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In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

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. 


Katie Smith | 22 Feb 2016

Foot Locker has promoted Stephen Jacobs and Lewis Kimble in a move that will be a catalyst for the US sportswear and footwear retailer to deliver on its 2020 strategic initiatives.


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. 


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.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Jun 2015

Under Armour has unveiled its newest retail presence after teaming up with one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in the US to launch a premium store-within-a-store concept.


Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 2015

French Connection and Foot Locker have become the latest firms to be named and shamed under a new scheme by the UK Government for paying workers less than the minimum wage.


Richard Woodard | 17 Mar 2015

Specialist retailer Foot Locker has updated its long-term growth strategy, designed to deliver US$10bn in annual sales.


Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 2015

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker said it remains focused on executing its key strategies as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.


Katie Smith | 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.


Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 2015

Off-price apparel retailer Burlington Stores has upped its full-year and fourth-quarter outlook thanks to better-than-expected holiday sales, and announced the appointment of Marc Katz as its new finance chief.


Katie Smith | 21 Nov 2014

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has delivered a "solid" performance in the third-quarter, thanks to better than expected comparable store sales.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2014

Foot Locker Europe has been confirmed as the first retailer to join the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), with the firm's CEO Lew Kimble to serve on the board.


Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2014

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has achieved what it claims are "record levels" of sales and profits in its second quarter.


Katie Smith | 27 May 2014

US specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker has hailed record first-quarter profit and sales, leaving one analyst confident it will continue on its growth trajectory.


Katie Smith | 27 May 2014

US specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker has hailed record first-quarter profit and sales, leaving one analyst confident it will continue on its growth trajectory.


Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 2014

Foot Locker saw earnings and sales climb in the fourth quarter thanks to a number of initiatives implemented by the US speciality athletic retailer to drive the business.

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