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Leonie Barrie | 24 Nov 2010

No sooner was the ink dry on the yesterday's announcement of a $3bn takeover deal at apparel retailer J Crew, than a flurry of shareholders began to question whether enough efforts had been made to achieve the highest bid.


just-style.com | 30 Jun 2008

From cotton to shops, Latin America to Asia, Crystal SA is not only one of the largest knitwear companies in Colombia but also has ambitious expansion plans, as Niki Tait reports.


just-style.com | 12 Apr 2007

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' March 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


just-style.com | 12 Apr 2007

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' March 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jul 2017

Gymboree, the US-based children's apparel retailer, has announced it is to close 350 of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 brand stores as part of a restructure aimed at boosting profitability.


Beth Wright | 12 Jun 2017

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and signed a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with its lenders in a move that will reduce its debt by more than US$900m.


Beth Wright | 23 May 2017

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp has named former Tilly's chief Daniel Griesemer as president and CEO.


Beth Wright | 12 Apr 2017

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp is understood to be preparing for bankruptcy in the face of its looming 1 June interest payment.


Beth Wright | 16 Mar 2017

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp reported a net loss of US$324.9m in the second quarter, with charges including a $11.6m cost related to excess inventories to blame.


Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

US specialty retailer Gap Inc has named former Gymboree Corp CEO, Mark Breitbard, as president and CEO of its Banana Republic division.


Beth Wright | 27 Jan 2017

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp has revealed its CEO, Mark Breitbard, will be stepping down from the role after giving "serious thought" to the evolving needs of the company.


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.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2016

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree has adjusted its full-year outlook as it revealed a widening of its net loss in the first quarter and lower sales.


Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 2016

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp has booked a "pleasing" full-year performance as it narrowed its losses and grew sales. 


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.


Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2015

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation said it is pleased with the progress it made in the fourth quarter as it reduced its net losses and booked increases in both sales and gross margins.


Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation has widened its net loss in the third quarter, but the company says it is making progress with sales up nearly 23%.


Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2014

Fast Retailing group executive director Nancy Pedot has stepped down after less than a year in the role to pursue career opportunities outside of the Japanese retailer.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Sep 2014

US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation has seen its second-quarter loss more than triple as sales fell 10%.


Katie Smith | 13 Jun 2014

US children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has said it plans to open 50 new stores in fiscal 2014, despite posting a wider year-on-year first-quarter loss.


Katie Smith | 13 Jun 2014

US children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has said it plans to open 50 new stores in fiscal 2014, despite posting a wider year-on-year first-quarter loss.


Richard Woodard | 1 May 2014

Retailer The Gymboree Corporation posted a fourth quarter net loss of nearly US$170m, with revenues, comparable store sales and gross profit margins all down.


Richard Woodard | 1 May 2014

Retailer The Gymboree Corporation posted a fourth quarter net loss of nearly US$170m, with revenues, comparable store sales and gross profit margins all down.


Katie Smith | 24 Jan 2014

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Craig Nomura as its new president of retail to support growth.


Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2013

Tax impacts and acquisition adjustments pushed The Gymboree Corporation to a net loss in the third quarter, while sales declined.


Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2013

Tax impacts and acquisition adjustments pushed The Gymboree Corporation to a net loss in the third quarter, while sales declined.


Siddique Islam | 2 Dec 2013

A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.


Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2013

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has appointed Nancy Pedot as chief executive of the company's Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam brands, and group executive officer.

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Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2017

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.

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