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In the money: Innovation boosts growth at Under Armour 4 Feb 2013

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Performance apparel and footwear maker Under Armour attributed its fourth-quarter profit growth to innovation and product expansion - and said this focus on innovation is set to continue in 2013.


In the money: H&M ramps up investment in online, new stores 31 Jan 2013

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Swedish fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Maurtiz is planning to ramp up investment in its systems and new stores in 2013.


In the money: Headwinds cause Coach to be cautious 28 Jan 2013

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Footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has said it remains cautious in its outlook after a tough holiday season and the impact of Hurricane Sandy weighed on second-quarter sales in North America.


In the money: Pressure mounts on M&S as clothing sales fall 11 Jan 2013

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Marks & Spencer chief executive Mark Bolland has come up against increasing pressure after the retailer delivered worse-than-expected third-quarter results with general merchandise taking the majority of the hit.


In the money: PVH backs Warnaco turnaround strategy 29 Nov 2012

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The CEO of apparel giant PVH has backed Warnaco's plans to turn around the Calvin Klein Jeans and underwear businesses, a company it is set to take over next year in a deal worth US$2.9bn.


In the money: Gap puts global over local 16 Nov 2012

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Investments in new product designs and better quality - as well as marketing campaigns to bring shoppers into its stores - are starting to pay off for specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc. But the next step in its transformation is to become a truly global brand.


In the money: Speed pressures shift M&S supply base 7 Nov 2012

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The UK's largest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer is seeing its clothing supply base shift away from the Far East as it looks to increase speed to market after facing a series of replenishment issues earlier this year.


In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth 2 Nov 2012

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PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.


In the money: Debenhams outlines expansion plans 25 Oct 2012

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Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp has revealed the department store retailer plans to open 17 stores in the UK over the next five years, after recording growing sales and profit during the past year.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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