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Signet Revenue Drops in First Quarter
Signet Jewelers has lowered its sales outlook for the restof the year, after revenue fell in the first fiscal quarter. Total sales declined 3.3% to $1.43 billion in the threemonths ending May 4, the...
Retail Jun 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Names Ex-President as Interim UK Head
Former Signet Jewelers president Seb Hobbs will serve asinterim managing director of the company’s UK business for the next month.Hobbs, who has been with the jewelry retailer for more thaneight years, began...
Retail May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Implements More Job Cuts
Signet Jewelers is laying off an undisclosed number of employeesfrom its Ohio and Dallas locations, after it failed to find enough interest ina voluntary exit package it offered workers. The cuts are part of a cost-saving effort the...
Retail Apr 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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Weak Holidays Dampen Signet’s Year
Sales at Signet Jewelers fell last year as demand tailed off during a disappointing holiday season. Same-store sales — at branches open for a year — slipped0.1% for the fiscal year ending February 2, while total revenue also...
Retail Apr 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet to Shut Dallas Production Site
More than 100 Signet Jewelers employees will lose their jobsamid the closing of the company’s Texas-based manufacturing facility. The closure is part of a long-term effort by the Zales,Jared and Kay owner to cut costs and...
Retail Apr 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Hires New Financial Chief
Signet Jewelers has appointed Joan Hilson chief financialofficer, as part of an effort to strengthen its leadership team. The former David’s Bridal executive — who also managed finances forAmerican Eagle Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret — will...
Retail Mar 13, 2019 Rapaport News
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What Makes a Good Synthetics Detector?
The massive project by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers to test and review 18 synthetic-diamond detectors has raised an important question: What should you look for in such a machine?Accuracy is, of course, a major...
Technology Mar 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown diamonds in a recent industry-widestudy.Yehuda’s Sherlock Holmes, priced at $6,495, correctlyspotted all synthetic diamonds in a “deliberately challenging” sample,according to a report...
Technology Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Offers Employees Voluntary Exit Packages
Signet Jewelers is offering employees at its Ohioheadquarters benefits and assistance to leave the company voluntarily, in aneffort to reduce costs. The Voluntary Transition Program (VTP) is available tosupport-center and field team members at the district-manager level...
Retail Feb 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Holiday Revenues Disappoint
Signet Jewelers’ sales fell during the holiday season, prompting the retailer to lower its full-year outlook. Total revenue dropped 2.5% to $1.84 billion for the nine weeks ending January 5, while same-store sales...
Retail Jan 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
James Allen
James Allen Opens Concept Store in DC
Signet Jewelers has launched a brick-and-mortar conceptstore for its e-commerce brand James Allen. The store, which opened on Friday in the Georgetown area ofWashington, DC, will feature an immersive gallery experience aimed at thebrand’s younger...
Retail Dec 10, 2018 Rapaport News
Signet results
Signet Loss Prompts Share Sell-Off
Signet Jewelers’ shares slumped 14% in early trading Thursday after the retailer reported a deeper loss, even as sales grew.The retailer’s net loss intensified to $38.1 million from $12.1 million a year ago due to higher...
Retail Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Signet breach
Signet Fixes Data Issue at Kay, Jared
Signet Jewelers has repaired a configuration bug on theorder pages of subsidiaries Kay and Jared that accidentally exposed the personalinformation of customers who purchased online. A Jared customer contacted Signet last month after noting hecould...
Retail Dec 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Tiffany
Diamond Brands Shun Traditional Holiday Ads
Diamond advertising has well and truly departed fromtraditional styles, this year’s holiday commercials suggest. Gone are the daysof the De Beers campaigns targeting men buying a diamond for his fiancée.The major retailers...
Retail Dec 05, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Judge Orders Signet to Face Fraud Lawsuit
Signet Jewelers will have to answer allegations of security fraud after a US district-court judge rejected the company’s appeal against a pending lawsuit.The owner of Kay Jewelers and Zales had asked the court to dismiss a claim by the...
Financial-Legal Nov 29, 2018 Rapaport News
Signet gold mining
Signet Offers First ‘Conflict-Free’ DRC Gold
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has exportedconflict-free artisanal gold to the US jewelry market for the first time,according to groups involved in the project. The metal from the South Kivu province has gone on sale...
Mining Oct 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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Happy Ending in Kay Jewelers ‘Stolen Rings’ Case
Kay Jewelers has located and returned the missing rings of awoman who accused the store of stealing her jewelry in a viral Facebook post. In her September 28 post, Requitta Darshae East said thatthree months after...
Retail Oct 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Amazon jewelry
Amazon Applies for Jewelry-Line Trademark
Online-shopping titan Amazon has filed a trademark application that mayindicate it is planning to create its own private-label jewelry collection.“For Keeps by Amazon,” which was filed at the US Patent andTrademark Office last week, is for “online retail...
Retail Sep 26, 2018 Rapaport News
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Signet Open to Selling Lab-Grown
Signet Jewelers will consider selling synthetic diamonds at its stores if consumer demand justifies such a move, CEO Gina Drosos said in a conference call with analysts. “We are very closely monitoring and assessing the...
Retail Sep 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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