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USA: Bebe Stores Names Former Wet Seal Exec Parks CFO just-style.com | 9 Dec 03

Women's apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc has named Walter Parks as its new chief financial officer.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' Nov Sales Results just-style.com | 4 Dec 03

The following is a general round-up of United States apparel and footwear retailers’ November sales results released this week.


USA: Ann Taylor Q3 Profit Grows 22% just-style.com | 13 Nov 03

Women's clothing retailer Ann Taylor Stores Corp has reported a net income increase of 22 per cent for the third quarter, from $24.9 million to $30.3m year-on-year.


USA: October Retail Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 6 Nov 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' October sales results released in the past couple of days: Arkansas-based department store group Dillard's Inc reported a five per cent slide in October same-store sales and said total sales for the four weeks ended November 1 also fell five per cent to $481.3m from $509.3m last year.


USA: AnnTaylor Selects ProfitLogic Markdown Solution just-style.com | 15 Oct 03

Retail software firm ProfitLogic on Tuesday announced leading women's fashion group AnnTaylor Stores Corp had selected its Markdown Optimisation solution called ProfitLogic Price. The company said the retailer would use the solution to help it make more profitable pricing decisions in its 628 stores, including 355 Ann Taylor stores, 246 Ann Taylor Loft stores and 27 Ann Taylor Factory stores.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' Sept Sales Results just-style.com | 9 Oct 03

The following is a general round-up of US apparel and footwear retailers' September sales results released this week:


USA: Ann Taylor Names Anne Klein's Smaldone Design Chief just-style.com | 18 Sep 03

Specialty retailer of women's clothing, AnnTaylor Stores Corp, on Wednesday Anne Klein's chief design officer, Michael Smaldone, its new senior vice president of design for the Ann Taylor Stores division. The New York-based operator of 611 stores said in a press release Smaldone will replace Mark Eisen who has quit the company for personal reasons.


USA: Fashion Chain Ann Taylor Selects EasyAsk Solution just-style.com | 9 Sep 03

Leading specialty retailer of women's apparel, Ann Taylor, has chosen EasyAsk's e-commerce platform for integrated online search, navigation, merchandising and analytics.


USA: August Same-Store Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 4 Sep 03

The following is a general round-up of US clothing and footwear retailers' August sales results released in the past couple of days:


USA: AnnTaylor Q2 Profit Rises 16% On Sales Growth just-style.com | 14 Aug 03

Leading women's fashion chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp on Wednesday posted a healthy 16 per cent rise in second quarter profit from the year-ago period as it was boosted by strong sales growth.


USA: Round-Up Of Apparel Retailers' July Sales Results just-style.com | 7 Aug 03

The following is a general round-up of US and Canadian apparel and footwear retailers' July sales results released in the past couple of days:


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' June Sales Results just-style.com | 10 Jul 03

The following is a general round-up of US clothing and footwear retailers' June sales results released in the past couple of days: Men's fashion chain Men's Wearhouse Inc posted a better-than-expected 7.6 per cent jump in same-store sales for last month and added total sales in the five weeks to July 5 climbed 8.4 per cent to $138.1 million from $127.4m in the year-ago period.


Vanity sizing shapes up just-style.com | 30 Jun 03

Vanity sizing - the concept that it is psychologically more appealing for a consumer to wear a smaller size, so brands downsize their sizes as a marketing ploy - is a growing issue. Some experts argue that consumers aren't buying into the vanity sizing tactic, although brand results show they are. But are designers risking too much by wooing consumers with smaller sizes asks Stacy Baker?


USA: Kim Roy To Head New Lauren Line just-style.com | 24 Jun 03

Fashion giant Polo Ralph Lauren Corp on Monday named the former president of AnnTaylor Stores Corp, Kim Roy, as president of its Lauren Brands unit as it looks to strengthen its leadership team.


USA: May Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 5 Jun 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' May sales results released in the past couple of days: Casual apparel chain American Eagle Outfitters Inc said its same-store sales at its own brand stores rose 1.1 per cent last month with total sales up 12.2 per cent to $97.6 million from $87m last year. The operator of 870 stores added total same-store sales, which include its Bluenotes/Thriftys stores in Canada, rose 0.4 per cent with total sales at its Canadian operations up slightly at $5.5m from $5.4m.


USA: Gap's Michele Delahunty Joins Ann Taylor Stores just-style.com | 20 May 03

Women's apparel retailer AnnTaylor Stores Corp on Monday named Gap's Michele Delahunty senior vice president - general merchandise manager for the Ann Taylor Stores division of Ann Taylor Inc.


USA: Gene Rosadino Joins 4r Systems As EVP, COO just-style.com | 15 May 03

4R Systems Inc, the supplier of software tools and analytical techniques that manage SKU’s throughout the retail lifecycle, has appointed Eugene F Rosadino Jr as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gene Rosadino brings over 20 years of senior retail inventory management, distribution, merchandising and finance experience to his new role, where he will be responsible for managing 4R’s market/customer side of the business.


USA: AnnTaylor Q1 Profit Hit By Fashion "Misses" just-style.com | 15 May 03

Leading women's apparel chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp on Wednesday posted a fall in first quarter net profit as sales were hit by fashion "misses" and cooler weather in the Northeast. The New York-based operator of more than 600 stores under banners such as Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft posted a profit of $17.9 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with $20.9m, or 45 cents per share, in the year-ago period.


USA: April Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 8 May 03

The following is a general round-up of US apparel and footwear retailers' April sales results released this week: Apparel retailer J Crew Group Inc said its April same-store sales for its retail division fell four per cent but added total sales rose five per cent to $57.7m from $54.8m in the year-ago period.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' March Sales Results just-style.com | 10 Apr 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' March sales results released in the past couple of days: Texas-based department store chain The Neiman Marcus Group Inc reported a 0.5 per cent slip in same-store sales for last month and said total sales climbed 2.2 per cent to $274 from $268m in the year-ago period.


USA: Ann Taylor Names Ex-Gap Exec Design EVP just-style.com | 3 Apr 03

Women's fashion retailer, Ann Taylor Stores, on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Gap executive Jerome Jessup as senior executive vice president for merchandise and design. The operator of nearly 600 stores said Jessup was formerly EVP for product development and design for Gap, GapKids, BabyGap and Body. Prior to that he held a similar position at the firm’s Banana Republic division.


USA: AnnTaylor Swings To Q4 Profit, Cuts Q1 Outlook just-style.com | 12 Mar 03

Women's clothing chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp on Tuesday said it swung to a fourth quarter profit as it benefited from better inventory control but lowered its first quarter outlook on bad winter weather.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' February Sales Results just-style.com | 7 Mar 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear firms' latest same-store and total sales results - many cited snow blizzards as a reason for their poor performances - released over the past couple of days: Men's clothing chain Men's Wearhous Inc posted a 0.5 per cent increase in US same-store sales and a 7.7 per cent slip in Canadian same-store sales. It added total sales for the month grew 3.7 per cent to $87m from $84m in 2002.


USA: January Retail Round-Up just-style.com | 7 Feb 03

A round-up of January's retail results.


USA: Ann Taylor Stores Division President Kim Roy Quits just-style.com | 24 Jan 03

Leading women's fashion retailer Ann Taylor Stores Corp on Thursday reaffirmed its fourth quarter and full-year earnings forecasts and announced the resignation of Kim Roy, president of its flagship division.


THE PHILIPPINES: Clothing Giant Luen Thai Sees Soaring Sales just-style.com | 13 Jan 03

The president of clothing giant Philippine Luen Thai Holdings, which makes apparel for several major international fashion brands, on Monday said it sees exports up 30 per cent this year. Willie Tan said that figure was attainable as the company, which employs more than 6,000 people and is part of the Luen Thai International Group, had successfully focused on produced and supply chain collaboration.


USA: Round-Up Of Apparel, Shoe Retailers' Sales Results just-style.com | 10 Jan 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' sales results for December released over the past couple of days:


USA: Round-Up Of Nov Retail Sales Results just-style.com | 6 Dec 02

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear firms' November sales results released over the past couple of days. Women’s clothing chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp said its November same-store sales fell 10.3 per cent and added its total sales in the four weeks to November 25 slipped 2.5 per cent year-on-year to $116.2 million.


USA: Ann Taylor Doubles Third Quarter Profit To $24.9m just-style.com | 14 Nov 02

Women's apparel retailer AnnTaylor Stores Corp more than doubled its third quarter profit to $24.9 million, or 53 cents per share. This compares with $12.1 million, or 27 cents per share, earned in the same period of the prior year and is attributed to increased sales of full-priced clothing.


USA: Round-Up Of October Retail Results just-style.com | 8 Nov 02

The following is a general round-up of US apparel and footwear retailers' October sales results released in the past couple of days: Department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported a 9.6 per cent rise in same-store sales and said total sales for the four weeks to November 2 climbed 12.8 per cent year-on-year to $425.8m.

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