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Local-for-local Under Armour manufacturing vision

Having set out plans to double annual revenues to US$7.5bn by 2018, US sportswear giant Under Armour is adding more detail on the building b...

Athletic players well positioned amid disruption

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditio...

What's in store for US back-to-school sales?

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2015

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions, a shift in spending away from electronics, and a more optimistic consumer, industry analysts are cautiously optimistic for clothing retailers.

Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on the rise

Michelle Russell | 27 Jan 2015

Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows, a recent industry conference highlighted.

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.

Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth

Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2014

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap, which it hopes will capture new customers in new categories and countries, and increase the group's cross-selling activities.

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US Q3 in brief: Burlington Stores, Guess, Chico's

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 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.

Under Armour's Ussery departs in reshuffle

Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2015

Performance wear specialist Under Armour has implemented an organisational reshuffle which sees the departure of Terdema Ussery, the president of its global sports categories, after less than two months in the role. 

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 30 Oct 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Ethiopia's potential as an emerging apparel sourcing hub, the building blocks that will help Under Armour achieve its manufacturing vision, and Esquel Group investing $2.4m in Sea Island cotton research. 

Under Armour CFO Dickerson steps down

Katie Smith | 13 Oct 2015

Under Armour CFO and COO Brad Dickerson is to step down to pursue other opportunities, after 11 years with the performance wear specialist.

Under Armour expects to double revenue by 2018

Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2015

Performance wear specialist Under Armour has said it expects to book revenues of US$7.5bn in 2018 – double what it is forecasting for the current fiscal year.

UK sportswear market to surpass $8bn by 2019

Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2015

The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 14 Aug 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what Britain's Modern Slavery Act will achieve in the garment industry, the role of ethical buyers in a supply chain, and Under Armour investing in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support growth and product innovation.

PLM to support Under Armour growth and innovation

Katie Smith | 11 Aug 2015

Performance apparel and footwear brand Under Armour has chosen to implement Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support its growth and product innovation.

Under Armour secures Germany and Austria deals

Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 2015

Sportswear specialist Under Armour is strengthening its position in Germany and Austria with a number of new strategic partnerships as part of the brand's aggressive global expansion plans.

Under Armour lifts outlook after Q2 revenue hike

Katie Smith | 23 Jul 2015

Sportswear specialist Under Armour has lifted its full-year outlook after booking its 21st consecutive quarter of revenue growth above 20%, driven by consumers ongoing interest in fitness and athleisure products.

Under Armour taps Ussery as sports president

Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2015

As part of efforts to drive the brand forward, sportswear specialist Under Armour has tapped former Nike executive Terdema Ussery as president of its global sports categories.

Under Armour brand awareness "improving" in Europe

Leonie Barrie | 15 Jul 2015

The latest findings from a survey into consumer awareness of US athletic footwear and apparel brand Under Armour suggests its profile remains low in Europe – but the region presents a “a big opportunity” in the coming years.

Under Armour unveils "game-changing" sports bra

Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2015

Sportswear specialist Under Armour has launched what it describes as a “game-changing bra” built for high-impact workout activities such as kickboxing, running and spinning.

Under Armour unveils newest retail presence

Leonie Barrie | 26 Jun 2015

Under Armour has unveiled its newest retail presence after teaming up with one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in the US to launch a premium store-within-a-store concept.

Under Armour SpeedForm boot moulds to the foot

Katie Smith | 14 May 2015

Sportswear specialist Under Armour has launched a new football boot using its "revolutionary" SpeedForm technology, which is designed to feel like an extension of the foot and offers "game-changing speed".

Under Armour hailed "next global athletic company"

Richard Woodard | 22 Apr 2015

Under Armour has been hailed by one analyst as “the next global athletic company” after the US company recorded its 20th consecutive quarter of 20%-plus revenue growth.

Under Armour moves COO to footwear role

Katie Smith | 5 Mar 2015

Performance apparel, shoe and accessories brand Under Armour has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, one of which involves moving COO Kip Fulks to president of footwear and innovation.

Wearable tech likely avenue for Under Armour

Michelle Russell | 11 Feb 2015

Under Armour is likely to enter the wearable technology market over the next two to four years, analysts believe, as the group's 'Connected Fitness' initiative gives it a strong technological edge over competitors.

Under Armour Q4 earnings in 37% surge

Richard Woodard | 5 Feb 2015

Sporting apparel and footwear business Under Armour surged to its 19th consecutive quarter of 20%-plus revenue growth in the fourth quarter, boosting profit by 37%.

Ruppe hired to grow Under Armour footwear business

Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2015

Performance apparel, shoe and accessories brand Under Armour has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of former Nike executive Peter Ruppe as senior vice president of footwear.

Under Armour ups guidance as Q3 profit climbs

Michelle Russell | 23 Oct 2014

Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales.

Under Armour to invest $100m in new DC

Katie Smith | 3 Oct 2014

Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour is investing more than US$100m in a new distribution centre to service its rapidly expanding business.

Columbia Sportswear hires global manufacturing VP

Katie Smith | 26 Sep 2014

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has tapped former VF Corp executive Steve Woodside to the newly-created position of vice president of global manufacturing.

Adidas taps Nike designers for new creative studio

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2014

Sportswear firm Adidas is planning to open a new creative studio in New York City next year and has hired three "world class" designers from Nike to drive the brand's direction.

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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.

Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh

Leonie Barrie | 22 Sep 2014

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.

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