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Lululemon revamps product range and pricing

Lululemon, the cult brand favoured by yoga fans, has been at the forefront of athleisure since the trend began. But despite its early mover...


Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 2015

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's 104th Annual Convention & Expo that took place in New York this week.


Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after revealing third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 2014

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the company's Athleta women's athletic wear line is also gaining momentum.


Michelle Russell | 23 Jun 2014

A leveraged buyout or takeover of Lululemon Athletica is unlikely, analysts believe, due to the yogawear retailer's size and its very high - and declining - margins.

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Katie Smith | 31 Mar 2016

Lululemon Athletica needs to focus on refreshing its brand to entice new and existing customers into its stores, one analyst has said, after the Canadian yoga wear brand continues to clear inventories and issued conservative guidance for its first quarter.


Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 2016

Yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica is one of the companies set to speak at this year's RFID Journal Live event in Florida, which is now in its tenth year. 


Katie Smith | 13 Jan 2016

Canadian yoga wear retailer Lululemon Athletica has lifted its fourth-quarter guidance after what it describes as a "very successful" holiday season, driven by strong execution in stores and online during the key weeks.


Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2015

Lululemon Athletica has defended its position following the release online of an animal rights campaign video claiming the Canadian yoga wear brand continues to sell clothing items using "cruelly produced down".


Michelle Russell | 22 Oct 2015

Lululemon Athletica has created the new post of creative director as part of strategic changes by the Canadian yoga wear brand to elevate and reinforce its focus on design and innovation.


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. 


First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.


Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2015

Lululemon Athletica has appointed Miguel Almeida as executive vice president of digital, as the Canadian yoga wear business looks to “amplify the power” of the brand.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2015

A move by Lululemon founder Chip Wilson to sell his US1.2bn stake in the yoga wear firm would be a long-term positive, one analyst believes.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2015

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson has filed a prospectus supplement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that could see him sell his stake in the yoga wear firm.


Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 2015

Lululemon Athletica may have put 'pantsgate' behind it, analysts believe, and be back on a strong growth trajectory after revealing increased earnings and sales in its fourth-quarter.


Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2015

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson has announced his decision to step down from the board of directors.


Katie Smith | 13 Jan 2015

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has raised its fourth-quarter earnings and revenue guidance, thanks to improved merchandise and strong holiday results.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

The appointment of J Crew executive Stuart Haselden as CFO for Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica is a solid fit, analysts believe.


Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 2014

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has revealed third-quarter earnings that beat expectations but trimmed its full-year sales forecast.


Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2014

Lululemon Athletica says it remains "on track" with an overhaul of its business, and has lifted its full-year guidance despite recording a decline in second-quarter profit.


Michelle Russell | 8 Aug 2014

Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson has sold 50% of his ownership in the Canadian yoga wear brand to Advent International.


Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2014

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Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Supply chain management issues at Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica appear to be being resolved, with analysts describing the findings as "encouraging".


Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 2014

The founder and biggest shareholder in Lululemon Athletica has criticised the company's board, just hours before the yogawear retailer revealed a slump in first quarter profit and lowered its earnings guidance.


Katie Smith | 27 Mar 2014

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica saw its net profit for the fourth-quarter hold steady, with higher revenues offsetting lower comparable store sales and margins.


Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2014

Beleaguered Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica may be hoping the roll out of its latest apparel line will work to turn its fortunes around and provide a meaningful change of heart for investors.


Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2014

Nike Inc and performance apparel firm Under Armour are continuing to gain massive traction in the rapidly growing, high margin activewear segment - but at the expense of Adidas and smaller brands, according to a new survey.


Katie Smith | 13 Feb 2014

Capital Group is rumoured to have more than doubled its stake in beleaguered Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica, which has been battling falling sales after complaints about the quality of its products.

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Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2015

It seems we need to pay more attention to what we pull on in the mornings after a number of health incidents related to clothing has placed the spotlight firmly on the safety of garments and how we wear them.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Oct 2014

Competition for pole position in the women's sportswear market is about to heat up after Nike this week revealed it has set its sights on growing its women's business by 40% over the next two years.

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