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US Q1 in brief – Macy's, Stein Mart, Francesca's just-style | 2 Jul 20

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Macy's, Inc has posted a US$3.58bn loss, while Stein Mart reported a 57% tumble in sales. Elsewhere, PVH Corp has reported an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings and sales at Zumiez have fallen by more than a third.


Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 16 Jun 20

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp just-style | 21 May 20

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has posted a fall in both earnings and revenue, while VF Corp and PVH Corp have both reported a net loss. Elsewhere, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall.  


US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 


Genesco promotes COO Mimi Vaughn to CEO Beth Wright | 11 Nov 19

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has announced its senior vice president and chief operating officer, Mimi Vaughn, will assume the role of president and CEO at the start of the company's new fiscal year. 


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Stage Stores just-style | 1 Nov 19

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered what CEO Jim Conroy called an "outstanding" second-quarter, VF Corp has reaffirmed its full-year outlook, and Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth. Elsewhere, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. 


Genesco completes The Lids Sports Group sale Beth Wright | 6 Feb 19

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has completed the sale of its Lids Sports Group to FanzzLids Holdings for US$101m.


Genesco sells The Lids Sports Group for US$100m Beth Wright | 17 Dec 18

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has inked a deal to sell The Lids Sports Group for US$100m to FanzzLids Holdings, a holding company controlled and operated by affiliates of Ames Watson Capital. 


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 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.


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. 


Genesco upgrades software for inventory accuracy Beth Wright | 23 Dec 16

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has invested in an updated version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to optimise store space for more accurate inventory planning, adequate service levels, and reduce its out-of-stock count.


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.


Genesco sells SureGrip unit to Shoes For Crews Michelle Russell | 7 Dec 16

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has sold its SureGrip footwear subsidiary to slip-resistant footwear firm Shoes For Crews (SFC) for an undisclosed sum.


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. 


US holiday retail roundup Katie Smith | 14 Jan 16

With the holiday season done and dusted, US apparel and footwear retailers are now counting the cost. In the most recent results, New York & Co has narrowed its fourth-quarter outlook despite posting an increase in comparable store sales, while Express has lifted its guidance. Shoe Carnival, Genesco and American Eagle Outfitters all booked increases. However, Bon-Ton Stores and Ascena Retail Group posted declines. 


Genesco acquires Little Burgundy from Aldo Group Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 15

The Canadian subsidiary of US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has acquired the 37-store Little Burgundy retail footwear chain from Aldo Group.


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. 


Software to streamline Genesco product development Katie Smith | 22 Apr 15

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has selected a series of solutions from provider DeSL to streamline complex product development and sourcing information.


G-III Apparel signs footwear deal with Genesco Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 15

G-III Apparel has entered into a wholesale license agreement with apparel and footwear retailer Genesco for the design, distribution and marketing of GH Bass footwear in the US and Canada.


Genesco Q4 earnings beat expectations Michelle Russell | 12 Mar 15

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has revealed fourth-quarter earnings that beat group expectations and offered a confident outlook for the new fiscal.


Genesco to streamline supply chain with EDI Katie Smith | 27 Jan 15

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco is to deploy DiCentral's EDI solution to help streamline its supply chain management processes and provide better exchanges of data with suppliers.


Genesco delivers "solid" Q3 growth Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco said it delivered solid top-line growth in the third quarter, driven by better than expected sales from Journeys Group.


Genesco makes CFO switch as Gulmi retires Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 14

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has announced the retirement of CFO James Gulmi and the appointment of successor Mimi Vaughn.


US: Costs weigh on Genesco Q2 earnings Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 14

Genesco has revealed a "disappointing" second-quarter in which the US apparel and footwear retailer reported a decline in earnings and lowered full-year expectations.


US: Genesco upbeat despite Q1 earnings drop Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 14

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco said it is pleased with its performance in the first quarter, despite reporting a slight fall in earnings.


US: Genesco Q4 profit up on lower charges Katie Smith | 13 Mar 14

Substantially lower one-time charges helped US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco to book an increase in fourth-quarter net profit.

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