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US: Workers United union elects new president | 12 May 11

Workers United, the North American union that stood against the proposed closure of a Hugo Boss plant last year, has elected Noel Beasley the its new president.

US: Hampshire names Prengel as president of men’s division | 13 Oct 10

US fashion firm Hampshire Group has named Eric Prengel as president of its men’s division, effective immediately.

INDIA: S Kumars Nationwide FY profit jumps 42% | 1 Jun 10

Indian textile and apparel major S Kumars Nationwide Ltd has seen its full-year profit jump 42%, helped by its recent acquisition of US men's tailoring company Hartmarx.

US: Superior Uniform bolsters key management roles | 4 May 10

Uniform and corporate clothing maker Superior Uniform Group Inc has bolstered its senior management team with the hiring of Lisa Stewart as vice president of design and merchandising.

UK: HMX Group takes on Bobby Jones European ops | 4 Mar 10

New York based men's wear company HMX Group is to take control of day-to-day operations of the Bobby Jones golfwear brand after its European distributor went into administration at the end of last month.

10 industry developments that shaped the decade Joe Ayling | 23 Dec 09

Having delivered apparel and footwear industry news for the past decade, just-style takes a reflective look through its archives to highlight ten key themes that have helped shape the apparel industry over the last 10 years.

INDIA: S Kumars Nationwide sees Q2 profit soar 18% | 3 Nov 09

Indian textile major S Kumars Nationwide Ltd, which earlier this year bought the assets of US men’s tailoring company Hartmarx, has seen its second quarter profit jump 18% helped by strong growth in its domestic business.

UK: Higher sales help Ted Baker to upbeat H1 | 8 Oct 09

British fashion brand Ted Baker Plc today (8 October) posted an 18.4% drop in first-half pre-tax profit, but said its performance was better than expected in a difficult trading environment.

US: Doug Williams named CEO of HMX Group | 29 Sep 09

HMX LLC, the privately held company that owns apparel brands such as Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Coppley and Bobby Jones, has elevated Doug Williams to the role of chief executive officer.

US: HMX appoints ex-Ralph Lauren man as COO | 3 Sep 09

HMX LLC, the privately held company that owns apparel brands such as Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Coppley and Bobby Jones, has named industry veteran Doug Williams as president and chief operating officer.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 14 Aug 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Two Hartmarx factories close amid sale dispute | 12 Aug 09

A last-minute dispute over costs not only held up the final sale of bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx to British private equity firm Emerisque and SKNL North America – but also led to the closure of two of the firm’s factories with the loss of around 475 jobs.

US: Hartmarx sale finally goes through | 10 Aug 09

Chicago-based men's suit maker Hartmarx has finally been saved from liquidation after being sold to British private equity firm Emerisque Brands and its partner SKNL North America.

US: Hartmarx names Taras Proczko as EVP and COO | 5 Aug 09

Bankrupt US suit maker Hartmarx Corp has named Taras R Proczko as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.

US: Hartmarx deal at a standstill - report | 31 Jul 09

The private equity deal to buy US suit maker Hartmarx has hit stumbling blocks over certain costs, reports US media.

INDIA: S Kumars Q1 profit down despite 33% sales hike | 28 Jul 09

Fabric and clothing producer S Kumars Nationwide (SKNL) recorded a 7% drop in first quarter profit to INR512m (US$10.6m), in spite of a 33% sales surge.

INDIA: Higher costs push S Kumars to FY profit drop | 3 Jul 09

Indian fabric and apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd, one half of an investment group that has successfully bid for bankrupt US suit maker Hartmarx Corporation, has posted a 5.1% drop in full-year profit as soaring sales failed to offset higher costs.

INDIA: Arvind ends Hartmarx tie-up | 2 Jul 09

Textile producer Arvind has ended its association with US suit maker Hartmarx following the company’s bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition.

US: Hartmarx execs leave after takeover | 30 Jun 09

Three leading executives have departed suit maker Hartmarx following the bankrupt company’s takeover by London-based Emerisque Brands.

US: Court OKs $119m sale of Hartmarx to Emerisque | 26 Jun 09

A federal bankruptcy judge has given the go-ahead for the sale of bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation to private equity firms Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America.

Spotlight on...Eddie Bauer | 19 Jun 09

Eddie Bauer’s bankruptcy filing this week was not unexpected; mounting debts and slumping sales in a difficult economic climate meant its future was simply untenable. But with a sale of the business already agreed, and the possibility of an even better offer in the pipeline, could this mark a fresh start for an iconic brand? Leonie Barrie reports.

UK: Ted Baker interim sales rise despite wholesale slump | 16 Jun 09

British fashion brand Ted Baker today (16 June) said it expects to hit its annual profit forecasts after posting a 7.6% rise in sales for the first 19 weeks of its financial year.

US: Bankruptcy judge OKs raised bid for Hartmarx | 3 Jun 09

A raised bid from Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America for bankrupt suit maker Hartmarx Corporation was yesterday (2 June) given the go-ahead by a federal bankruptcy judge.

US: Lenders oppose Emerisque's offer for Hartmarx | 1 Jun 09

Plans for the sale of bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx seem to be stumbling after its chief lender Wells Fargo says it opposes a US$119m deal reached last week with Emerisque Brands and SKNL North America – a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd.

US: Hartmarx accepts $119m offer from Emerisque, SKNL | 26 May 09

Bankrupt Chicago-based suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has agreed to sell its assets to Emerisque Brands UK Limited and SKNL North America - a unit of Indian apparel maker S Kumars Nationwide Ltd - in a deal worth US$119m.

US: Emerisque makes Hartmarx bid as lawmakers step in | 22 May 09

London-based private-equity firm Emerisque Brands has tabled a bid for bankrupt Hartmarx as lawmakers add to calls to keep the US suit maker open.

US: Hartmarx workers vote to stage factory sit-in | 12 May 09

Workers at bankrupt men’s suit maker Hart Schaffner & Marx have stepped up the fight to save their jobs by voting to stage a ‘sit-in’ if a new owner tries to shut its factory in Des Plaines, Illinois.

US: Hartmarx workers rally to prevent job losses | 11 May 09

Worried workers at bankrupt US men’s suit maker Hartmarx will this morning rally against possible closures and job losses.

In the money: Hartmarx banking on Obama effect Joe Ayling | 29 Jan 09

The timing of Hartmarx' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is unfitting for a suit maker who dressed one of the US' all-time favourite presidents for his inauguration day in Washington DC last week.

US: Bankruptcy court approves Hartmarx motions | 29 Jan 09

US suit maker Hartmarx Corporation has announced that the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has granted the company relief requested in a series of court filings known as 'First Day Motions'.



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