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FAM Brands Acquire La Vie Jet Setter
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
FAM Brands, licensee of labels The Limited and Eddie Bauer, has acquired infant, girls and women’s brand, La Vie Jet Setter. Designed by Dela Emami, the collection features tongue-in-cheek tops, dresses, sweatshirts and sweatpants with themes like “H is for Heiress” and “Jet Setter.” FAM Brands Owner and CEO Frank Zarabi says the deal is a perfect fit for his company’s portfolio, adding, “It strengthens our offering in a vital area, childrenswear, and broadens our representation across the price spectrum.”
Gift Card Spending on the Rise
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
About 80.6 percent of consumers will buy a gift card this holiday season—a 4 percent increase over last year, reports a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. An average of $163.16 will be spent on cards, most notably for department store and restaurants. Consumers 65 and older are expected to spend the most, the survey states.
Delta Children Donates Cribs to Military Families
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
In honor of Veteran’s Day, nursery décor manufacturer Delta Children donated cribs to soldiers in the 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army at Fort Drum in New York. The donation was made in conjunction with Golfers in Support of Our Troops, which helps distribute everyday necessities to military families. Delta has a history of supporting active-duty service men and women. Previously the company donated cribs to expecting parents at events like “Boots and Booties.”
K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers Raise $1.4 million
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
Two organizations, Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers, committed to empowering children and families in need by offering new, unused clothing, teamed up for a fundraising gala on Nov. 6. The event, hosted by Vivica A. Fox, raised $1.4 million in addition to several hundred thousand dollars in item donations. In addition to celebrating K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers’ growing partnership and donations, the gala also honored Brendan Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Peter Comisar, vice chairman, investment banking, at Guggenheim Partners, Robert Campbell...
Two Companies Recall Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and L.L. Bean of Freeport, MN, have issued a voluntary recall of about 800 girls’ pajama sets. The sets fail to meet the federal flammability standard, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. No incidents have been reported. Babycottons of Miami, FL, is also recalling an estimated 1,100 children’s cotton nightgowns due to violation of the federal flammability standard.