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The Limited makes its return, launches plus size

6 December 2017 | Beth Wright

Less than a year after the bankruptcy of its former parent company Limited Stores, women's fashion apparel retailer The Limited is back, with apparel now available in plus size – a first for the brand.... read more

Belk reveals US$40m store boost

27 July 2017 | Beth Wright

In a move that bucks the current trend in the US of streamlining traditional bricks-and-mortar portfolios, fashion department store retailer Belk has revealed it will open three new stores before the end of 2018 as part of a US$40m investment plan.... read more

Hot Topic CEO to take over reins at Belk

30 June 2016 | Beth Wright

US department store retailer Belk has appointed Lisa Harper as CEO following the retirement of Tim Belk who spent the last 12 years of his 35-tenure year, as CEO.... read more

Sycamore completes $3bn Belk acquisition 

14 December 2015 | Katie Smith

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed its US$3bn acquisition of US fashion department store retailer Belk. ... read more

US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee, Gymboree

25 September 2015 | Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. ... read more

Belk acquired by Sycamore Partners

25 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

US fashion department store retailer Belk has entered into a merger agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal worth US$3bn.... read more

US Q1 in brief: Finish Line, Cherokee, Destination Maternity

26 June 2015 | Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings. ... read more

Belk FY mixed but “encouraged” by trends

27 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

US fashion department store retailer Belk has reported its fifth consecutive year of positive comparable store sales but saw earnings decline as a result of strategy expenses.... read more

Belk books "strong" holiday sales

13 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

US fashion department store retailer Belk said its holiday sales got off to a strong start through the Thanksgiving weekend, with positive momentum continuing through December.... read more

Belk slides to Q3 loss on flat sales

9 December 2014 | Richard Woodard

Flat sales and strategic investments sent fashion retail business Belk to a third-quarter loss, despite an encouraging rise in online sales.... read more

Men's Wearhouse names Thorne EVP of sourcing

30 September 2014 | Katie Smith

US formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Jim Thorne as executive vice president of direct sourcing.... read more

US: Bon-Ton appoints Bufano to CEO role

1 August 2014 | Michelle Russell

US department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores has appointed former Belk chief merchandising officer, Kathryn Bufano, as its CEO.... read more

US: Belk Q1 profit slides on higher costs

29 May 2014 | Katie Smith

Higher expenses and a soft selling environment have resulted in a 31.6% first-quarter profit decline for fashion department store retailer Belk.... read more

US: Costs hit Belk's earnings in fiscal 2013

10 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

A lower margin rate and higher expenses hit earnings for privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc in its last fiscal year.... read more

US: Retailers blamed for holiday shipping delays

14 January 2014 | Richard Woodard

Retailers were more to blame than carriers for widespread delays to Christmas deliveries, claims a new study.... read more

US: Stuart Weitzman Cha Cha boots recalled

15 March 2013 | Katie Smith

Some 5,000 pairs of Stuart Weitzman-branded girls' Cha Cha boots, which were manufactured in China, have been recalled by footwear specialist Synclaire Brands for posing a fall hazard.... read more

US: Shoe Carnival hires new general merchandise manager

5 December 2012 | Katie Smith

Value footwear retailer Shoe Carnival has appointed Carl Scibetta as executive vice president and general merchandise manager.... read more

IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain

27 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.... read more

US: Belk Department Stores leverages PLM

12 August 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Privately-owned department store retailer Belk Inc has invested in TradeStone's PLM software to help increase global visibility across its retail, sourcing and order management capabilities.... read more

US: Hampshire widens FY losses on falling sales

22 March 2011 | just-style.com

Falling women's wear sales and lower selling prices have contributed to a wider full-year losses at clothing maker Hampshire Group Limited.... read more

US: Stage Stores hires Shein as CFO

10 January 2011 | just-style.com

US apparel retailer Stage Stores has announced that Oded Shein has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. ... read more

US: Hampshire Group swings to Q3 profit

15 November 2010 | just-style.com

New York based sweater maker Hampshire Group Limited has swung to a third quarter profit, helped by higher sales and an income tax gain.... read more

US: Haggar launches “green” trouser line

11 October 2010 | just-style.com

Men’s wear maker Haggar Clothing Co is offering eco-friendly options for its khakis and dress slacks containing Repreve recycled fibres from Unifi.... read more

US: Stein Mart hires new director of stores

11 May 2010 | just-style.com

US fashion retailer Stein Mart has announced the appointment of Gary L Pierce as its senior vice president and director of stores, effective 17 May.... read more

US: Hunter helms Stage Stores e-commerce programme

4 March 2010 | just-style.com

Apparel retailer Stage Stores has promoted Steven Hunter to oversee the implementation of the company’s fledgling e-commerce initiative.... read more

US: Hampshire extends Geoffrey Beene licence

5 November 2009 | just-style.com

Apparel company Hampshire Group has extended its licence agreement covering the design, production and distribution of the Geoffrey Beene sweater brand.... read more

US: Perry Ellis signs slippers licensing deal

6 August 2009 | just-style.com

Apparel group Perry Ellis International has signed a licensing agreement with SG Footwear for ranges of men’s slippers under the Perry Ellis and Perry Ellis Portfolio brands.... read more

US: Belk signs with TradeStone to build private brands

6 August 2009 | just-style.com

Department store retailer Belk is to use TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite to help enhance the performance of its growing private label programme.... read more

US: Stein Mart names David Stovall as new CEO

3 December 2008 | just-style.com

Off-price fashion retailer Stein Mart Inc has named former Belk executive David H Stovall Jr as its new president and chief executive officer.... read more

US: Sex and the City's Kristin Davis launches line at Belk

9 June 2008 | just-style.com

Department store chain Belk has signed an exclusive deal with Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis, whose self-titled brand will debut at Belk stores this autumn.... read more

US: Perry Ellis signs licensing deal with Smart Apparel

16 May 2008 | just-style.com

Perry Ellis International has entered into a licensing agreement with Smart Apparel US to design, manufacture and distribute a collection of tailored clothing, including men’s suits, suit separates and sport jackets in the US.... read more

US: Collective Brands outlines cost efficiencies

28 September 2007 | just-style.com

Collective Brands Inc yesterday (28 September) told analysts and investors at a meeting in New York that its Stride Rite children’s footwear unit is unlikely to add to earnings in 2008 due to the impact of purchase accounting.... read more

UK: Space age technology for waterproof footwear

24 September 2007 | just-style.com

A space age technology developed in the UK to protect soldiers from chemical attack is finding its way into the footwear market in the form of a new waterproof and ultra-breathable treatment.... read more

US: Parisa to expand Californian HQ

21 September 2007 | just-style.com

Private label lingerie and swimwear manufacturer Parisa USA is looking to add square footage and new jobs to its Californian headquarters following recent growth, it has said.... read more

US: Kenneth Cole buys Le Tigre brand

19 September 2007 | just-style.com

Kenneth Cole Productions has acquired the Le Tigre sportswear brand, which is sold in specialty stores and department stores including Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor.... read more