Federated Merchandising Group (FMG), a division of Federated Department Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FD ; PCX:FD), is to expand its INC private brand globally. The expansion strategy kicked off in Japan with a presentation of INC's Spring 2001 collection to Japanese media and retailers. Stacey Rosenthal, vice president and designer for INC, presented the collection at the Kosugi Sangyo showroom in Tokyo. The event took place on November 29.