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In the money: PVH Corp sees next year as a tale of two halves Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 13

At first glance, the third quarter results announced by apparel giant PVH this week look mostly sound – but significant challenges lurk below the top-line positivity.

US: PVH Corp Q3 profit grows on Warnaco acquisition Katie Smith | 10 Dec 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp has recorded a double-digit increase in third-quarter profit, but warned of a competitive and highly promotional holiday season.

2013: A year in review - Brand winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 9 Dec 13

Increased costs, quality issues, and weakened demand resulted in job cuts and widened losses for certain retailers in 2013. But overseas expansion, the value of domestic manufacturing, and innovative products bolstered others.

US: PVH completes GH Bass sale to G-III Apparel Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

US apparel business PVH Corporation has completed the sale of its GH Bass & Co footwear brand to women's wear maker G-III Apparel Group in a deal worth US$50m.

US: PVH Corp appoints Grieder as Tommy Hilfiger CEO Michelle Russell | 30 Oct 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp has appointed its Europe CEO Daniel Grieder to the role of Tommy Hilfiger global chief executive.

US: Calvin Klein names Cancelloni Asia Pacific president Katie Smith | 7 Oct 13

Frank Cancelloni has today (7 October) been named as the president of Calvin Klein's Asia Pacific business, tasked with helping to drive growth in the region.

AUSTRALIA: PVH revamps Calvin Klein regional operations Richard Woodard | 4 Oct 13

PVH is restructuring the Australasian operations for its Calvin Klein brand, signing a new 20-year licensing agreement with local company Gazal Corporation.

US: PVH to sell GH Bass brand to G-III in $50m deal Leonie Barrie | 3 Oct 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp is to sell its GH Bass & Co footwear brand to clothing maker G-III Apparel Group in a deal worth $50m, as it focuses on its designer lifestyle businesses like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

UK: M&S makes changes at the top of its Asia business Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Retailer Marks & Spencer is reshuffling the executives leading its Asia operations, with Pascal Martin leaving later this month to be replaced by Bruce Findlay, the former retail director at Calvin Klein Europe and Tommy Hilfiger Asia-Pacific.

EUROPE: Tommy Hilfiger to implement Centric PLM in Europe Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Apparel giant PVH Europe has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for all Tommy Hilfiger Europe product divisions - and plans to extend this to its Calvin Klein Europe brands as well.

In the money: PVH on track with Warnaco integration Katie Smith | 12 Sep 13

PVH Corp says it is on track with the integration of the Warnaco business it bought earlier this year, despite the fact acquisition costs pushed the apparel giant to a second-quarter loss.

US: PVH swings to Q2 loss on acquisition costs Katie Smith | 10 Sep 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp says it remains cautious about the rest of its financial year after swinging to a second quarter loss as acquisition costs offset a hike in sales.

US: PVH sets out succession for Gehring and Murry Leonie Barrie | 29 Jul 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp has set out a transition process that will see two of its top executives - Fred Gehring and Paul Murry - step into reduced roles in around three years' time.

US: Coach names Vevers executive creative director Katie Smith | 25 Jun 13

New York-based upscale footwear, handbag and accessories retailer Coach Inc has named Stuart Vevers as its new executive creative director.

In the money: PVH sees growth after teething issues at Warnaco Katie Smith | 21 Jun 13

Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.

US: PVH Q1 profit surges on new acquisitions Richard Woodard | 13 Jun 13

The Warnaco and Tommy Hilfiger businesses drove a 59% surge in underlying first quarter profit at apparel giant PVH, with revenues up 36% on last year.

UK: SuperGroup names Schmitt as new international boss Petah Marian | 10 Jun 13

UK brand SuperGroup has appointed Hans Schmitt as its new managing director of international and wholesale as the company continues to focus its efforts abroad.

US: G-III ups forecast after Q1 profit Richard Woodard | 4 Jun 13

G-III Apparel Group increased its full-year earnings and revenue forecasts after returning to profitability in the company’s first quarter.

Changing relationships key to competitive supply chain Leonie Barrie | 29 May 13

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the need to develop more strategic relationships between retailers and their suppliers to improve flexibility and add value across the supply chain. But according to Mark Green, executive vice president of the global supply chain at apparel giant PVH, the biggest changes in sourcing are yet to come.

Gap hopes for a global alliance on factory safety Leonie Barrie | 22 May 13

The chairman and CEO of US retail giant Gap Inc says he hasn't given up on the idea of a global accord to tackle fire and building safety in Bangladesh - but that the current agreement largely backed by European brands and retailers "didn't make sense for us."

SWEDEN: iStone becomes DeSL Fashion PLM partner Leonie Barrie | 22 May 13

UK-based software provider DeSL is partnering with Swedish IT consultancy iStone as its Fashion PLM partner.

BANGLADESH: More retailers race to join safety accord Petah Marian | 15 May 13

More retailers and brands have joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ahead of the midnight deadline (15 May).

What does the new Bangladesh safety accord entail? Petah Marian | 14 May 13

Yesterday (13 May) was a big day for the Bangladesh garment industry, with retailers finally signing an agreement to improve fire safety in the country's ready-made garment industry after two years of being caught in a stalemate. But what exactly does the new accord entail? Petah Marian takes a first look.

BANGLADESH: Benetton and N Brown commit to safety accord Leonie Barrie | 14 May 13

Two more European retailers have this-afternoon signed up to the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which aims to improve safety conditions in supplier factories.

US: PVH to rebrand ck Calvin Klein bridge lines Katie Smith | 14 May 13

Apparel giant PVH Corp is to rebrand its ck Calvin Klein apparel and accessories for men and women to Calvin Klein, with the name featuring on a platinum label.

US: PVH raises first-quarter outlook Katie Smith | 30 Apr 13

Apparel group PVH Corporation has raised its first-quarter forecasts on the back of higher-than-expected wholesale shipments and certain tax benefits.

UPDATE: Renewed calls for better Bangladesh worker safety Leonie Barrie | 29 Apr 13

Labour rights groups and unions have stepped up their calls for urgent action to improve worker health and safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry, as the death toll from the collapsed Rana Plaza factory building soars to 381.

UK: Maidment appointed as Ben Sherman CEO Petah Marian | 19 Apr 13

Oxford Industries has appointed Mark Maidment as CEO of its Ben Sherman brand.

PERU: Calls for labour reform a "hot-button" issue Leonie Barrie | 15 Apr 13

Efforts by a group of US apparel brands and retailers to persuade the Peruvian government to repeal legislation that allows the use of short-term contracts in the country's garment industry have, as yet, generated no formal response, just-style has learnt.

PSF 2013: Apparel sourcing at a turning point Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 13

Apparel sourcing has finally reached a critical turning point. Instead of continuing to chase the lowest costs around the globe, the industry focus is now shifting to collaboration between retailers and their vendors, and the creation of an integrated value chain.






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