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Philion named president of Puma North America Beth Wright | 20 Feb 17

German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Bob Philion to president of Puma North America, following the retirement of Jay Piccola.

Gucci and YSL boost "excellent" Kering FY Beth Wright | 10 Feb 17

French luxury goods group Kering has booked an "excellent" performance in 2016, thanks to a sharp acceleration in growth in the second half, particularly from the firm's Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci  labels.

Sourcing improvements boost Puma FY Michelle Russell | 9 Feb 17

Price adjustments, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher full-year sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma. 

Fusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line Guest author | 18 Nov 16

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion and apparel industry.

Puma Q3 boosted by sourcing improvements Michelle Russell | 10 Nov 16

Strong cost discipline, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher third-quarter sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma.

Puma offers new financial support to ethical suppliers Michelle Russell | 8 Sep 16

German sportswear brand Puma has launched a supply chain programme that offers financial incentives to help its suppliers improve environmental, health and safety and social standards.

Puma apparel sales push Q2 into profit  Michelle Russell | 27 Jul 16

German sportswear brand Puma has moved to a profit in its second-quarter on the back of double-digit sales growth driven by strong apparel revenues. 

Supply chain focus for next Puma sustainability targets Beth Wright | 18 Jul 16

German sportswear brand Puma has set new sustainability targets for the next five-years, shifting its focus deeper into the supply chain.

UEFA sportswear sponsors slated over supplier wages Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 16

As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.

Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.

Puma reaffirms FY despite flat Q1 margin Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 16

German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.

Kering Q1 sales performance driven by organic growth Michelle Russell | 22 Apr 16

French luxury goods group Kering said it had a "solid" first-quarter thanks to its focus on driving organic growth and higher sales in both its luxury and sports categories. 

Puma supports low-cost loans for ethical suppliers Leonie Barrie | 15 Apr 16

Global sports brand Puma has launched a new programme to provide low cost loans to help its overseas suppliers in emerging markets improve their environmental performance.

Puma promotes Mecking to head up Teamsport Katie Smith | 7 Apr 16

German sportswear brand Puma has appointed Matthias Mecking as general manager of its Teamsport business, responsible for managing and marketing the brand's range of Teamsport products in footwear, apparel and accessories.

Kering confident after "solid" FY profit hike  Katie Smith | 19 Feb 16

French luxury goods group Kering remains confident in its outlook, after posting a double-digit hike in annual net profit, helped by revenue growth in both its luxury and sport and lifestyle divisions. 

Puma sees 2016 as "year of solid sales growth" Katie Smith | 18 Feb 16

German sportswear brand Puma has said it is confident 2016 will be a "year of solid sales growth" thanks to improved sourcing and product, despite posting a double-digit decline in annual profit. 

Update – Retailers eye refunds on EU footwear anti-dumping duties Andrew Burnyeat | 10 Feb 16

The European Commission has indicated that to just-style that it may accept a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling against "anti-dumping" duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam imported into the European Union (EU). The decision means there may now be claims for refunds of duties paid by retailers.

Hugo Boss taps Hengstmann as sustainability chief Katie Smith | 5 Feb 16

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed former Puma executive Reiner Hengstmann as senior head of global sustainability. 

Puma develops temperature control football jacket Michelle Russell | 27 Jan 16

German sportswear brand Puma has developed a football jacket with dynamic thermoregulation that regulates the players' body temperatures.

Michael Bennett to head Puma sustainability division Michelle Russell | 21 Jan 16

German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Michael Bennett as head of the group's sustainability department. 

Puma Q3 profit tumbles but reaffirms guidance Michelle Russell | 6 Nov 15

German sportswear brand Puma says currency effects contributed to a drop in third-quarter earnings, but has reaffirmed its full-year guidance. 

Tips for developing the right apparel sourcing strategy Katie Smith | 13 Oct 15

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according to one industry expert. While flexibility, communication and the right partnerships each have a role to play, it's also important to combine quality, speed and compliance.

Tesco's F&F joins ZDHC as new board formed Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 15

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.

UK sportswear market to surpass $8bn by 2019 Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 15

The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.

Puma shares climb on mixed Q2 Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 15

German sportswear brand Puma has booked mixed second-quarter results as it moved to a net loss but revealed sales that beat analyst expectations pushing the group's share price up.

Puma supplier workers strike over contract confusion Katie Smith | 22 Jul 15

Striking workers at a Puma apparel supplier in Cambodia are being urged to return to work amid an ongoing dispute over their contracts.

Puma sells Tretorn to Authentic Brands Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 15

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has made its second acquisition this month with the purchase of Swedish luxury outdoor lifestyle brand Tretorn from Puma.

SUSTAINABILITY: Puma promises tougher supplier audits Richard Woodard | 12 May 15

Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but the company admits it still has to work to do on the use of recycled materials.

Currency headwinds batter Puma Q1 profit Richard Woodard | 6 May 15

Currency variations inflated sporting goods giant Puma’s first quarter revenues, but sent net profit down by more than 30%.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 6 Mar 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include concerns that the freefalling euro is adding to Bangladesh's textile and clothing production woes, a closer look at Myanmar's new garment Code of Conduct, and news that a pay rise is being considered for Sri Lanka's garment workers.





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