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RJC Elects New Board Members
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has expanded its board and appointed seven trade members to represent different parts of the supply chain.New board members include Feriel Zerouki, RJC honorary treasurer and senior...
Polished Markets May 24, 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
Signet furloughs
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
Signet
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
Zales
Signet Raises Forecast Following Strong Holiday
Sales at Signet Jewelers increased during the holiday season, prompting the retailer to raise its full-year outlook.Same-store sales — at branches open for at least a year — increased 1.6% for the nine weeks ending January 4, while...
Retail Jan 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet Kay
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
Signet when you come back
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
Signet
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
Signet
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
Signet
Signet Names New UK Managing Director
Signet Jewelers has appointed Neil Old as managing directorof its UK operations, where he will lead the team in implementing the Path toBrilliance program. Old, who will oversee the company’s British businessesincluding H. Samuel and...
Retail Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai
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
Signet Jared box 150
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
Kay Jewelers 150
Judge Calls Out Signet over Suit Dispute
A New York judge has refused to back down after ruling that Signet Jewelers’ comments about the sexual-harassment claims it was facing could be part of a class-action suit against the retailer.On July 10, Judge Colleen...
Retail Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Tara Jewels
Tara Jewels Files for Chapter 11
Tara Jewels LLC and parent company Tara Jewels Holdings havefiled for bankruptcy, each listingbetween $10 million and $50 million in outstanding liabilities. Wholesaler Tara Jewels LLC currently claims to have between$500,000 and...
Retail Jun 26, 2019 Rapaport News
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