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US Q3 in brief – Guess, PVH Corp, Cato Corp just-style | 3 Dec 20

The latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers are a mixed bag, with some companies beginning to recover from the market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, while others are continuing to struggle. Urban Outfitters has seen profits jump 38%, while L Brands is back in the black, and Shoe Carnival has delivered the most profitable quarter in its history. Elsewhere, American Eagle Outfitters saw net income fall 28%, and Chico's FAS widened its net loss.


HanesBrands sets new product sustainability targets for 2030 Leonie Barrie | 9 Oct 20

T-shirt and activewear maker HanesBrands plans to eliminate all single-use plastics and reduce packaging weight by 25% over the next decade, while also moving to 100% recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton.


US Q1 in brief – VF Corp, J.Jill, Francesca's just-style | 31 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. VF Corp has reported a net loss of US$285.6m, while Francesca's has seen a 50% drop in net sales. Elsewhere, Macy's, Inc said its net loss totalled $3.58bn and PVH Corp has posted an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings.


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


HanesBrands names Walmart exec Bratspies as CEO Beth Wright | 10 Jun 20

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has tapped Walmart chief merchandising officer Stephen Bratspies as its new CEO.


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.  


Global retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update just-style | 1 May 20

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:


HanesBrands CEO Gerald Evans Jr to retire Beth Wright | 12 Mar 20

Gerald Evans Jr is to step down as CEO of basic apparel and activewear maker HanesBrands at the end of the current fiscal year, following more than three and a half decades with the company.


HanesBrands strikes multi-year C9 Champion deal with Amazon Beth Wright | 11 Mar 20

HanesBrands has launched its C9 Champion performance athleticwear exclusively with Amazon Fashion worldwide as part of a multiyear agreement following the end of a long-term deal with Target Corp. 


HanesBrands awarded for CSR work in Latin America factories Leonie Barrie | 14 Feb 20

Basic apparel and activewear maker HanesBrands has been awarded two more accolades for best practices in corporate social responsibility at its manufacturing operations in Central America and the Caribbean.


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. 


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. 


HanesBrands partners with How2Recycle to engage consumers Michelle Russell | 25 Sep 19

Apparel giant HanesBrands has partnered with standardised labelling system How2Recycle in a move aimed at better engaging its consumers in the recycling of its product packaging.


US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands just-style | 1 Aug 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


HanesBrands secures tenth Energy Star star award Beth Wright | 17 Apr 19

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear manufacturers, has secured its tenth consecutive award for environmental excellence from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme – once again remaining the only apparel company to be honoured in the initiative's 27-year history.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


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.


Hanesbrands invests as El Salvador joins regional customs union Melissa Vida | 11 Sep 18

US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands says it has invested US$5.2m in new technology and staff in El Salvador in the last six months and plans to inject a further $5.2m in the Central American country by the New Year.


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.


HanesBrands "most-admired" on Caribbean operations Leonie Barrie | 8 Aug 18

Basic apparel and activewear maker HanesBrands has been recognised as one of most-admired companies in Central America and the Caribbean according to a new regional ranking.


HanesBrands takes a hit as Target ends Champion contract Leonie Barrie | 3 Aug 18

Shares in HanesBrands took a hit earlier this week after the basic apparel maker said department store retailer Target Corporation will not renew the contract for an exclusive activewear line when it expires in 18 months time.


HanesBrands wins ninth Energy Star star award Beth Wright | 3 Apr 18

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear manufacturers, has secured its ninth consecutive award for environmental excellence from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme – remaining the only apparel company to be honoured in the initiative's 26-year history.


HanesBrands buys eco-friendly textile finishing systems Beth Wright | 13 Feb 18

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has invested in a number of new textile finishing systems to help achieve its environmental sustainability goals.


Acquisitions boost Hanes Q2 earnings 35% Beth Wright | 2 Aug 17

Acquisitions helped to drive second-quarter growth for Hanesbrands, as the apparel maker posted sales and earnings growth in line with company guidance.


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. 


HanesBrands wins eighth Energy Star star award Beth Wright | 27 Apr 17

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear manufacturers, has been awarded its eighth consecutive award from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme – remaining the only apparel company to be honoured in the initiative's 25-year history.


Hanesbrands makes progress towards 2020 goals Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 17

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands is moving closer to achieving its 2020 commitments as it revealed a reduction in its energy and water usage, and a further reduction in its carbon emissions in the last year.


Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.


Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

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