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Jos A Bank and Men's Wearhouse deal makes sense

The long-running ownership tussle between US retailers Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank Clothiers finally came to an end this week after a tak...

Jos A Bank adds to armour with Eddie Bauer buy

Jos A Bank Clothiers last week revealed its plans to acquire outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer in deal worth $825m. Coming amid an onging buyou...


just-style’s research roundup

Liz Hague | 26 Nov 2012

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a business update on performance apparel markets, a company profile of The Men's Wearhouse, and an analysis of apparel RFID.


Late Easter helps US apparel retailers in April

Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2011

US retailers' April sales were lifted by this year's late Easter which shifted holiday selling into the month and provided a much-needed boost to revenues, but worries continue to persist over the impact of higher fuel prices.


UK workwear deal a challenge for Men's Wearhouse

Leonie Barrie | 9 Aug 2010

US-based retailer Men's Wearhouse will face considerable challenges as it tries to expand its corporate apparel business through a GBP61m (US$97.3m) deal to buy two UK corporate clothing and workwear specialists, just-style has been told.


Spotlight on...Macy’s Inc

just-style.com | 12 Feb 2008

Plans by US retail group Macy’s Inc to create a nationwide department store brand took a tumble last week when it unveiled measures to axe 2,300 jobs and restructure in an attempt to offset falling sales. After two years of pursuing a one-size-fits-all approach, it seems the key to its new strategy is a focus on local markets.

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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.


Men’s Wearhouse must “reinvigorate” Jos A Bank

Katie Smith | 12 Mar 2015

Men’s Wearhouse must advance its core business while reinvigorating the Jos A Bank brand, one analyst has said, after the label’s poor fourth-quarter performance pushed the group further into the red.


Men's Wearhouse to pay former licensee $42.6m

Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 2015

Formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has been ordered to pay $42.6m in damages to a former licensee of its JA Apparel business.


Men’s Wearhouse reports Q3 profit decline

Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 2014

Clothing retailer The Men’s Wearhouse recorded a decline in third-quarter profit, despite a notable revenue boost from new acquisition Jos A Bank.


Men's Wearhouse names Thorne EVP of sourcing

Katie Smith | 30 Sep 2014

US formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Jim Thorne as executive vice president of direct sourcing.


Men's Wearhouse promotes Blake to president

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 2014

Formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Mary Beth Blake as its president and chief merchandising officer.


Men’s Wearhouse Q2 profit up on sales boost

Richard Woodard | 11 Sep 2014

Formal clothing specialist Men’s Wearhouse recorded a slight increase in net profit for the second quarter, with sales boosted by its recent acquisition of rival Jos A Bank.


Men's Wearhouse ends Jos A Bank's tuxedo contract

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2014

Men's Wearhouse is to end a contract with Jim's Formal Wear, a tuxedo supplier to its newly-acquired men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers.


Men's Wearhouse closes Jos A Bank deal

Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 2014

Men's Wearhouse has closed its acquisition of US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers following a long-running battle by the firm to buy its rival.


Jos A Bank cautious as it swings to Q1 loss

Michelle Russell | 9 Jun 2014

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has said it remains cautious heading into the crucial Father's Day period after suffering a gross margin decline in May and swinging to a loss in its first-quarter.


Men's Wearhouse Q1 EPS beats analyst estimates

Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2014

Men's Wearhouse has reported first-quarter results that beat analyst estimates and says it is excited about its near-term and long-term opportunities.


Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank deal approved

Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 2014

The deal by Men's Wearhouse to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has been given the green light by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Jos A Bank confident despite Q4 profit slide

Michelle Russell | 2 Apr 2014

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers said it is delivering results on its top and bottom line performance, despite booking a slight drop in fourth-quarter earnings today (2 April).


Men's Wearhouse eyes $150m savings through merger

Michelle Russell | 1 Apr 2014

Men's Wearhouse has hired an advisory firm to help it achieve a cost-cutting goal of up to US$150m over three years as it integrates its operations with Jos A Bank Clothiers.


Men’s Wearhouse Q4 losses widen as sales dip

Richard Woodard | 12 Mar 2014

The Men’s Wearhouse suffered an increased adjusted net loss in the fourth quarter, with retail sales in particular hit by bad weather and poor consumer sentiment.


Men's Wearhouse secures deal to buy Jos A Bank

Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 2014

Men's Wearhouse has secured a deal to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers following a five-month merger tussle between the two firms.


Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank begin merger talks

Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 2014

Men's Wearhouse has entered into a non-disclosure agreement with US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers under which they could discuss a potential merger.


Jos A Bank rejects Men's Wearhouse offer

Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 2014

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has once again rejected a bid by Men's Wearhouse for the company.


Eminence backs Men's Wearhouse bid for Jos A Bank

Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2014

Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has backed the improved bid by Men's Wearhouse for the apparel and footwear company.


Men's Wearhouse increases Jos A Bank bid

Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 2014

Men's Wearhouse has increased its bid for US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.


Eminence says Jos A Banks' deal "poor decision"

Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 2014

Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has said the apparel firm's acquisition of Eddie Bauer is a "poor strategic decision" and "destroys shareholder value".


Jos A Bank acquires Eddie Bauer brand

Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2014

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has acquired outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth US$825m.


Jos A Bank stands firm on Men's Wearhouse bid

Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2014

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has turned down yet another acquisition bid by Men's Wearhouse as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.


Men's Wearhouse prepared to up offer for Jos A

Michelle Russell | 31 Jan 2014

Men's Wearhouse has said it may be willing to increase its bid for US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.

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Former Men's Wearhouse CEO prepares new enterprise

Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 2014

It seems former Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer may be about to show his trump card following his fall-out with the apparel retailer, through the launch of a new company.


Bangladesh factory checks highlight safety issues

Leonie Barrie | 17 Mar 2014

First findings released last week from inspections at ten garment factories used by members of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have highlighted widespread fire, electrical safety and potential structural problems.

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