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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 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 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 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.

Ralph Lauren doubling-down on its digital offering Hannah Abdulla | 10 Aug 17

Ralph Lauren has become the latest US brand to announce it is doubling-down on its digital offering and scaling back its retail presence as it discovers millennial consumers are "not interested in going into brick and mortar" stores.

Ralph Lauren swings to a profit as Q1 sales decline Beth Wright | 9 Aug 17

Lower customer demand saw Ralph Lauren Corporation post a revenue decline that was in line with its expectations for the first quarter, despite moving to a profit in the period.

"Disastrous" Q4 as Ralph Lauren moves to a loss Beth Wright | 19 May 17

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "disastrous" set of results for its final quarter after the company moved to a loss in the period and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.

Ralph Lauren names Patrice Louvet president and CEO Beth Wright | 17 May 17

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has named Patrice Louvet president and CEO, following Stefan Larsson's decision earlier this year to leave the company over differing views on the future direction of the firm.

Ralph Lauren cuts 107 jobs under turnaround plan Michelle Russell | 10 May 17

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren is to cut over 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a turnaround strategy to restructure and return the company to sustainable, profitable growth.

Ralph Lauren to cut jobs amid $140m savings Beth Wright | 4 Apr 17

As part of its efforts to restructure and return the company to sustainable, profitable growth, Ralph Lauren has revealed plans to move to a more cost-effective, e-commerce platform, and shutter its Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue in a bid to save US$140m a year.

Ralph Lauren taps new execs to support Way Forward Plan Beth Wright | 16 Feb 17

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren  has tapped former Tom Ford COO, Tom Mendenhall, as brands president for its Men’s Polo, Purple Label and Double RL labels.

"Dire" Q3 for Ralph Lauren as profit tumbles 37% Beth Wright | 2 Feb 17

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "dire" set of results for its third quarter, after profit fell by more than one-third and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.

G-III Apparel taps Kennedy for Donna Karan Beth Wright | 18 Jan 17

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has tapped Ralph Lauren's Barbara Kennedy as its president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales for Donna Karan, following its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International.

Ralph Lauren makes forest-friendly sourcing pledge Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 17

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has made a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for its viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Top 20 analysis stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 16

Instead of the regular roundup of the most-read news pieces on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at our top analysis pieces in 2016. Child labour, trade deals, Trump's election, 3D printing, the impact of Brexit, and sustainability are just some of the issues we analysed. 

Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 

Ralph Lauren Q2 sales and profits tumble Beth Wright | 10 Nov 16

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted a fall in profit for its second-quarter on a combination of lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but has reaffirmed its full-year outlook as the company says it is confident its Way Forward plan will strengthen its brand and drive future profitable growth.

David Lauren to lead innovation in new Ralph Lauren post Beth Wright | 13 Oct 16

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp has named David Lauren, son of company founder, executive chairman and chief creative officer Ralph Lauren, as its first chief innovation officer in a move the company says reflects the importance of new initiatives to its 'Way Forward Plan'.

Ralph Lauren swings to Q1 loss on lower sales Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 16

Ralph Lauren has swung to a loss in its first-quarter on lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but results beat management expectations and the company reaffirmed its full-year outlook. 

Counterfeit Ralph Lauren shirts worth $16,000 seized Beth Wright | 22 Jul 16

A shipment containing counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren shirts worth almost US$16,000 has been seized at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Ralph Lauren taps Coach CFO and Amazon supply chain exec Beth Wright | 10 Jun 16

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp is strengthening its leadership team as part of newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson's Way Forward Plan – including the addition of Coach Inc's chief financial officer Jane Hamilton Nielsen and a new head of supply chain.

Faster supply chain is key to Ralph Lauren turnaround Beth Wright | 9 Jun 16

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed this week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise.

Ralph Lauren eliminates global brands president role Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 16

The president of Ralph Lauren's global brands business, Christopher Peterson, is to step down with the position to be eliminated on his departure. 

No catalyst for change forecast at Ralph Lauren until May Katie Smith | 5 Feb 16

Analysts have said there will be "no catalyst for sentiment change" at Ralph Lauren until May, after the US apparel giant lowered its full-year outlook and posted a double-digit decline in third-quarter net profit. 

Nike sues Ralph Lauren design director Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 15

Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.





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