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US: The Finish Line projects Q3 loss on falling sales just-style.com | 7 Dec 07

Athletic shoe and clothing retailer The Finish Line expects to post a third-quarter loss after sales fell 4% on the year.


US: Genesco Q3 profit down on merger costs just-style.com | 29 Nov 07

Third quarter earnings at Genesco Inc have slumped to one-third of the value posted in the same period last year after the shoe and hat retailer was hit by charges relating to its proposed merger with The Finish Line Inc.


US: Genesco receives subpoena from US attorney just-style.com | 27 Nov 07

Retailer Genesco has received a subpoena from the Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, for documents relating to the hat retailer's negotiations and proposed merger agreement with The Finish Line.


US: Genesco CEO hits out at latest UBS accusations just-style.com | 19 Nov 07

The chief executive of shoe and hat retailer Genesco Inc has hit out at allegations that the company defrauded investment bank UBS after agreeing to a $1.5bn takeover by The Finish Line.


US: Finish Line appoints new president of Man Alive chain just-style.com | 13 Nov 07

The Finish Line has appointed Lou Spagna as president of its Man Alive chain of retail stores.


US: Finish Line lenders extend Genesco financing deadline just-style.com | 12 Oct 07

Lenders backing footwear and sportswear retailer The Finish Line Inc’s proposed $1.5bn takeover bid of Genesco Inc have extended the termination date for their financing.


US: Finish Line files court order for Genesco data just-style.com | 1 Oct 07

Footwear and sportswear retailer The Finish Line has filed a court order calling on Genesco to provide it with access to financial data and personnel so that it can decide to progress with the stalled $1.5bn acquisition of the clothing and hat firm.


US: Paiva closure costs push Finish Line to 2Q loss just-style.com | 28 Sep 07

Athletic shoe and clothing retailer The Finish Line Inc has swung to a second quarter loss, as it continues to be weighed down by costs associated with the closure of its Paiva women’s wear chain.


US: Genesco asks court to force $1.5bn Finish Line buyout just-style.com | 24 Sep 07

Genesco Inc on Friday (21 September) ramped up the pressure on The Finish Line to complete its $1.5bn acquisition of the clothing and hat firm by seeking a court order to close the merger agreement.


US: Genesco insists Finish Line closes buyout as banks stall just-style.com | 20 Sep 07

Genesco Inc has demanded that The Finish Line completes its $1.5bn acquisition of the clothing and hat firm after accusing its bankers of trying to get out of the deal.


US: Genesco shareholders OK sale to Finish Line just-style.com | 18 Sep 07

Shareholders at Genesco Inc yesterday (17 September) voted in favour of its proposed $1.5bn sale to athletic shoe and apparel retailer The Finish Line.


US: Banks concerned about Finish Line’s Genesco buy just-style.com | 17 Sep 07

The funding for The Finish Line’s $1.5bn acquisition of clothing and hat firm Genesco Inc could be in doubt after the company that agreed to finance the deal expressed concerns about Genesco’s deteriorating financial health.


US: Finish Line sees Q2 loss as same-store sales fall 4.7% just-style.com | 6 Sep 07

Specialty retailer The Finish Line Inc today (6 September), said it expects to swing to a second quarter loss on charges associated with the closure of its 15 Paiva stores.


US: Finish Line reconsiders $1.5bn Genesco acquisition just-style.com | 31 Aug 07

Athletic shoe and apparel retailer The Finish Line is reconsidering its $1.5bn acquisition of Genesco Inc after the clothing and hat firm posted poor second-quarter results.


US: Genesco swings to Q2 loss of $4.2m just-style.com | 30 Aug 07

Footwear, headwear and accessories retailer Genesco Inc today (30 August) said it swung to a second quarter loss, blaming a late start to the back-to-school season and sales tax holidays in Texas and Florida, coupled with “a generally challenging retail environment.”


US: Finish Line to shutter Paiva stores just-style.com | 28 Aug 07

Sporting goods retailer The Finish Line Inc is to close its upscale women’s shoe and athletic wear chain Paiva just 16 months after its launch in order to focus on “higher return opportunities.”


US: The Finish Line and Genesco deal moves forward just-style.com | 15 Aug 07

US retailers The Finish Line and Genesco have been granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the companies' pending merger.


US: The Finish Line ties up Nike ad campaign just-style.com | 6 Aug 07

Athletic retailer The Finish Line launched a new marketing campaign with Nike to be launched simultaneously in nearly 700 Finish Line stores.


US: Finish Line names Dennis president after Genesco buy just-style.com | 24 Jul 07

Mall-based footwear retailer The Finish Line says Robert J Dennis, the president and COO of Genesco, will become president of the combined company when its US$1.5bn acquisition of Genesco is completed this autumn.


US: Finish Line releases new ad campaign just-style.com | 19 Jul 07

Sportswear retailer The Finish Line is launching a new brand campaign called Be Heard! it has revealed.


US: Finish Line hit with $3.9m Q1 loss just-style.com | 29 Jun 07

The Finish Line late Thursday (28 June) reported a net loss in its first quarter as its net and same-store sales and gross margins declined.


US: Finish Line to buy Genesco for $1.5bn just-style.com | 18 Jun 07

Just two weeks after rejecting a sweetened takeover offer from Foot Locker, clothing and hat firm Genesco Inc has today (18 June) agreed to be bought by athletic shoe and apparel retailer The Finish Line in a deal worth around $1.5bn.


US: Finish Line net falls for Q4, year just-style.com | 30 Mar 07

Lower same-store sales and margins dropped The Finish Line’s fourth-quarter profits, nearly cutting its full-year profitability in half.


US: Samuel Sato joins The Finish Line as head merchant just-style.com | 20 Mar 07

Samuel Sato, a 22-year veteran of Nordstrom, has joined The Finish Line in the new post of executive vice president and chief merchandise officer. He reports to Glenn Lyon, president of Finish Line.


US: Finish Line net sales up for both Q4, FY just-style.com | 8 Mar 07

Fourth quarter sales at athletic shoe and apparel retailer The Finish Line Inc rose by 7.5% to $429.0m from $399.2m in the same period last year.


US: US$3m Q3 loss at The Finish Line just-style.com | 21 Dec 06

Athletic apparel and shoe firm Finish Line Inc said it suffered a third-quarter loss, caused by poor footwear sales coupled with expenses.


US: "Challenging" outlook for The Finish Line just-style.com | 22 Sep 06

Sports retailer The Finish Line is expecting a "challenging" second half to the year after its first-half comparable store sales fell by 6.8%.


US: Q1 sales slump at The Finish Line just-style.com | 22 Jun 06

Sportswear and athletic goods retailer The Finish Line is taking action to reduce inventories after comparable store sales fell by more than 7% during the first quarter.


US: Finish Line unveils first Paiva store just-style.com | 13 Apr 06

Specialist athletic retailer The Finish Line is set to open its first women-focused Paiva store in Austin, Texas, tomorrow (14 April) – with 14 more to follow this year.


US: Aggressive expansion planned at Finish Line just-style.com | 24 Mar 06

Sports retailer The Finish Line is planning an aggressive growth strategy this year after reporting flat sales during financial 2006.

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