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US: Children's Place sacks CEO following shares probe just-style.com | 27 Sep 07

Shares in The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc shot up 9% yesterday (26 September) following the news it has sacked its chief executive Ezra Dabah after an investigation found he had violated the company’s code of conduct on securities trades.

US: Children's Place fails to file Q2 report just-style.com | 17 Sep 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc has failed to file its second quarter report with the Securities and Exchange Commission while it investigates “violations of the company's policies and procedures by two executives.”

US: Children's Place modifies Disney license pact just-style.com | 31 Aug 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc has modified its license agreement with The Walt Disney Company and will now undertake two more store remodels that previously arranged.

US: Heelys adds edgy design to new apparel line just-style.com | 28 Aug 07

Wheeled footwear maker Heelys Inc is launching an “edgy” new back-to-school apparel line that it hopes will grab the attention of teens and tweens and reinvigorate sales.

US: Children's Place Q2 losses widen, misses Disney deadlines just-style.com | 24 Aug 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc on Thursday (23 August) said its second quarter losses nearly doubled after the company was hit by a $1.8m charge relating to a stock option investigation, and said it had missed several deadlines to remodel and refresh numerous Disney Stores.

US: Gap pins hopes on new CEO Glenn Murphy to lead turnaround just-style.com | 27 Jul 07

Struggling US clothing retailer Gap Inc has ended a seven-month search for a new CEO by hiring a fashion industry outsider to lead the company’s turnaround.

INTERVIEW: Ron Snyder, CEO of Crocs Inc just-style.com | 17 Jul 07

Whether you love them or hate them, there is something bold about a pair of Crocs clogs. But far from being a passing fad, the brand has built up a huge following within the past five years and is now one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world. It is even stepping into fashion footwear and apparel as Ron Snyder, the company’s chief executive, tells Joe Ayling.

US: Retailers' June 2007 sales roundup just-style.com | 12 Jul 07

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' June 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

US: Brian Lynch to head Ann Taylor Factory division just-style.com | 11 Jul 07

Brian Lynch has been promoted to president of Ann Taylor Stores’ Ann Taylor Factory division. He had been executive vice president of the unit.

Improved competitiveness is key for Cambodia just-style.com | 28 Jun 07

Cambodia’s garment industry has confounded experts who predicted its demise following the abolition of quotas at the end of 2004. It is continuing to attract new investors and increase its garment exports, helped no doubt by EU and US restraints on China. But there is also optimism for 2009, when global textile trade opens up again, as Jozef De Coster reports.

US: Children's Place to remodel 234 Disney stores just-style.com | 11 Jun 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc is to remodel 234 of the Disney Stores it operates in North America into a new format as part of an agreement to end an ongoing dispute with The Walt Disney Company.

US: The Children’s Place to spend $175m upgrading Disney stores just-style.com | 23 May 07

The Children's Place Retail has reported preliminary first quarter net income of US$13.1m, but indicated it will need to spend US$175m upgrading stores after license discussions with the Walt Disney Company.

UK: Liberty names Christian Lacroix exec as new CEO just-style.com | 8 May 07

London department store Liberty has appointed Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye as its new chief executive with effect from 1 July 2007.

US: Disney Stores recalls sleepwear due to burn risks just-style.com | 18 Apr 07

Disney Stores North America, a unit of Children's Place Retail Stores Inc, is recalling some of its children's footed pyjamas which pose a risk of burn injury.

US: Diane Sullivan nominated to Brown Shoe board just-style.com | 17 Apr 07

Diane Sullivan, president and chief operating officer of Brown Shoe Co, has been nominated to serve on the footwear firm’s board of directors.

US: The Children's Place receives Nasdaq warning just-style.com | 16 Apr 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc has received a notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market warning that its stock could be delisted because it has not yet filed its financial report for the year ended 3 February 2007.

US: The Children's Place still in license talks with Disney just-style.com | 15 Mar 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores has posted a preliminary 20% rise in fourth quarter revenues and said it is still in talks with Walt Disney Co regarding potential modifications to its license agreement to operate the Disney Store retail chain in North America.

US: Hollywood movie moguls buy Halston fashion brand just-style.com | 14 Mar 07

Controlling interest in the Halston brand, previously owned by Neema Clothing and its chief executive, Jim Ammeen, has been sold to The Weinstein Company, the brainchild of film producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and, as lead investor, Hilco Consumer Capital, the private equity firm based in Northbrook, Illinois.

US: Crocs Q4 profit quadruples on global growth just-style.com | 21 Feb 07

Casual footwear retailer Crocs has posted Q4 revenues increases of 236% to US$112.9m, compared with $33.6m in the fourth quarter of 2005, as a result of high US and global demand.

US: Marka Hansen to head Gap North America just-style.com | 2 Feb 07

Marka Hansen, president of Gap’s Banana Republic division, has been named president of the company’s Gap North America business, succeeding Cynthia Harriss, who has left the firm.

EUROPE: Leomil and Cortina agree shoe, apparel alliance just-style.com | 25 Jan 07

A new alliance between branded shoe supplier Leomil Group and footwear importer and distributor Cortina Group has created a major player in the European market for shoes, fashion, logistics and licensed characters.

US: Gap CEO Paul Pressler resigns just-style.com | 23 Jan 07

Paul Pressler’s problematic tenure at the helm of Gap Inc ended Monday in a far less surprising way than it began. Gap Inc said late Monday (22 January) that Pressler, through mutual agreement, has resigned the posts of president, chief executive officer and a director of the San Francisco, California-based specialty store giant.

ANALYSIS: Gap needs a strategy, not a sale just-style.com | 17 Jan 07

Earlier this month Gap Inc reported the latest in a series of same-store sales declines, sparking speculation about the departure of Paul Pressler as Gap CEO and even a possible sale of the company. Industry observers, however, believe Gap needs to re-engineer its business to drive sales growth, as Arnold J Karr reports.

EUROPE: Levi Strauss hires Armin Broger as European president just-style.com | 16 Jan 07

Jeans and casual wear giant Levi Strauss & Co has hired Armin Broger, CEO of jeans company 7 For All Mankind Europe, as president of its European division.

US: Children's Place names Ivy Ross as Disney Store senior VP just-style.com | 15 Jan 07

The Children's Place Retail Stores has appointed Ivy Ross as senior VP, chief creative officer of Hoop Retail Stores, the owner and operator of Disney Store North America.

US: Reebok and Hasbro launch Play-Doh shoe range just-style.com | 19 Dec 06

Sports firm Reebok has joined with toy firm Hasbro for a collection of Play-Doh toddlers’ footwear.

US: Concept One to buy Drew Pearson for $8m just-style.com | 19 Dec 06

Concept One Accessories will end 2006 with its fourth, and largest, acquisition of the year in place.

US: Frits D van Paasschen joins Jones board of directors just-style.com | 28 Nov 06

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Frits D van Paasschen to its board of directors.

US: Crocs snaps up Disney deal for six continents just-style.com | 23 Nov 06

Fast-growing shoe firm Crocs is to expand its Disney by Crocs line to six continents with plans to sell the shoes in Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa.

US: Payless signs direct-to-retail deal with Disney just-style.com | 21 Nov 06

Footwear firm Payless ShoeSource has strengthened its relationship with entertainment company Disney with a direct-to-retail license deal.





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