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AUSTRALIA: Pacific Brands first-half losses deepen Petah Marian | 17 Feb 12

Australia's Pacific Brands has seen its first-half losses deepen and said that the outlook for the remainder of the year remains "challenging".


CANADA: Sears “to cut 400 jobs” Richard Woodard | 25 Jan 12

Retailer Sears Canada is cutting 400 jobs across the country as it closes nearly all of its in-store cafes, according to local reports.


US: Goodman departs as Sears' head of apparel Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 12

US department store retailer Sears Holdings Corporation today (13 January) confirmed to just-style that John Goodman, its executive vice president of apparel and home, has left the company - paving the way for an executive shake-up in its clothing business.


US: Sears hit by supplier lending halt – reports Richard Woodard | 13 Jan 12

Troubled retail group Sears Holdings has been hit by reports that a lender has halted loans to the company’s suppliers, prompting fears that others could follow suit.


US: Sears appoints Boire as merchandising chief Petah Marian | 3 Jan 12

Sears Holdings today (3 January) appointed Ron Boire as chief merchandising officer and president of both the Sears and Kmart brands.


US: Sears to close up to 120 stores Petah Marian | 3 Jan 12

Sears has revealed plans to close as many as 120 stores after recording poor holiday sales.


US: Sears third-quarter losses widen Petah Marian | 17 Nov 11

US retailer Sears has announced a series of initiatives to improve the company's bottom line as it today reported widening third-quarter losses.


AUSTRALIA: Pacific Brands shareholders reject bonus package Petah Marian | 25 Oct 11

Shareholders in Australian apparel group Pacific Brands have rejected management's remuneration package.


AUSTRALIA: Target appoints Rogers as managing director Petah Marian | 7 Oct 11

Australian general merchandise retailer Target has has named Dene Rogers as its new managing director. He will take up the role from 2 November.


US: Skechers files footwear lawsuit against Sears just-style.com | 9 Mar 11

Skechers USA is suing Sears Holding Corporation for selling footwear it claims infringes on a number of product lines including the Twinkle Toes and Z-Strap brands and the Shape-ups toning range.


US: Land ‘N Sea chooses PLM and sourcing software just-style.com | 23 Feb 11

Private-label women and children’s wear manufacturer Land ‘N Sea has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help it respond more quickly to fashion trends, as well as improve collaboration and efficiency throughout the product development and production process.


US: Kmart launches new plus-size apparel collection just-style.com | 16 Feb 11

Discount department store retailer Kmart has launched a new exclusive apparel collection for plus-size women, which it hopes will make it a destination for these shoppers.


US: Kmart and LF USA to launch Sofia Vergara collection just-style.com | 28 Jan 11

Retailer Kmart is teaming up with the US unit of sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited and Latin World Entertainment Licensing to launch a new lifestyle collection by Hispanic actress Sofia Vergara.


US: Sears sales down 1.6% for year so far just-style.com | 12 Jan 11

US department store retailer Sears Holdings Corporation has reported a 1.6% fall in sales for the year so far, but improved footwear sales across its stores.


US: Retailers' December 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Sears widens Q3 loss just-style.com | 22 Nov 10

US retailer Sears has widened its third quarter loss, citing lower sales of apparel.


US: Destination Maternity triples Q4 profit just-style.com | 19 Nov 10

Maternity wear retailer Destination Maternity Corporation has tripled its fourth quarter profit, and says it expects strong earnings growth to continue in the year ahead.


CANADA: Lee Jeans inks licensing deal with Paris Geneve just-style.com | 15 Nov 10

Denim and casualwear brand Lee Jeans has inked a licensing agreement with Quebec-based Paris Geneve to expand the Lee apparel offering in Canada.


AUSTRALIA: Mixed Q1 fortunes at Kmart and Target just-style.com | 21 Oct 10

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers today (21 October) said it was "generally pleased" after posting a 4.3% rise in first-quarter sales, helped by strong growth at its Kmart discount chain.


US: Sears Holdings more than halves Q2 loss just-style.com | 20 Aug 10

Sears Holdings Corp has cut its second quarter losses by more than half, helped by an improved performance at its Kmart chain.


US: Destination Maternity Q3 profit up 28% just-style.com | 29 Jul 10

Destination Maternity Corporation overcame a slight decline in third quarter sales to post a much-improved profit of US$8.7m, driven by its cost reduction programme.


US: Iconix appoints COO in management changes just-style.com | 28 Jul 10

Iconix Brand Group has promoted three executives from within the company.


US: Sears and Kmart to launch Bongo brand just-style.com | 13 Jul 10

Iconix Brand Group has signed a long-term direct-to-retail license agreement with Sears Holdings for the company's junior brand Bongo.


US: Retailers’ June 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 8 Jul 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains’ June 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 4 Jun 10

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: Retailers to limit lead in handbags and shoes just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

More than 40 major apparel retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JC Penney, Guess, Victoria's Secret and Saks have agreed to set new industry-wide standards limiting lead in handbags and other fashion products including footwear.


US: Sears margins hit Q1 earnings just-style.com | 21 May 10

Sears Holdings has been hit by lower margins leading to it reporting a fall in net income for the first quarter despite a rise in same-store sales.


US: Destination Maternity lifts FY guidance on Q2 profit just-style.com | 28 Apr 10

Maternity apparel retailer Destination Maternity Corporation today (28 April) lifted its full-year earnings guidance after beating expectations and swinging to a second quarter profit.


US: Sears ups stake in Sears Canada to 90% just-style.com | 26 Apr 10

Retailer Sears Holdings Corporation is to buy an additional 17.3% stake in Sears Canada Inc, and says first-quarter profit will meet expectations.


US: Selena Gomez signs Kmart junior collection deal just-style.com | 31 Mar 10

Sears Holdings' apparel unit Kmart has teamed with actress and singer Selena Gomez to launch a junior fashion collection.

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