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Crocs loses Europe design protection for clogs

20 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

US footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc has lost the registered design protection for its well-known shoe in the European Union (EU).... read more


Columbia Sportswear promotes Swanson to finance chief

15 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear retailer Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed long-time executive Jim Swanson as its finance chief, alongside the promotion of Peter Rauch as chief transformation officer.... read more


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity

15 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. ... read more


Fair Trade apparel programme reaching new heights

8 March 2016 | Michelle Russell

A fire that broke out at a factory in Bangladesh last month, and the impending third year anniversary of Rana Plaza, serves as a reminder that major safety concerns still exist for workers in the global apparel industry. But the proliferation of organisations working to offer tangible solutions proves that work is in progress, one of those being Fair Trade USA, whose apparel programme grew 358% in 2014. ... read more


Columbia Sportswear taps new head for Mountain Hardwear

23 February 2016 | Michelle Russell

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed John Christian Walbrecht as president of its Mountain Hardwear brand.... read more


Delta Galil and Columbia Sportswear ink underwear licensing deal

21 December 2015 | Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has signed a global licensing deal with Columbia Sportswear for the development, manufacture and distribution of performance-based underwear collections. ... read more


Columbia Sportswear pilots recycling initiative

28 October 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear is piloting a recycling programme in partnership with Swiss textile recycling solutions firm I:Collect, joining wider industry efforts to close the loop in the clothing supply chain. ... read more


China market woes could hit consumer spending

25 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.... read more


Nike, Hanesbrands and VF top sustainability index

21 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.... read more


Columbia develops OutDry waterproof technology

15 June 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has developed a rainproof jacket that features the waterproof membrane on the outside for permanent water repellency and durability.... read more


Sourcing and supply chain promotions at Columbia Sportswear

28 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made four key leadership appointments, two of which include SVP of global sourcing and SVP of supply chain.... read more


Columbia Sportswear ups FY guidance on “solid” Q1

1 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has upped its full-year guidance on the back of “solid” first-quarter results, the strengthening of advance orders in North America and Europe.... read more


Success on the horizon for Crocs

27 April 2015 | Michelle Russell

Success is on the horizon for US footwear business Crocs, one analyst believes, with 2015 set to be “a transition year” for the group.... read more


Crocs Asia suppliers score high in compliance

25 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs said its Asia tier-one contract manufacturers scored an average of 90% on social compliance audits last year as it revealed its 2014 sustainability achievements.... read more


Columbia Sportswear seeks growth with appointments

3 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made a number of strategic organisational changes, including appointing a president, in a bid to drive growth.... read more


Crocs narrows loss but cautious on outlook

27 February 2015 | Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter but said it expects sales in its first-quarter to be down on declines in its China business.... read more


PrAna achieves Fair Labor accreditation

19 February 2015 | Michelle Russell

Columbia Sportswear's prAna brand has had its social compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association.... read more


Top company strategic reviews of 2014

17 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to heavy promotional activity in order to keep sales up. Subsequently, however, margins and earnings were hit. As a result, a large number of firms were forced to carry out strategic reviews on their business operations in order to turn their businesses around. Here are some of those that just-style has reported on this year.... read more


Crocs appoints Spanx exec Ribatt as CEO

16 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has appointed veteran footwear and apparel industry executive Gregg Ribatt as its chief executive officer.... read more


Columbia Sportswear ups FY profit guidance

31 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.... read more


Turnaround strategy boosts Crocs Q3 profit

28 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has booked an increase in earnings in its third-quarter thanks to first results of a turnaround plan implemented by the company in July.... read more


New hires help upgrade Crocs management team

21 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has made a number of key management appointments intended to help the company to turn its fortunes around.... read more


US: Crocs promotes Poole to global merchandising role

21 August 2014 | Michelle Russell

Footwear business Crocs has promoted product merchant leader Michelle Poole to the newly created role of senior vice president of global merchandising.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear narrows Q2 net loss

25 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its net losses in the second quarter, despite incurring costs from its acquisition of prAna.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear closes PrAna deal

3 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has closed its acquisition of lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living.... read more


US: Crocs taps former Reebok exec Rees as president

14 May 2014 | Michelle Russell

Plastic clogs maker Crocs Inc has appointed consumer brand management executive Andrew Rees as its president.... read more


US: Crocs Q1 earnings tumble on costs

1 May 2014 | Michelle Russell

Plastic shoe maker Crocs saw its earnings tumble in the first quarter as a result of one-off costs, the impact of the Easter shift and negative currency impacts in Japan and Russia.... read more


US: Crocs records "balanced" Q4 performance

21 February 2014 | Michelle Russell

Plastic shoe maker Crocs said it delivered a "balanced" performance in the fourth quarter, despite its net losses widening.... read more


US: Crocs and Blackstone close $200m investment deal

28 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

Shoe firm Crocs Inc has closed a deal that will see private equity firm Blackstone Group make a US$200m investment in the firm.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear files patent lawsuit against Seirus

11 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has filed a lawsuit against Seirus Innovative Accessories for infringement on its patent for insulating Omni Heat reflective material.... read more