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The National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery...

The board of directors of VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC), which owns The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Smartwool and other active lifestyle brands, on Wednesday named Steve Rendle, 57, to replace Eric C. Wiseman as the the company’s CEO. ...

The insoles are the result of a partnership with innovation firm Jabil and an investment in SafeSize, a digital 3D scanning technology platform. Jabil is a product solutions company providing electronics design, production and product management services to global electronic and technology companies....

Zappos.com announced its first loyalty program, Zappos Rewards, a four-tier benefits program. The progression-based program will allow customers to earn Rewards Points toward future purchases, get free expedited shipping on all orders and receive early access to exclusive products and sales....

In a rush by brands to return some of their production lines to the United States, many are finding it difficult to re-establish the economy that largely fled overseas in the 1990s. It’s been a lot easier for footwear brand Vibram, which has been partnering...