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Nike launched a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events for women around the globe as part of its NikeWomen Victory Tour and NikeWomen Weeks. Nike noted that more than 200,000 women worldwide conquered their first half marathon, 10k or Nike+ Training Club (NTC) challenge...

Genesco Inc. has authorized it to repurchase up to $100 million of the company's common stock. The authorization replaces the remaining balance of a previous $100 million repurchase program authorized in Sept. 2015, pursuant to which the company has repurchased 1.3 million shares at a...

PLUSfoam Compound Technologies LLC, which has helped Patagonia, Vans, New Balance and Manduka launch recyclable sandals and other footwear, has raised capital from two strategic partners to expand its manufacturing both abroad and in the United States....

Target Corporation hired Michelle Wlazlo as senior vice president of apparel and accessories. She was most recently she served as senior vice president of global merchandising, Gap. In this role, Wlazlo will be responsible for the retailer’s merchandising programs for women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel...

Kasper Rorsted, CEO of multinational consumer brand Henkel, will replace Herbert Hainer as Adidas AG CEO, effective Aug. 1. Hainer, 61, has agreed to relinquish his executive board mandate effective Sept. 30, 2016, prior to the expiry of his executive board service contract at the...

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. appointed Joe McFarland as executive vice president of stores, effective immediately. McFarland brings over 20 years of retail operations experience to JCPenney, and succeeds Tony Bartlett....

Holiday sales in 2015 increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion. The outcome fell short of NRF's forecasted total growth, including online sales, of 3.7 percent. The NRF described the results as "solid growth considering the unforeseen weather events across the country and an extreme deflationary...