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New supply chain options key amid US port problems Katie Smith | 12 Feb 15

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.

Urban Outfitters books record holiday sales Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 15

US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has booked record holiday sales and positive retail segment comps at each of its brands.

2014: Year in review - Brand winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 17 Dec 14

Successful turnaround plans, strong export growth, and innovative products paid dividends for some brands in 2014, while others were dented by takeover talk, adverse currency impacts and unsubstantiated marketing claims.

Slow fashion: a fast-growing opportunity? Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 14

Decidedly at odds with fast fashion, the slow fashion movement offers an alternative to mass-produced clothing and is steadily gaining momentum. But while some believe more work is required if the message is to really take off, others see it as an ideal opportunity for middle market players.

Urban Outfitters Q3 earnings plummet Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 14

US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has revealed record third-quarter sales but saw earnings plummet as weakness at its namesake stores offset strength at its other fascias.

Urban Outfitters negative sales trend continues Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 14

US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters said the negative comparable retail sales it reported in September have continued into its third-quarter.

Urban Outfitters outlines plan to double topline sales Michelle Russell | 24 Sep 14

Urban Outfitters has set out ambitious plans to double its topline sales by 2020 through an expanded product offering, enhanced customer experience, and wider distribution. The news has been met with a mixed reaction from analysts.

US: Urban Outfitters brand is "on the mend" Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 14

The Urban Outfitters brand is "on the mend", analysts have said, after the lifestyle retailer revealed second-quarter earnings above consensus estimates and an increase in sales.

ANALYSIS: Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks Michelle Russell | 7 Aug 14

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now seeking a sustainable balance between the two - in addition to adapting their supply chains in order not to lose out.

US: Near-term turnaround unlikely for Urban Outfitters Michelle Russell | 20 May 14

A turnaround is unlikely for Urban Outfitters in the near term, analysts believe, but changes could yield incremental improvements.

US: Investors commit $350m to Glen Senk retail venture Leonie Barrie | 7 Apr 14

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has committed to invest $350m in innovative, high-growth retail and consumer businesses through a new company set up by Glen Senk, the former CEO of Urban Outfitters.

US: Urban Outfitters brand weakness set to continue Katie Smith | 2 Apr 14

Weakness at Urban Outfitters' namesake brand is likely to continue into the first quarter for the lifestyle retailer, according to analysts.

US: Urban Outfitters cautions on Q1 despite earnings growth Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 14

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has cautioned on its current quarter, despite booking an increase in fourth-quarter earnings.

Sourcing: More action needed to trace raw materials Leonie Barrie | 3 Mar 14

It's one thing for apparel brands and retailers to talk about sustainability and traceability across their supply chains, but another altogether to put it into practice. Indeed, new research reveals that despite the well-documented risk of sourcing forced-labour Uzbek cotton, many firms are still not taking enough steps to prevent its use in their products.

US: Deckers EMEA president Murray steps down Katie Smith | 3 Mar 14

Stephen Murray is to step down as president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at footwear specialist Deckers Outdoor Corp at the end of the year.

UZBEKISTAN: Apparel firms ranked on efforts to avoid Uzbek cotton Leonie Barrie | 25 Feb 14

Adidas, Marks and Spencer, Patagonia and Phillips-Van Heusen have been named among the companies taking the most comprehensive steps to stop cotton from Uzbekistan picked with forced labour from entering their supply chains.

US: Urban Outfitters posts "record" Q4 sales Michelle Russell | 11 Feb 14

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has posted "record" sales in its fourth-quarter, driven by revenues at its Anthropologie and Free People divisions.

US: Destination XL cuts FY outlook as CFO departs Katie Smith | 3 Feb 14

Destination XL Group has cut its full-year outlook after lower-than-expected December sales, and announced the departure of CFO and COO Dennis Hernreich.

US: Retail planning tool to support Urban Outfitters growth Katie Smith | 21 Jan 14

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters, owner of the Anthropologie and Free People brands, has invested in retail planning software to support its online and international growth.

US: Urban Outfitters goes live with PLM tool Katie Smith | 19 Dec 13

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to improve visibility and collaboration across its business.

US: Urban Outfitters Q3 profit rises on record sales Katie Smith | 19 Nov 13

Urban Outfitters has reported an 18% increase in third-quarter net profit, bolstered by record sales including strong gains at its Anthropologie and Free People stores.

Trade deals move ahead in changing US apparel industry Ed Zwirn | 12 Nov 13

Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.

US: Urban Outfitters plans US$200m expansion Katie Smith | 8 Oct 13

US fashion retailer Urban Outfitters is investing US$200m in two new projects in Pennsylvania to meet growing demand and support the expansion of its business.

US: FastTrak adds visibility into ticketing lead times Leonie Barrie | 4 Sep 13

A web-based solution that provides detailed visibility into variable ticketing supply lead times is being rolled out with leading retailers including Urban Outfitters.

US: Urban Outfitters posts "strong" second quarter Petah Marian | 20 Aug 13

US fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has recorded a "strong" second quarter thanks to new store openings and improved merchandise margins.

US: Urban Outfitters Q1 profit jumps 38.4% Leonie Barrie | 22 May 13

Sales growth across all brands and channels has helped lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters to a 38.4% hike in first quarter profit.

US: PCSTrac in software tie-up with Urban Outfitters Richard Woodard | 14 Mar 13

Retailer Urban Outfitters to use the new StoreTrac software package from PCSTrac to provide a store-level snapshot of shipments.

US: Urban Outfitters more than doubles Q4 profit Richard Woodard | 12 Mar 13

Retailer Urban Outfitters more than doubled its fourth quarter net profit, thanks to surges in direct-to-consumer sales and wholesale revenues.

US: Urban Outfitters Q4 sales up 17% Katie Smith | 11 Feb 13

US fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has booked a 17% increase in fourth-quarter sales on the back of new store growth and improved merchandise.

US: Urban Outfitters posts 15% rise in holiday sales Katie Smith | 11 Jan 13

US fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has reported a 15% rise in holiday sales thanks to gains across all of its brands, along with improved inventory management.




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