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Blog: J.C. Penney Spells It Out

J.C. Penney

What’s old is new again at J.C. Penney as the retailer has dropped the much-heralded logo that was unveiled in the Ron Johnson era. The old, now new, logo spells out the historical name of the chain. It’s replacing the stark “JCP” in a box, which was said to symbolically represent the chain’s move awayMore »

Blog: Weaves from Wednesday

New York

NEW YORK-With the September New York Home Fashions Market beginning to wind down, here are some observations from showroom visits yesterday: Down Lite put the spotlight on its mattress pad line, a category which the company entered earlier this year. It also introduced Wicking Windows, a technology that repels moisture on fabric, on a lineMore »

Blog: Tuesday Yarns

Roman And Schecter

NEW YORK-Yesterday marked the official opening of the fall 2013 version of the New York Home Fashions Market. Here are some of the new product launches on display: Along with introducing its new Dreamspun sheet brand, WestPoint Home placed the focus on made-in-America with a new towel collection produced entirely with American-made cotton. The companyMore »

Cuban Joins the JCP Fun

Mark Cuban

Just when J.C. Penney’s shareholders thought that things would finally quiet down, word has come that Mark Cuban has bought 1 million shares of its common stock. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Cuban, he is a very rich guy who built a billion-dollar-plus fortune through software and the Internet. He currently ownsMore »

In the Public Eye

Duke Ratliff

Remember the ’80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me?” The lyrics for the Michael Jackson-like ditty went: “I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” Well, I nominate that almost-forgotten tune to be the song of summer 2013 for decision makers of all shapes and sizes. If recent events are any indication, if it feels like somebody isMore »