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US: JC Penney taps Beja Miller for store centre strategy Petah Marian | 5 Mar 12

US department-store operator JC Penney has appointed Laurie Beja Miller as executive vice president of The Square, the new core of its revamped stores that will be a centre for entertainment and various attractions.


US: Brand sale boosts Liz Claiborne Q4 profit Richard Woodard | 1 Mar 12

Apparel company Liz Claiborne recorded a strong increase in fourth quarter profit, but saw its most significant brand lose sales over the crucial Christmas trading period.


US: JC Penney full-year hit by restructuring charges Petah Marian | 27 Feb 12

US department-store operator JC Penney swung to a full-year net loss as the company was hit by restructuring charges.


US: JC Penney full-year hit by restructuring charges Petah Marian | 27 Feb 12

US department-store operator JC Penney swung to a full-year net loss as the company was hit by restructuring charges.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 17 Feb 12

The most popular stories on just-style this week included a feature on Bangladesh's fall in garment sales, the importance of mobile technology and JC Penney and Ralph Lauren ending their American Living line.


US: JC Penney and Ralph Lauren end American Living Leonie Barrie | 13 Feb 12

US department store retailer JC Penney Co and luxury marketer Ralph Lauren Corp have decided to end a five-year agreement to sell the exclusive American Living lifestyle line.


US: LF USA eyes expansion at new Greensboro office Leonie Barrie | 7 Feb 12

LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based consumer goods sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited, has opened new offices in Greensboro, North Carolina and hinted that expansion is likely.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 27 Jan 12

Top stories on just-style this week included speculation around Bangladesh's rise as a sourcing hotspot, JC Penney's plans to overhaul its offer and Sun European Partners' plans for UK retailer Bonmarche.


US: Penney revamp targets US$900m in savings Richard Woodard | 27 Jan 12

The wholesale revamp of retailer JC Penney’s operations will cost US$800m in capital expenditure in fiscal 2012 – but the company is targeting $900m in cost savings over the next two years.


Spotlight on...JC Penney “fresh air” revamp a bold vision Richard Woodard | 26 Jan 12

Few incoming CEOs have put their stamp on their new company as quickly as JC Penney’s Ron Johnson. His former life as head of retail at Apple is evident in the title of the new strategy for the ailing department store business: “In Praise of Fresh Air”.


US: JC Penney announces Nanette Lepore collaboration Petah Marian | 25 Jan 12

JC Penney has announced plans to collaborate with designer Nanette Lepore on a clothing range.


US: JC Penney announces Nanette Lepore collaboration Petah Marian | 25 Jan 12

JC Penney has announced plans to collaborate with designer Nanette Lepore on a clothing range.


US: “Thousands of jobs” to go at JC Penney Richard Woodard | 24 Jan 12

Thousands of staff are to lose their jobs at retailer JC Penney as the retailer’s new CEO undertakes an overhaul of the business, according to reports.


US: JC Penney to "change pricing strategy" Petah Marian | 24 Jan 12

JC Penney is looking to shift its pricing strategy as part of plans to revamp the struggling US retailer, according to reports.


US: JC Penney appoints Blum as chief technology officer Petah Marian | 18 Jan 12

JC Penney has appointed Kristen Blum as executive vice president and chief technology officer.


Upscale and value drive US retail sales in December Petah Marian | 6 Jan 12

Premium and value were the big winners as US retailers reported their all-important December sales results yesterday (5 January).


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.


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: 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.

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