20 November 2013
Juicy Couture chief executive officer Paul Blum is to leave the business after just a year at the helm, following its sale to Authentic Brands.
20 November 2013
US apparel group Fifth & Pacific Companies has agreed to terminate the lease on its flagship Juicy Couture store in New York in exchange for US$51m, increasing the expected proceeds from the sale of the brand to $175-185m.
7 November 2013
Apparel company Fifth & Pacific has lowered the upper end of its full-year targets after recording another large loss in the third quarter of the year.
14 October 2013
Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a strategy and SWOT report on Fifth & Pacific Companies, prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Bangladesh, and a look at apparel in Turkey.
11 October 2013
The most-read stories on just-style this week include questions over the safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry after a fire in a fabric mill killed at least nine workers, and the US$195m sale of Juicy Couture to Authentic Brands Group.
8 October 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies – perennially subtitled as “the business formerly known as Liz Claiborne” – could soon be a single brand company if the industry rumour mill has it right.
7 October 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies is to sell its struggling Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group for US$195m, in a move that leaves it to focus on the popular Kate Spade line.
4 October 2013
What do consumers really want from their fashion products and shopping experience? That was the question industry experts attempted to answer this week - with their conclusions suggesting retailers need to offer value, quality and convenience to shoppers, preferably all at the same time. Another challenge is for retailers to engage with their customers online or in-store to make sure they keep returning. Katie Smith reports.
16 August 2013
Since its introduction in the country three years ago, the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Better Work programme has been credited with helping elevate Nicaragua as an ethical sourcing location and a major player in the global apparel industry.
9 August 2013
US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.
9 August 2013
German clothing brand Gerry Weber has named Andreas Schmidt as vice president of international sales.
8 August 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies remains “on track” to hit its fiscal 2013 targets despite recording another large loss in the second quarter of the year, according to its CEO.
23 July 2013
Fifth & Pacific Companies is reportedly in late-stage talks to sell its Lucky brand to private equity firm Advent International for an undisclosed sum.
20 June 2013
Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Levi Strauss & Co executive Joelle Maher as the company's new chief operating officer.
19 June 2013
Fifth & Pacific subsidiary Kate Spade has won a trademark dispute related to the name and logo of its newest clothing brand, Kate Spade Saturday.
18 June 2013
The owner of the iconic Hunter wellington boot brand has announced a series of appointments to its senior team, including former Burberry executive Niall Sloan as global design director.
17 May 2013
Mike Ullman, the man who has returned to turn around department store retailer JC Penney following the departure of Ron Johnson last month, has outlined the first of his plans to improve the ailing business.
2 May 2013
Apparel firm Fifth & Pacific has seen its first-quarter loss narrow, after strong sales growth at Kate Spade and Lucky offset a decline in sales at Juicy Couture.
30 April 2013
Outdoor apparel footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has appointed former Mexx executive Shawn Cox to the newly-created position of senior vice president of retail.
25 April 2013
Children's wear retailer The Children's Place has appointed its chief financial officer Michael Scarpa to the additional post of chief operating officer.
23 April 2013
Virtual fitting room provider Fits.me has received around GBP5m (US$7.6m) in funding from new and existing investors, which it will use to support its expansion.
12 April 2013
The Guatemalan government has agreed to enforce its labour laws - finally resolving a complaint filed in 2008 by the US government under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
9 April 2013
Ron Johnson, the man hired just 18 months ago to transform US retailer JC Penney, has been unceremoniously ousted after his radical revamp plans failed to gain traction.
9 April 2013
Since Ron Johnson was appointed chief executive officer of department store retailer JC Penney just 18 months ago, the company has suffered a string of losses and has been forced to make a number of U-turns as it tried to make headway on its turnaround plans.
26 March 2013
US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Erin Stern as its executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of the Maurices brand.
8 March 2013
Luxury fashion brand Aquascutum has appointed former Juicy Couture finance director Mark Taylor as the new chief operating officer of its UK business.
26 February 2013
US value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of executive appointments across its merchandising and e-commerce departments.
25 February 2013
Fifth & Pacific has no plans to take the struggling Juicy Couture brand downmarket as part of efforts to turnaround the business, and instead says it will focus on its own stores and productivity.
22 February 2013
US department-store retailer JC Penney Company is hoping to ramp up its fashion credentials with a number of new designer collaborations being launched this spring.
21 February 2013
US apparel firm Fifth & Pacific has seen its fourth-quarter net profit plummet on the back of declining sales at its struggling Juicy Couture brand and costs related to discontinued operations.