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Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 29 May 20

Capri Holdings, Ralph Lauren, and John Lewis 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.


US Q1 in brief – Burlington Stores, Nordstrom, Abercrombie & Fitch just-style | 29 May 20

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. Sales at Burlington Stores more than halved, while Ross Stores reported its first quarterly operating loss in more than 30 years.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp just-style | 21 May 20

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.  


Global retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update just-style | 1 May 20

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:


Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update just-style | 15 Apr 20

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 


Abercrombie & Fitch assesses Covid-19 supply chain impact Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 20

Abercrombie & Fitch says there is "significant uncertainty" across the industry resulting from coronavirus (Covid-19) as the US teen fashion retailer assesses the potential impact to its global supply chain.


US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 


Abercrombie reaffirms Q4 amid record US Black Friday week Beth Wright | 14 Jan 20

US fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch has reaffirmed its fourth-quarter of fiscal 2019 guidance on the back of record US Black Friday week revenues.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Stage Stores just-style | 1 Nov 19

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered what CEO Jim Conroy called an "outstanding" second-quarter, VF Corp has reaffirmed its full-year outlook, and Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth. Elsewhere, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. 


Abercrombie & Fitch trims FY outlook on tariff impact Hannah Abdulla | 2 Sep 19

US fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch has moved to quell concerns about the impact the ongoing trade war between the US and China, along with Britain's exit from the European Union, could have on its business – despite lowering its full-year gross profit forecast.


Abercrombie & Fitch sets new supply chain sustainability goals Hannah Abdulla | 21 Aug 19

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has set new sustainability targets  – including a 30% water reduction in denim production by 2022 – after joining the United Nations Global Compact initiative.


US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands just-style | 1 Aug 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


Abercrombie & Fitch axes COO role to become more agile Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

US clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch is axing the role of chief operating officer in an effort to streamline the business and support its bid for organisational agility.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Abercrombie gets closer to consumers with "learning labs" Beth Wright | 4 Jul 18

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) has revealed the locations of its two college campus locations which it aims to use as "learning labs", providing insight into operating small spaces with an omnichannel platform.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


Abercrombie & Fitch pressured to sign 2018 Accord Beth Wright | 23 Apr 18

Groups of labour rights groups and consumers have protested at US stores operated by teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) as they try to persuade the company to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

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.


Abercrombie & Fitch makes forest-friendly sourcing pledge Beth Wright | 18 Sep 17

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.


Abercrombie & Fitch to make debut on China's Tmall Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jul 17

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


Abercrombie & Fitch urged to buy back stock after failed sale Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jul 17

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.


Abercrombie & Fitch puts end to potential sale talks Beth Wright | 11 Jul 17

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


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

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. 


Abercrombie eyes Asia growth with Hong Kong deal Beth Wright | 4 Jul 17

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.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

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. 


Abercrombie & Fitch eyes Asia growth with Zalora deal Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 17

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

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