vegas, NV—Singer and songwriter Skylar Grey (left) was spotted wearing Belle Étoile's Fontaine earrings and ring at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, where she performed on December 2, 2016.

Belle Étoile's Antoinette Collection also was featured on Belgian fashion model Marine Van Outryve,...

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Centurion Announces 2017 Emerging Designer Winners

Merrick, NY—The Centurion Jewelry Show is pleased to announce Marla Aaron, Alexis Mazza, and Alison Nagasue as the winners of the Centurion 2017 Emerging Designer Competition, sponsored by Stuller.  All three designers will make their U.S. jewelry tradeshow debut at the Centurion Scottsdale Show,...

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A Formula To Determine Your Optimum Inventory Level, Part One

Omaha, NE--The first thing to understand when it comes to determining your Optimum Inventory Level (OIL) is that it doesn't start with inventory.  There are three other steps required first to ensure your OIL is calculated accurately rather than based on guesswork and hope.

It starts by...

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Start Your Show Experience Early With Centurion’s 2017 Preview Book

Merrick, NY—Centurion is celebrating 16 years of combining the country’s leading prestige jewelers and top-quality exhibitors in a fun, relaxing environment. Thought-provoking speakers offer one of the most exciting and timely conference programs in the jewelry industry while friends new and old...

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National Retail Federation: Washington Laws And Policies Impact Retailers In 2017

New York, NY—The 2015-2016 session of Congress—as well as the contentious election season—resulted in a variety of policies and plans that will have impact on retailers of all kinds. The National Retail Federation offered a year-end review of issues that came up and some that are likely to come up...

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Industry News: Heist At Gregg Ruth; Diamond Prices Down 5% Last Year; GIA Offers Fellowships

Heightened Security In Times Square Doesn’t Deter Burglary At Gregg Ruth

New York, NY—Extra-tight security—including New York City garbage trucks providing a circle-the-wagons style barricade—ensured the city’s traditional New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square went off without a hitch...

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Brand News: Rahaminov Launches Redesigned Website; De Grisogono Turns To Video Storytelling

Rahaminov Diamonds Unveils Redesigned Website

Los Angeles, CA—Rahaminov Diamonds unveils its newly designed website, www.rahaminov.com. The redesign incorporates a cleaner and more sophisticated design, special access to the brand’s LookBook, and completely new navigational tools. The content has...

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Classified: Imagine Bridal Seeks Reps; Auction Of Simon Golub Merchandise And IP

Imagine Bridal Seeks Experienced Reps

Great Neck, NY—Imagine Bridal is looking to hire an experienced bridal Sales Rep. Several regions are available.  Imagine Bridal is a rapidly GROWING, forward thinking, technology advanced bridal company that has a loyal retail following.  Highly motivated...

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