18 February 2014
More than 140 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
29 January 2014
Abercrombie & Fitch separated the roles of chairman and CEO yesterday (28 January), appointing former Sears boss Arthur Martinez as non-executive chairman, leaving Michael Jeffries with just his CEO title. While some analysts think these changes could prove positive, others believe the teen apparel retailer still has a long way to go in restructuring its business.
24 January 2014
Retailer American Eagle Outfitters stunned the industry when it announced the sudden departure of its CEO, Robert Hanson, earlier this week. Despite industry pressures and a tough year in the teen retail space, observers have voiced their disappointment at the departure of a chief executive they saw as amongst the best in retailing.
23 January 2014
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has said its chief executive, Robert Hanson, has left the company after less than two years in the role.
21 January 2014
Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.
15 January 2014
Fast Retailing has made a number of appointments to the senior leadership team of its Uniqlo casual clothing chain.
10 January 2014
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters says its fourth quarter earnings are likely to come in at the low end of forecasts after sales fell over the Christmas period.
19 December 2013
American Eagle Outfitters has partnered with the Better Work programme and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to expand an initiative that empowers low-income women workers along global supply chains.
17 December 2013
Yarn and fabric maker Toray Group is targeting international expansion in a number of emerging markets, including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Brazil.
6 December 2013
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters said its financial performance in the third quarter was "unsatisfactory" after it recorded a slump in earnings.
4 December 2013
A combination of cold weather, promotions and price cuts saw millions of Americans shop for holiday gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off the biggest selling period of the year. But while overall shopper numbers were up on last year, they're spending less, first figures suggest. Katie Smith looks at how the holiday season is likely to pan out.
4 December 2013
As part of efforts to further expand its presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific, American Eagle Outfitters has inked three exclusive multi-store licensing agreements.
2 December 2013
A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.
29 November 2013
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (M&S) has taken its first steps into the Philippines by signing a contract for its first store there.
13 November 2013
It's not so long ago that teens were something of a sweet spot on the retail landscape, buoyed by a core customer who seemed immune to the recession. But today's teens are not spending money like they used to.
12 November 2013
Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.
7 November 2013
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has raised its third quarter earnings guidance to reflect "slightly better than expected" margins during the period.
21 October 2013
A group of major brands that source garments from Cambodia - including Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, Nike and Puma - have raised their concerns at attempts by local manufacturers to "undermine" plans to publicly disclose details of factory audits.
3 October 2013
Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.
30 September 2013
Sears Holdings-owned apparel company Lands' End has appointed Michele Donnan-Martin as chief merchandising design officer and executive vice president.
21 August 2013
A poor performance in women’s wear led to falling second quarter sales for American Eagle Outfitters, with comparable store sales, including AEO Direct, down 7%.
6 August 2013
Retailer American Eagle Outfitters has issued a second quarter profit warning, predicting earnings per share of US$0.10, down from $0.21 for the same period last year.
24 July 2013
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has opened its first technology centre in San Francisco, California, to support the company's omni-channel strategy.
15 July 2013
Faced with an opportunity to change the course of events by getting Gap to sign up to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh, an online petition and social media campaign made little difference to the company's stance - or its sales. As Mike Flanagan asks: Does social media matter only if concerned with things that don't?
23 May 2013
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has posted a 29.5% decline in first-quarter net profit, after cooler weather dampened demand for its seasonal merchandise.
29 April 2013
Women's wear retailer Cache has appointed Arnold Cohen to the post of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
15 April 2013
US fashion brand Guess Inc has appointed Hillary Super as senior vice president and general merchandise manager.
12 April 2013
The Guatemalan government has agreed to enforce its labour laws - finally resolving a complaint filed in 2008 by the US government under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
10 April 2013
American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Kitty Yung as executive vice president of Asia Pacific, and has promoted Simon Nankervis as senior vice president of Americas and global country licensing.
27 March 2013
Apparel sales in the Asia Pacific region are continuing on a golden growth trajectory despite a slowdown in China. Domestic brands are continuing to hold their own, and foreign brands intent on making further inroads are increasingly focusing on lower-tier cities for growth.