January 23, 2015

Athletic-shoe maker New Balance has teamed up with private-equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC to acquire The Rockport Company from the Adidas Group for $280 million.

January 23, 2015

Fitness buffs can shop and also get in a workout at Nike’s new women’s store at Fashion Island, in Newport Beach, California.

January 23, 2015

Women’s footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded Nine West Group and then went on to establish his own successful namesake clothing and footwear business, has passed away at the age of 78. Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, after a battle with cancer.

January 8, 2015

Aeropostale did not deliver strong holiday sales in 2014.

January 8, 2015

Teen retailers had a “less dreadful” holiday selling season than was anticipated.

January 6, 2015

Demandware said that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is using Demandware Commerce to power global expansion across Asia.

January 6, 2015

In a deal that will greatly expand its luxury reach, Coach Inc. will acquire upscale footwear brand Stuart Weitzman Holdings from private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

January 5, 2015

A federal judge recommended approval of a revised settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the pay of former Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries.

December 29, 2014

A number of retailers saw changes at the top this past year. Here are the ones I found the most interesting:

December 16, 2014

bebe stores announded that Jim Wiggett has been named CEO and appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. 

December 9, 2014

In an abrupt move, Michael Jefferies, the longtime and often controversial chief of Abercrombie & Fitch, has retired as CEO and stepped down from the company’s board, effective immediately.

December 9, 2014

The Buckle Inc. has made a number of reappointments to its executive staff.

December 4, 2014

On the heels of its eight straight quarterly loss, Aeropostale said it would close about 75 stores in the current quarter, and could close 50 to 75 more namesake locations in 2015, and 126 P.S. from Aeropostale stores by the end of January.

December 3, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch reported net income of $18.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to a net loss of $15.6 million in the same period the prior year and beating Wall Street forecasts.

November 26, 2014

J. Crew provided the best overall online customer service in October, marking the retailer’s third time topping the Stella Benchmarks rankings from StellaService in 2014.

 

November 26, 2014

Ugg Australia, a division of Deckers Brands, has taken its omnichannel commitment to a new level with the opening of its store in Tysons Galleria, McLean, Va. The technology-driven, 2,110-sq.-ft. store features the latest in omnichannel solutions and RFID innovations that combine to make for a more seamless and connected customer experience. 

 

November 24, 2014

In the past five years, the EEOC has seen a significant increase in charges of religious discrimination. 

November 21, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has entered into a franchise agreement with Grupo AXO to establish a retail store presence in Mexico.

November 14, 2014

Challenged to grow in the U.S., teen apparel chain American Eagle Outfitters is making good on its pledge to leverage the overseas market to kickstart expansion.

November 13, 2014

UGG parent company Deckers Brands announced the grand opening of its first-ever UGG Australia technology-driven concept store, located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

November 12, 2014

Crocs Inc. has named McKinney as its global advertising agency of record. The agency will provide everything from creative and strategy support to media activation and brand management for all Crocs shoe collections.

November 12, 2014

The company, which operates in more than 75 countries, hit the milestone mark with the opening of a new store in Mexico City on Wednesday. 

November 7, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $911.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, less than Wall Street forecast, down 12% from $1.03 billion in the year-ago period.

October 29, 2014

Specialty eyewear retailer Luxottica Group S.P.A. reported increases in profit and revenue during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.