7 March 2014
US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others benefiting from a pick-up in traffic in the latter part of the month.
27 February 2014
L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.
7 February 2014
Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January, forcing many shoppers to stay at home. But while some consumers were physically unable to spend, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.
10 January 2014
December proved to be a challenging month for US apparel retailers, with the most promotional retailing environment in five years, a shortened holiday season, sluggish consumer spending, and adverse weather conditions all taking their toll on comparable store sales.
6 December 2013
Steep discounts, flexible store opening times, price matching and free shipping were not enough to win US shoppers over in November, after apparel retailers delivered disappointing comparable store sales during the month.
21 November 2013
Retailer Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath and La Senza stores, has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 25.3% jump in third-quarter profit.
8 November 2013
Despite low expectations, US apparel retailers managed to overcome a number of hurdles in October - including the government shutdown and soft economic growth - to post same-store sales gains for the month.
11 October 2013
Lacklustre back-to-school sales, warmer than average temperatures, waning consumer confidence, worries over a government shutdown, and stagnant wage growth all combined to give another mixed sales bag for US apparel retailers in September.
19 September 2013
Three new signatories and two new associate members have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.
6 September 2013
The back-to-school selling period got off to a slow start in August, as US apparel retailers moved to drive traffic with aggressive promotional activity, with all but one retailer posting sales gains.
2 September 2013
Former Coach president and chief operating officer Jerry Stritzke has been named chief executive officer of outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc).
22 August 2013
US retailer Limited Brands (now known as L Brands) has raised its full year earnings guidance after it recorded a 24.5% increase in second quarter profit.
9 August 2013
The majority of US apparel retailers posted same-store sale gains last month - albeit below analyst expectations - despite higher fuel prices, summer doldrums, pay roll tax increases, and a lack of wage gains ahead of the back-to-school season.
12 July 2013
Same-store sales at US apparel retailers continued on an upward trajectory last month. June results saw the biggest gains since January, on the back of an improving labour market, better macroeconomic conditions, falling fuel prices, warmer weather and rising house prices.
7 June 2013
Warmer weather and improved consumer confidence, boosted by rising stock and house prices as well as the ongoing economic recovery, helped the majority of US apparel retailers to post modest sales gains in May.
23 May 2013
Limited Brands (now operating under a new temporary name L Brands) has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 14.4% increase in first-quarter net profit.
21 May 2013
L Brands, the new, temporary name for Limited Brands, is to relocate its La Senza distribution centre operations from Montreal, Canada to its Columbus, Ohio base in the US to "better meet customer demand" worldwide.
10 May 2013
Improving weather in late April, combined with rising stock and housing prices, offered some encouragement to US clothing retailers as sales gained over the month.
30 April 2013
Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.
23 April 2013
Apparel group L Brands (the new, temporary name for Limited Brands) has hired former Aurora Fashions executive Ishan Patel to oversee Victoria's Secret digital business.
11 April 2013
A combination of cold, snowy weather and the earlier timing of Easter meant that sales of spring or early summer merchandise got off to a chilly start for US retailers in March.
28 March 2013
The most read stories on just-style this week include M&S introducing body odour neutralising patches into suits, Bangladesh apparel companies fearing strikes will harm the sector, and the minimum wage rising for garment workers in Cambodia.
25 March 2013
Apparel group Limited Brands has been temporary renamed L Brands while the company decides on a permanent change of name.
8 March 2013
US retailers battled significant headwinds in February, with sales of early spring merchandise getting off to a slow start in the face of cool weather, higher payroll taxes and economic uncertainty.
7 March 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' February 2013 sales results. It is worth noting that from this month, a number of retailers are no longer reporting their sales results on a month-by-month basis.
4 March 2013
US apparel retailer Limited brands has confirmed plans to open its first stores in Hong Kong in the coming months.
28 February 2013
Victoria's Secret owner Limited Brands recorded an increase in fourth quarter net profit as sales and gross margin increased.
18 February 2013
Ascena Retail Group has named Ronnie Robinson president of its new global sourcing initiative, as the women's wear retailer looks to move to a central sourcing base.
14 February 2013
Ascena Retail Group has named Linda Heasley as president and CEO of plus sized clothing retailer Lane Bryant, which it acquired last year.
8 February 2013
2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.