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Consumer engagement a new challenge for retailers

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, acco...

Lululemon confident of turning an important corner

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after...

Lululemon confident of turning an important corner

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.

Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

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.

Lululemon an unlikely takeover target

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.

Concerns grow over fibre sourcing from forests

Kitty So | 1 Apr 2014

Ahead of an expected explosion in demand for wood pulp-based fibres such as rayon and viscose, environmental groups are calling on apparel and textile firms to ensure they do not come from endangered forests. H&M and Inditex are the latest to update their sourcing commitments.

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New Lululemon creative director to tackle design

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.

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. 

US Q1: Finish Line, Cherokee, Urban Outfitters

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2015

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.

Lululemon names Almeida digital EVP

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.

Lululemon stake sale could be long-term positive

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.

Lululemon founder files to sell $1.2bn stake

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.

Lululemon Athletica on “strong growth” track

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.

Lululemon founder Wilson steps down from board

Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2015

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

Lululemon lifts guidance on "strong" holiday

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.

J Crew's Haselden a "solid fit" as Lululemon CFO

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.

Lululemon Q3 earnings beat expectations

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.

Lululemon Athletica "on track" but work remains

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.

Lululemon founder sells 50% of his stake

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.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an aggressive recovery plan unveiled by Mothercare's new boss, why Nicaragua apparel makers fear a bleak future from TPP, and Brandix takes new steps to encourage innovation in the country's textile and apparel industry.

Lululemon Athletica supply chain issues improving

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".

Lululemon cuts outlook as Q1 profit plummets

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.

Lululemon Athletica admits to humility on errors

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.

Beleaguered Lululemon rolls out '&Go' line

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.

Nike and Under Armour forge ahead in activewear

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.

Lululemon shareholder Capital doubles stake?

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.

Retailers again seek probe into Cambodia violence

Katie Smith | 21 Jan 2014

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.

Lululemon lowers Q4 earnings, sales guidance

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2014

Lululemon Athletica has lowered its fourth-quarter earnings and sales guidance on the back of declining traffic and revenue trends.

Top ten news stories on just-style in 2013...

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2013

Instead of our regular look at the most read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2013. Garment factory disasters, strikes, safety agreements, and M&S's body odour neutralising suit, were some of the issues that made the headlines.

Lululemon cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth

Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2013

Lululemon Athletica has blamed macro and execution issues for cutting its full-year sales guidance, despite recording a 15.2% increase in profit during the third quarter.

Latest blogs

Skinny jeans puts garment safety into spotlight

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.

Nike hopes to win women's sportswear race

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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