July proved to be a difficult month for the apparel chains reporting monthly sales, with several hurt by tax holiday shifts in some southern...
An improving US labour market, rising consumer confidence and higher wages were not enough to spark a significant break-out in spending in J...
| 10 Apr 2015
While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weather conditions, an economic soft patch during the first quarter, and lingering effects of the West Coast ports labour dispute weighed on overall results.
| 6 Mar 2015
US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, as significant headwinds including extreme winter weather, additional costs and delays from the West Coast ports slowdown, foreign exchange rates and higher gas prices all weighed on results.
| 9 Jan 2015
Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains for US apparel retailers in the crucial month of December.
| 5 Dec 2014
Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record better-than-expected comparable store sales growth in November.
| 23 Dec 2013
Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.
| 2 Jan 2013
Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.
| 28 Aug 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. J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China. Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter, and Destination XL delivered what it said was an “outstanding” quarte. rDollar General posted increases in earnings and sales, including apparel, Burlington Stores has raised its full-year guidance after returning to profit, and PVH Corp revealed results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance.
| 21 May 2015
Victoria’s Secret and La Senza owner L Brands has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking a near 60% hike in first-quarter net profit.
| 5 Nov 2014
Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.
| 4 Nov 2014
US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.
| 11 Aug 2014
A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.
| 23 May 2014
L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.
| 28 Feb 2014
L Brands has outlined plans to grow its Victoria's Secret brand in the UK and Middle East as part of its international growth strategy.
| 27 Feb 2014
L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.
| 8 Jan 2014
Value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the promotion of Patti Simigran to SVP and general merchandise manager.
| 21 Nov 2013
Retailer Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath and La Senza stores, has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 25.3% jump in third-quarter profit.
| 20 Nov 2013
Knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka is gearing up for future growth with a number of new investments to add capacity, reduce energy costs and expand across the region.
| 11 Nov 2013
US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.
| 2 Sep 2013
Former Coach president and chief operating officer Jerry Stritzke has been named chief executive officer of outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc).
| 22 Aug 2013
US retailer Limited Brands (now known as L Brands) has raised its full year earnings guidance after it recorded a 24.5% increase in second quarter profit.
| 31 Jul 2013
Victoria's Secret has moved to protect its Pink brand in the US, after shirt maker Thomas Pink sued the company over the use of the word in a UK court.
| 8 Jul 2013
Former Marks & Spencer lingerie director Janie Schaffer is reportedly seeking more than GBP1m (US$1.4m) in compensation from the UK retailer.
| 26 Jun 2013
Coast managing director Margaret McDonald is to leave the occasionwear retailer later this year to take up the role of president of Victoria's Secret lingerie.
| 23 May 2013
Limited Brands (now operating under a new temporary name L Brands) has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 14.4% increase in first-quarter net profit.
| 21 May 2013
L Brands, the new, temporary name for Limited Brands, is to relocate its La Senza distribution centre operations from Montreal, Canada to its Columbus, Ohio base in the US to "better meet customer demand" worldwide.
| 2 May 2013
Global lifestyle brand Guess has appointed Sharleen Ernster Lazear to the newly-created role of chief design officer, where she will oversee all product categories for the company's brands.
| 23 Apr 2013
Apparel group L Brands (the new, temporary name for Limited Brands) has hired former Aurora Fashions executive Ishan Patel to oversee Victoria's Secret digital business.
| 16 Apr 2013
Marks & Spencer director of lingerie, Janie Schaffer, has left the retailer after only a few months in the role.
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