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As yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica continues towards its vision of reaching revenues of US$4bn-plus by 2020, the Canadian company is c...

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide...


Katie Smith | 27 Jan 2016

A more promotional athleisure scene, the benefits of store rationalisation starting to come through, and in-store traffic continuing on its downward trajectory as consumers increasingly shop online, are among ten predictions likely to shape the US clothing and footwear sector this year, analysts say. They also look at what might be in store for Lululemon, Hanesbrands and Ascena Retail Group.


Emily Potts | 21 Dec 2015

Lululemon, the cult brand favoured by yoga fans, has been at the forefront of athleisure since the trend began. But despite its early mover status the brand cannot afford to rest on its laurels as the success of sportswear has brought more competition than ever to the category, writes Emily Potts, contributing analyst at Euromonitor International.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 2015

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's 104th Annual Convention & Expo that took place in New York this week.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 2015

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's 104th Annual Convention & Expo that took place in New York this week.

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Beth Wright | 25 Jul 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has named former Sears Canada boss, Calvin McDonald, as CEO following the departure of Laurent Potdevin in February.


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2018

Product innovation, global growth and digital acceleration all helped Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica deliver a strong first-quarter, with growth that surpassed even last quarter's high benchmark.


Beth Wright | 18 Apr 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica, which is still without a CEO, has named former VF Corp executive Patrick (PJ) Guido as chief financial officer.


Beth Wright | 28 Mar 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has posted fourth-quarter net sales that outperformed its own expectations a month after analysts warned CEO Laurent Potdevin's exit would be a blow to the retailer.


Beth Wright | 28 Mar 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has posted fourth-quarter net sales that outperformed its own expectations a month after analysts warned CEO Laurent Potdevin's exit would be a blow to the retailer.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 2018

Athletic and yoga wear specialist Lululemon has upgraded its PLM software, with additions to deliver greater functionality, an improved user experience and further process efficiencies.


Beth Wright | 9 Feb 2018

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how to build a balanced sourcing strategy, the publication by Primark of its global supplier list, Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, and Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, exits over misconduct.


Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 2018

The sudden departure of Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, amid allegations of misconduct will be a blow to the Canadian yogawear retailer, analysts have said.


Beth Wright | 9 Jan 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has upped its fourth quarter net revenue and earnings guidance on the back of better than expected holiday sales – but says it is still assessing the likely impact of the recently passed US tax reform.


Michelle Russell | 7 Dec 2017

Lululemon Athletica has upped its full-year guidance sending the yogawear retailer's stocks climbing in after-hours trading thanks to higher sales in its third-quarter.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Oct 2017

Yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica is attempting to exploit an opportunity to expand its presence across China as the country's younger population begins to show signs it is becoming more health conscious.


Beth Wright | 21 Sep 2017

Yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletic is continuing to drive the US$1bn-plus plus potential of its menswear category, launching its first global men's campaign this week following a boost in average spend among male shoppers in the second quarter.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2017

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica is understood to be suing rival sportswear firm Under Armour over claims it has copied the four-strap design of its best-selling sports bras.


Beth Wright | 2 Jun 2017

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica came down to earth with a bit of a bump during the first quarter, revealing a drop in earnings and a single-digit increase in sales alongside the news it is to shutter around 70% of its ivivva stores as the brand transitions to a primarily e-commerce focused business.


Beth Wright | 3 May 2017

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has unveiled what it says is a "revolutionary" sports bra, designed to embrace movement without compromising performance and featuring a new high-performance fabric.


Beth Wright | 27 Apr 2017

Kit and Ace, the "technical cashmere" clothing brand launched by the family of the founder of Lululemon Athletica, is reducing its head office staff and closing its showrooms in the US, Australia and the UK.


Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2017

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has named former Gap Inc CEO Glenn Murphy as co-chairman of its board, a week after the company saw a 23% drop in its stock price.


Beth Wright | 30 Mar 2017

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica built on its momentum in the fourth quarter with double-digit sales and earnings increases thanks to the company's long-term strategies to drive growth.


Michelle Russell | 9 Feb 2017

The American Apparel & Footwear Association and yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica are among new signatories to the Social & Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), bringing the total number of signatories to 100 in its first year, as the initiative prepares to launch its pilot standard. 


The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2016

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has promoted Celeste Burgoyne to head up the group's retail Americas division with immediate effect. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2016

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica picked up the pace in its third-quarter with solid sales and earnings increases thanks to gross margin gains and improved productivity.


Beth Wright | 7 Nov 2016

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica has named former Theory men's creative director, Ben Stubbington, to the newly created position of senior vice president for men's design.


Beth Wright | 20 Oct 2016

Increasing competition in the athleisure segment is putting pressure on prices, according to analysts, who argue the trend does not bode well for Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2015

It seems we need to pay more attention to what we pull on in the mornings after a number of health incidents related to clothing has placed the spotlight firmly on the safety of garments and how we wear them.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Oct 2014

Competition for pole position in the women's sportswear market is about to heat up after Nike this week revealed it has set its sights on growing its women's business by 40% over the next two years.

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