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Spotlight on...J Crew buyout

Private equity buyers have this week agreed to buy US apparel retailer J Crew, with the leadership skills of Millard 'Mickey' Drexler a majo...

SNAPSHOT: The Gymboree Corporation

This week it emerged that private equity firm Bain Capital has agreed to buy US children's wear retailer Gymboree in a deal worth US$1.8bn....

J Crew buyout comes under scrutiny

Leonie Barrie | 24 Nov 2010

No sooner was the ink dry on the yesterday's announcement of a $3bn takeover deal at apparel retailer J Crew, than a flurry of shareholders began to question whether enough efforts had been made to achieve the highest bid.

The future is clear for Colombia’s Crystal group | 30 Jun 2008

From cotton to shops, Latin America to Asia, Crystal SA is not only one of the largest knitwear companies in Colombia but also has ambitious expansion plans, as Niki Tait reports.

March sales roundup | 12 Apr 2007

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' March 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

Retailers’ July 2006 sales roundup | 3 Aug 2006

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' July 2006 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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US Q1: Finish Line, Cherokee, Urban Outfitters

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 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.

Gymboree “pleased” with Q4 progress

Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2015

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation said it is pleased with the progress it made in the fourth quarter as it reduced its net losses and booked increases in both sales and gross margins.

Gymboree confident of progress despite Q3 loss

Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation has widened its net loss in the third quarter, but the company says it is making progress with sales up nearly 23%.

Comptoir des Cotonniers CEO Pedot departs

Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2014

Fast Retailing group executive director Nancy Pedot has stepped down after less than a year in the role to pursue career opportunities outside of the Japanese retailer.

Gymboree Q2 loss triples as sales slide

Leonie Barrie | 11 Sep 2014

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation has seen its second-quarter loss more than triple as sales fell 10%.

Gymboree to open 50 stores despite wider Q1 loss

Katie Smith | 13 Jun 2014

US children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has said it plans to open 50 new stores in fiscal 2014, despite posting a wider year-on-year first-quarter loss.

Gymboree reports Q4 loss in challenging year

Richard Woodard | 1 May 2014

Retailer The Gymboree Corporation posted a fourth quarter net loss of nearly US$170m, with revenues, comparable store sales and gross profit margins all down.

Nomura to head global retail at Levi Strauss

Katie Smith | 24 Jan 2014

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Craig Nomura as its new president of retail to support growth.

Costs push Gymboree Corporation to Q3 net loss

Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2013

Tax impacts and acquisition adjustments pushed The Gymboree Corporation to a net loss in the third quarter, while sales declined.

Arson suspected in Standard Garments fire

Siddique Islam | 2 Dec 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.

Fast Retailing names Pedot group executive officer

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2013

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has appointed Nancy Pedot as chief executive of the company's Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam brands, and group executive officer.

Gymboree narrows Q2 loss on sales and margins

Katie Smith | 13 Sep 2013

Higher sales and improved margins helped children's apparel retailer the Gymboree Corporation to narrower losses during the second quarter.

Gymboree names Levi Strauss exec as new COO

Katie Smith | 20 Jun 2013

Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Levi Strauss & Co executive Joelle Maher as the company's new chief operating officer.

Gymboree slips to Q1 loss

Richard Woodard | 6 Jun 2013

Retail business The Gymboree Corporation slipped to a first quarter net loss after sales dipped 1.7% and comparable store sales fell 5%.

Chemicals of concern found in children's products

Leonie Barrie | 8 May 2013

Reports filed by companies including Gap Inc, Gymboree Corp, Nike Inc, H&M and Wal-Mart Stores to comply with a Washington State law are said to have shown "chemicals of high concern" in products made or marketed for children, research has discovered.

Gymboree Corporation narrows Q4 and FY losses

Leonie Barrie | 26 Apr 2013

Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has narrowed its fourth quarter and full-year losses thanks to higher sales.

Hot Topic names new COO and CFO

Katie Smith | 11 Mar 2013

US teen apparel retailer Hot Topic has announced the appointment of two executives - Don Hendricks as chief operating officer and George Wehlitz as chief financial officer.

Former Forever 21 exec new COO of Uniqlo US

Katie Smith | 21 Jan 2013

Japanese casual clothing retailer Uniqlo has appointed former Forever 21 executive vice president Lawrence Meyer as chief operating officer of its US division.

Gymboree poaches another Gap exec for CFO role

Katie Smith | 11 Jan 2013

US children's wear retailer The Gymboree Corp has poached a second executive from specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc in the space of a week, appointing Evan Price as its new chief financial officer.

Tom Sands to head Gap North America

Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2013

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has appointed Tom Sands as its new executive vice president of Gap North America - replacing Mark Breitbard who has been named CEO of US children's wear retailer The Gymboree Corp.

Gymboree taps Gap North America president as CEO

Petah Marian | 9 Jan 2013

US children's wear retailer Gymboree has named Gap North America president Mark Breitbard as its new CEO.

Gymboree swings to Q3 profit on sales increase

Katie Smith | 6 Dec 2012

Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has returned to profit during its third-quarter on the back of increasing sales.

The Wet Seal appoints Davey as chairman

Katie Smith | 12 Oct 2012

Teen retailer The Wet Seal has appointed Lynda Davey as chairman following the resignation of Hal Kahn and three other directors.

Gymboree Corp Q2 losses widen

Katie Smith | 6 Sep 2012

Higher commodity prices and lower comparable store sales have pushed children's clothing retailer The Gymboree Corp to record a deeper second-quarter net loss.

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