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US: Nautica rolls out online store just-style.com | 13 Feb 08

Apparel brand Nautica has launched its e-commerce site, Nautica.com, which began selling to consumers in the US yesterday (12 February).

US: VF optimistic after FY sales soar 16% just-style.com | 6 Feb 08

Branded apparel company VF Corporation is targeting another record year in 2008 after posting a 22% increase in fourth quarter sales.

US: VF’s Lucy Activewear appoints Lantow just-style.com | 6 Feb 08

VF Corporation-owned Lucy Activewear has appointed Michelle Lantow as its president, confirming her in a role she has held on an interim basis since November last year.

US: Eddie Bauer axes 123 jobs in savings drive just-style.com | 31 Jan 08

Casual clothing retailer Eddie Bauer is to cut 123 staff, 16% of its workforce, as part of a wide-ranging savings programme at the company.

INDIA: VF Arvind Brands mulling large-format stores? just-style.com | 30 Jan 08

VF Arvind Brands, the joint venture between Arvind Mills and US-based VF Corp, plans to open large-format retail outlets this year according to local news reports.

UK: Management buyout at d2 fashion chain just-style.com | 29 Jan 08

The d2 clothing and footwear chain has been sold to eight members of its management team in a multi-million pound buyout deal.

US: RG Barry to license Nautica and J-Class slippers just-style.com | 22 Jan 08

Accessory footwear marketer RG Barry Corporation has entered into an exclusive three-year North American licensing agreement with Nautica Apparel to develop and market slippers for men, women and children under the Nautica and J-Class brands. Terms were not disclosed.

US: VF bullish about 2008 prospects just-style.com | 9 Jan 08

Apparel group VF Corporation is raising its long-term revenue, operating margin and earnings per share growth targets for the next five years and has predicted growth during 2008.

US: VF maintains bullish Q4 outlook just-style.com | 20 Dec 07

Casualwear maker VF Corporation is maintaining positive predictions for the company’s fourth quarter revenues and earnings.

US: Fruit of the Loom unit shifting distribution? just-style.com | 14 Dec 07

Vanity Fair Brands, a subsidiary of Fuit of the Loom, is planning to bring 200 jobs to its Monroeville plant, say local reports.

US: VF Corporation announces revised leadership structure just-style.com | 13 Dec 07

Eric Wiseman, who becomes VF Corporation's new chief next month, has outlined his executive leadership structure at the company.

US: Warnaco in talks with Palmers Textil on Lejaby sale just-style.com | 4 Dec 07

Apparel maker The Warnaco Group Inc revealed late yesterday (3 December) that it is in talks with Palmers Textil AG over the sale of its Lejaby intimate apparel business.

INDIA: VF Arvind planning to roll out more brands? just-style.com | 29 Nov 07

VF Corp, one of the world’s largest apparel makers, is planning to launch more of its brands in India and increase its retail presence in the country, according to local media reports.

INDIA: VF joint venture names new MD just-style.com | 21 Nov 07

VF Arvind Brands Private Ltd, clothing company, VF Corporation’s majority-owned joint venture in India, has named Kanchan Pant as its new managing director.

US: VF Sportswear selects 7thOnline for assortment planning just-style.com | 19 Nov 07

VF Sportswear Inc, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, has selected 7thOnline to provide assortment planning and online showroom solutions for its branded lifestyle apparel, including the Nautica and Kipling lines.

US: VF Imagewear names Baxter as activewear president just-style.com | 14 Nov 07

VF Imagewear has named Scott Baxter as president of its activewear division.

AUSTRALIA: AWI ties up Vietnamese wool projects just-style.com | 9 Nov 07

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has agreed a range of new projects with mills and garment makers in Vietnam to develop new fabrics and active sportswear using its Merino wool.

US: Kellwood to sell Smart Shirts to focus on brands just-style.com | 7 Nov 07

Apparel maker Kellwood Company is selling its Smart Shirts manufacturing operations and related real estate assets for $161m as it seeks to reduce its exposure to private labels and reposition the company to build on its higher-end lifestyle brands.

US: Mike Edwards leaves Lucy Activewear just-style.com | 5 Nov 07

Mike Edwards is leaving Lucy Activewear, three months after the brand was bought by VF Corp.

AUSTRALIA: Gazal sells European Mambo rights to Blacks Leisure just-style.com | 30 Oct 07

Gazal Corporation, one of the largest branded apparel companies in Australia, is selling the European rights for its Mambo surfwear brand to outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure Plc in a deal worth GBP1m (US$2m).

US: Volcom lowers guidance despite 43% Q3 profit leap just-style.com | 30 Oct 07

Youth culture brand Volcom has announced a boost to its third quarter revenue and income, but cut annual revenue guidance ahead of a challenging final quarter.

INDIA: Arvind Mills’ Q2 profit jumps 122% just-style.com | 29 Oct 07

Textile and apparel major Arvind Mills Limited has posted a 122% jump in second quarter profit, even though its fabric and garment business is under pressure from the rising rupee and increasing costs of cotton.

US: VF Corp posts 5% rise in Q3 profit, lifts outlook just-style.com | 19 Oct 07

Branded jeans and casualwear maker VF Corporation has posted a 4.8% rise in third quarter profit, helped by strong sales in its outdoor, jeanswear and imagewear businesses and by revenues from recent acquisitions like Seven For All Mankind and Lucy Activewear.

INDIA: Arvind Mills turning to retail - papers just-style.com | 19 Oct 07

Indian textile manufacturer Arvind Mills is planning to enter the retail market through its Arvind Brands unit, it has been reported.

ANALYSIS: India's investors lose sight of apparel industry appeal just-style.com | 18 Oct 07

Many observers saw Blackstone’s recent $165m offer for a majority stake in India's largest garment exporter, Gokaldas Exports, as a coming of age for the country’s apparel sector. But Mike Flanagan believes instead that it exposes many doubts about the underlying health of the Indian industry.

US: VF Imagewear extends NFL agreement just-style.com | 16 Oct 07

VF Imagewear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, has renewed its strategic licensing agreement for National Football League (NFL) fanwear products to the first quarter of 2012.

INDIA: Mahindra Group eyes apparel retail opportunities just-style.com | 12 Oct 07

Indian conglomerate the Mahindra Group is planning to roll out a retail chain selling toys and apparel across the country.

INDIA: Reliance Retail opens first apparel store just-style.com | 11 Oct 07

The apparel, luggage and accessories division of Reliance Retail today (11 October) opened its first apparel specialty store under the ‘Reliance Trends’ nameplate, and is gearing up for the roll-out of a country-wide network of more than 100 units.

INDIA: US Polo Association signs deal with Arvind Mills just-style.com | 10 Oct 07

The US Polo Association has signed a licensing deal with Arvind Mills Ltd to design and distribute US Polo branded sportswear in India, and open its stores in the country.

US: Eric Wiseman to become CEO of VF Corporation just-style.com | 5 Oct 07

Apparel maker VF Corporation has announced that its president and chief operating officer Eric C Wiseman will become the company's chief executive officer, effective 1 January.








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