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De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ring
Gearing for a Holiday Season Like No Other
The quarterly Diamond Trends Webinar that took place on October 22 outlined the key developments the trade should look out for during the holiday season and 2021.Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz provides...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Coronavirus
Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry, with new developments unfolding every day. Here, we present a one-stop, running news feed on industry events impacted...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Rapaport News
E-commerce
Trend Report: Covid-19 Driving Move to Digital
Las Vegas, September 24, 2020As the diamond industry begins its recovery from the initial impact of Covid-19, its once-lagging progress toward digital is being vastly accelerated. While this will not be a rapid transition...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2020 John Costello
James Allen
Signet to Expand James Allen In-Store Format
Signet Jewelers plans to have James Allen e-commerce displays in 80 of its Jared locations this holiday season following a successful trial of the store-in-store concept. “Given positive sales results and strong traffic gains, we plan to expand...
Retail Sep 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet Kay Florida store shut during Covid-19
Signet Sales Better Than Expected
Signet Jewelers’ revenue and profit beat expectations in the second fiscal quarter as stores unlocked their doors and the retailer upgraded its digital capabilities.“Sales improved sequentially throughout the second quarter as we reopened stores...
Retail Sep 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Signet Requiring Customers to Wear Masks in Stores
Signet Jewelers has extended its face-mask policy, which had previously applied only to employees, to include customers as well.The jeweler will offer disposable masks to any shoppers who don’t have one with them, it said...
Retail Aug 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Lays Off Some Furloughed Employees
Some Signet Jewelers team members will not return from furlough after the company restructured its store operations during the Covid-19 shutdown.The jeweler has recalled most of its furloughed employees, but has...
Retail Jul 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamonds Do Good
Industry Leaders to Offer Insights in Virtual Session
Diamonds Do Good will host a virtual gathering in which key leaders from the diamond and retail sectors will offer insights and perspectives on the future of the natural-diamond industry.“The world has undergone a seismic change...
Polished Markets Jul 08, 2020 Rapaport News
NRF 100
Signet Lands on Top 100 Retailers List
Signet Jewelers was rated as one of the top 100 retailers on the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2020 list, which ranks companies based on annual retail sales.The retailer came in at number 98, the only jewelry...
Retail Jul 08, 2020 Rapaport News
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Signet Brings In Chief Digital Officer
Signet Jewelers has appointed Rebecca Wooters chief digital officer to help expand its online offering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.“Our omni-channel and digital transformation is even more important now with today’s shift...
Retail Jun 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Loss Deepens Amid Covid-19 Closures
Signet Jewelers’ net loss increased to $190 million in the first fiscal quarter as the company closed all its stores for most of the period.That figure compares with a loss of $10 million during the same...
Retail Jun 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Gabrielle Grazi
Natural Diamond Council Hires Retail VP
Gabrielle Grazi has joined the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) as its vice president for retail following seven years at Signet Jewelers.The newly created role involves establishing the NDC as the natural-diamond authority among...
Marketing Jun 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Jared Virtual Weddings
Jared to Hold Online Weddings
Jared will offer free virtual weddings to 1,000 couples who had to cancel or postpone their events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The jeweler will begin holding the ceremonies, which are part of its #LoveCantWait campaign,...
Retail May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Revamps Rules as Some Branches Reopen
Signet Jewelers has reopened more than 130 US stores and is planning to unlock up to 50 more doors in time for Mother’s Day as some states are allowing retailers to do business again. The company, which owns Kay Jewelers,...
Retail May 07, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Signet
Signet Appoints Investor-Relations Exec
Signet Jewelers has hired Vincent Sinisi as senior vice president of investor relations, replacing Randi Abada, the company said Monday.Sinisi has over 15 years of experience as a retail analyst, most recently as executive director of equity research...
Retail May 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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Signet Temporarily Lays Off Workers
Signet Jewelers has furloughed a number of its employees to cut costs and ensure the long-term sustainability of its business.“Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and the closure of our stores, we have moved quickly to proactively reduce...
Retail Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Settles Shareholder Suit for $240M
Signet Jewelers has agreed to a $240 million settlement relating to a lawsuit filed by shareholders. The suit claims the company misled investors regarding allegations of sexual discrimination against its executives and the health of its credit...
Retail Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Zales store in Wesley Chapel, Florida
Strong Holiday Lifts Signet to 4Q Profit
Signet Jewelers returned to profit in the fourth fiscal quarter and recorded growth in same-store sales, as the company’s turnaround plan appeared to be working before the coronavirus crisis hit.The retailer reported net income of $187.1 million...
Retail Mar 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet to Avoid Giving Sales Guidance
Signet Jewelers will not issue a forecast for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year as it weighs the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its retail operations.“Retailers are already experiencing the severe impact…of COVID-19...
Retail Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Kay Jewelers store Bethesda
Signet Closing All Stores in US, Canada
Signet Jewelers is shutting all its stores in North America due to the coronavirus, a company spokesperson confirmed with Rapaport News.The temporary closure goes into effect at the close of business on Sunday, the spokesperson said. It applies...
Retail Mar 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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