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US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 9 Jan 15

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains for US apparel retailers in the crucial month of December.


L Brands Q3 earnings and sales climb Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 14

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales but fourth-quarter EPS guidance has missed analyst forecasts.


L Brands emerges as one of few winners in Q3 Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.


US: L Brands reaps results of strategic investments Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 14

A sustained focus on cost, inventory management, merchandise, and speed-to-market has helped L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, to buck what analysts say is a sluggish consumer environment.


US: L Brands Q2 earnings beat estimates Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has reported second-quarter earnings above analyst consensus and a 6% increase in revenues.


US: Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 14

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.


UPDATE: US: Sycamore Partners buyout of Express looks likely Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 14

A buy-out of troubled US apparel retailer Express Inc by Sycamore Partners looks likely, analysts believe, after the private equity firm last week acquired a 10% stake and said it wants to craft a formal proposal to acquire the rest of the company.


US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 6 Jun 14

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts expecting the upward trend to continue into June.


US: Aeropostale to enjoy better sourcing with new deal Katie Smith | 28 May 14

Retailer Aeropostale could benefit from better sourcing by tapping into the resources of another investment of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has just closed a financing deal with the teen apparel chain.


US: L Brands lowers outlook despite Q1 profit growth Katie Smith | 23 May 14

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.


US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 9 May 14

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April - driving strong comparable store sales growth for US apparel retailers.


US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 11 Apr 14

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the Easter holiday shift and continued cool weather.


US retailers' February 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Mar 14

US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others benefiting from a pick-up in traffic in the latter part of the month.


US: L Brands books mixed Q4 results Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.


US retailers' January 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Feb 14

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January, forcing many shoppers to stay at home. But while some consumers were physically unable to spend, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.


US retailers' December 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 10 Jan 14

December proved to be a challenging month for US apparel retailers, with the most promotional retailing environment in five years, a shortened holiday season, sluggish consumer spending, and adverse weather conditions all taking their toll on comparable store sales.


US retailers' November 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 6 Dec 13

Steep discounts, flexible store opening times, price matching and free shipping were not enough to win US shoppers over in November, after apparel retailers delivered disappointing comparable store sales during the month.


US: Limited Brands lifts view after 25% Q3 profit hike Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 13

Retailer Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath and La Senza stores, has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 25.3% jump in third-quarter profit.


US retailers' October 2013 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 13

Despite low expectations, US apparel retailers managed to overcome a number of hurdles in October - including the government shutdown and soft economic growth - to post same-store sales gains for the month.


US retailers' September 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 11 Oct 13

Lacklustre back-to-school sales, warmer than average temperatures, waning consumer confidence, worries over a government shutdown, and stagnant wage growth all combined to give another mixed sales bag for US apparel retailers in September.


WORLD: Gap, Limited Brands, PVH join zero-discharge pact Richard Woodard | 19 Sep 13

Three new signatories and two new associate members have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.


Retail roundup: Promotions drive August US retail sales growth Katie Smith | 6 Sep 13

The back-to-school selling period got off to a slow start in August, as US apparel retailers moved to drive traffic with aggressive promotional activity, with all but one retailer posting sales gains.


US: Former Coach president named REI boss Katie Smith | 2 Sep 13

Former Coach president and chief operating officer Jerry Stritzke has been named chief executive officer of outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc).


US: Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q2 profit growth Katie Smith | 22 Aug 13

US retailer Limited Brands (now known as L Brands) has raised its full year earnings guidance after it recorded a 24.5% increase in second quarter profit.


Retail roundup: Mixed July sales ahead of back-to-school Katie Smith | 9 Aug 13

The majority of US apparel retailers posted same-store sale gains last month - albeit below analyst expectations - despite higher fuel prices, summer doldrums, pay roll tax increases, and a lack of wage gains ahead of the back-to-school season.


Retail roundup: US retail sales on upward trajectory in June Katie Smith | 12 Jul 13

Same-store sales at US apparel retailers continued on an upward trajectory last month. June results saw the biggest gains since January, on the back of an improving labour market, better macroeconomic conditions, falling fuel prices, warmer weather and rising house prices.


Retail roundup: Warmer weather boosts May US retail sales Katie Smith | 7 Jun 13

Warmer weather and improved consumer confidence, boosted by rising stock and house prices as well as the ongoing economic recovery, helped the majority of US apparel retailers to post modest sales gains in May.


US: Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q1 profit Katie Smith | 23 May 13

Limited Brands (now operating under a new temporary name L Brands) has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 14.4% increase in first-quarter net profit.


CANADA: L Brands to move La Senza DC to Ohio Katie Smith | 21 May 13

L Brands, the new, temporary name for Limited Brands, is to relocate its La Senza distribution centre operations from Montreal, Canada to its Columbus, Ohio base in the US to "better meet customer demand" worldwide.


Retail roundup: Weather and economy drive April US retail sales Petah Marian | 10 May 13

Improving weather in late April, combined with rising stock and housing prices, offered some encouragement to US clothing retailers as sales gained over the month.

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