Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass is stepping down to join Levi Strauss

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass is stepping down to join Levi Strauss

Kohl’s corp. KSS 10.88% CEO Michelle Gass is leaving the department store chain early next month to join Levi Strauss LEVI -2.05% & Co. with plans to have her take over as the jeans maker’s CEO. At Kohl’s, Ms. Gass has been under attack from activist investors because of falling sales and a steep decline … Read more

Stock futures rise to start busy week with intermediate futures, inflation data

Stock futures rise to start busy week with intermediate futures, inflation data

Stock futures rose ahead of a crowded week of corporate earnings, inflation data and midterm elections that could see a shift to Republican control of one or both houses of Congress. Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.5% on Monday, while futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%. Contracts linked to … Read more

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike Inc. OF 5.96% suspended his relationship with Kyrie Irving and moved to distance himself from the basketball star after he was suspended by his team for being slow to reject anti-Semitism. Nike said Friday it was suspending its endorsement deal effective immediately and would no longer launch the Kyrie 8, one of its flagship … Read more

Victoria’s Secret buys underwear brand Adore Me for $400 million

Victoria’s Secret buys underwear brand Adore Me for $400 million

Victoria’s Secret VSCO -2.54% & Co. buys online lingerie retailer AdoreMe Inc. and adds a brand known for size inclusion and body positivity as the retailer tries to move away from a legacy built largely on sex appeal. Victoria’s Secret is paying $400 million in cash for Adore Me, a direct-to-consumer company that started about … Read more

UW-Madison releases statement after Adolf Hitler costume seen on State Street | News

UW-Madison releases statement after Adolf Hitler costume seen on State Street |  News

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Woman wanted by Jonesboro police after illegally leaving with children | News

Woman wanted by Jonesboro police after illegally leaving with children |  News

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Fast-Fashion Juggernaut Shein’s Sales Close In on Zara, H&M

Fast-Fashion Juggernaut Shein’s Sales Close In on Zara, H&M

Online retailer Shein is on track to generate revenue of $24 billion this year, according to people close to the company, putting it within striking distance of the world’s largest fast-fashion giants—just a decade since its founding. Shein, which was started in China and is now based in Singapore, has grown rapidly thanks to a … Read more

How brands split with celebrity partners

How brands split with celebrity partners

Adidas AG this week became the biggest brand to end a partnership with Kanye West following anti-Semitic outbursts from the rap artist and designer. Adidas said it severed ties with Mr. West, which is going by Ye, at significant cost to its own company, because his recent comments and actions had been “unacceptable, hateful and … Read more

Skechers says Kanye West was escorted from the office after showing up uninvited

Skechers says Kanye West was escorted from the office after showing up uninvited

Skechers USA Inc. SKX -9.80% said Kanye West, the rapper and fashion label owner who goes by Ye, was escorted from one of its California corporate offices after visiting unannounced and engaging in unauthorized recording there. The footwear maker said on Wednesday that two company executives escorted Ye and his company from the Los Angeles … Read more

Kanye West’s partners flee, putting his future in fashion and business in doubt

Kanye West’s partners flee, putting his future in fashion and business in doubt

Kanye West publicly aspired to become the Steve Jobs of clothing. His erratic behavior and anti-Semitic comments have cost him key partners, derailed his earnings and jeopardized his future in fashion and entertainment. Gap Inc., GPS 0.98% who ended his multi-year partnership with Mr. West last month, said Tuesday it was removing Yeezy Gap products … Read more