Sequential Brands Group announces the appointment of Carolyn D’Angelo as President of Home division

Executive Brings Over 25+ Years Experience in Strategic Marketing, Licensing, and Brand Building

NEW YORK, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”), today announced Carolyn D’Angelo as President of Home reporting, directly to CEO Karen Murray.

Ms. D’Angelo will oversee the Company’s brands in its home division, which include Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Linens N’ Things.

“Carolyn has an established track record of building some of the best brands in home. She is smart, strategic, and brings with her a depth of knowledge and experience in the licensing business. She is a huge asset to our Company and I’m thrilled to have her as part of our executive team,” said Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group.

Before joining Sequential, Ms. D’Angelo spent 10 years at Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON), where she was tapped to start the home division of the brand management company. She eventually took on more responsibility and became Executive Vice President of Brand Management for the Women’s and Home divisions, overseeing sixteen brands in the portfolio. Prior to that, Ms. D’Angelo was Senior Vice President of Ralph Lauren Home and Corporate Marketing at Westpoint Home, where she managed the team responsible for the successful Ralph Lauren bed and bath business. Ms. D’Angelo also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Licensing at Waverly Lifestyle Group and was credited with creating the first licensed program using the archives of Waverly’s design library.

“When I think about the most iconic home brand in the marketplace, Martha Stewart immediately comes to mind. With my experience and relationships in the space, I want to unlock the many growth opportunities that exist for the brand,” said Ms. D’Angelo. “I’m excited to work with Martha, Karen, and the rest of the executive team and look forward to leading the home division into this next chapter of growth.”

Early in Ms. D’Angelo’s career, she served as VP, General Manager of the Disney division at Springs Industries, where she led a team that grew the bed and bath licensing business for many of Disney’s film and character properties. She has a BBA and MBA from Pace University and is currently Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a member of its Home Products Advisory Board.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design, and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email:

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SOURCE: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./ GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Perry Ellis International enters into license agreement for accessories under the Savane® trademark in the USA and Canada

MIAMI. FL, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — (Nasdaq:PERY) — Perry Ellis International announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Roma Industries LLC for  small leather goods and accessories, under the Savane® trademark in the USA and Canada. The collection will be available in specialty stores and online with a planned launch in Spring 2018.

Savane® is a leader in comfort, performance, and craftsmanship in men’s dress and casual pants and shorts. It continues the tradition of fine materials, attention to detail and expert workmanship it has maintained since its launch in 1985 with this new line of leather goods and accessories. These new offerings will complement  Savane’s innovations in fabrics and design that help today’s man face whatever his day brings feeling good and looking his best.

“Roma Industries is an ideal partner with a longstanding expertise in the leather goods industry. This collaboration will offer our Savane consumers a wider selection of Savane branded products to meet their lifestyle needs and supports our corporate strategy to build the Savane brand,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International.

“The entire Roma Industries team is excited to be joining with Perry Ellis International to develop and commercialize the extension of the Savane brand into belts and small leather goods, said Paul Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Roma Industries. We are confident that both companies will work seamlessly to build a strong presence in evolving retail markets.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at

About Roma Industries LLC
Roma Industries is a 60 year old business that manufactures, imports and distributes a wide variety of leather goods across all retail channels. In addition to the Hadley-Roma Division, the largest distributor of quality watch attachments in the US, Roma manufactures private label product for retailers and high-end brands, in addition to selling their proprietary Bryant Park brand. The factory and fulfillment offices for the company are located in Largo, Florida in a 40,000 square foot facility.


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CBRE 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition: “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives”

Cities of Connections’ is Theme for 11th Annual Urban Photography Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE has launched its 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 11th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries around the world.

This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.

The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include GoPro packages, photography drones and more. CBRE is accepting entries until November 30, 2017 and the winners will be announced in March 2018.

Martin Samworth, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CBRE and the competition’s executive sponsor said, “Every year, the competition gives us unique insights into our ever-changing urban environments. We are pleased to once again celebrate the spirit of city life and human interaction around the world through this year’s theme.”

Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, says, “We are a company deeply connected with the urban environment, and the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge and passion for city life. As evidenced by the record number of entries we received last year, this unique competition continues to capture the interest and imagination of photographers around the world.”

Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, was named as the overall 2017 competition winner with his image, “The Man’s Stare” – a compelling image that captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the fourth year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. CBRE will make a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

About the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition


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Maximum entries: Each entrant may submit one Photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.

Copyright/Usage: By submitting a Photo, entrant grants Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries a perpetual, unlimited worldwide royalty free license (including the right to sub license), for the maximum legal term of the Photo’s copyright protection, with full title guarantee and right to post, publish, and otherwise make use of, entrant’s first name, last initial, address (city/state/country), likeness or picture, biographical information, Photo description(s) and any Photo submitted in publication and/or on the internet, for advertising and/ or promotional use in any media in connection with and/or related to the Contest or a similar competition run by the Sponsor or any of its group companies without notice or compensation of any kind.   For this purpose, the entrant undertakes to conclude and sign (and/ or for entrants under the age of 18, to procure that his/ her parent or legal guardian conclude and sign) all the agreements and documents considered to be necessary in order for the license to be valid and effective

Entrant agrees that all applicable taxes, fees and other levies on any prize are solely the winner’s responsibility.

Copyright in all Photos remains the property of the entrant at all times; however, in addition to the above licence, entrants agree to the maximum extent permitted by law, to waive all or not to assert any of their moral rights in the photos (or equivalent rights anywhere in the world) as against the Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries in particular but without limitation the right to be referenced as the photographer or owner of the image or to modify in any way the submitted Photos to the extent permitted by law.

Charitable donation: CBRE has also pledged a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition. The funds will support our EMEA charity program ‘Safer Cities’ which aims to raise €550,000 to support 4,000 young people in Embakasi and benefit the wider community of nearly half a million people.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

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CBL selects RetailNext as its smart property solution provider

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. & SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with RetailNext Inc., the worldwide leader in smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences. The comprehensive RetailNext platform will be deployed at two of CBL’s properties, Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina.

“This partnership supports our ongoing commitment to enhancing the shopper experience at our properties through the thoughtful deployment of leading edge technology,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and CEO.

“RetailNext’s platform will provide us with the data necessary to design and deliver the experience our customers demand, help inform future decisions and empower our partners to better succeed.”

CBL joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of over 350 retail brands, and represents the new breed of property operators reinventing the brick-and-mortar experience in today’s omnichannel environment.

As the retail landscape evolves to meet the demands of the modern consumer, progressive shopping center owners like CBL are utilizing enhanced technologies to capture the shoppers’ attention. Gaining a greater understanding of customers’ shopping habits through tools like RetailNext has become increasingly important to property owners. These insights afford retailers and property owners alike the ability to create more efficient and desirable customer experiences.

“RetailNext is honored and excited to be selected by CBL as its smart property solution provider as it continues its quest to revamp the shopping experience at its properties,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Over the past several years, there has been an exponential growth in the deployment of IoT-powered retail analytics platforms, with innovative and creative companies like CBL recognizing the value associated with deep insights into today’s shoppers and their values, behaviors and preferences. Shoppers no longer have to shop at malls, rather they want to shop at malls, and CBL is among the leaders in designing and delivering new state-of-the-art experiences in attracting and serving customers.”

About RetailNext
The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at


SOURCE: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

INDONESIA: MPPA appoints Mr. William Travis Saucer as new CEO

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (“MPPA”) today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Mr. William Travis Saucer, who will serve with immediate effect for a period of twelve months.

The Board strongly believes that Mr. Saucer, with his experience and familiarity of both the Indonesian retail market and of the Company, will effectively guide and manage an efficient process towards efficiency and growth. The Board has also decided that a search process be initiated immediately, chaired by the President Commissioner, with the task of finding a permanent CEO.

Mr. Saucer will serve as interim CEO and lead the Company as it continues to grow and strengthen its position as the leading home grown hypermarket group, with more than 289 multi-format stores nationwide.

Mr. Saucer has been with the Lippo Group since 2006, serving as Chief Executive of Matahari Department Stores until 2012, where he laid the foundation for Matahari’s spectacular growth story. Since 2013, Mr. Saucer continued to serve as Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Stores Tbk and Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk.

Mr. Saucer brings more than 37 years of retailing and management experience both in the United States and in Indonesia. Mr. Saucer began his professional career in 1973 with JC Penney and Saks, and has held multiple leadership positions, including CEO of McRae’s in 1998.

Under Mr. Saucer’s leadership, the management at MPPA will focus on strengthening its customer value proposition, innovation, and at the same time increased operating efficiency, while continuing to empower its strong team of local and expatriate management.

Mr. Noel Trinder will continue to serve as Head of Lippo Group’s Consumer Retail Division and will focus on his Group responsibilities. The Board thanks Mr. Noel Trinder for his cumulative 10 years of leadership at MPPA. Mr. Trinder joined the Company in 2003 as CEO and has played an instrumental role in the development of the Hypermart format. In 2014, Mr. Trinder rejoined the Company as CEO and has built the Company to become the leading hypermarket that it is today.

Hypermart is Indonesia’s leading home grown hypermarket group operating more than 289 multi format stores nationally from Aceh to Papua, with an unparalleled world class logistics infrastructure and employs directly over 12,700 staff and store associates. It has a reputation of entrepreneurship, professionalism, discipline and is obsessed with customer satisfaction, innovation and excellence in operations. Over the last twelve years, its revenues have grown 37% CAGR. Its success and progress has been supported by 3,168 suppliers with a solid track record of partnership and supplier collaboration. The Company serves more than 15 million Indonesian each year and looks forward to continuing to innovate and grow to better serve our customers.

This press release has been prepared by PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) and is circulated for the purpose of general information only. It is not intended for any specific person or purpose and does not constitute a
recommendation regarding the securities of MPPA. No warranty (expressed or implied) is made to the accuracy or completeness of the information. All opinions and estimations included in this release constitute our judgment as of this date and are subject to change without prior notice. MPPA disclaims any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising which may be brought against or suffered by any person as a result of reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this press release and neither MPPA nor any of its affiliated companies and their respective employees and agents accepts liability for any errors, omissions, negligent or otherwise, in this press release and any inaccuracy herein or omission here from which might otherwise arise.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release are or may be forward-looking statements. These statements typically contain words such as “will”, “expects” and “anticipates” and words of similar import. By their nature, forward looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, economic, social and political conditions in Indonesia; the state of the property industry in Indonesia; prevailing market conditions; increases in regulatory burdens in Indonesia, including environmental regulations and compliance costs; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; interest rate trends, cost of capital and capital availability; the anticipated demand and selling prices for our developments and related capital expenditures and investments; the cost of construction; availability of real estate property; competition from other companies and venues; shifts in customer demands; changes in operation expenses, including employee wages, benefits and training, governmental and public policy changes; our ability to be and remain competitive; our financial condition, business strategy as well as the plans and objectives of our management for future operations; generation of future receivables; and environmental compliance and remediation. Should one or more of these uncertainties or risks, among others, materialize; actual results may vary materially from those estimated, anticipated or projected. Specifically, but without limitation, capital costs could increase, projects could be delayed and anticipated improvements in production, capacity or performance might not be fully realized. Although we believe that the expectations of our management as reflected by such forward-looking statements are reasonable based on information currently available to us, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. You should not unduly rely on such statements. In any event, these statements speak only as of the datehereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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SOURCE: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk