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US Q3 in brief – Zumiez, The Children's Place, G-III Apparel, Dollar General just-style | 7 Dec 18

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc widened its net loss, footwear firm Foot Locker booked a rise in earnings but a drop in sales, Kohl's reported its fifth consecutive quarter of positive growth, and Burlington Stores recorded strong earnings and sales growth. 


George at Asda signs Umbro sportswear deal Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 16

George, the clothing line of UK supermarket group Asda, has signed a three-year partnership deal with global sports brand Umbro that will see the retailer sell an exclusively designed sports range across its stores.


Sports Direct lifts stake Iconix Brand Group Katie Smith | 13 Jan 16

UK retailer Sports Direct has has increased its stake in US brand management company Iconix Brand Group and bought a stake in Dick's Sporting Goods as part of its long-term strategy. 


Iconix acquires athletic brand Pony in North America Katie Smith | 3 Feb 15

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has acquired the North American rights to the athletic brand Pony and related intangible assets in partnership with Anthony L&S Athletic (AL&S) for US$37m.


US: Iconix Brand Group shuffles management team Katie Smith | 19 Mar 14

Iconix Brand Group has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, including the appointment of Jeff Lupinacci as its new CFO, replacing Warren Clamen.


US: Iconix snaps up balance of Latin America business Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 14

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50% of its Latin America business from joint venture partner New Brands Group for US$42m.


US: Iconix Q4 profit boosted by higher sales Katie Smith | 21 Feb 14

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has reported a 6% increase in fourth-quarter net profit thanks to higher sales.


US: Iconix lifts outlook despite Q3 profit decline Katie Smith | 29 Oct 13

Iconix Brand Group has raised its earnings guidance for the full year, despite reporting a slight decline in third-quarter net profit.


US: Iconix lifts outlooks on Q2 profit growth Katie Smith | 24 Jul 13

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has lifted its full-year guidance after reporting a 31.4% increase in second-quarter net profit.


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.


US: Iconix acquires remaining stake in Ecko brands Katie Smith | 28 May 13

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 49% stake in the Ecko portfolio of brands that it did not already own, in a deal worth US$45m.


US: Iconix lifts FY earnings target after Q1 profit Katie Smith | 25 Apr 13

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year earnings guidance after reporting a 28% increase in first-quarter net profit.


US: Iconix raises FY guidance on Lee Cooper buy Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 13

Iconix Brand Group Inc, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year profit and sales guidance after buying European denim brand Lee Cooper.


US: Iconix buys Lee Cooper brand in $72m deal Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 13

European denim brand Lee Cooper has been sold to Iconix Brand Group in a $72m deal that will help the New York based firm grow its international presence.


US: Nike completes sale of Cole Haan to Apax Partners Petah Marian | 4 Feb 13

Sportswear giant Nike has completed the sale of footwear brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners, after the US$570m deal was revealed in November.


US: North America and emerging markets boost Nike Q2 Leonie Barrie | 21 Dec 12

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has booked a 9% jump in profit from continuing operations during it second quarter, helped by growth in all key categories, product types and geographies except China.


US: Iconix Brand Group completes Umbro acquisition Katie Smith | 3 Dec 12

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels like Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has completed the acquisition of UK football brand Umbro from Nike for US$225m.


US: Nike nearing sale of Cole Haan to Apax Partners? Katie Smith | 6 Nov 12

Sportswear giant Nike is reportedly nearing a deal to sell its footwear brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners for US$500m.


UK: Redundancies "likely" at Umbro Katie Smith | 5 Nov 12

Sportswear giant Nike today (5 November) confirmed some redundancies are "likely" following the agreement to sell its Umbro football brand to Iconix Brand Group.


US: Iconix Q3 profit rises despite falling sales Katie Smith | 1 Nov 12

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels like Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has today (1 November) booked an increase in third-quarter net profit despite a fall in sales.


UK: Iconix Brand Group to acquire Umbro Petah Marian | 24 Oct 12

Iconix Brand Group has signed an agreement to acquire UK football brand Umbro from Nike for US$225m.


UK: Nike inks Football Association sponsorship deal Katie Smith | 4 Sep 12

Sportswear giant Nike has inked a sponsorship deal with the Football Association (FA) to design and supply kit for England's football teams.


UK: Nike coy on England football sponsorship deal Katie Smith | 29 Aug 12

Nike has remained quiet on rumours the sporting goods giant is close to signing a deal to become the official uniform supplier for the England football team.


US: TPG and Apax in running to acquire Cole Haan? Petah Marian | 10 Aug 12

Private-equity firms TPG Capital and Apax Partners are reportedly among several parties in the running to buy Nike-owned footwear brand Cole Haan.


US: Nike in rumoured Billabong bid Katie Smith | 26 Jun 12

Sporting goods giant Nike is rumoured to be a potential buyer of Australian surfwear brand Billabong.


UK/US: Sports Direct to bid for Umbro? Petah Marian | 4 Jun 12

UK retailer Sports Direct is expected to join the running for Umbro after the sportswear giant put the football wear brand up for sale last week.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 1 Jun 12

The most read stories on just-style this week included the latest Flanarant on "Offshoring 3.0", a story on which towns will pilot Mary Portas' high street recommendations, and H&M's plans to increase sourcing in Bangladesh.


US: Nike to divest Cole Haan, Umbro Petah Marian | 31 May 12

Nike today (31 May) revealed plans to divest its Cole Haan and Umbro brands to focus on growing the Nike, Jordan, Converse and Hurley brands.


US: Nike raises long-term revenue forecasts just-style.com | 29 Jun 11

Hot on the heels of yesterday's stellar fourth-quarter earnings report, sporting goods giant Nike Inc has now raised its long-term revenue outlook too.


US: Nike shuffles Umbro, Converse executives just-style.com | 20 May 11

Sporting goods giant Nike has reshuffled the executives in charge of its Umbro and Converse brands in a move sparked by the retirement of Umbro president and CEO Jim Allaker.

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