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US Q3 in brief – Express, Zumiez, Dollar General, Tilly's just-style | 4 Dec 20

The latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers are a mixed bag, with some companies beginning to recover from the market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, while others are continuing to struggle. Zumiez saw net income jump by more than 50%, while Urban Outfitters has reported a 38% increase in profit, and L Brands is back in the black. Elsewhere, Express has reported a net loss of US$90.3m, and Nordstrom has seen profits and sales slide.


Levi Strauss promotes O'Neill to COO in leadership reshuffle Beth Wright | 28 Oct 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has named Liz O'Neill COO in a senior leadership reshuffle designed to position the company for the future and help drive plans to elevate the Levi’s brand and accelerate the digital transformation of its business. 


New Levi Strauss store concept nods to circular economy Beth Wright | 8 Oct 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a new store concept in the UK where worn denim can get a new lease of life thanks to customisation and repair services provided by in-house tailors.


Levi Strauss & Co returns to profit in Q3 as online sales surge Beth Wright | 7 Oct 20

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has returned to profit in the third quarter having exceeded its expectations for the period, boosted by e-commerce revenue growth of 52%.


Levi Strauss renews US outerwear licenses with G-III Leonie Barrie | 12 Aug 20

Levi Strauss & Co has renewed its US licensing agreements for outerwear with G-III Apparel Group.


Major brands linked to "union-busting" factories Hannah Abdulla | 5 Aug 20

A number of factories producing garments for several major apparel brands have been accused of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to sack workers affiliated to unions.


US Q1 in brief – VF Corp, J.Jill, Francesca's just-style | 31 Jul 20

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. VF Corp has reported a net loss of US$285.6m, while Francesca's has seen a 50% drop in net sales. Elsewhere, Macy's, Inc said its net loss totalled $3.58bn and PVH Corp has posted an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings.


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Levi Strauss launches its most sustainable jean Michelle Russell | 23 Jul 20

US denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched what is claimed to be its most sustainable jean yet, made with organic cotton and the newly-patented Circulose fibre made from cotton recycled from discarded textiles.


Levi Strauss hires C&A's Hogue as new sustainability chief Beth Wright | 16 Jul 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has named Jeff Hogue as its new chief sustainability officer, joining the company after serving in the same role at fashion retailer C&A for more than five years.


Levi Strauss to axe 700 corporate jobs amid Q2 loss Beth Wright | 8 Jul 20

Levi Strauss & Co has outlined plans to slash its corporate workforce in a move expected to generate US$100m in annualised savings as the jeans giant has swung to a loss in the second quarter.


Levi Strauss rolls out support measures for struggling suppliers Hannah Abdulla | 8 Jul 20

Levi Strauss has committed to paying in full for complete and in-progress orders from its suppliers across the world and has provided access to financial support to all of its suppliers to help them weather payment delays.


Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 16 Jun 20

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp just-style | 21 May 20

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has posted a fall in both earnings and revenue, while VF Corp and PVH Corp have both reported a net loss. Elsewhere, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall.  


Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range Hannah Abdulla | 12 May 20

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.


Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update just-style | 15 Apr 20

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 


Inventory management helps Levi Strauss navigate Covid-19 Hannah Abdulla | 14 Apr 20

US denim giant Levi Strauss has booked a 5% increase in first-quarter net revenues to US$1.5bn and says inventory management measures mean it is well-positioned to weather the impact of the Covid-19 storm.


Levi Strauss commits support to supply chain workers Beth Wright | 3 Apr 20

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is moving to help support workers in its apparel supply chains as part of a US$3m commitment to Covid-19 relief efforts.


US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 


Levi Strauss closes half China stores over coronavirus Beth Wright | 31 Jan 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co expects the coronavirus outbreak in China to knock revenues in the first quarter of 2020 and is understood to have shut about half of its stores in the country amid the epidemic.


Woolworths warns on H1 as Levi's Bagattini named CEO Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 20

South African retailer Woolworths has warned on profits for the half-year after sales were impacted by a "constrained economic environment" and unseasonal weather, which impacted December trade.


Management shakeup at Levi Strauss Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jan 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) has announced the departure of Roy Bagattini as executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas.


Levi Strauss, Hohenstein partner on safer chemicals project Hannah Abdulla | 20 Nov 19

Levi Strauss has announced a collaboration with international services and testing provider Hohenstein to utilise the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification system in its supply chain, signifying a step toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry.


Levi Strauss & Walmart cut their chemical footprints Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 19

Levi Strauss & Co and Walmart are among the leading companies when it comes to disclosing information about efforts to reduce their chemical footprints, according to a new survey.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Stage Stores just-style | 1 Nov 19

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered what CEO Jim Conroy called an "outstanding" second-quarter, VF Corp has reaffirmed its full-year outlook, and Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth. Elsewhere, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. 


Levi Strauss shares long-term ambition to slash water use Beth Wright | 17 Oct 19

Levi Strauss & Co recently embarked on a new global water strategy that will see the jeans giant focus reduction efforts on the most water-stressed sourcing countries in its supply chain. Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability, tells just-style why the move paves the way to its long-term goal of using only as much water as replenishes naturally wherever it is operating – and why extending this work beyond the factory fence is key to driving wider change?.


Levi Strauss FY on track despite Q3 profit drop Beth Wright | 9 Oct 19

Shares in Levi Strauss & Co remained down by more than 4% this morning (9 October) after the US jeans giant said is confident its full-year performance remains on track, despite a 4% drop in third-quarter profit and challenges in its US wholesale business.


Pilot project to pay garment workers digitally in Egypt & Cambodia Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Marks & Spencer, and VF Corporation have partnered with Mastercard on a global effort to pay garment factory workers digitally with the group coordinating pilots in Egypt and Cambodia.


Levi Strauss funds climate change innovations Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is granting more than US$380,000 to the second class of its Collaboratory fellowship – a programme aimed at accelerating innovation in sustainable apparel.


Levi Strauss debuts indigo 'cottonised hemp' collection Beth Wright | 10 Sep 19

Levi Strauss has revealed its latest collection in partnership with US menswear brand Outerknown, in which every item is made using rain-fed cottonised hemp, which is now available in true blue indigo denim for the first time. 

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