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Gerson to return to Pentland Group as president of Speedo North America Beth Wright | 30 Apr 20

Jim Gerson is to return to Pentland Group as president of Speedo North America following the US$170m acquisition of the business from PVH Corp last month. 

Speedo trials augmented reality in sportswear Beth Wright | 11 Sep 19

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has trialled a new augmented reality (AR) fit technology that it says could be applied to any footwear, apparel or accessories that are custom-fitted.

Shark skin inspires latest Speedo swimwear line Beth Wright | 25 Apr 19

Speedo, part of the Pentland Brands group of companies, has partnered with Swiss speciality textile company HeiQ to develop a new shark skin inspired fabric technology for the swimwear brand's latest line of suits.

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 16

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.

Speedo USA promotes Graham to president Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 16

Swimwear brand Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp, has promoted long-time industry executive John Graham to the role of president. 

PVH enters JV in Mexico with Grupo Axo Michelle Russell | 20 May 16

PVH Corp has signed a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.

Aquafil and Speedo work on closed-loop swimwear Katie Smith | 5 Aug 15

Italian fibre company Aquafil has joined forces with swimwear brand Speedo USA on what they claim to be the swimwear sector's first fabric take-back programme, which will see leftover fabric scraps upcycled into raw nylon for new "revolutionary" swimsuits.

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth Michelle Russell | 22 Jan 15

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.

Pentland Brands promotes Rock to supply chain chief Katie Smith | 16 Jan 15

Pentland brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Matt Rock to global supply chain director.

Pentland Brands promotes Long in CEO switch Katie Smith | 2 Dec 14

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.

UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 14

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.

US: OrthoLite insoles feature in Speedo's FST shoe Katie Smith | 16 May 14

OrthoLite comfort insoles are to feature in Speedo USA's newly-launched all-terrain shoe, as part of a two-year partnership between the two companies.

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord names leadership team Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 13

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.

In the money: PVH sees growth after teething issues at Warnaco Katie Smith | 21 Jun 13

Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.

US: PVH Q1 profit surges on new acquisitions Richard Woodard | 13 Jun 13

The Warnaco and Tommy Hilfiger businesses drove a 59% surge in underlying first quarter profit at apparel giant PVH, with revenues up 36% on last year.

US: Speedo selects vrMockshop for visual merchandising Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 13

Swimwear brand Speedo is to use the vrMockshop visual merchandising software to help to maximise its range planning and retail space through 3-D mock-ups and store planograms.

UK: Speedo backs sustainable textile design project Petah Marian | 28 Nov 12

Swimwear brand Speedo is backing a collaborative research project between two universities that is exploring new technologies for textile processing as well as helping to boost the industry's sustainability.

US: Warnaco Q3 profit drops on sliding revenue Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.

In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth Petah Marian | 2 Nov 12

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.

US: PVH unites Calvin Klein with $2.9bn Warnaco buy Leonie Barrie | 31 Oct 12

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.

In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 12

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.

US: Warnaco cuts FY guidance as Q2 profit slumps Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 12

Apparel group Warnaco has cut its full-year projections for revenues and earnings after second quarter profit slumped 79%, hit by a $12m charge linked to its 2008 sale of lingerie brand Lejaby.

Sportswear brands pin hopes on Olympic performance Petah Marian | 18 Jul 12

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are battling to take centre stage, launching new innovations that are set to boost athletes' performance and drive maximum commercial value out of the event.

Five of the best Olympic sportswear innovations Katie Smith | 18 Jul 12

As the 2012 London Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are looking to align their brands with athletes' success by launching new technical innovations. Here are five of the best unveiled in the lead-up to the Games.

US: ANSYS software used in new Speedo range Richard Woodard | 12 Jun 12

Speedo’s new Fastskin Racing System range of professional swimwear and accessories was designed using engineering simulation software from specialist developer ANSYS.

UK: Speedo, Puma to discuss supply chain sustainability Leonie Barrie | 13 Feb 12

Executives from Puma and Speedo are among speakers lined up for a one-day 'Sustainability Means Business' event taking place next month to help small and medium-sized enterprises improve their green credentials.

UPDATE: SOUTH AFRICA: Seardel to cut up to 1,500 jobs Leonie Barrie | 7 Feb 12

South Africa's largest apparel and textile maker, Seardel Investment Corporation Limited, may cut as many as 1,500 jobs at its operations in Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal as part of efforts to narrow losses at its clothing unit.

UK: Speedo launches Fastskin3 racing system Petah Marian | 5 Dec 11

Speedo has launched a new racing system for swimmers which it claims will allow athletes to cut through the water with "maximum efficiency".

SWEDEN: New Wave buys Paris Glove of Canada for $16.3m Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 11

Sweden's New Wave Group AB, which supplies promotional products and sportswear brands such as Cutter & Buck and Speedo in Europe and the US, has bought Paris Glove of Canada Inc for CAD16.5m (US$16.3m).

US: Costs contribute to fall in Warnaco Q3 profit Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 11

Intimate apparel and swimwear maker The Warnaco Group Inc has booked a 3.8% drop in adjusted third quarter profit, despite continuing growth in its Calvin Klein businesses and strong sales in Asia and Latin America.




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