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How technology is helping to build supply chain trust Beth Wright | 19 Oct 18

New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent – and more trusted – supply chains. Executives from Hugo Boss and Mango were among speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention sharing their experiences.


Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.


Hugo Boss hails "robust" Q2 sales growth Beth Wright | 2 Aug 18

Hugo Boss has hailed "robust" sales growth in the second quarter and confirmed its outlook for the full year, despite failing to prevent a fall in earnings.


Hugo Boss partners on pineapple leaf shoe Beth Wright | 6 Jun 18

As part of its sustainability efforts German fashion brand Hugo Boss has developed a new menswear shoe produced with Piñatex, a natural-based material made of pineapple leaf fibres.


Hugo Boss outlines new sustainability agenda Beth Wright | 4 May 18

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has outlined a series of new sustainability goals, including plans to up its use of sustainable cotton, reduce the use of chemicals in its products, and to make a significant contribution to five of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Hugo Boss hails successful start to year Beth Wright | 2 May 18

German fashion brand Hugo Boss hailed a successful start to 2018 as earnings and revenue climbed in the first quarter thanks, in the main, to double-digit sales growth in Asia Pacific.


Langer to remain as Hugo Boss CEO amid FY sales hike Beth Wright | 8 Mar 18

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has agreed to extend the tenure of its CEO Mark Langer for a further three years after successfully putting the business "back on the road to growth".


Hugo Boss hits 2017 growth targets on strong sales Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 18

Hugo Boss saw its share price climb in trading yesterday (16 January) as the German fashion brand hit its targets for 2017 and signalled its turnaround is gathering further pace.


Hugo Boss raises guidance on solid Q3 sales Michelle Russell | 2 Nov 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has lifted its full-year guidance on the back of growth in Europe and Asia and – for the first time in two years – growth of its US own retail business.


Hugo Boss launches digital showroom, ends physical samples Beth Wright | 1 Nov 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has developed a digital showroom for its Hugo brand that will see it stop preparing complete collections of physical samples for the line's order phase and instead offer the brand exclusively in digital form.


Hugo Boss hails "good" progress amid Q2 profit hike Beth Wright | 2 Aug 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss says its strategic realignment is beginning to take effect as the company made "good" progress in the second quarter, with its US business expanding for the first time in two years.


Hugo Boss makes sustainable cotton commitment Beth Wright | 30 Jun 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss is the latest of more than 460 partners from across the global supply chain to join the Cotton Leads programme for responsibly-produced cotton, in a show of support for the sustainability credentials of Australian and US cotton.


Adidas leading the way in tackling leather supply forced labour Beth Wright | 29 Jun 17

Publicly available information reveals very little on how - apart from auditing suppliers – brands and retailers address forced labour risks in countries where they produce hides, process leather, and manufacture leather goods. However, German sportswear giant Adidas marks the exception, new research shows.


Hugo Boss appoints Müller as new finance chief Michelle Russell | 31 May 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed Yves Müller as finance chief following a year-long search to fill the vacant role.


Hugo Boss FY earnings slump on sales declines Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has booked a drop in earnings in its last fiscal year, weighed down by declines in its core Boss brand and in its domestic market.


Hugo Boss sees stability in 2017 as FY profit plummets Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 17

German fashion brand Hugo Boss says 2017 will be a period of stabilisation after a year that saw sales slip and earnings tumble by nearly 40%, weighed down by company-specific challenges and a difficult market environment.


Adidas and Burberry awarded 'gold' for sustainability work Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 17

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.


Hugo Boss adjusts FY guidance on improved Q4 Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 17

Hugo Boss says it now expects operating profit to reach the upper end of its forecast as the German luxury fashion brand revealed better than expected sales and earnings in its fourth-quarter.


Hugo Boss reaffirms FY on costs cuts and China Beth Wright | 2 Nov 16

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss booked lower sales and earnings growth in its third-quarter, but shares jumped as the group reaffirmed its full-year guidance and revealed improved sales in China.


Hugo Boss hires G-Star's Lucia as Americas head Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed G-Star executive Anthony Lucia to the role of president and chief executive of the group's Americas division. 


Hugo Boss to close China stores amid improved Q2 Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 16

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss is to close around 20 stores in China as it vows to become more customer-centric, faster and more flexible, amid the first signs of a potential turnaround under new CEO Mark Langer.


Union takes Hugo Boss CEO to task over Turkish workers Beth Wright | 31 May 16

A global union has used the first annual general meeting with Hugo Boss's new chief executive officer Mark Langer to criticise the luxury fashion brand's production conditions in Turkey.


Hugo Boss promotes financial chief as CEO Beth Wright | 17 May 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed its chief financial officer Mark Langer as its new chief executive officer after 'careful' consideration.


Hugo Boss still criticised for mistreating Turkish workers Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss continues to be criticised by global unions over the treatment of Turkish workers at its largest production facility in Izmir.


Hugo Boss to close 20 China stores amid review Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 16

Hugo Boss is to close around 20 stores in China and tackle heavy discounting in the US in a bid to safeguard long-term sales and profit growth, as it revealed a fall in full-year earnings and lower margins.


Hugo Boss CEO Lahrs to step down Katie Smith | 25 Feb 16

Hugo Boss CEO Claus-Dietrich Lahrs is to leave the German fashion brand after eight years at the helm. 


Hugo Boss adjusts Asia pricing on weak sales Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 16

Hugo Boss is to "adjust" its prices in Asia to bring them more in line with the Americas and Europe, after the German luxury fashion brand noted weaker sales in China and the US. 


Hugo Boss tackles labour violation claims in Turkey Katie Smith | 23 Feb 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss says it has implemented a number of changes at its factory in Turkey and is working to resolve remaining issues after an audit by a labour rights group identified numerous violations.


Hugo Boss taps Hengstmann as sustainability chief Katie Smith | 5 Feb 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed former Puma executive Reiner Hengstmann as senior head of global sustainability. 


Clothing sector helps China to green its growth Wang Fangqing | 17 Nov 15

A conference on sustainability staged by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has heard how China is making serious efforts to green its growth – and the clothing and textile sector is playing its part.

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