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US: Retailers' December 2011 sales roundup Petah Marian | 5 Jan 12

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' December 2011 sales results.


US: Liz Claiborne Inc rebrands as Fifth & Pacific Companies Petah Marian | 4 Jan 12

Liz Claiborne Inc today (4 January) revealed in intends to change its name to Fifth & Pacific Companies following the sale of its Liz Claiborne brands late last year.


Top ten news stories on just-style in 2011... Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

Instead of our regular look at the top stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2011. What made the grade? Not surprisingly, the list includes cotton's ups and downs, the new apparel eco-index scheme...and JC Penney's new logo.


just-style management briefing: Retail winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall | 19 Dec 11

While some retailers continued to be vulnerable to cost-cutting, swingeing redundancies and store closures in 2011, others acted swiftly to respond to the changing economic circumstances, offering real value to their customers and embarking on ambitious international expansion.


US: Holiday spending to reach pre-recession levels Petah Marian | 19 Dec 11

US spending over the holiday period is set to top levels last seen before the recession, according to research from consultancy firm Consumer Growth Partners.


November sales a mixed bag for US retailers Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 11

US retailers posted a mixed bag of results in November, with earlier opening hours and Black Friday bargains helping to drive consumer traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend for some, but tougher comparisons with the year-ago period and weaker sales during the rest of the month weighing on others.


US: Retailers' November 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 1 Dec 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' November 2011 sales results.


CAMBODIA: 3,000 garment workers plan strike action Ngo Tuan | 28 Nov 11

Nearly 3,000 workers at a factory making clothes for Walmart, H&M, JC Penney, Forever 21, Pink and La Senza are set to go on strike to demand the reinstatement of three sacked unionists.


ISRAEL: Tefron narrows Q3 loss on surge in seamless sales Leonie Barrie | 24 Nov 11

Manufacturer Tefron Ltd has narrowed its third quarter loss thanks to soaring sales of its seamless intimate apparel and performance activewear lines.


US: IT exec Thomas Nealon to leave JC Penney Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 11

Department store retailer JC Penney Company Inc is losing key information technology executive Thomas Nealon, who is leaving the firm at the beginning of next month to look after a seriously ill family member.


US: JC Penney appoints Kramer as COO Petah Marian | 14 Nov 11

US retailer JC Penney has appointed Michael Kramer as COO, effective 5 December.


US: JC Penney swings to Q3 loss Petah Marian | 14 Nov 11

US department store operator JC Penney swung into a net loss in the third-quarter as the company was hit by restructuring charges and lower sales.


ISRAEL: Delta Galil books Q3 gains as Jones talks continue Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 11

Apparel and lingerie maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd yesterday (10 November) said talks to buy Jones Group's jeanswear division are taking longer than the initial one-month timeframe, but the deal is likely to be finalised by the end of this year.


VIETNAM: Thanh Cong Textile swings to Q3 loss Ngo Tuan | 11 Nov 11

Vietnam's leading garment manufacturer Thanh Cong Textile Garment (TCM) has swung to a third quarter loss of VND756m (US$36,000) despite a slight 0.9% rise in revenue.


Slimmer Liz Claiborne to trim corporate costs Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 11

The new slimmed-down Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne label, has admitted it will also have to trim its corporate costs in line with its smaller footprint - but that an investment in new IT systems is also on the cards.


US: Liz Claiborne reaffirms FY despite wider Q3 loss Leonie Barrie | 9 Nov 11

Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne line, has reaffirmed its full-year targets despite seeing its third quarter loss widen.


US retail sales cool in October Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 11

Growth in US same-store sales appeared to cool in October as weather and economic malaise weighed on retailers, putting extra pressure on businesses as they transition into the crucial holiday season.


US: Retailers' October 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' October 2011 sales results.


US: Liz Claiborne completes JC Penney transactions Petah Marian | 3 Nov 11

Liz Claiborne announced that it has completed the sale of its Liz Claiborne and Monet brands to JC Penney.


US: Target CFO Scovanner to retire Petah Marian | 2 Nov 11

Target has announced that its executive vice president and CFO, Doug Scovanner, will retire from the role.


US: Liz Claiborne completes Mexx sale Petah Marian | 2 Nov 11

Liz Claiborne has completed the sale of its Mexx division to a joint venture with private-equity firm the Gores Group.


US: Swatfame gains supply chain visibility with PLM Leonie Barrie | 1 Nov 11

Los Angeles based fashion firm Swatfame has gone live on NGC's Extended PLM software, in a move that is already said to have helped improve communication and collaboration throughout its global supply chain.


THE FLANARANT: Local knowledge is key to retail success Mike Flanagan | 25 Oct 11

With western retailers increasingly optimistic about business in emerging markets, does it also hold true that the industry will soon "be sourcing everywhere and selling everywhere"? Not according to Mike Flanagan, who believes most developing markets will stay small for a long time, and that locally-owned retailers will be the long-term beneficiaries.


US: Liz Claiborne completes sale of Kensie brands Leonie Barrie | 25 Oct 11

Liz Claiborne Inc has completed the sale of its Kensie, Kensiegirl and Mac & Jac brands to affiliates of Bluestar Alliance, as part of a wider brand sell-off announced earlier this month.


US: Target's online president departs Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

The head of Target Corp's online business has left the company, the US discount retailer said yesterday (13 October).


VIEWPOINT: Has Liz Claiborne reached a turning point? Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 11

Five years after taking the helm at Liz Claiborne Inc, it's hard to see exactly what William McComb has achieved. Sales are down, last year it could only muster a loss of $305.7m, and nearly one-quarter of its heyday brands have gone. But yesterday the company was confident it had finally reached a critical turning point.


US: Liz Claiborne to change name amid $328m brand sale Leonie Barrie | 12 Oct 11

Struggling apparel firm Liz Claiborne Inc is to shed more brands, including its namesake line, for $328m as part of ongoing attempts to reduce its long-term debt, and will change its name as the business refocuses on three core brands.


US: Jones mulls sale of jeanswear unit to Delta Galil Leonie Barrie | 11 Oct 11

Apparel and footwear company Jones Group Inc today (11 October) confirmed it is mulling the sale of its jeanswear division to Israeli apparel and lingerie maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd for up to $400m.


September retail sales hint at holiday forecasts Leonie Barrie | 7 Oct 11

A strong end to the back-to-school shopping season and postponed demand following Hurricane Irene at the end of August contributed to the solid results rung up by many US retailers in September - but consumer caution continues to hang over holiday forecasts.


US: Retailers' September 2011 sales roundup Petah Marian | 6 Oct 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' September 2011 sales results.

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