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Signet Scaling Back China Buying
Signet Jewelers plans to reduce its purchasing of Chinesegoods by about 50%, aiming to minimize the impact of US tariffs on thebusiness. “We have been successful in working with our vendors to movea significant amount of our China exposure to other...
Retail Sep 09, 2019 Rapaport News
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Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market
James Allen has launched sales of lab-grown diamonds,marking parent company Signet Jewelers’ entry into the synthetics market. The e-commerce business, which Signet acquired in 2017,now gives consumers the option of “earth-created” or “lab-created” stones...
Retail May 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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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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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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Innovate or Die: Why the Industry Is Lagging
In the heyday of “A Diamond Is Forever,” consumers responded strongly to slogans and instructive advertising. As social media has influenced a more interactive dialogue between businesses and their customers, that is no longer the case. Today, consumers respond...
Retail Jun 27, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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New CEO’s Three-Part Plan for Reviving Signet
Timeshave not been good for Signet Jewelers. A decidedly disappointing holidayseason saw same-store sales slide by 5.3%. This followed a 4.6% drop in 2016.Add to this poor performance the sexual harassment and discriminationallegations that have...
Retail Feb 08, 2018 John Costello
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