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J.Crew, the retail chain that's opening its first Asian stores this week, plans to expand its international push with outlets in continental Europe and will be scouting for locations in Paris. The company plans to open stores in mostly capital cities worldwide to boost brand awareness, said CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler. The company currently has no presence in continental Europe. J.Crew has been expanding overseas and the Hong Kong stores are part of its plan to open outlets abroad this year, including one in London and about four in Canada after opening three in the U.K. in 2013.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced that it was among several national companies represented at an event hosted on Tuesday by President Obama, VP Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden as part of the Joining Forces initiative....

It's surprising, though comforting, to find out that Lyons is humanly imperfect. Since her coronation as creative head of J.Crew in 2008, the company once known for its preppy Nantucket ancestry has become a force in fashion, with Lyons at the center of its evolution. She has created a high-low look that reflects her own boy-girl style--androgyny with some sequins and a dash of nerdy glasses. Along with annual revenue that has more than tripled to $2.2 billion since 2003, the cult of J.Crew has

Michelle Obama visited a Wal-Mart in February to extol the fresh, healthy food in the company's grocery aisles. But Wal-Mart, Ms. Obama's corporate partner in a campaign to make food healthier and more affordable, has been running into problems with food that's not so fresh. Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer and grocer, has cut so many employees that it no longer has enough workers to stock its shelves properly, according to some employees and industry analysts.

Tracy Reese is a crazy busy designer these days: She's put out yet another collection for Anthropologie's Made in Kind capsule, just finished the Target/Neiman Marcus holiday collab-o-pocalypse and she's fielding a massive spike in sales since Michelle Obama donned her colorful fit-and-flare frock for the Democratic National Convention. So what has she learned from the whole whirlwind adventure? That e-commerce holds the secret to everything. Sort of. Reese explains it better after the jump.

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Mickey Drexler, chief executive officer of J.Crew Group Inc., the closely-held apparel retailer whose customers include U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, talks about the company's business outlook and plans for expansion into Asia. Founded in 1983, J. Crew has more than 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Drexler speaks in Hong Kong with Susan Li and Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg) Next Prev More to watch Abandoned Olympic Cathedrals Sit Rotting in Beijing Apple Fans Await Newest Model of iPhone A $350K Bullet-Proof Room For the Rich and Anxious India's

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