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US Q3 in brief – Vince Holding Corp, Oxford Industries just-style | 13 Dec 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Vince Holding Corp has booked a rise in both earnings and sales, while American Eagle Outfitters has reported record revenue for the period. 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.


Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 16

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.


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.


Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


Hanesbrands scores highly on carbon emissions Beth Wright | 10 Nov 16

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has voluntarily disclosed its carbon emissions and related information for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report – formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project – earning an "above-average" score of B.


Hanes rolls out FreshIQ to underwear and socks Beth Wright | 8 Nov 16

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands is rolling out advanced odour protection technology across its flagship Hanes brand in a move to help generate organic core growth in its basics line.


Hanesbrands eyes growth from new odour control innovation Beth Wright | 5 Aug 16

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands says it is "confident" in its plans for the full year thanks, in part, to the roll-out of an advanced odour protection technology that it says has the potential to impact the overall apparel category.


Hanesbrands "on plan" despite tough Q2 Beth Wright | 3 Aug 16

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has said its second-quarter results were in line with expectations, but has lowered its guidance for full-year earnings per share.


HanesBrands completes US$800m Pacific Brands deal Beth Wright | 18 Jul 16

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its US$800m acquisition of Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands.


HanesBrands completes EUR200m Champion Europe deal Beth Wright | 1 Jul 16

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its EUR200m (US$223m) acquisition of Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Hanesbrands appoints COO Evans as next CEO Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 16

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has approved a leadership succession plan that will see COO Gerald Evans become chief executive when Richard Noll retires. 

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