Tariffs come for fleece, send Jo-Ann CEO to Washington

Aug 23, 2018
The arts and crafts retailer is enlisting customers on its listserv to petition the taxes on Chinese products.
President Donald Trump pushes in the chair for Jill Soltau, CEO of Jo-Ann Stores, as he arrives to meet with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in 2017.
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Denim makers are making jeans stretchier to get in on the athleisure market

Aug 1, 2017
Jean sales dropped 4.5 percent in 2014 and 3.4 percent in 2015 but are on the upswing this year, thanks, in part, to stretchier fabrics.
“Comfort is a key attribute that consumers are looking for in their denim jeans," said Kara Nicholas, vice president of product design and marketing at Cone Denim.
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