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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Starting a Business

Simpson started her business ten years ago with $500 and three credit cards, working from her dining room table in a small one-room apartment. Since then, she’s placed 150 people, only three of whom didn’t work out. She recently moved …

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Simpson on Recruiting

Terre Simpson, president of Simpson Associates, an executive search firm: “In the Past year, The Limited has instituted college recruiting. It reflects a concern in the retailing community that talent has to be nurtured and grown. Retailing has never been …

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The Experts Rate

New York-Starbucks is spurring a coffee culture coast to coast. Baby boomers, worried about saving for kids’ college and their own retirement, are investing in mutual funds. The Internet is taking off. This 1996 Year-End Retail Roundup includes retail observers …

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Jeans Licensing Deal, New CEO slowly patch Karan

It’s official. Last week, Donna Karan International Inc. signed its 15-year jeanswear pact with Liz Claiborne Inc. But analysts say they don’t expect the stock, now trading at about $12 a share, to move much. Messrs. Leeds and Loeb, while …

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QVC to Give Private-Label Footwear More Air Time

Rob Goldfarb, placed at QVC through Simpson Associates in New York, came to the network after working at J. Crew and Bloomingdale’s. He said footwear sales had been going well, primarily in comfort, but he saw opportunities for growth.

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Are Men's Fashion Directors Going Out of Fashion?

According to Terre Simpson, president of the executive recruitment firm of Simpson Associates, men’s fashion directors are “a dying breed.” Although many stores still have women’s fashion directors, their men’s wear counterpart are fewer and further between. “Men’s is not …

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Victoria Secret Suing May Department Stores

May refused the request of Mark Weikel, former chairman of Foley’s, for permission to accept a job offer at Victoria’s Secret, citing a noncompete clause in Weikel’s contract. Foley’s officials escorted Weikel from the division’s Houston offices June 9, shortly …

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The Poaching Game

Observers praise retail-training programs for producing the most well-rounded senior executives. Terre Simpson, president of Simpson Associates, an executive search firm here, pointed out that retailers who have joined companies such as Liz Claiborne, which she called “the best-run firm …

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Holman-Rao: Limited

However, Terre Simpson, president of Simpson Associates executive search consultants said, “Holman-Rao combines a very good taste level and the ability to manage people well. That’s just what The Limited needs. Someone with the ability to put together a cohesive …

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Is there a Dearth of Young Retail Talent?

Terre Simpson, president of Simpson Associates, an executive search firm: “In the past year, The Limited has instituted college recruiting. It reflects a concern in the retailing community that talent has to be nurtured and grown. Retailing has never been …

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