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US: Limited Brands sells majority stake in flagship chain just-style.com | 9 Jul 07

Limited Brands Inc has found a buyer for a majority stake in its flagship apparel chain – completing a shake-up that will allow it to focus on its intimate apparel and personal care and beauty segments.


ISRAEL: Intimate apparel maker Tefron issues Q2 profit warning just-style.com | 5 Jul 07

Lower than anticipated activewear and intimate apparel sales are likely to lead to a “significant” drop in second and third quarter profits Tefron Ltd warned today (5 July).


US: Limited Brands to cut jobs as business refocuses just-style.com | 22 Jun 07

Apparel retailer Limited Brands Inc on Friday (22 June) said it plans to axe around 530 jobs, or 10% of its corporate workforce, as part of a series of initiatives to cut costs and refocus its business on key growth areas.


ISRAEL: Tefron Q1 profit slips 27% on slow activewear sales just-style.com | 8 May 07

Higher swimwear and intimate apparel sales were not enough to offset slower demand for activewear at Tefron Ltd, pushing the company to a 26.9% slump in first quarter profit.


US: Limited Brands to sell Express, Limited Stores? just-style.com | 25 Apr 07

Newspaper reports today suggest that Limited Brands Inc is planning to sell its struggling Express and Limited Stores chains to focus instead on more profitable businesses like fragrances and lingerie.


US: American Eagle expands leadership team just-style.com | 30 Mar 07

American Eagle Outfitters has announced some strategic promotions and an expansion of its leadership team in a bid to fuel growth of its Martin + OSA sportswear concept, the company said.


ISRAEL: Delta Galil swings to Q4 profit, warns of more restructuring just-style.com | 15 Mar 07

Intimate apparel maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd on Wednesday (14 March) said it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter and full year, but warned that price erosion and increased competition are likely to lead to more restructuring measures.


US: Aeropostale names Mindy C Meads as president and CMO just-style.com | 8 Mar 07

Youth apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc has appointed Mindy C Meads as president and chief merchandising officer.


SPAIN: Dogi in EUR40m share offer to buy EFA just-style.com | 9 Feb 07

Fast-growing Spanish stretch-fabrics maker Dogi will launch a EUR39.7m (US$51.62m) share offer to finance its EUR33m acquisition of US peer Elastic Fibres of America (EFA) and bankroll its EFA joint venture in Sri Lanka.


US: Tween Brands expands senior VP Paul Carbone's role just-style.com | 23 Nov 06

Retailer Tween Brands has appointed senior VP of finance Paul C Carbone to the additional positions of principal accounting officer and principal financial officer.


SPAIN: Dogi buys EFA, says 'anti-ageing' line gathering interest just-style.com | 20 Nov 06

Spanish stretch-fabrics company Dogi has bought US peer Elastic Fabrics of America (EFA) for US$33m.


US: Limited Brands to buy La Senza, turns Q3 profit just-style.com | 16 Nov 06

Limited Brands Inc said late Wednesday (15 November) that it has reached an agreement to buy La Senza, the Canadian intimate apparel retailer with a network of global licensees, and reported a profit for the third quarter ended 28 October.


Victoria’s Secret gets intimate with Sri Lanka just-style.com | 20 Oct 06

US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret says that despite rising production costs and worldwide competition from countries like China and Vietnam, it plans to source even more from Sri Lanka over the coming years. On a visit to the island earlier this week, two of the company’s top executives tell Dilshani Samaraweera why Sri Lankan lingerie is such a hit.


THAILAND: Gina Form Bra workers offered severance after protest just-style.com | 10 Oct 06

Gina Form Bra Co. has offered severance payments to workers at its Thai lingerie factory following protests staged to demand compensation, reported the Associated Press (AP).


US: Retailers’ July 2006 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Aug 06

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' July 2006 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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