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Slow store traffic and declining sales have become a common theme for US teen apparel retailers, resulting in brands closing stores and chan...
| 12 Feb 2015
As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.
| 7 Aug 2014
Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now seeking a sustainable balance between the two - in addition to adapting their supply chains in order not to lose out.
| 21 May 2014
Improved supply chain capabilities and omni-channel improvements will be a key driver of near-term profits for US retailers, with investment shifting from stores to IT.
| 11 Apr 2014
The popularity of fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara has changed the way consumers shop for value on a global basis. And according to new research, continued expansion of these concepts is likely to put more pressure on speciality retailers in the US - particularly those in the teen space.
| 27 Aug 2014
Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.
| 31 Jul 2012
With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.
| 25 Sep 2015
Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black.
| 26 Jun 2015
First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.
| 22 Jun 2015
Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc is parting company with executive vice president Emilia Fabricant – in a move described by one analyst as “not surprising.”
| 13 Mar 2015
Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale claimed an underlying net profit in the fourth quarter, but had to report a sizeable loss thanks to store impairment charges.
| 3 Mar 2015
The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.
| 8 Jan 2015
Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale has said it expects a lower fourth-quarter loss than first forecast, despite posting a double-digit drop in holiday sales.
| 4 Dec 2014
Analysts gave a mixed response to apparel retailer Aeropostale’s third quarter adjusted net loss of $35.2m, with net sales and comps falling by double digits.
| 6 Oct 2014
More changes are required at Aeropostale if the teen apparel retailer is to update and reposition its merchandise so that it resonates with consumers, analysts have warned.
| 6 Oct 2014
Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is to launch its namesake and PS from Aeropostale brands in Chile under a licensing agreement with Sociedad Comercial Grupo Yes SpA.
| 22 Aug 2014
Aéropostale has recorded second-quarter figures in line with management guidance, but analysts believe the teen apparel retailer continues to struggle.
| 20 Aug 2014
American Eagle Outfitters has revealed what analysts believe is a "good report in a difficult environment".
| 19 Aug 2014
Julian Geiger, the former CEO of teen apparel retailer Aeropostale has rejoined the company with immediate effect.
| 9 Jun 2014
Troubled women's wear retailer Coldwater Creek will be relaunched as an independent company as part of a deal with private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has acquired the brand and other intellectual property.
| 28 May 2014
Retailer Aeropostale could benefit from better sourcing by tapping into the resources of another investment of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has just closed a financing deal with the teen apparel chain.
| 23 May 2014
Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale suffered from weak retail traffic and “significant self-inflicted merchandise misses” in the first quarter, sending losses soaring.
| 1 May 2014
Retailer Aeropostale is aiming to save US$30-35m a year through cost-cutting measures including the closure of 125 stores and 100 further job losses - although analysts are warning the measures might not go far enough.
| 14 Mar 2014
Hopes of a turnaround at Aeropostale seem to be some way off after the struggling teen apparel retailer said its performance in 2013 was "not acceptable" after it widened its net loss in the fourth-quarter.
| 11 Feb 2014
Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is understood to be considering raising capital from private equity firms as it mulls ways to shore up its balance sheet.
| 16 Jan 2014
Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is understood to have contacted at least two private equity firms about a possible sale.
| 5 Dec 2013
Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale remains cautious in its outlook after swinging to a net loss during the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales.
| 29 Nov 2013
The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans set out by H&M to pay a fair living wage to workers in its clothing supply chain, an interview with John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and rising Indian garment exports as orders divert from China and Bangladesh.
| 27 Nov 2013
Aeropostale has adopted a so-called 'poison pill' stockholder rights plan after one of the teen clothing retailer's shareholders urged the company to sell the business.
| 2 Jun 2014
Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.
| 6 May 2014
A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production, according to the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
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