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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.


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.

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