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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.


Ralph Lauren debuts smart shirt with biometric tech Katie Smith | 21 Aug 15

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has launched what it describes as a new “groundbreaking” smart shirt that merges advanced apparel and digital fitness technology into one garment.


UK: House of Fraser H1 earnings lift on sales gain Richard Woodard | 24 Sep 14

Department store operator House of Fraser recorded increases to earnings and sales in the first half of its fiscal year, with evidence of growing momentum in the first two months of the third quarter.


US: Banana Republic taps former J Crew designer Katie Smith | 16 Apr 14

US retail giant Gap Inc has tapped former J Crew Group designer, Marissa Webb, as creative director and executive vice president of design for its Banana Republic brand.


US: Ralph Lauren Retail Group COO Meichner to leave Katie Smith | 7 Mar 14

Wayne Meichner, president and COO of Ralph Lauren Retail Group, is to leave the business after 12 years.


US: Ralph Lauren hires Hermann to lead luxury growth Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 14

Ralph Lauren Corporation is ramping up the global growth and expansion of its luxury business under the guidance of Valérie Hermann, the former CEO of Reed Krakoff.


Philippine garment industry pins hopes on trade progress Jozef De Coster | 17 Dec 13

The Philippine garment industry is optimistic that in the next few years nearly 500,000 new textile and garment jobs can be created if the country obtains beneficial trade access to the European Union and United States.


INDIA: Apparel maker K.Mohan selects ERP to boost ops Leonie Barrie | 27 Nov 13

Indian apparel manufacturer K.Mohan and Co has selected WFX cloud-based ERP software to enhance its operations as it prepares for growth.


UK: Henry named new Jaeger CEO Katie Smith | 21 Jun 13

Former Esprit chief product officer, Colin Henry, has been appointed as the new CEO of UK luxury fashion brand Jaeger, taking over responsibility from executive chairman Stewart Binnie, who stepped down in March.


UK: French Connection names Castleton finance director Katie Smith | 8 May 13

UK fashion retailer French Connection has today (8 May) appointed Adam Castleton as its new group finance director.


HONG KONG: Luen Thai completes $55m Ocean Sky buy Leonie Barrie | 30 Apr 13

Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.


Philippines garment exporters seeking SAVE Act Jonathan Dyson | 27 Mar 13

America's Save Our Industries Act, also known as the SAVE Act, which would give a range of Philippines-made apparel duty-free access to the US, looks increasingly likely to be implemented. And the Filipino clothing and textile sector is happy.


SINGAPORE: Luen Thai to buy Ocean Sky apparel ops for $55m Petah Marian | 8 Jan 13

Singapore-based apparel company Ocean Sky is set to be acquired by Luen Thai Holdings for US$55m.


US: Men's Wearhouse names Abboud creative director Katie Smith | 20 Dec 12

Formal wear retailer The Men's Wearhouse has hired designer Joseph Abboud as its new chief creative director.

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