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Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...


Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2013

It's not so long ago that teens were something of a sweet spot on the retail landscape, buoyed by a core customer who seemed immune to the recession. But today's teens are not spending money like they used to.


Petah Marian | 8 Feb 2013

2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.


Petah Marian | 8 Feb 2013

2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.


Petah Marian | 8 Feb 2013

2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 2014

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 2015

Teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal, a portfolio company of private equity firm Versa Capital Management, has named veteran retailer Melanie Cox as CEO.


Katie Smith | 16 Apr 2015

Teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal Inc is to continue with the strategies it developed prior to filing for bankruptcy, as its takeover by private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management completes.


Katie Smith | 17 Mar 2015

An affiliate of private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management has won the auction to acquire beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal, months after it filed for bankruptcy protection.


Katie Smith | 17 Mar 2015

An affiliate of private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management has won the auction to acquire beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal, months after it filed for bankruptcy protection.


Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.


Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.


Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2015

Beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal has become the first major casualty of 2015 to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2015

Beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal has become the first major casualty of 2015 to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Richard Woodard | 8 Jan 2015

Fast fashion retailer The Wet Seal is closing 338 stores with immediate effect, leading to the loss of 3,695 full and part-time jobs.


Richard Woodard | 8 Jan 2015

Fast fashion retailer The Wet Seal is closing 338 stores with immediate effect, leading to the loss of 3,695 full and part-time jobs.


Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 2014

Fashion retailer The Wet Seal recorded a wider third-quarter net loss as sales continued to decline across the business.


Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 2014

Fashion retailer The Wet Seal recorded a wider third-quarter net loss as sales continued to decline across the business.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has assembled a team to identify and analyse potential strategic and financial alternatives.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has assembled a team to identify and analyse potential strategic and financial alternatives.


Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has appointed company executive Thomas Hillebrandt to the role of interim chief financial officer.


Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has appointed company executive Thomas Hillebrandt to the role of interim chief financial officer.


Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 2014

Clinton Group, a shareholder of beleaguered business The Wet Seal, has written to the firm's board seeking clarification on its liquidity and suggesting options to shore up its balance sheet.


Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 2014

Clinton Group, a shareholder of beleaguered business The Wet Seal, has written to the firm's board seeking clarification on its liquidity and suggesting options to shore up its balance sheet.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2014

Apparel design and manufacturing business Joe Benbasset Inc has selected the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite from CGS to replace its legacy systems and improve visibility and alignment of customer and production orders.


Richard Woodard | 15 Oct 2014

Beleaguered retail business The Wet Seal is cutting 78 jobs as part of plans to trim millions of dollars from its cost base every year.


Richard Woodard | 15 Oct 2014

Beleaguered retail business The Wet Seal is cutting 78 jobs as part of plans to trim millions of dollars from its cost base every year.


Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 2014

Steve Benrubi, the CFO of troubled retailer The Wet Seal, has announced his decision to step down as finance chief.


Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 2014

Steve Benrubi, the CFO of troubled retailer The Wet Seal, has announced his decision to step down as finance chief.

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