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US: The Jones Group launches QMack at Macy's Petah Marian | 8 Aug 13

The Jones Group has revealed that it will launch a brand targeting millennial consumers at Macy's called Qmack.

US: Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits taps PLM and SCM tools Leonie Barrie | 7 Aug 13

Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, a leading importer of children's and women's apparel, has gone live on NGC's fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution.

US: Quiksilver fined $3.6m in infringement suit Katie Smith | 22 Jul 13

Surfwear brand Quiksilver has been landed with US$3.6m in damages after a jury found it "willfully" infringed World Marketing's "Visitor" clothing brand.

How do the Bangladesh safety pacts measure up? Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 13

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.

US: North American retailers detail Bangladesh safety plan Leonie Barrie | 10 Jul 13

A group of leading North American retailers and brands - led by Wal-Mart and Gap - have committed more than $142m in funding and low interest loans to help improve factory safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

US: Finish Line Q1 profit more than halves Katie Smith | 1 Jul 13

Sportswear retailer The Finish Line has seen its first-quarter profit more than halve after increased costs related to the launch of its business in Macy's department stores offset higher sales.

US: Macy's first-quarter profit rises 20% on solid sales Katie Smith | 15 May 13

US department store retailer Macy's has today (15 May) booked a 19.9% increase in first-quarter profit on solid sales, despite the negative impact of unseasonably cool weather and weakened demand.

US: Waitt Company acquires three luxury brands Katie Smith | 30 Apr 13

Omaha-based investment firm Waitt Company has acquired the Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini and Taryn Rose brands as part of a co-investment with brand development company Authentic Brands Group.

US: Cache appoints Pappas as EVP, chief merchandise officer Petah Marian | 2 Apr 13

US women's wear chain Cache has appointed Daphne Pappas as executive vice president, chief merchandise officer.

US: Finish Line Q4 profit down on sales decline Katie Smith | 28 Mar 13

US sportswear retailer Finish Line has posted a 20% decline in fourth-quarter net profit because of a drop in sales and weaknesses at its running business.

US: Macy's to expand online distribution centre Katie Smith | 22 Mar 13

US department store retailer Macy's is to expand its online distribution centre in Goodyear, Arizona, to help manage continued sales growth as part of its omni-channel strategy.

US: Men's Wearhouse names Kimmins CFO Katie Smith | 6 Mar 13

Men's Wearhouse has today (6 March) appointed Jon Kimmins as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

US: Macy's issues upbeat outlook for 2013 Petah Marian | 26 Feb 13

US department store operator Macy's saw fourth quarter net profit fall on the back of debt related expenses, but offered an upbeat outlook for continued sales growth in 2013.

US: Body Central reshuffles merchandising team Katie Smith | 26 Feb 13

US value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of executive appointments across its merchandising and e-commerce departments.

2013 off to a strong start for US retailers Petah Marian | 8 Feb 13

2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.

US: Sean John in footwear licensing deal Katie Smith | 8 Feb 13

Sportswear company Sean John is to step into the footwear market after signing a licensing agreement with 2 Feet Productions to launch a collection of casual and athletic shoes.

US: Retailers' January 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Feb 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.

US: Body Central hires Woolf as CEO Katie Smith | 6 Feb 13

Value apparel retailer Body Central has appointed Brian Woolf as its new chief executive officer, replacing Tom Stoltz who has served as interim CEO since August.

US: Iconix takes control of Buffalo David Bitton label Katie Smith | 4 Feb 13

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels including Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has acquired a 51% interest in the Buffalo David Bitton brand for US$76.5m.

US: Saks CEO Sadove elected as NRF chairman Katie Smith | 15 Jan 13

Saks boss Stephen Sadove has been elected as the new chairman of the National Retail Federation's (NRF) board of directors and executive committee.

US retailers post mixed December sales Petah Marian | 4 Jan 13

Retailers posted mixed December sales results as many were forced to discount heavily to drive sales in the weekend prior to Christmas, in the hope of making up for weaker sales earlier in the month.

US: Retailers fined over alleged textile mislabelling Petah Marian | 4 Jan 13

Four US retailers have agreed to pay penalties totalling US$1.26m for allegedly falsely labelling textiles as made from bamboo, when they were actually rayon.

US: Retailers' December 2012 sales roundup Katie Smith | 3 Jan 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' December 2012 sales results.

Top ten news stories on just-style in 2012... Katie Smith | 21 Dec 12

Instead of our regular look at the most read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2012. From Nike's Flyknit seamless running shoes to garment factory strikes, innovation and labour problems were some of the issues that made the headlines.

Black Friday no match for Hurricane Sandy disruption Petah Marian | 30 Nov 12

Strong Black Friday week sales were no match for the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, as US retailers hope to make up lost sales in December.

US: Coldwater Creek CEO to retire as CMO takes helm Katie Smith | 29 Nov 12

The CEO of clothing retailer Coldwater Creek, Dennis Pence, will retire at the end of the year, leaving chief merchandising officer Jill Brown Dean to take the helm.

US: Retailers' November 2012 sales roundup Katie Smith | 29 Nov 12

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' November 2012 sales results.

US: Shoppers out in record numbers for Black Friday weekend Petah Marian | 26 Nov 12

A record 247m shoppers visited US stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226m last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 9 Nov 12

Top stories on just-style this week included a look at how M&S is seeing its supply base shift out of China, Macy's third-quarter results, and a look at the state of UK textile manufacturing.

US: Macy's lifts full-year outlook as Q3 profit rises Katie Smith | 7 Nov 12

Department store retailer Macy's today (7 November) raised its full-year earnings guidance as it booked a 4.3% rise in third-quarter net profit, helped by its strategy of tailoring merchandise to the needs of local markets.








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