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Joe Ayling | 9 Jul 2010

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Joe Ayling | 20 Oct 2009

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just-style | 11 Dec 2017

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, fashion retailer Guess moved to a loss as sales declined in the Americas, while PVH Corp exceeded company expectations, upping its full-year guidance. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jul 2017

Cherokee Global Brands, owner and marketer of brands including Cherokee and Hi-Tec, has entered into a license agreement to expand its Hi-Tec and 50 Peaks brands in several key growth categories in North America.


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Michelle Russell | 15 Dec 2016

Brand management firm Cherokee Inc has signed new licensing deals for its Hi-Tec and Magnum footwear brands with Carolina Footwear and India's Batra Group.


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2016

Brand management firm Cherokee Inc has inked a deal to acquire global footwear firm Hi-Tec Sports International for US$95.8m.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Leonie Barrie | 5 May 2016

The Cherokee casual clothing brand is expanding is distribution channels and product range in the US after inking four new multi-category license agreements.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


Michelle Russell | 16 Oct 2015

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with Wal-Mart Canada for its Tony Hawk signature apparel, accessories and footwear skater brand.


Michelle Russell | 8 Oct 2015

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a new European license agreement with Saborn Licensing Company for its namesake brand.


Michelle Russell | 4 Sep 2015

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has launched a new brand for the Indian market as part of a long-term partnership with Reliance Trends.


Katie Smith | 27 Aug 2015

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with 5 Horizons Group for its Everyday California brand.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a license agreement with Canadian clothing firm NTD Apparel for its Everyday California brand.


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 | 20 May 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has acquired casual lifestyle brand Everyday California from owners and founders Michael Samer and Christopher Lynch.


Michelle Russell | 15 May 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has extended the agreement for its namesake Cherokee brand in Japan with Nishimatsuya Chain Co Ltd.


Michelle Russell | 23 Apr 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a license agreement with Sears Canada for a men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear and accessories line.


Katie Smith | 17 Apr 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has said it is “on the right path” to expanding and develop its namesake label after booking a 75% jump in fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong sales growth and carefully managed expenses.


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2015

Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a new license agreement with Sports Direct International to launch a line of Tony Hawk athletic clothes and accessories for the European market.


Michelle Russell | 26 Jan 2015

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with home shopping retailer Argos for the launch of a line of clothing and footwear products for the UK market.


Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 2015

Cherokee Global Brands says Target's decision to discontinue its operations in Canada will not have a material affect on its financial results.


Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 2014

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales, and says it is exploring expansion in Central Europe.


Michelle Russell | 19 Nov 2014

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has joined forces with India's Reliance Retail to develop a brand concept to be launched in India.

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