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Ralph Lauren the latest to trim its global workforce Beth Wright | 22 Sep 20

Ralph Lauren Corporation is restructuring, with plans including cuts to its global workforce and a 'Digitizing the Value Chain' project to enable faster and more connected decision-making from product design to market.


Ralph Lauren takes stake in upcycled fibre start-up Beth Wright | 14 Aug 20

Ralph Lauren Corporation has invested in a sustainable material science start-up which works to turn plant-based, upcycled fibres – such as cotton waste – into high-performance materials.


Ralph Lauren Q1 sales down by almost two-thirds Beth Wright | 5 Aug 20

Ralph Lauren Corporation has seen sales tumble by almost two-thirds in the first quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the majority of its stores to close for up to ten weeks in key markets.


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 16 Jun 20

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


Pandemic to impact FY21 results says Ralph Lauren Beth Wright | 28 May 20

Ralph Lauren expects both its first quarter of fiscal 2021 and full-year results for the period to be "significantly" negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic amid a 15% drop in sales for the final quarter of 2020. 


Global retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update just-style | 1 May 20

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:


Fast Retailing Group latest ZDHC signatory brand Michelle Russell | 19 Mar 20

Fast Retailing Group, and fabric and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon, have become the latest to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group as a signatory brand and contributor, respectively.


Ralph Lauren pilots 16-day fast track supply chain Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 20

Fashion company Ralph Lauren Corporation has successfully piloted a new fast track model that has seen it execute a sweatshirt from design to delivery in just 16 days.


Ralph Lauren higher pricing boosts Q3 earnings Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 20

Ralph Lauren booked higher earnings and sales in its third-quarter, proving the fashion retailer’s turnaround plan is taking hold, but said it is continuing to monitor the impact of closing half its store base in China amid the Coronavirus outbreak.


Ralph Lauren and Puma join trans-Arctic shipping ban Beth Wright | 22 Jan 20

US fashion business Ralph Lauren Corporation and German sportswear brand Puma are among the latest eight companies to join a pledge led by US sporting goods giant Nike and environmental group Ocean Conservancy to prohibit shipping through the Arctic Ocean.


Ralph Lauren makes renewable energy commitment Hannah Abdulla | 9 Dec 19

US fashion business Ralph Lauren Corporation has made a series of commitments to sustainability including joining the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and setting a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2025 in its owned and operated offices, distribution centres and stores.


Ralph Lauren resumes sourcing from Bangladesh Michelle Russell | 27 Nov 19

Following extensive due diligence, US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has resumed sourcing from Bangladesh, five years after it pulled out of the country in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory building collapse.


Ralph Lauren maintains FY view but warns on Hong Kong Beth Wright | 8 Nov 19

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has maintained its fiscal 2020 full-year revenue guidance in the wake of better-then-expected second-quarter, helped by strong demand in Asia – and especially China – but warned of "intensifying headwinds" in Hong Kong.


Ralph Lauren digital product IDs to drive supply chain efficiency Beth Wright | 5 Nov 19

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation (RLC) is introducing Digital Product Identities (IDs) for tens of millions of Ralph Lauren products in a move that will provide supply chain insight to help drive efficiency around orders and inventory.


Casual fashion continues to draw US teen spend Beth Wright | 9 Oct 19

Athletic brands such as Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon and sportswear giant Nike continue to prove popular with teens in the US, as casualisation of fashion continues despite teen spending falling to the lowest levels in eight years.


Ralph Lauren Q1 moving in the right direction Beth Wright | 30 Jul 19

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has delivered results in line with expectations for the first quarter, with signs that efforts to elevate its brands and stabilise its North America business are starting to pay off.


Ralph Lauren rolls out new sustainability goals Hannah Abdulla | 14 Jun 19

US clothing and footwear company Ralph Lauren has committed to using 100% sustainably sourced key materials – including cotton – in its products by 2025, as part of a new set of sustainability goals.


PVH names Stefan Larsson to newly created role of president Beth Wright | 22 May 19

PVH Corp, owner of brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, has appointed former Ralph Lauren CEO Stefan Larsson to the newly created role of president.


Fourth-quarter profits slip at Ralph Lauren Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

Fourth-quarter profits have slipped at Ralph Lauren on the back of higher restructuring charges during the period.


New Ralph Lauren polo made from recycled materials Beth Wright | 23 Apr 19

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has launched a new polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process as it pledges to remove 170m plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


Ralph Lauren on track but more work required Beth Wright | 5 Feb 19

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has delivered better-than-expected results for the third quarter, suggesting the firm's brand-building, product, digital and global expansion are finally on the right track.


Ralph Lauren optimistic on Q2, yet more work to be done Beth Wright | 7 Nov 18

Ralph Lauren CEO Patrice Louvet remains confident the US apparel giant is on track to deliver its full-year goals, having once again hailed an "encouraging start" to the fiscal year as both profit and sales increased in the second quarter. Yet one analyst believes the brand has a lot more work to do to connect and resonate with consumers.


Ralph Lauren latest to ban mohair Beth Wright | 31 Jul 18

US luxury retailer Ralph Lauren has become the latest fashion retailer to commit to ensuring its products are mohair-free following an investigation into the industry in South Africa by animal rights group PETA.


Ralph Lauren Q1 marks "encouraging start" to year Beth Wright | 31 Jul 18

Ralph Lauren CEO Patrice Louvet remains confident the US apparel giant is on the right track, having hailed an "encouraging start" to the new fiscal year thanks to a rise in both earnings and revenue during the first quarter.


Ralph Lauren rolls out new strategic plan Beth Wright | 11 Jun 18

Ralph Lauren has announced a new plan to return the US luxury retailer to sustainable long-term growth and value by overhauling core products, accelerating under-developed categories, and focusing on digital growth across all activities.


Ralph Lauren beats estimates for Q4 sales Michelle Russell | 24 May 18

Ralph Lauren beat analyst forecasts for earnings and sales in the fourth quarter as the US fashion retailer benefited from an early Easter and improved pricing.


Q3 results suggest Ralph Lauren on right path Beth Wright | 2 Feb 18

Ralph Lauren CEO Patrice Louvet remains confident the US apparel giant is "on the right track" after lower discounting contributed to better-than-expected results for the third quarter. 


Ralph Lauren makes digital push with new appointment Beth Wright | 25 Jan 18

As part of efforts to urgently expand its digital presence globally, Ralph Lauren has announced a series of appointments and promotions, including naming former Burberry executive, Alice Delahunt, as the US apparel giant's first chief digital officer.

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