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Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 2014

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it focuses instead on more on-trend merchandise.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 2014

The hiring of Christos Angelides as president of US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will bring much-needed fast fashion and global retail experience to the company, analysts say, along with a solid background in sourcing.


Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2014

Struggling Abercrombie & Fitch finally appears to have taken a step in the right direction, after efforts to revitalise its women's wear helped the teen apparel retailer to a better-than-expected first quarter. Next plans in the pipeline are to improve test and react, expand fabric platforming, and lower average unit cost.


Katie Smith | 29 Jan 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch separated the roles of chairman and CEO yesterday (28 January), appointing former Sears boss Arthur Martinez as non-executive chairman, leaving Michael Jeffries with just his CEO title. While some analysts think these changes could prove positive, others believe the teen apparel retailer still has a long way to go in restructuring its business.

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Beth Wright | 18 Sep 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) has made a commitment to trace the sources of all wood-based fabrics used in its own clothing lines – and to eliminate by the middle of next year any that are linked to the destruction of endangered forests or the violations of human rights.


just-style | 8 Sep 2017

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jul 2017

Struggling US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has announced its debut on Chinese e-retail platform Tmall, part of the Alibaba brand.


Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jul 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has been criticised for not being "aggressive enough" in its efforts to turn itself around amid falling sales at most of its brands.


Beth Wright | 11 Jul 2017

Shares in Abercrombie & Fitch tumbled 16% yesterday (10 July) as the US apparel retailer announced it has terminated discussions regarding a potential transaction.


In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Beth Wright | 4 Jul 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is to build on its business in Asia after signing an agreement to bring its new store concept to Hong Kong by the end of 2017.


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is to build on its business in Asia after signing a wholesale agreement with global online fashion group Zalora.


Beth Wright | 8 Feb 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is changing its store concept for the first time in 15 years, as part of a bid to boost the brand's new vision.


Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has promoted Fran Horowitz as its new CEO in a move the company says reflects the leadership she has shown in the turnaround of its Hollister brand.


Beth Wright | 30 Jan 2017

US clothing retailer Hollister has relaunched its Gilly Hicks label after recognising what it calls an "opportunity to redefine the brand".


Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has confirmed to just-style it has axed around 150 jobs at its headquarters in New Albany.


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


Beth Wright | 23 Nov 2016

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie and Fitch is to shutter its A&F flagship store in Seoul in January next year, and has exercised a lease kick-out option for its A&F flagship in Hong Kong.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Beth Wright | 25 Aug 2016

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie and Fitch is to make its products available to online consumers in 15 European markets after inking a wholesale agreement with Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando.


Beth Wright | 27 May 2016

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has named two new brand presidents responsible for all product and customer-facing activities.


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2016

?Abercrombie & Fitch Co is to part company with its chief operating officer Jonathan Ramsden, who is leaving the teen clothing retailer next month.


Michelle Russell | 9 May 2016

Abercrombie & Fitch is to expand its presence in the Middle East and open stores in two new markets through an extension of its relationship with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion.


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 2015

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is using the Demandware Commerce platform to power the expansion of its digital retail operations across Asia.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

Michael Jeffries, the chief executive officer of US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, has announced his intention to retire with immediate effect.


Michelle Russell | 3 Dec 2014

US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has cut its full-year outlook and revealed a drop in third-quarter earnings driven by weak traffic, a highly promotional environment and a challenging international business.

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