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Retail Execs See Pay Fall in ’08

Excerpt from WWD.com – July 23, 2009

company boards “won’t severely cut ceo’s salaries,” said Elaine Hughes.

 

Retail Execs See Pay Fall in ’08 (paid WWD.com subscription required)
Article by Alexandra Steigrad with contributions from Cecily Hall

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CEOs Turn to Boards in Tough Times

Excerpt from WWD.com – February 23, 2009

“Some of the boards that are most effective in guiding the CEO are boards that have former industry executives,” said Elaine Hughes, president of search firm E.A. Hughes & Co., noting that boards also should have directors who could step into the CEO role should the need arise.

 

CEOs Turn to Boards in Tough Times
Article by Evan Clark

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Layoffs Loom on Seventh Avenue

Excerpt from WWD.com – December 3, 2008

“In tough times, cutbacks are not always the wise move. In a store chain if there is a cutback on floor personnel, it affects the customer service, which will be remembered by the customers when business resumes at a healthier pace.”

 

Layoffs Loom on Seventh Avenue (paid WWD.com subscription required)
Article by Whitney Beckett

Claiborne, Designer Part

Excerpt from online.WSJ.com – October 9, 2008

“Mr. Rodriguez’s brand, known for sleek, body-hugging dresses that sell for $2,000 and up, “didn’t fit into the Liz Claiborne model,” said Elaine Hughes, chief executive of E.A. Hughes & Co., an executive-search firm. “It was a square peg in a round hole.”

 

Claiborne, Designer Part
Article by Rachel Dodes

Aeropostale Gets Grounded

Excerpt from CrainsNewYork.com – September 19, 2008

Elaine Hughes, co-president of retail consultancy Grayson/Hughes, cited the company’s resilient denim business and consistent promotions. “The past couple months, they’ve been hitting the numbers,” said Ms. Hughes. “There’s going to be a sales deceleration across the board, but no more here than elsewhere.”

 

Aeropostale Gets Grounded
Article by Adrianne Pasquarelli

Warnaco Suited for Success

Excerpt from CrainsNewYork.com – July 13, 2008

“We’re all talking doom and gloom, but there are bright spots out there, and Warnaco’s one.”

 

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Article by Adrianne Pasquarelli