A week after troops ousted the Honduran president at gunpoint, factory owner Roberto Cardona watches his industrial bobbins spinning thousands of threads into T-shirt fabric and frets fickle clients will pull orders if the crisis deteriorates.
Nehmatullah Yusefy's burqa sales have dropped 50 percent since the Taliban were toppled in 2001 and he says he will soon need to start stocking other styles of Islamic dress to make up for lost profits.
Recreational Equipment Inc opened a new store in Texas last year that tested several retail design and green building concepts, winning Project of the Year in the inaugural Sustainability Awards; a North Face store in Boise, Idaho tied for second place.
For years Coach was synonymous with practical yet fashionable purses. With this month's release of the budget-conscious Poppy line, Coach, a luxury-retail marvel once ridiculed for being stodgy, will be increasingly associated with a new demographic: teens, coeds & grads.
The Paris haute couture shows opened with pared-down collections and sober comments as the financial woes of designer Christian Lacroix forced even the world's most extravagant fashion scene to face economic reality.