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US: NexCen Brands narrows Q4, FY losses just-style.com | 29 Mar 10

NexCen Brands Inc, owner of the TAF and Shoebox New York retail franchise concepts, has narrowed its fourth quarter and full-year losses, but says it is “evaluating various strategic alternatives” for its current debt and capital structure.


US: First Shoebox New York store opens in Caribbean just-style.com | 6 Jan 10

NexCen Brands Inc has opened the first Shoebox New York franchised store in Aruba under an existing master franchise agreement with Shogun Trade International NV.


US: TAF launches exclusive Adidas shoe just-style.com | 8 Dec 09

TAF, previously known as The Athlete's Foot, announced today that it is launching a brand-exclusive Adidas shoe in two colour-ways for the US holiday season.


US: NexCen launches Spanish-language version of franchise site just-style.com | 30 Nov 09

US fashion retailer NexCen Brands has introduced a Spanish-language version of its NexCen Franchise Portal Web site, which was launched earlier this year.


US: NexCen Brands narrows Q3 losses just-style.com | 17 Nov 09

Brand management company NexCen Brands Inc, owner of the TAF and Shoebox New York retail franchise concepts, has narrowed its third quarter losses as it continues with efforts to turn the business around.


US: NexCen Brands narrows Q2 loss on flat sales just-style.com | 6 Nov 09

Brand management company NexCen Brands Inc, owner of the TAF and Shoebox New York retail franchise concepts, has narrowed its second quarter loss despite a "dramatic drop" in mall traffic and retail spending.


US: NexCen slumps to US$255.8m FY loss just-style.com | 7 Oct 09

Fashion brand management company NexCen Brands slumped to a full-year loss of US$255.8m in 2008, hit by the wholesale restructuring of the company.


US: NexCen sees net FY net loss widen just-style.com | 23 Sep 09

Fashion brand management company NexCen Brands has posted a wider net loss for full-year 2008, affected by impairment charges.


AFRICA: NexCen to expand TAF, Shoebox New York just-style.com | 11 Sep 09

NexCen Brands Inc is expanding its TAF, and Shoebox New York brands in Africa through a new franchise deal with Angolan company Teixeira Development Group.


US: NexCen agrees TAF license in Australia, New Zealand just-style.com | 7 Aug 09

NexCen Brands Inc has signed new license agreements with RCG Corporation giving it the right to sublicense the TAF (formerly The Athlete’s Foot) trademarks and trade dress in Australia and New Zealand.


US: NexCen opens first Shoebox store in Middle East just-style.com | 20 Jul 09

Brand management firm NexCen Brands has announced the opening of the first Shoebox New York franchised luxury shoe store in the Middle East.


US: NexCen Brands opens first TAF store in Africa just-style.com | 4 Jun 09

TAF, previously known as The Athlete’s Foot, has opened its first franchised store in Africa under a franchise agreement signed last October.


US: NexCen Brands opens first TAF store in Lebanon just-style.com | 20 May 09

NexCen Brands Inc has opened the first franchised store in Lebanon under its TAF banner, previously known as The Athlete’s Foot, as part of plans to extend its franchised brands into new international markets.


US: NexCen appoints Brouillette in IT role just-style.com | 21 Apr 09

Brand management company NexCen Brands has announced the appointment of Gerald Brouillette to the newly created position of vice president of information technology for NexCen Franchise Management.


US: NexCen unveils four-pronged 2009 strategy just-style.com | 25 Feb 09

NexCen Brands has unveiled a four-fold company strategy for 2009 centred on the management of its franchised consumer brands.


US: NexCen to expand Shoebox New York into Kuwait just-style.com | 9 Feb 09

NexCen Brands is to expand its Shoebox New York franchised stores into Kuwait under a deal which calls for the launch of at least three shops over a ten-year term.


US: NexCen sells Bill Blass to Peacock for US$10m just-style.com | 2 Jan 09

Peacock International Holdings has spent about US$10m in acquiring the Bill Blass licensing business from NexCen Brands.


VIETNAM: Shoebox New York opens first international store just-style.com | 5 Dec 08

Footwear retailer Shoebox New York has opened its first international store in Vietnam, selling one-third of its stock in the first three days of operation.


US: NexCen Brands rolls out franchise hires just-style.com | 13 Nov 08

NexCen Brands Inc has made a number of management changes, including hiring a new chief financial officer, to support growth at its core franchise business.


US: NexCen nears sale of Bill Blass, Waverly brands just-style.com | 12 Sep 08

NexCen Brands is closing in on deals to sell its Bill Blass and Waverly brands after receiving “multiple bids” for the two businesses.


US: NexCen Brands CEO resigns just-style.com | 18 Aug 08

Robert W D’Loren has resigned as chief executive officer of global brand manager NexCen Brands Inc, and will be replaced by the company’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, Kenneth J Hall.


US: NexCen buys Bill Blass Couture business just-style.com | 14 Jul 08

NexCen Brands Inc has bought the Bill Blass Couture business, even though it is currently trying to sell the Bill Blass brand which it already owns.


US: NexCen nearing sale of two brands? just-style.com | 3 Jul 08

NexCen Brands Inc is reported to be nearing the sale of its Bill Blass apparel line and Waverly home furnishings unit as it seeks to streamline operations and boost liquidity.


US: Palmer takes Kellwood licensing role just-style.com | 17 Jun 08

Apparel maker Kellwood Company has named Brenda Palmer as its new vice president of licensing to oversee strategic licensing opportunities for the apparel maker's brands.


US: Peerless to aid Bill Blass relaunch just-style.com | 6 May 08

Apparel supplier Peerless Clothing is to produce a range of items for the relaunch of the Bill Blass Men’s Collection after signing a licensing agreement with parent company NexCen Brands.


US: Athlete's Foot signs Swedish franchise deal just-style.com | 22 Feb 08

Footwear retailer The Athlete's Foot has signed a master franchise agreement in Sweden with TAF Sweden AB.


US: NexCen to launch apparel brand for The Athlete’s Foot just-style.com | 12 Jun 07

NexCen Brands is developing its own line of branded apparel for its Athlete’s Foot brand. The new collection of athletic apparel and accessories is expected to arrive in franchise stores in the first quarter of 2008.


US: Brenda Palmer joins NexCen as VP of licensing just-style.com | 16 May 07

Brenda Palmer has joined NexCen Brands as vice president of licensing and brand development.


US: NexCen finishes Q1 with loss, broader portfolio just-style.com | 11 May 07

NexCen Brands endured a net loss while significantly expanding its brand portfolio during the first quarter.


US: Marvin Traub joins NexCen Brands board just-style.com | 8 May 07

Marvin Traub, president of Marvin Traub Associates and long-time CEO of Bloomingdale’s, has joined the board of directors of NexCen Brands, the brand acquisition and management firm.

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