Australia’s Seafolly to make U.S. retail debut
New York — Australian swimwear brand Seafolly will open its first U.S. freestanding store in October, Women’s Wear Daily reported.
The company will open a 1,800-sq.-ft. location in Fashion Island mall, in Newport Beach, Calif. Seafolly has been selling its goods at select stores in the United States for about five years. It also does an exclusive line for Nordstrom, the report said.
Z Capital Partners acquires Famous Brands
Broomfield, Colo. — The largest shareholder of Famous Brands, Z Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired the remaining minority ownership stake in the company from The Carlyle Group.
Famous Brands is the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies.
RadioShack brings on new VP – communications
Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack Corp. has announced the appointment of Merianne Roth to the new post of VP – communications. She will manage the company’s corporate communications, community relations, internal communications and event marketing.
Roth comes to RadioShack from the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she served as VP, marketing and communications. Her experience includes marketing and communications posts with J.C. Penney and Pier 1 Imports.