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Niki Tait | 4 Jun 2010

One of the biggest challenges for brands and retailers of all sizes is how to source products and where to source them from. And one of the best ways to formulate a sourcing strategy is to tap into insights from other firms. Niki Tait attended a special session at the recent SPESA Expo where Gap, JCPenney, VF Corp and Soma Intimates were all on hand to share their thoughts.


Niki Tait | 4 Jun 2010

One of the biggest challenges for brands and retailers of all sizes is how to source products and where to source them from. And one of the best ways to formulate a sourcing strategy is to tap into insights from other firms. Niki Tait attended a special session at the recent SPESA Expo where Gap, JCPenney, VF Corp and Soma Intimates were all on hand to share their thoughts.


Niki Tait | 4 Jun 2010

One of the biggest challenges for brands and retailers of all sizes is how to source products and where to source them from. And one of the best ways to formulate a sourcing strategy is to tap into insights from other firms. Niki Tait attended a special session at the recent SPESA Expo where Gap, JCPenney, VF Corp and Soma Intimates were all on hand to share their thoughts.


just-style.com | 12 Jan 2009

Faced with slowing sales in Western markets, lingerie firms are increasingly focusing on emerging markets like Russia and Asia for growth. According to new research, both China and India are likely to see a double digit hike in lingerie sales over the next three years.

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Beth Wright | 21 Jul 2016

Barington Capital Group had dropped its campaign for seats on the board of US women's wear retailer Chico's FAS.


Beth Wright | 22 Jun 2016

As the annual meeting of shareholders for Chico's FAS looms on 21 July, the fight is ongoing for a seat on the board of the US women's wear retailer.


Beth Wright | 17 Jun 2016

Chico's FAS has reassured shareholders the company is "successfully executing" its strategic plan in the latest move amid a deepening rift between the US women's wear retailer and activist investor Barington Capital Group.


Beth Wright | 7 Jun 2016

Activist investor Barington Capital Group has issued a second open letter to shareholders at US women's wear retailer Chico's FAS, urging them to "stop, look and listen" before voting for two directors to serve on the company’s nine-person board. 


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2016

Chico's says its digital commerce and chief marketing officer, Miki Berardelli, is leaving as part of a realignment by the US women's wear retailer to cut costs and place the "decision makers" directly into the firm's three brands. 


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2015

US women's wear retailer Chico's has tapped former Wal-Mart executive Shelley Broader as its new president and CEO. 


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. 


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.


Michelle Russell | 21 May 2015

David Dyer, the president and chief executive of US women's wear retailer Chico's, has announced his intention to retire.


Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 2015

US women's wear retailer Chico's has booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings but outlined plans for a series of cost reduction initiatives that will result in 120 store closures and 250 job cuts.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

US women's wear retailer Chico's has has booked a drop in third-quarter earnings but remains optimistic progress is being made on its initiatives.


Michelle Russell | 8 Oct 2014

US retailer Chico's has adopted Tyco's RFID-based Inventory Intelligence to help boost inventory accuracy and visibility challenges in 13 Soma Intimates pilot stores.


Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2014

Easy comparisons with last year, when consumer confidence and spending were hurt by uncertainty leading up to the US government shutdown, is one of a number of factors that could could bolster third-quarter results for US apparel retailers.


Richard Woodard | 28 Aug 2014

Retailer Chico’s 31% reduction in second quarter net profit met with a mixed reception from analysts in the US, with margin pressures expected to continue into the third quarter.


Richard Woodard | 28 Aug 2014

Retailer Chico’s 31% reduction in second quarter net profit met with a mixed reception from analysts in the US, with margin pressures expected to continue into the third quarter.


Michelle Russell | 20 Aug 2014

Sunrise Brands has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to support the growth of its private-label business.


Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 2014

Women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has appointed Todd Vogensen as its new senior vice president, chief financial officer.


Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 2014

Women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has appointed Todd Vogensen as its new senior vice president, chief financial officer.


Katie Smith | 29 May 2014

Chico's has reported a double-digit decline in first-quarter profit, after adverse weather forced the women's wear retailer to be more promotional to move product.


Michelle Russell | 14 May 2014

US President Barack Obama says a renewed White House report that aims to boost US exports will make it easier for companies to find opportunities, gain access to financing, and reach markets outside the US.


Michelle Russell | 14 May 2014

US President Barack Obama says a renewed White House report that aims to boost US exports will make it easier for companies to find opportunities, gain access to financing, and reach markets outside the US.


Katie Smith | 14 May 2014

US women's wear retailer Chico's plans to expand its namesake brand into Canada for the first time, by opening three stores there later this year.

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