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just-style's round-up of Q3 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q3 in brief – American Eagle Outfitters, Chico's FAS, Abercrombie & Fitch 26 November 2020

The latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers are a mixed bag, with some companies beginning to recover from the market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, while others are continuing to struggle. Urban Outfitters has seen profits jump 38%, while L Brands is back in the black, and Shoe Carnival has delivered the most profitable quarter in its history. Elsewhere, American Eagle Outfitters saw net income fall 28%, and Chico's FAS widened its net loss.


just-style's ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak looks at its effect on the global apparel and textile sectorTimeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 20 November 2020

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.


just-style's round-up of Q2 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Lands' End, VF Corp 30 October 2020

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Despite many retailers swinging to a loss in the period – including G-III Apparel Group and American Eagle Outfitters –  online demand across its brands helped lift comparable sales at specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc, and casual clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch bounced back to profit. Elsewhere, VF Corp has seen net income tumble 60% to US$256.7m.


Top stories on just-style in August .. 1 September 2020

Top stories on just-style in August included a look at the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the apparel industry and its supply chain, digital innovation from Reebok and Crystal International, statistics on global textiles and clothing trade, the EU's withdrawal of Cambodia's trade benefits, and an interview with Turkish textile and garment producer Yesim Tekstil.


Apparel events postponed and cancelled by coronavirus – Update 28 August 2020

With apparel industry trade shows, conferences, seminars and summits around the world cancelled, postponed or replaced by virtual events because of travel restrictions and social distancing measures imposed to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus, just-style is updating the changes as they happen.


just-style's round-up of Q1 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q1 in brief – VF Corp, J.Jill, Francesca's 31 July 2020

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. VF Corp has reported a net loss of US$285.6m, while Francesca's has seen a 50% drop in net sales. Elsewhere, Macy's, Inc said its net loss totalled $3.58bn and PVH Corp has posted an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings.


Fashion and textile companies are responding to the global shortage of personal protective equipmentFashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update 27 July 2020

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Gap, Superdry, and Abercrombie & Fitch are among the latest retailers to outline store reopening plansRetailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update 16 June 2020

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


just-style's round-up of Q4 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp 21 May 2020

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has posted a fall in both earnings and revenue, while VF Corp and PVH Corp have both reported a net loss. Elsewhere, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall.  


Along with closing stores, brands and retailers are now considering the furloughing of employeesGlobal retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update 1 May 2020

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:


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