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Kohl's cranks up efforts to reverse sluggish sales

US department store retailer Kohl's Corporation last week held its first investor day for seven years, setting out detailed plans for future...

Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now...

Kohl's outlines "greatness agenda" to drive growth

Katie Smith | 19 May 2014

US department store retailer Kohl's has outlined a new strategic initiative designed to generate sales growth, after booking a drop in earnings and revenue in the first quarter. The plan, dubbed "Greatness Agenda", focuses on giving customers what they want, when they want it - and however they want it.

Trade deals move ahead in changing US industry

Ed Zwirn | 12 Nov 2013

Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.

Epic outlines Bangladesh expansion plans

Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 2013

Already one of the largest garment makers in Bangladesh, Epic Group is embarking on an expansion drive that will see it double its production capacity in the country over the next two years.

Retailers' January 2013 sales roundup

Katie Smith | 7 Feb 2013

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress

Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 2014

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Interview: Ranjan Mahtani, CEO, Epic Group

Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 2012

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.

Latest News

VF Corp and Kohl's join White House climate pledge

Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp and department store retailer Kohl’s are just two of a further 73 companies to have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.

US Q3 in brief: Shoe Carnival, Caleres

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 1 Dec 2015

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker and Shoe Carnival revealed mixed quarters, and Caleres saw its profit rise. Also, Citi Trends returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.

Kohl's taps Chawla for new omni-channel role

Katie Smith | 17 Nov 2015

US department store retailer Kohl's has appointed Sona Chawla to the newly-created position of chief operating officer, with responsibility for omni-channel operations. 

Kohl's to open smaller format stores

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2015

US department store retailer Kohl's is to open up to ten smaller format stores next year to offer consumers more convenience as part of its multi-year strategic initiative, designed to drive sales growth. 

US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

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. 

Kohl's debuts athleisure clothing line

Katie Smith | 5 Aug 2015

US department store retailer Kohl's is teaming up with actress and fitness enthusiast, Shay Mitchell, to launch an athleisure apparel collection.

Analysts upbeat as Kohl's Q1 profit climbs

Katie Smith | 15 May 2015

Analysts remain upbeat on Kohl's longer term growth prospects, after the US department store retailer saw its first-quarter profit and sales climb.

Kohl's profit drops in "tough" Q3

Katie Smith | 14 Nov 2014

Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation has reported a double-digit drop in third-quarter profit - but according to one analyst, new initiatives in place will lead to improvement in the fourth quarter.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 7 Nov 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week included news that VF Corp is being viewed as the most suitable buyer for sportswear brand Puma, an insight into some of the trends and challenges facing the retail sector, and the impact of slowdowns at US west coast ports on apparel shipments.

New York & Co forecasts deeper Q3 loss

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2014

US apparel chain New York & Company has said it expects to report a deeper adjusted operating loss in the third quarter than previously predicted.

Kohl's readies for Q3 sales decline

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2014

Kohl's Corporation said it expects comparable sales to decrease 1.4% in the third quarter following a softening of sales in October.

Future acquisition opportunities seen for PVH Corp

Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2014

Meaningful acquisition opportunities for PVH Corp are likely to present themselves in two to six years time, but they may take the form of bringing existing businesses in house under the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein banners, analysts believe.

Skechers hits back at "skewed" report on sales

Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 2014

Shoe maker Skechers USA has hit back at a negative analyst report suggesting its sales are decelerating, arguing that the data had been "misinterpreted".

Bangladesh apparel exports edge up in July-August

Siddique Islam | 16 Sep 2014

Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up by 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers continue to remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for apparel workers.

Nine West Footwear Group to split in restructure

Katie Smith | 8 Sep 2014

Nine West Holdings' footwear group is to be split into four separate businesses by private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a bid to drive long-term growth.

Issues remain despite Kohl's Q2 profit climb

Katie Smith | 15 Aug 2014

US department store retailer Kohl's has booked a slight increase in second-quarter profit, driven by lower costs, but analysts suggest its lack of guidance "creates suspense."

Bangladesh woven garment exports tumble 4% in July

Siddique Islam | 12 Aug 2014

Bangladesh's woven garment exports fell by 4.14% in July amid a slowdown in shipments of apparel to markets such as the US following ongoing factory safety issues.

Bangladesh apparel exports soar 14% in fiscal year

Siddique Islam | 11 Jul 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 14% in the just-finished fiscal year as political stability returns to the South Asian country.

Cotswold Industries pioneers Tencel in pocketing

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 2014

An innovative new pocketing fabric has been developed using Lenzing's Tencel fibre, which is said to take pocketing and waistbanding "to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability."

Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank deal approved

Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 2014

The deal by Men's Wearhouse to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has been given the green light by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Lectra and Spectraflow join on colour management

Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2014

Lectra is joining forces with Spectraflow to offer a range of colour management solutions for fashion and apparel designers from conception to production.

Kohl's "encouraged" despite Q1 profit drop

Katie Smith | 16 May 2014

US department store retailer Kohl's said it is "encouraged" by the improvement it saw during the first-quarter, despite booking a decline in earnings and sales.

Latest blogs

Port problems play havoc with holiday imports

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2014

US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.

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