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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
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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
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Jewelry Tops List of Mother’s Day Gifts – MVI
Jewelry was the top gift US moms received this Mother’s Day, with most consumers purchasing online due to store closures, according to a survey by MVI Marketing.Some 57% of husbands who bought their wives a Mother’s Day...
Retail May 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Signet Launches First Spanish-Language Ads
Signet Jewelers has introduced its first foreign-language advertising campaigns in the US market, targeting the growing number of Hispanic millennials expected to marry in the coming years.“They are a big customer group, and getting a lot bigger...
Retail Feb 20, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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Sterling Takes Gender-Bias Case to Supreme Court
Sterling Jewelers has asked the US Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling allowing an arbitrator to decide whether the company underpaid more than 70,000 women in a class action gender-bias case.The case alleges that Sterling — the...
Financial-Legal Feb 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Signet Takes Hit Following Wells Fargo Report
Signet Jewelers is losing market share to competitors and faces risks from its credit operations, according to an analyst’s report that sent the retailer’s stock tumbling.Ike Boruchow, senior analyst at Wells Fargo, raised concerns that...
Retail Jan 08, 2020 Rapaport News
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Signet Expands Lab-Grown Diamond Offering
Signet Jewelers is now offering jewelry featuring synthetic diamonds and gemstones at all of its major US banners, after asuccessful pilot in limited locations. “Lab-created diamonds are available in both fashion and bridaljewelry at James Allen, Kay,...
Retail Dec 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Raises Full-Year Outlook
Signet Jewelers’ shares jumped 6% in early trading Thursdayafter the retailer increased its sales forecast for the current fiscal year. The jeweler adjusted its guidance following a rise insame-store sales in the third fiscal...
Retail Dec 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Increases Lab-Grown Footprint
Signet Jewelers has takenfurther steps into the synthetics market, launching lab-grown diamonds at itsKay and Jared brands. The move has commenced witha trial in five Kay stores.In addition, Signet has started selling...
Retail Oct 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Adjusts Outlook as Sales Decline
Signet Jewelers has modified its full-year sales guidance forthe second time, following a drop in revenue in the three months ending August 3.Group sales fell 3.9% to $1.36 billion in the second fiscal quarter, the...
Retail Sep 05, 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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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
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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
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