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US: Global president of Urban Outfitters resigns just-style.com | 15 Apr 11

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has announced the resignation of Stephen Murray from his position as global president of the Urban Outfitters brand.

Retail London Conference 2011: Quote/unquote Joe Ayling | 8 Apr 11

This week just-style attended the first Retail London Conference in the UK capital, where speakers addressed topics including consumption, multi-channel retail and emerging markets. Here is a collection of comments from the event.

The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 4 Apr 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

US: Expansion costs hurt Urban Outfitters Q4 just-style.com | 8 Mar 11

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has posted a 3.2% drop in fourth quarter profit as higher sales were offset by markdowns to clear seasonal stocks and international expansion costs.

UK: Asos opens its doors to other fashion retailers just-style.com | 1 Mar 11

Online fashion retailer Asos today (1 March) opened its doors to other fashion retailers, with a new platform called Fashion Finder letting shoppers track down brands not available on its main website.

Ten retail technology highlights from NRF Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 11

The retail industry's NRF 'BIG Show,' which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to mobile commerce.

US: New bids to threaten J Crew buyout? just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

New rival bids for apparel retailer J Crew from Sears Holding and Urban Outfitters could yet scupper the group’s US$3bn private equity buyout, according to reports.

US: Urban Outfitters upgrades Island Pacific tool just-style.com | 22 Dec 10

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters is upgrading its Island Pacific merchandising software to the latest version to help it continue to grow and expand its brands internationally.

US: Higher sales lift Urban Outfitters Q3 just-style.com | 16 Nov 10

Stronger sales have contributed to a 17% hike in third quarter profit at lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc.

US: Urban Outfitters in 46% Q2 profit surge just-style.com | 17 Aug 10

Retailer Urban Outfitters posted a 46% surge in second quarter profit, thanks to a 20% sales hike led by a strong performance for its Free People brand.

US: Urban Outfitters to create mobile POS just-style.com | 23 Jun 10

Global retailer Urban Outfitters has agreed a deal to develop an in-store mobile point-of-sale (POS) application.

US: Charming Shoppes makes Fashion Bug appointments just-style.com | 17 Jun 10

US women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes has reported the appointment of MaryEllen MacDowell as the president of its Fashion Bug unit.

US: Urban Outfitters Q1 earnings surge 72% just-style.com | 13 May 10

Lower markdowns and higher sales have combined to push first quarter profit up by 72% at lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc.

US: Murray named new Urban Outfitters president just-style.com | 18 Mar 10

Urban Outfitters brand president Tedford Marlow is to retire in April, and will be replaced by VF Corporation executive Steve Murray, the specialist retailer announced.

US: Urban Outfitters nearly doubles Q4 profit just-style.com | 4 Mar 10

Clothing and homewares retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has nearly doubled its fourth quarter profit, helped by soaring sales, better initial margins and fewer markdowns.

US: Pacific Sunwear taps Christine Lee for buying role just-style.com | 17 Feb 10

Casual apparel and footwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc has named Christine Lee as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of juniors' merchandising and design.

US: Urban Outfitters hires VF’s Artz as chief financial officer just-style.com | 18 Dec 09

Specialty lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has named Eric Artz as its new chief financial officer, replacing John E Kyees who is due to retire next year.

INSIGHT: Urban Outfitters eyes growth on upbeat Q3 Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 09

Strong sales at its Anthropologie chain have combined with inventory and cost controls to help lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc to a 5.2% rise in third-quarter earnings - and prompted the company to suggest its new store growth will get back on track next year.

US: Retail PLM standards get a step closer just-style.com | 24 Aug 09

The Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), the technology standards division of the National Retail Federation (NRF) has joined an initiative hoping to develop a set of product lifecycle management standards for private label and branded goods.

US: Urban Outfitters posts 14% drop in Q2 profit just-style.com | 13 Aug 09

Clothing and homewares retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has posted a 14% drop in second quarter profit after taking a hit from lower same-store sales and merchandise markdowns to clear seasonal inventories.

US: Hasbro ramps up branded apparel licenses just-style.com | 3 Jun 09

Toy maker Hasbro is rolling out its largest ever apparel line-up this year after signing more than 165 licensees worldwide for brands including Transformers, GI Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, My Little Pony, Tonka and Monopoly.

US: Urban Outfitters posts 28% drop in Q1 profit just-style.com | 14 May 09

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc today (14 May) posted a 27.7% drop in first quarter profit as shoppers trimmed their spending at its Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People chains.

US: Urban Outfitters income slides despite sales boost just-style.com | 5 Mar 09

Lifestyle fashion company Urban Outfitters has announced earnings of US$41m and $199m for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 January respectively. Both were down on last year's Q4 net income of $53.6m and full-year income of $160.2m.

US: Urban Outfitters names McLean as new European COO just-style.com | 12 Dec 08

US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has named Andrew McLean, the president of Liz Claiborne’s outlet division, to the new position of chief operating officer for its European divisions.

US: JC Penney drops under-fire freight line, says union just-style.com | 10 Dec 08

US retailer JC Penney has stopped using Oak Harbor Freight Lines to ship its merchandise in the western US, according to US union Teamsters.

In the money: Retailers pin hopes on Black Friday just-style.com | 28 Nov 08

The Black Friday shopping bonanza sets a precedent for holiday season sales in the US. But rarely has it been more important to fashion retailers as many try to manoeuvre their way out of the red after an all-round colourful third quarter. Joe Ayling reports.

US: Urban Outfitters Q3 profit jumps 31% just-style.com | 14 Nov 08

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has reported a 31% hike in third-quarter earnings, helped by rising sales at its Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters brands.

US: Bidwell to lead Anthropologie's European expansion just-style.com | 24 Sep 08

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has launched the transatlantic expansion of its Anthropologie brand with the appointment of James Bidwell to the new post of managing director, Anthropologie Europe.

US: Urban Outfitters opts for Accertify solution just-style.com | 27 Aug 08

US retailer Urban Outfitters has chosen to use Accertify's fraud prevention solution for its e-commerce businesses.

US: Urban Outfitters combines top post at Anthropologie just-style.com | 21 Aug 08

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Inc has completed a lengthy search to fill the top slot at its Anthropologie brand by dividing the role between two senior executives.




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