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In the money: Burberry says big spenders continue spending 11 Oct 2012

Column: In the money

As first half sales growth weakened at UK fashion brand Burberry, the company was quick to emphasise that the momentum among its higher spending luxury consumers remained strong.


In the money: Experimentation key to Bon-Ton's turnaround 7 Sep 2012

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Brendan Hoffman, president and CFO of Bon-Ton Stores believes experimentation is the key to the success of the US department store's turnaround strategy.


In the money: JC Penney remains committed to transformation 7 Sep 2012

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Ken Hannah, chief financial officer of JC Penney, has reiterated that the US department store remains committed to its ongoing transformation, including the implementation of its in-store shops.


In the money: Buoyant PVH happy with Hilfiger 29 Aug 2012

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More than two years after its transformational acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger business, PVH Corp is reaping the rewards of the US$3bn deal around the world.


In the money: Pacific Brands faces rocky road to recovery 24 Aug 2012

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Troubled Australian clothing maker Pacific Brands is in the midst of a multi-year transformation programme that has now claimed its CEO, Sue Morphet, who announced plans to step down as the group saw full-year losses widen. With former Foster's boss John Pollaers set to take the helm, just-style considers the challenges facing the company.


In the money: Buoyant Gap corrects seasonal imbalance 17 Aug 2012

Column: In the money

A broadly positive second quarter’s trading, with net profit up 29%, has led fashion retailer Gap to raise its full-year guidance, now predicting earnings per share of US$1.95-2.00.


In the money: JC Penney remains "on track" despite Q2 loss 13 Aug 2012

Column: In the money

The CEO of JC Penney has emphasised the US department store operator remains "on track" despite changing its pricing model for a second time after it swung to a second quarter loss and admitting it won't meet full-year forecasts.


In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan 7 Aug 2012

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The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.


In the money: True Religion misses the mark on women's wear 2 Aug 2012

Column: In the money

Despite posting a rise in second-quarter net income, upmarket jeanswear brand True Religion admitted it was "overly aggressive" in efforts to expand its women's wear merchandise, leading to a fall in sales.


In the money: Adidas sponsorship strategy pays off 2 Aug 2012

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Adidas's sponsorship strategy is paying dividends, with the sportswear brand's chief executive Herbert Hainer highlighting the success of its sponsorship of the London Olympics and the Euro 2012 football championship.


In the money: Hanesbrands left counting cotton cost 1 Aug 2012

Column: In the money

Unless you’ve been living on Mars or have been trapped under something heavy for the past year or so, you won’t need telling about the cotton price hikes of recent times.


In the money: Under Armour looks to improve style credentials 25 Jul 2012

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In recent years performance apparel and footwear maker Under Amour has seen success through innovation, with high-tech sportswear lines like Cold Black and Charged Cotton driving growth by creating a new premium price point for its products.


In the money: VF reports mixed jeanswear performance 20 Jul 2012

Column: In the money

While VF Corp has increased its full-year forecasts on the back of strong second-quarter results revealed yesterday (19 July), it has also reported a mixed performance in jeanswear.


In the money: Burberry continues to eye growth in Asia 11 Jul 2012

Column: In the money

Despite seeing a slowdown in first quarter sales growth in a "more challenging external environment," luxury fashion and accessories brand Burberry is focusing on the positives - including "enormous" opportunities in China, higher selling prices and British-made goods.


In the money: Sainsbury's GM expansion boosts clothing sales 9 May 2012

Column: In the money

Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has attributed growth in the supermarket operator's clothing business to an increase in space combined with a strong underlying product.


In the money: Hanesbrands sees lingering apparel price inflation 20 Apr 2012

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While still-high cotton costs weighed on first quarter profit at sock, T-shirt and underwear maker Hanesbrands Inc, the company still managed to beat forecasts and says it believes the worst of the cotton price inflation is now over.


In the money: H&M coy around details of new brand 30 Mar 2012

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While H&M Hennes & Mauritz confirmed plans to launch a new brand yesterday (29 March), it has remained cagey about what form that brand will take, and what its plans are for the chain.


In the money: Christopher & Banks to cut average prices by 20% 28 Mar 2012

Column: In the money

Christopher & Banks' newly appointed interim CEO Joel Waller has revealed plans to cut average prices at the US women's wear retailer by approximately 20%.


In the money: Juicy Couture weighs on Liz Claiborne fortunes 1 Mar 2012

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You won’t be reading about the name Liz Claiborne in a corporate sense for very much longer – and managers at the apparel business will be hoping that the change of name also signals a change in fortunes after a year of huge volatility.


In the money: HanesBrands hails success of price rises 17 Feb 2012

Column: In the money

T-shirt and underwear maker HanesBrands says its decision to raise prices three times over the past year in response to rising input costs "worked well" in its core business, and that retailers "have come to appreciate that price increases are driving their comp sales and profitability."


In the money: Year of two halves beckons for VF 17 Feb 2012

Column: In the money

VF Corporation boss Eric Wiseman appears to have the Midas touch just now: forget integrating the Timberland acquisition and riding out product cost increases – it seems he can even defy the weather.


In the money: A&F accentuates the positive as cotton weighs on Q4 16 Feb 2012

Column: In the money

One thing is clear from a swift perusal of fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s financials for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011: the company’s margins were savaged over the vital holiday period.


In the money: Marks & Spencer women's wear sales take a hit 10 Jan 2012

Column: In the money

Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland admitted today (10 January) that women's wear sales fell during the third-quarter, even though heavy promotions lifted the retailer's overall clothing sales.


In the money: SuperGroup reveals grand ambitions 15 Dec 2011

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Supergroup today revealed ambitious plans to ramp up the number SKUs it offers, while improving the quality and sophistication of its products, at the same time as reducing prices and increasing margin.


In the money: Basics a bright spot at Dollar General 6 Dec 2011

Column: In the money

A slowdown in discretionary spending might have weighed on third quarter apparel sales at Dollar General, but the discount retailer says it has been buoyed by demand for core basics.


In the money: Abercrombie & Fitch stands by expansion plans 18 Nov 2011

Column: In the money

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is adamant its international growth plans remain on track despite seeing a softening in its European business, and says it intends to raise prices at its US stores to try to mitigate the effects of higher costs.


In the money: Sainsbury's in direct sourcing shift 9 Nov 2011

Column: In the money

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's is shifting towards direct sourcing as its clothing business gets bigger - and expects falling cotton costs to be reflected in prices of its spring/summer 2012 collections.


In the money: M&S blames promotions for weaker H1 profits 8 Nov 2011

Column: In the money

Marks & Spencer has blamed the intensifying promotional culture in its UK general merchandising division - which includes clothing and footwear - for weaker first-half profits.


In the money: Innovation lets Under Armour lift price points 28 Oct 2011

Column: In the money

Innovation has not only allowed performance-apparel maker Under Armour to charge a premium for its products, but has also helped the company to a 32% hike in third quarter profit, it said earlier this week.


In the money: Esprit on long road to transformation 16 Sep 2011

Column: In the money

While fashion brand Esprit is taking steps to get back on track by exiting North America and disposing its retail operations in a number of other countries, it still has a long way to go before it regains a steady footing.

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