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Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 2012

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.


just-style.com | 9 Aug 2007

Given the wide array of size labelling in garments, consumers are often left feeling confused about their actual size, and frustrated by inconsistent fit. But help is at hand for apparel companies to deliver better fitting garments and grow their business in the process – with JC Penney and Jockey among those who have benefited, as Natalie Weathers reports.


just-style.com | 2 Aug 2007

It’s a tricky balance for brands to stay on trend in today’s apparel environment, with consumers wanting what’s new and fresh but presented in a way they know and understand. A series of top tips, outlined in a new report from About Style, can help companies navigate a path to success.


just-style.com | 20 Jul 2007

With the plus-size market forecast to grow by at least 10% a year in the US, the accelerated demand for outsize clothing represents a huge opportunity to generate new sales, according to a new report from just-style.

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Beth Wright | 27 Jul 2017

In a move that bucks the current trend in the US of streamlining traditional bricks-and-mortar portfolios, fashion department store retailer Belk has revealed it will open three new stores before the end of 2018 as part of a US$40m investment plan.


Beth Wright | 30 Jun 2016

US department store retailer Belk has appointed Lisa Harper as CEO following the retirement of Tim Belk who spent the last 12 years of his 35-tenure year, as CEO.


Katie Smith | 14 Dec 2015

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed its US$3bn acquisition of US fashion department store retailer Belk. 


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 2015

US fashion department store retailer Belk has entered into a merger agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal worth US$3bn.


First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.


Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 2015

US fashion department store retailer Belk has reported its fifth consecutive year of positive comparable store sales but saw earnings decline as a result of strategy expenses.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2015

US fashion department store retailer Belk said its holiday sales got off to a strong start through the Thanksgiving weekend, with positive momentum continuing through December.


Richard Woodard | 9 Dec 2014

Flat sales and strategic investments sent fashion retail business Belk to a third-quarter loss, despite an encouraging rise in online sales.


Katie Smith | 30 Sep 2014

US formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Jim Thorne as executive vice president of direct sourcing.


Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 2014

US department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores has appointed former Belk chief merchandising officer, Kathryn Bufano, as its CEO.


Katie Smith | 29 May 2014

Higher expenses and a soft selling environment have resulted in a 31.6% first-quarter profit decline for fashion department store retailer Belk.


Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2014

A lower margin rate and higher expenses hit earnings for privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc in its last fiscal year.


Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2014

A lower margin rate and higher expenses hit earnings for privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc in its last fiscal year.


Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 2014

Retailers were more to blame than carriers for widespread delays to Christmas deliveries, claims a new study.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2013

Some 5,000 pairs of Stuart Weitzman-branded girls' Cha Cha boots, which were manufactured in China, have been recalled by footwear specialist Synclaire Brands for posing a fall hazard.


Katie Smith | 5 Dec 2012

Value footwear retailer Shoe Carnival has appointed Carl Scibetta as executive vice president and general merchandise manager.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Aug 2011

Privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc has invested in TradeStone's PLM software to help increase global visibility across its retail, sourcing and order management capabilities.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Aug 2011

Privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc has invested in TradeStone's PLM software to help increase global visibility across its retail, sourcing and order management capabilities.


just-style.com | 22 Mar 2011

Falling women's wear sales and lower selling prices have contributed to a wider full-year losses at clothing maker Hampshire Group Limited.


just-style.com | 10 Jan 2011

US apparel retailer Stage Stores has announced that Oded Shein has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer.


just-style.com | 15 Nov 2010

New York based sweater maker Hampshire Group Limited has swung to a third quarter profit, helped by higher sales and an income tax gain.


just-style.com | 11 Oct 2010

Men’s wear maker Haggar Clothing Co is offering eco-friendly options for its khakis and dress slacks containing Repreve recycled fibres from Unifi.


just-style.com | 11 May 2010

US fashion retailer Stein Mart has announced the appointment of Gary L Pierce as its senior vice president and director of stores, effective 17 May.


just-style.com | 4 Mar 2010

Apparel retailer Stage Stores has promoted Steven Hunter to oversee the implementation of the company’s fledgling e-commerce initiative.


just-style.com | 5 Nov 2009

Apparel company Hampshire Group has extended its licence agreement covering the design, production and distribution of the Geoffrey Beene sweater brand.

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