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US Q3 in brief – Iconix, Wolverine Worldwide, HanesBrands, Under Armour just-style | 12 Nov 18

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Columbia Sportswear has lifted its full-year guidance on the back of a record third-quarter, denim major Levi Strauss & Co has booked its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA has posted record sales.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Adamek named chief of staff for the Columbia brand Leonie Barrie | 7 Aug 18

Outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment maker Columbia Sportswear has named Chris Adamek as the new vice president, chief of staff for the Columbia brand.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


Columbia Sportswear to take sole ownership of China JV Beth Wright | 11 Apr 18

Outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories maker Columbia Sportswear Company is to acquire the remaining interest in Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai), the joint venture it currently operates in China with Swire Resources.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


Management reshuffle at Prana and Columbia Sportswear Hannah Abdulla | 12 Sep 17

Sports apparel and footwear retailer Columbia Sportswear has announced a number of new management appointments at its Prana and Columbia Sportswear brands.


Columbia Sportswear expands garment recycling to all US stores Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 17

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear is expanding its ReThreads clothing recycling programme to all of its US stores following a successful trial over the past year.


Columbia says prAna brand CEO to resign Beth Wright | 8 Aug 17

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has revealed Scott Kerslake, CEO of the company’s prAna brand, is to resign from his position next week.


Columbia Sportswear sourcing exec steps down Beth Wright | 31 Jul 17

Steve Woodside, senior vice president of global sourcing and manufacturing at Columbia Sportswear Company, has resigned.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Columbia Sportswear promotes Swanson to finance chief Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 17

Outdoor apparel and footwear retailer Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed long-time executive Jim Swanson as its finance chief, alongside the promotion of Peter Rauch as chief transformation officer.


Columbia reshuffles leadership amid internal review Beth Wright | 7 Jun 17

Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company, has resumed the role of president, as part of a "strategic realignment" of the US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist's leadership team.


Columbia COO Timm to step down Beth Wright | 17 May 17

Bryan Timm, president and chief operating officer at US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company, is to step down after 20 years with the company.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

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. 


Columbia promotes Lawner to permanent DTC role Beth Wright | 30 Mar 17

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has named David Lawner senior vice president of North America direct-to-consumer (DTC), elevating him from the interim role he had held since joining the company in October 2016.


Columbia taps Vernachio as Mountain Hardwear president Beth Wright | 7 Mar 17

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has named Joe Vernachio as brand president of its Mountain Hardwear outdoor equipment and clothing company.


US Q3 in brief – The Finish Line, Destination Maternity, Cherokee, Sears Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Dec 16

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.


Columbia reveals first waterproof jacket without PFCs Beth Wright | 2 Dec 16

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has unveiled what it calls a "milestone in sustainability" - the first high-performance, environmentally-friendly, waterproof breathable jacket made without the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).


Mountain Hardwear president resigns after six months Beth Wright | 27 Sep 16

John Walbrecht, brand president of outdoor equipment and clothing company Mountain Hardwear Inc, has resigned from his post after just six months.


Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin Shipping collapse Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 16

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters remains unclear.


US Q2 in brief - The Finish Line, Cherokee, Zumiez, Vince Holding, Tailored Brands Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Sep 16

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. 


Columbia wins latest round in heat reflective lawsuit Beth Wright | 15 Aug 16

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has welcomed a ruling by the United States District Court that Seirus Innovative Accessories has infringed one of its design patents.


Columbia rain jacket "a milestone in sustainability" Leonie Barrie | 22 Jun 16

Columbia Sportswear has unveiled what it believes is the first high-performance environmentally friendly rain jacket made without the use of perflourinated compounds, commonly referred to as PFCs.


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

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. 


Fair Trade apparel programme reaching new heights Michelle Russell | 8 Mar 16

A fire that broke out at a factory in Bangladesh last month, and the impending third year anniversary of Rana Plaza, serves as a reminder that major safety concerns still exist for workers in the global apparel industry. But the proliferation of organisations working to offer tangible solutions proves that work is in progress, one of those being Fair Trade USA, whose apparel programme grew 358% in 2014. 


Columbia Sportswear taps new head for Mountain Hardwear Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 16

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed John Christian Walbrecht as president of its Mountain Hardwear brand.


Columbia Sportswear taps new manager for China venture Leonie Barrie | 3 Feb 16

Thirteen-year Nike veteran Jason Zhu has been named as general manager of Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai), the China joint venture between Columbia Sportswear Company and Swire Resources.

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