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US Q3 in brief – Zumiez, The Children's Place, G-III Apparel, Dollar General just-style | 7 Dec 18

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc widened its net loss, footwear firm Foot Locker booked a rise in earnings but a drop in sales, Kohl's reported its fifth consecutive quarter of positive growth, and Burlington Stores recorded strong earnings and sales growth. 


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.


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.


Foot Locker takes stake in Carbon38 activewear Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 18

US athletic wear retailer Foot Locker has acquired a minority stake in women’s luxury activewear brand Carbon38 in a deal valued at US$15m.


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 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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 16

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.


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. 


Foot Locker promotions to drive long-term growth Katie Smith | 22 Feb 16

Foot Locker has promoted Stephen Jacobs and Lewis Kimble in a move that will be a catalyst for the US sportswear and footwear retailer to deliver on its 2020 strategic initiatives.


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. 


US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee, Gymboree Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 25 Sep 15

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


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.


Under Armour unveils newest retail presence Leonie Barrie | 26 Jun 15

Under Armour has unveiled its newest retail presence after teaming up with one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in the US to launch a premium store-within-a-store concept.


French Connection and Foot Locker “wage offenders” Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 15

French Connection and Foot Locker have become the latest firms to be named and shamed under a new scheme by the UK Government for paying workers less than the minimum wage.


Foot Locker takes aim at US$10bn sales target Richard Woodard | 17 Mar 15

Specialist retailer Foot Locker has updated its long-term growth strategy, designed to deliver US$10bn in annual sales.


Foot Locker grows Q4 earnings and sales Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 15

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker said it remains focused on executing its key strategies as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.


US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers Katie Smith | 3 Mar 15

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.


Fashion brands facing strong dollar “headwind” Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 15

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.


Burlington Stores ups guidance and switches CFO Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 15

Off-price apparel retailer Burlington Stores has upped its full-year and fourth-quarter outlook thanks to better-than-expected holiday sales, and announced the appointment of Marc Katz as its new finance chief.


Foot Locker books "solid" Q3 profit Katie Smith | 21 Nov 14

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has delivered a "solid" performance in the third-quarter, thanks to better than expected comparable store sales.


Foot Locker appoints Johnson in CEO switch Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Foot Locker appoints Johnson in CEO switch Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Foot Locker appoints Johnson in CEO switch Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has switched CEO, appointing company executive Richard Johnson to succeed outgoing chief Ken Hicks.


Foot Locker first retailer to join European sports group Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 14

Foot Locker Europe has been confirmed as the first retailer to join the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), with the firm's CEO Lew Kimble to serve on the board.


US: Foot Locker achieves "record" Q2 results Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 14

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has achieved what it claims are "record levels" of sales and profits in its second quarter.


US: Foot Locker hails record Q1 earnings Katie Smith | 27 May 14

US specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker has hailed record first-quarter profit and sales, leaving one analyst confident it will continue on its growth trajectory.

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