Macy’s Laying Off 2,500 and Shutting 5 Stores, Wanted: A Lab-Grown/Natural Diamond Dialogue, Ohio Jeweler Fred Weber Retires, and More

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Macy’s Laying Off 2,500 People,
Shutting 5 Stores

Macy’s announced it was laying off 2,500 people and shutting five stores even as it reported generally healthy holiday sales.

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Marketing to New Residents Can Pay Off

Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
from Retail Details

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Jewelry Sourcing Challenge:
U.S. Manufacturers of
Steel and Brass Styles

Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
from Style 360

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Signet Sees 5 Percent Jump in Holiday Comps

Signet announced its comp sales rose 5 percent this holiday, with strong gains from its Kay and Jared brands.

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Wanted: A Lab-Grown/Natural Diamond Dialogue

The lab-grown and natural diamond businesses have a lot in common and at stake with nondisclosure. So why aren’t they talking?

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Longtime Ohio Jeweler
Fred Weber Retires

Fred Weber, founder of Weber Jewelers in Dayton, Ohio, is retiring after nearly 60 years in the jewelry business.

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What’s Selling in Stores: Yellow Gold

We asked retailers to share their best-selling yellow gold pieces this week.

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