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Can Sycamore turn Jones Group fortunes around?

Jones Group shares jumped nearly 5% in late trading yesterday (19 December) on the long anticipated news the struggling US clothing and foot...

July sales a mixed bag for US apparel retailers

Lured by warm weather and deep discounts as stores cleared their summer merchandise, US shoppers hit the malls in July giving an overall boo...

US apparel retail sales shine in June

While cold weather, storms and flooding dampened demand for spring and summer merchandise in May, US apparel retailers rebounded with a bett...

US retailers see only modest sales gains in May

After receiving a late Easter boost to sales last month, it was perhaps inevitable that US apparel retailers would see only modest sales gai...

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Sourcing improvements push up Hot Topic Q1 profit 18 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Improvements in sourcing initiatives and productivity helped teen apparel retailer Hot Topic record an earnings increase in its first-quarter.


Private equity firm to relaunch Coldwater Creek 9 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

Troubled women's wear retailer Coldwater Creek will be relaunched as an independent company as part of a deal with private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has acquired the brand and other intellectual property.


Jones Group snapped up by Sycamore Partners 20 Dec 2013

Michelle Russell

US clothing and footwear company The Jones Group is to be bought by private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal worth US$2.2bn.


Sycamore Parners completes $600m Hot Topic buyout 13 Jun 2013

Katie Smith

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed its US$600m buyout of teen apparel retailer Hot Topic.


Hot Topic Q4 profit surges on higher sales 14 Mar 2013

Katie Smith

Teen apparel retailer Hot Topic has reported a 34.4% increase in its fourth-quarter profit, driven by higher sales.

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Sycamore's union with Jones Group ends speculation 23 Dec 2013

Leonie Barrie

Months of speculation over a buyout of The Jones Group came to an end last week when it was confirmed the US clothing and footwear company's new owner will be private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

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