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JD Sports completes $558m Finish Line acquisition Beth Wright | 18 Jun 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has formally completed its acquisition of US athleticwear chain The Finish Line in a deal worth US$558m.


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.


JD Sports hails "excellent" FY, profit up 24% Beth Wright | 17 Apr 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion posted what executive chairman Peter Cowgill called an "excellent" result for its full-year, reporting a double-digit hike in both earnings and revenue for the period.


JD Sports to acquire Finish Line for US$558m Beth Wright | 26 Mar 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has inked an agreement to acquire US athleticwear chain The Finish Line in a deal worth US$558m.


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.


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. 


Finish Line teams with Adidas on PureBoost release Beth Wright | 2 Feb 17

Athletic footwear and apparel retailer The Finish Line has partnered with Adidas on an exclusive release of its PureBoost footwear.


Finish Line offloads JackRabbit business Beth Wright | 27 Jan 17

Athletic footwear and apparel retailer The Finish Line has revealed it is to sell its "unprofitable" speciality running shoe business, JackRabbit, to private investment firm CriticalPoint Capital, LLC. 


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.


Finish Line exploring sale of JackRabbit chain Beth Wright | 21 Nov 16

Athletic footwear and apparel retailer The Finish Line has broken its silence on reports that it is looking for a buyer for its JackRabbit speciality running-shoe stores – and has confirmed it is currently exploring "strategic alternatives" for the chain.


Finish Line silent on JackRabbit sale reports Beth Wright | 3 Nov 16

Athletic footwear and apparel retailer The Finish Line has declined to comment on reports that it is looking for a buyer for its JackRabbit chain of speciality running-shoe stores.


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. 


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. 


Finish Line promotes Sato to CEO  Katie Smith | 8 Jan 16

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has promoted its president, Sam Sato, as its new CEO. 


US Q3 in brief: Finish Line, Gymboree, Cherokee Global Brands, Men's Wearhouse Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 7 Jan 16

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. 


What's in store for US apparel back-to-school sales? Katie Smith | 4 Sep 15

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions, a shift in spending away from electronics, and a more optimistic consumer, industry analysts are cautiously optimistic for clothing retailers.


US Q1 in brief: Finish Line, Cherokee, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 26 Jun 15

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.


Finish Line “accelerates” on final lap Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 15

The Finish Line has managed to “accelerate somewhat”, analysts believe, in the final lap of its fiscal year, despite a disappointing year for the US athletic apparel and footwear retailer.


Finish Line appoints Jooma omnichannel chief Michelle Russell | 10 Feb 15

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has appointed Imran Jooma as chief omnichannel officer and executive vice president.


Finish Line cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth Katie Smith | 19 Dec 14

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has lowered its full-year earnings guidance, citing margin pressure, despite booking a 56% hike in third-quarter profit.


Finish Line appoints Sato as president Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 14

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has appointed Samuel Sato, formerly president if the Finish Line brand, as group president.


Finish Line Q2 profit down despite sales growth Katie Smith | 29 Sep 14

Softness within its basketball offering resulted in a slight drop in first-quarter net profit for US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line.


US: Finish Line Q1 beats analyst expectations Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 14

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has booked first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations thanks to increased sales and margins.


US: Finish Line ups stake in Running Specialty Group Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 14

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has increased its ownership in the company's Denver-based Running Specialty Group (RSG).


US: Finish Line Q4 profit up in "transformative" year Katie Smith | 28 Mar 14

A 27.7% hike in fourth-quarter net profit for US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line marked a great end to a "transformative" year.


US: The Finish Line posts Q2 profit growth Katie Smith | 27 Sep 13

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has today (27 September) reported an 8.5% increase in second-quarter net profit, helped by cost control and comparable store sales growth.


US: Finish Line Q1 profit more than halves Katie Smith | 1 Jul 13

Sportswear retailer The Finish Line has seen its first-quarter profit more than halve after increased costs related to the launch of its business in Macy's department stores offset higher sales.


US: Finish Line COO Schneider moves to new position Katie Smith | 28 Jun 13

Steve Schneider, president and chief operating officer at sportswear retailer The Finish Line, will move to the role of executive vice president of strategic initiatives next month.


US: Zimmerman to lead e-commerce at Shoe Carnival Katie Smith | 13 Jun 13

Shoe Carnival has named Kent Zimmerman as its new vice president of e-commerce as the value-price footwear and accessories retailer looks to drive online growth.

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