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2012: A year in review - The unusual and unpredictable MJ Deschamps | 14 Dec 12

From toxic T-shirts to virtual fitting rooms, defamatory garments and compostable shoes, the clothing and textiles industry in 2012 was anything but dull.


2012: A year in review - Retail winners and losers MJ Deschamps | 14 Dec 12

Faced with continuing challenging trading conditions in 2012, retailers responded with a number of different strategies to try to grow their businesses. International expansion, new and larger format stores, revamped product lines and sustainability initiatives were the chosen route for some, while others were forced to lay off workers to cut costs.


US: Labour violations found in LA garment factories Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 12

Ten Los Angeles based garment contractors making clothes for retailers including Dillard's, Forever 21, Ross Stores and Urban Outfitters have been accused of serious labour violations.


US: Shoppers out in record numbers for Black Friday weekend Petah Marian | 26 Nov 12

A record 247m shoppers visited US stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226m last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).


US: Urban Outfitters posts Q3 profit after sales rise Katie Smith | 20 Nov 12

Teen fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has posted a 17% rise in third-quarter net profit thanks to improved margins and a reduction in markdowns.


JAPAN: Urban Outfitters expands Free People brand Katie Smith | 8 Oct 12

Fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has expanded into Japan through a distribution agreement with apparel firm World Co.


just-style management briefing: New outsourcing players challenge export giants Poorna Rodrigo | 1 Oct 12

The BRIC countries are far from being the only emerging market suppliers for the global apparel sector - and a knot of competitors such as Bangladesh and Vietnam have long been vying for business. But there are also smaller players who are looking to grow.


US: Haggar appoints Anzovino as VP of sourcing Katie Smith | 14 Sep 12

Men's wear manufacturer Haggar Clothing Co has appointed Tony Anzovino as vice president of sourcing as it positions itself for further growth.


US: Urban Outfitters Q2 profit up 8% Richard Woodard | 21 Aug 12

Fashion retailer Urban Outfitters recorded an 8% increase in net profit in the three months to 31 July, boosted by a strong increase in direct to consumer sales.


US: Urban Outfitters Q1 profit falls on weaker margins Leonie Barrie | 22 May 12

Retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has posed a 12% drop in first-quarter profit after the cost of opening new stories and higher markdowns on a few women's apparel lines offset a rise in sales.


US: Urban Outfitters T-shirt controversy continues Katie Smith | 24 Apr 12

A controversial T-shirt that appeared on the Urban Outfitters' website was an early prototype and should not have been displayed, Danish clothing firm Wood Wood has told The Anti-Defamation League (ADL).


US: Urban Outfitters lands in hot water over T-shirt Katie Smith | 20 Apr 12

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has described a T-shirt associated with the yellow Star of David symbol, made by teen fashion retailer Urban Outfitters, as a new low.


US: Hot Topic appoints Kyees to board Petah Marian | 23 Mar 12

US clothing retailer Hot Topic has appointed John Kyees to its board of directors and said he will serve as a member of its audit committee.


US: Urban Outfitters appoints Conforti as CFO Katie Smith | 22 Mar 12

Teen fashion retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has promoted Frank Conforti as chief financial officer, following the resignation of Eric Artz.


US: Urban Outfitters Q4 profit slumps 48% on markdowns Leonie Barrie | 13 Mar 12

Fashion retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has seen its fourth quarter nearly halve after markdowns to clear slow-moving women's wear impacted margins.


US: Urban Outfitters sued in Navajo trademark suit Petah Marian | 1 Mar 12

The Navajo Native American tribe is suing clothing chain Urban Outfitters, accusing it of trademark violations for using the tribe's name on its clothing products.


US: American Apparel appoints Schiff as GMM Petah Marian | 22 Feb 12

Casualwear retailer and manufacturer American Apparel has hired former Urban Ouftitters executive Jordan Schiff as its new general merchandise manager.


US: Marlow rejoins Urban Outfitters brand as CEO Leonie Barrie | 3 Feb 12

Tedford Marlow, former president of the Urban Outfitters brand, is rejoining the retailer as chief executive officer.


US: Urban Outfitters opts for QuantiSense software Richard Woodard | 17 Jan 12

Apparel retail group Urban Outfitters has licensed the full suite of software solutions offered by retail analytics specialist QuantiSense.


US: Hayne replaces Senk as Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Woodard | 11 Jan 12

Urban Outfitters co-founder, chairman and president Richard Hayne is now also the company’s CEO following the resignation of Glen Senk on Monday (9 January).


US: Urban Outfitters Q3 profit falls on higher markdowns Petah Marian | 15 Nov 11

Retailer Urban Outfitters has seen its third-quarter profit fall 30.6% on the back of increased markdowns in its Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters stores.


US: Exec shuffle at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 11

Retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has made a number of executive changes, including new leadership at its Anthropologie, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands.


SWEDEN: Kappahl names Johan Åberg new CEO Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 11

Johan Åberg has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of Nordic fashion chain KappAhl, and is set to join the company at the beginning of 2012.


US: Ex-Urban Outfitters exec to lead Patagonia e-commerce Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 11

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has hired Dmitri Siegel from Urban Outfitters as the company's new vice president of global e-commerce.


Hurricane Irene to have limited impact on apparel sales Petah Marian | 31 Aug 11

Hurricane Irene hit the US at the peak of the back-to-school shopping period, causing concerns it would negatively impact the already challenged apparel sector. But industry watchers suggest it will only have had a limited effect on sales.


US: Urban Outfitters Q2 hit by increased markdowns Petah Marian | 16 Aug 11

Fashion retailer Urban Outfitters saw net profit decline during the second-quarter as higher markdowns in women's apparel hit margins.


US: Speedo chooses ChannelAdvisor to boost e-commerce just-style.com | 13 Jun 11

Speedo USA has selected global e-commerce platform provider ChannelAdvisor to expand its e-commerce channels.


US: Urban Outfitters upbeat despite Q1 profit dip just-style.com | 17 May 11

Retailer Urban Outfitters recorded a 27% cut to first quarter profits, but voiced confidence in the company’s future after rises in direct-to-consumer and wholesale revenues.


US: Levi Strauss promotes Rohosy as Dockers president just-style.com | 17 May 11

Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Anne Rohosy as executive vice president and president of its global Dockers brand, tasking her with all product, marketing and business operations.


US: Deckers taps Urban Outfitters’ Murray as EMEA chief just-style.com | 19 Apr 11

Deckers Outdoor Corporation has named Stephen Murray as president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing subsidiary and distributor businesses which include the Ugg Australia, Teva, Tsubo and Simple Shoes brands.

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