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US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc is confident it can improve productivity in North America by investing in its onlin...

In the money: Fifth & Pacific finally flying solo

Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific has finally become a mono-brand company focused on its Kate Spade line after firming a deal to sell its Lucky...

Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2013

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. | 12 Sep 2006

Hanesbrands, which finally spun-off from Sara Lee Corp last week after a wait of 18 months, has straight away become one of the world’s largest apparel companies. But while there’s a lot to like about the deal, including an arsenal of market-leading brands, the new business faces significant challenges if it is to get bigger and better, as Leonie Barrie reports. | 16 May 2005

For the past 20 years Wal-Mart has redefined the way most retailers and manufacturers across channels and categories have done business. Every apparel company has been affected thanks to the retail giant that taught consumers they can get everyday brand names at everyday low prices. Stacy Baker looks at the Wal-Mart legacy. | 28 Jun 2004

With all of the variables impacting today's retail environment, wouldn't it be a lot easier if we knew exactly what consumers want, when they want it and how much they're willing to pay? While there's still no crystal ball, WSL Strategic Retail's "How America Shops" study can give you surprising insights into the minds and behaviours of today's shopper. Here, Stacy Baker outlines 8 must-know facts about consumers.

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Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Coach Inc today (26 May) made its earlier bid for Kate Spade official by launching a tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business for $18.50 per share in cash.

Beth Wright | 8 May 2017

Coach Inc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire accessories and apparel business Kate Spade in a deal worth US$2.4bn.

Michelle Russell | 2 May 2017

Accessories business Coach Inc has reaffirmed its full-year outlook despite booking mixed third-quarter results.

Michelle Russell | 7 Apr 2017

Luxury accessories business Coach Inc has tapped the president of Neiman Marcus International and its Bergdorf Goodman division, Joshua Schulman, as CEO of its trademark brand.

Beth Wright | 31 Jan 2017

Luxury accessories business Coach Inc appears to be back on track after earnings and revenue continued to rise in its second quarter, boosted by efforts to pull back its flagship Coach brand from wholesale and from channels like department stores.

Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2016

British trench coat maker Burberry has declined to comment on reports it has rejected multiple takeover offers from US luxury accessories business Coach Inc.

Michelle Russell | 2 Nov 2016

Burberry could be a good fit for Coach's international distribution ambitions, analysts say, if the rumour mills are to be believed that the two luxury brands are in talks over a potential merger. 

Michelle Russell | 10 Aug 2016

Stuart Weitzman is to step down from his eponymous label, making way for the appointment of Giovanni Morelli as the brand's creative director. 

Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 2016

Luxury accessories firm Coach Inc has sold its headquarters in deal worth US$707m under a sale and lease-back agreement.

Beth Wright | 14 Jul 2016

Luxury accessories firm Coach Inc has named Valentino executive Wendy Kahn as the new CEO and brand president of its Stuart Weitzman business.

Beth Wright | 9 Jun 2016

Luxury accessories brand Coach Inc has announced its chief financial officer, Jane Hamilton Nielsen, will be leaving the company in August.

Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 2016

Luxury accessories business Coach Inc has maintained its full-year guidance as it revealed higher third-quarter earnings and sales boosted by a return to growth for the Coach brand.

Katie Smith | 26 Jan 2016

Coach Inc "remains in transition", one analyst has said, after the luxury accessories business posted a rise in second-quarter sales thanks to its restructuring efforts and attempts to move away from excessive discounting – but profit declined.

Michelle Russell | 27 Oct 2015

Luxury accessories business Coach Inc has maintained its full-year outlook, despite recording a drop in first-quarter earnings and sales as a result of one-off costs.

Katie Smith | 7 Jan 2015

A US analyst has described Coach's planned acquisition of shoe brand Stuart Weitzman as "a reasonable deal," but suggests the "timing is confusing."

Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Sycamore Partners, the owner of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, has declined to comment on reports it has been working on a deal for a sale of the company to footwear business Brown Shoe Company.

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2014

Thread specialist Coats Plc has appointed Rajiv Sharma, global CEO of Coats Industrial, as an executive director.

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2014

US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has booked a drop in first-quarter net income, but remains optimistic that its brand transformation initiative with yield success.

Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 2014

Lew Frankfort, the executive chairman of US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc is to retire at the next stockholder meeting in November.

Katie Smith | 9 Sep 2014

US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has appointed Gebhard Rainer as its new president and COO.

Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2014

US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has recorded a drop in fourth-quarter earnings as a result of one-off charges.

Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 2014

The decision by Coach Inc. to close 70 stores in North America reflects the urgency of the need for the upscale leather retailer to stem market share loss and improve its top line.

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2014

Coach Inc saw both earnings and sales slide in its third-quarter as weakness in its North America accessories division offset strong growth in men's footwear and robust growth in Asia and Europe.

Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2014

The latest listing of the best global brands show clothing performed well, with US department store retailer Macy's increasing its brand value by more than 25%, and H&M ranking as the top retailer in its region.

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Leonie Barrie | 12 Jan 2015

With most holiday merchandise brought into the US early as retailers rushed to beat a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, it is perhaps not surprising that apparel imports fell in November.

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