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AUSTRALIA: Target helps lift Wesfarmers FY profit | 20 Aug 09

Higher sales at its Target fashion and homewares stores have helped Wesfarmers to a 44% jump in full-year profits.

US: Kmart launches new Polo Association apparel line | 18 Aug 09

US department store retailer Kmart is the launch pad for a new sportswear line from USPA Properties Inc, a subsidiary of the United States Polo Association.

AUSTRALIA: Target, Kmart to use Core sourcing solution | 12 Aug 09

Retailers Target Australia and Kmart Australia are seeking to streamline their global sourcing of private label merchandise by acquiring the CBX system offered by Core Solutions.

US: Disney launches new tween fashions based on shows | 24 Jul 09

Disney is launching new tween fashion lines inspired by its Jonas and Wizards of Waverly Place shows, which will be hitting retailers including JC Penney, Kmart, Sears, Walmart, Target and this month.

US: Kmart opens up its design studios online | 23 Jun 09

US department store retailer Kmart is opening up its design centre via social media and its own dedicated website to show what goes on behind the scenes in the creation of its apparel and home furnishings lines.

US: Wrangler in men’s footwear deal with Kmart | 15 Jun 09

The Wrangler brand is launching new men’s footwear lines exclusively at Kmart, where it is hoping to tap into jeans and shirt shoppers seeking a complete look from the brand.

US: Destination Maternity in apparel deal with Sears, Kmart | 10 Jun 09

A year after ending a distribution deal with Sears, Destination Maternity Corporation is re-launching its Two Hearts Maternity collection at the department store retailer.

US: Sears Q1 profit back in the black | 22 May 09

Sears Holdings Corporation on Thursday (21 May) said it returned to a first quarter profit, helped by an improved gross margin rate, tight control of inventories and cost cuts.

US: Sears Q4 profit more than halves | 26 Feb 09

Fourth quarter profit at Sears Holdings has more than halved after the US department store group was hit by falling sales and the cost of closing 32 of its shops.

US: Greensource's organic jeans range hits value chains | 18 Feb 09

Organic cotton firm Greensource has introduced a range of organic jeans online and at Wal-Mart and Kmart stores.

US: Protege brand to debut at Kmart stores | 3 Feb 09

The Protege footwear and apparel brand is making its debut exclusively at Kmart stores in the US.

US: Jon Couchman takes over as Footstar CEO | 9 Jan 09

Discount footwear retailer Footstar yesterday (8 January) said Jon Couchman has taken over the role of CEO and president from 1 January, as it continues to move forward with a previously announced wind-down of its business.

US: Footstar chairman takes on wind-down role | 10 Dec 08

Discount footwear retailer Footstar has put its chairman in charge of the winding down of the company prior to the closure of its concession in Kmart stores at the end of the year.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 5 Dec 08

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: Sears sets more store closures as swings to Q3 loss | 2 Dec 08

Store closure costs coupled with lower sales at its US Sears and Kmart chains have pushed Sears Holdings Corporation to a third quarter loss and prompted the retailer to close another eight underperforming stores.

AUSTRALIA: Kmart names McDonald’s exec as its new MD | 22 Sep 08

Wesfarmers Limited has hired the former head of McDonald’s operations in China and Australia to lead the turnaround of Kmart, the general merchandise chain it acquired last year as part of its AUD19.8bn (US$16.7bn) takeover of Australian retail group Coles.

US: Sears income falls in 'difficult quarter' | 28 Aug 08

US broadline retailer Sears Holdings Corporation has reported net income of US$65m for the second quarter, compared with net income of $173m for the same period last year.





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