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US: American Eagle CEO Hanson steps down Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 14

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has said its chief executive, Robert Hanson, has left the company after less than two years in the role.

CAMBODIA: Retailers call for investigation into violence Katie Smith | 21 Jan 14

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.

JAPAN: Fast Retailing makes senior Uniqlo appointments Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 14

Fast Retailing has made a number of appointments to the senior leadership team of its Uniqlo casual clothing chain.

US: American Eagle Outfitters moderates Q4 outlook Leonie Barrie | 10 Jan 14

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters says its fourth quarter earnings are likely to come in at the low end of forecasts after sales fell over the Christmas period.

CAMBODIA: American Eagle backs worker training initiative Katie Smith | 19 Dec 13

American Eagle Outfitters has partnered with the Better Work programme and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to expand an initiative that empowers low-income women workers along global supply chains.

JAPAN: Toray plans international expansion Richard Woodard | 17 Dec 13

Yarn and fabric maker Toray Group is targeting international expansion in a number of emerging markets, including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Brazil.

US: American Eagle Outfitters records "unsatisfactory" Q3 Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 13

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters said its financial performance in the third quarter was "unsatisfactory" after it recorded a slump in earnings.

US holiday season gets off to a slow start Katie Smith | 4 Dec 13

A combination of cold weather, promotions and price cuts saw millions of Americans shop for holiday gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off the biggest selling period of the year. But while overall shopper numbers were up on last year, they're spending less, first figures suggest. Katie Smith looks at how the holiday season is likely to pan out.

US: American Eagle Outfitters inks global licensing deals Katie Smith | 4 Dec 13

As part of efforts to further expand its presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific, American Eagle Outfitters has inked three exclusive multi-store licensing agreements.

BANGLADESH: Arson suspected in Standard Garments fire Siddique Islam | 2 Dec 13

A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.

PHILIPPINES: H&M plans first flagship store Katie Smith | 29 Nov 13

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken its first steps into the Philippines by signing a contract for its first store there.

Tough times ahead for teen apparel retailers Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 13

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.

Trade deals move ahead in changing US apparel industry Ed Zwirn | 12 Nov 13

Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.

US: American Eagle Outfitters lifts Q3 outlook Leonie Barrie | 7 Nov 13

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has raised its third quarter earnings guidance to reflect "slightly better than expected" margins during the period.

CAMBODIA: Brands concerned at association's audit stance Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 13

A group of major brands that source garments from Cambodia - including Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, Nike and Puma - have raised their concerns at attempts by local manufacturers to "undermine" plans to publicly disclose details of factory audits.

Focus: Middle East and Africa "complex but rewarding" Ashma Kunde | 3 Oct 13

Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.

US: Donnan-Martin to lead Lands' End merchandising Katie Smith | 30 Sep 13

Sears Holdings-owned apparel company Lands' End has appointed Michele Donnan-Martin as chief merchandising design officer and executive vice president.

US: American Eagle in Q2 profit rise despite sales dip Richard Woodard | 21 Aug 13

A poor performance in women’s wear led to falling second quarter sales for American Eagle Outfitters, with comparable store sales, including AEO Direct, down 7%.

US: American Eagle issues Q2 profit warning Richard Woodard | 6 Aug 13

Retailer American Eagle Outfitters has issued a second quarter profit warning, predicting earnings per share of US$0.10, down from $0.21 for the same period last year.

US: American Eagle Outfitters opens technology centre Katie Smith | 24 Jul 13

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has opened its first technology centre in San Francisco, California, to support the company's omni-channel strategy.

The Flanarant: Social media misses the mark when it matters Mike Flanagan | 15 Jul 13

Faced with an opportunity to change the course of events by getting Gap to sign up to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh, an online petition and social media campaign made little difference to the company's stance - or its sales. As Mike Flanagan asks: Does social media matter only if concerned with things that don't?

US: American Eagle Outfitters Q1 profit falls Katie Smith | 23 May 13

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has posted a 29.5% decline in first-quarter net profit, after cooler weather dampened demand for its seasonal merchandise.

US: Cache names Cohen chief marketing officer Katie Smith | 29 Apr 13

Women's wear retailer Cache has appointed Arnold Cohen to the post of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

US: Guess names Super general merchandise manager Katie Smith | 15 Apr 13

US fashion brand Guess Inc has appointed Hillary Super as senior vice president and general merchandise manager.

GUATEMALA: Agrees enforced labour laws under DR-CAFTA Leonie Barrie | 12 Apr 13

The Guatemalan government has agreed to enforce its labour laws - finally resolving a complaint filed in 2008 by the US government under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).

US: American Eagle Outfitters names regional vice presidents Petah Marian | 10 Apr 13

American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Kitty Yung as executive vice president of Asia Pacific, and has promoted Simon Nankervis as senior vice president of Americas and global country licensing.

Focus: Apparel sales in Asia Pacific Ashma Kunde | 27 Mar 13

Apparel sales in the Asia Pacific region are continuing on a golden growth trajectory despite a slowdown in China. Domestic brands are continuing to hold their own, and foreign brands intent on making further inroads are increasingly focusing on lower-tier cities for growth.

US: American Eagle Outfitters Q4 surges, sees slowdown Katie Smith | 6 Mar 13

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has today (6 March) reported a 84.8% increase in fourth-quarter profit on the back of higher sales and fewer markdowns - but warned of a slowdown in the current quarter.

US: Quiksilver makes senior management appointments Petah Marian | 5 Mar 13

US surf wear brand Quiksilver has announced a series of senior management changes as part of efforts to turnaround the business, following the appointment of a new president and CEO in January.

PHILIPPINES: American Eagle Outfitters debuts first store Katie Smith | 4 Mar 13

US teen clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has opened its first store in the Philippines with its franchise partner Suyen Corp.






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