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From a near standing start less than two years ago, Nicaragua's potential as a major footwear supplier to the US and Europe is already attra...

Nicaragua making steps as a footwear supplier

From a near standing start less than two years ago, Nicaragua's potential as a major footwear supplier to the US and Europe is already attra...


Leonie Barrie | 29 Mar 2012

The first day of this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong threw up the usual mix of ideas and insight. Rising costs, finding capable capacity, new sourcing locations such as Myanmar, collaboration across the supply chain - and of course China's role in all of this - were all up for discussion. Here are some of the most quotable highlights from the first day.


just-style.com | 11 Apr 2011

Emerging children's wear markets are among the latest research in the just-style store, with future problems, innovations and potential growth areas all discussed.


Joe Ayling | 24 Feb 2010

The emergence of toning footwear will continue to be a driver of growth in the US athletic footwear sector, latest reseach suggests.


Joe Ayling | 24 Feb 2010

The emergence of toning footwear will continue to be a driver of growth in the US athletic footwear sector, latest reseach suggests.

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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. 


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.


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 | 29 May 2015

Shareholders of Brown Shoe Co have approved the company's new name, Caleres, as part of a rebranding initiative.


Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2015

Brown Shoe Company is to change its name and launch a men's footwear business, as it embarks on a rebranding initiative aimed at positioning the business for accelerated growth and global expansion.


Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 2015

Footwear retailer Brown Shoe saw its earnings soar in the fourth quarter thanks to a divestment, but cautioned on the potential for product delays in the first half.


Katie Smith | 13 Jan 2015

Brown Shoe-owned Famous Footwear has deployed Quantum Retail's Q Allocation and Replenishment solution to help optimise inventory.


Katie Smith | 7 Jan 2015

A US analyst has described Coach's planned acquisition of shoe brand Stuart Weitzman as "a reasonable deal," but suggests the "timing is confusing."


Katie Smith | 7 Jan 2015

A US analyst has described Coach's planned acquisition of shoe brand Stuart Weitzman as "a reasonable deal," but suggests the "timing is confusing."


Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 2014

Footwear retailer Brown Shoe has sold its online business, Shoes.com, as it looks to invest in more strategic omnichannel, online and mobile efforts.


Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 2014

Footwear retailer Brown Shoe has sold its online business, Shoes.com, as it looks to invest in more strategic omnichannel, online and mobile efforts.


Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

Global private equity firm Advent International is understood to be one of three finalists in the race for control of US footwear firm Stuart Weitzman.


Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

Global private equity firm Advent International is understood to be one of three finalists in the race for control of US footwear firm Stuart Weitzman.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Sycamore Partners, the owner of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, has declined to comment on reports it has been working on a deal for a sale of the company to footwear business Brown Shoe Company.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Sycamore Partners, the owner of Stuart Weitzman Holdings, has declined to comment on reports it has been working on a deal for a sale of the company to footwear business Brown Shoe Company.


Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe has lifted its full-year earnings guidance, after higher sales and margins resulted in a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.


Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company has invested in high-quality men's shoe manufacturer Jack Erwin.


Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company has invested in high-quality men's shoe manufacturer Jack Erwin.


Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company is continuing to benefit from efforts to realign its portfolio as it revealed growth in earnings and sales in its second-quarter.


Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company is continuing to benefit from efforts to realign its portfolio as it revealed growth in earnings and sales in its second-quarter.


Richard Woodard | 29 May 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company returned to profit in the first quarter of 2014, fuelling optimism for the rest of the first half of the year.


Richard Woodard | 29 May 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company returned to profit in the first quarter of 2014, fuelling optimism for the rest of the first half of the year.


Katie Smith | 14 Mar 2014

US footwear firm Brown Shoe Co has booked a 55% hike in fourth-quarter net profit, thanks to higher sales and improved margins.


Katie Smith | 14 Mar 2014

US footwear firm Brown Shoe Co has booked a 55% hike in fourth-quarter net profit, thanks to higher sales and improved margins.

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