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Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revea...
Following its spin-off from Li & Fung last month, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories business Global Brands Group has outlined the fi...
| 15 Aug 2014
JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build on the momentum created to date from its turnaround strategy.
| 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.
| 26 Feb 2014
Fifth & Pacific Companies, which today (26 February) begins trading as Kate Spade & Co, says it has a number of operational initiatives in place that it hopes will accelerate margin expansion and top line growth in 2014.
| 12 Dec 2013
Apparel giant Fifth & Pacific has finally become a mono-brand company focused on its Kate Spade line after firming a deal to sell its Lucky Brand Jeans unit to an affiliate of private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.
| 31 Jul 2012
With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.
| 25 Feb 2011
Few have been more instrumental in the positioning of Sri Lanka's 'garments without guilt' apparel industry than Ashroff Omar. Joe Ayling interviewed the Brandix Lanka chief executive during a recent visit to the country.
| 25 Nov 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 revealed a mixed quarter, and Destination XL narrowed losses. Also, Kate Spade & Co 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.
| 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.
| 2 Sep 2015
The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.
| 27 Jul 2015
Lucky Brand Dungarees has become the latest company to reach a settlement and license agreement with laser technology firm RevoLaze over an abrasion technology for denim garments.
| 24 Jun 2015
Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Co has appointed former Aeropostale executive Emilia Fabricant as its president for North America.
| 7 May 2015
Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company has swung to a loss in its first-quarter amid plans to wind down some businesses, but revealed plans to grow in Latin American.
| 4 Mar 2015
Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company increased its fourth-quarter net profit by nearly US$100m, thanks to 50%-plus revenue hikes for its core divisions.
| 30 Jan 2015
US retailer Kate Spade & Co. has revealed plans to close its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores as it focuses long-term investment on its flagship Kate Spade New York brand.
| 23 Jan 2015
Hypermarket conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim Group and Authentic Brands have signed a long-term partnership deal for the Juicy Couture brand in the Middle East.
| 20 Jan 2015
A subsidiary of Li & Fung spin-off Global Brands Group has signed a licensing deal with Kate Spade.
| 16 Dec 2014
Austrian hosiery brand Wolford AG has named Ashish Sensarma as its new CEO, and returned to a profit in the first six months of the year.
| 7 Nov 2014
A double-digit sales increase and improved margins have helped US retailer Kate Spade & Co to narrow its loss during the third-quarter.
| 15 Oct 2014
Apparel giant Kate Spade & Company, formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies, has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Linko as chief executive officer.
| 13 Oct 2014
Authentic Brands Group has signed an agreement with Reliance Brands to launch Juicy Couture in India late next year.
| 1 Oct 2014
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has entered into an agreement with Reliance Brands Ltd to open Juicy Couture stores in India as part of ongoing expansion plans.
| 1 Sep 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.
| 21 Aug 2014
Fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories business Global Brands Group has widened its net loss in the first half as a result of increased investment in new brand additions.
| 12 Aug 2014
Kate Spade, formerly Fifth & Pacific, has narrowed its net loss in the second quarter thanks to strong performances from its North America and international divisions.
| 31 Jul 2014
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is adding to its growing portfolio by acquiring the Collective Licensing International footwear brands from Payless ShoeSource for an undisclosed sum.
| 10 Jul 2014
Authentic Brands Group is looking to accelerate the growth of its Juicy Couture brand in Asia as part of a long-term franchise partnership with ImagineX Group.
| 25 Jun 2014
Juicy Couture owner Authentic Brands Group is to shutter all of the apparel brand’s US stores as it plans an overhaul of the business.
| 15 May 2014
US apparel giant Kate Spade & Company has returned to profit during the first quarter, driven by strong sales growth at its namesake brand.
| 2 Jan 2014
Surely one of the best reasons to cut short the holiday break and rush back to your desk at the beginning of January is to see what Pantone is unveiling as its colour of the year.
| 16 Dec 2013
Pakistan's garment manufacturers are anticipating significant trading benefits after finally being granted preferential access to the European Union under the GSP+ scheme.
Kate Spade & Company (KATE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT A
Kate Spade & Company (Kate Spade) formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc designs and markets a range of apparel and accessories....
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