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Stefan to Head Ellesse U.S. Unit

Pentland Brands plc, parent company of Ellesse International, has appointed Maria Stefan as President of Ellesse, USA. Maria will be responsible for the re-launch of the brand in the United States as a premium Italian sportswear label built on the herit

DuPont Textiles Gets a New Name

DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI), has announced that it will be called INVISTA(TM) effective immediately. The name change represents the company's next step toward separating from its parent company and crystallizing its distinct, independent corpor

Abercrombie and Fitch August Comps Drop 11%

Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $190.4 million for the four-week period ended August 30, 2003, a 3% increase over last year's August sales of $185.2 million. August comparable store sales decreased 11% compared with the four-week period end

TJX Comps Inch Up 1% In August

The TJX Companies reported August 2003 sales for the four-week period ended August 30, 2003, were $995 million, up 8% over $920 million achieved during the same period, 2002. For the 30 weeks ended August 30, 2003, sales reached $6,893 million, an 8% incr

August Comps Inch Up 0.8% at Saks

Saks Incorporated announced that comparable store sales for the four weeks ended August 30, 2003 compared to the four weeks ended August 31, 2002 increased 0.8% on a total company basis. By segment, comparable store sales increased 0.7% for SDSG and incre

Gap August Comps Climb 4% – up 10% YTD

Gap Inc. reported net sales of $1.22 billion for the four-week period ended August 30, 2003, which represents a 5% increase compared with net sales of $1.16 billion for the same period 2002. The company's comparable store sales for August 2003 increa

Wet Seal Comps Decline 10.7% in August

The Wet Seal reported net sales for the four-week period, ended August 30, 2003, of $50.4 million. This compares with net sales of $54.0 million for the same period 2002. Comparable store sales for August this year declined 10.7 percent, versus a comparab

Rocky Announces New Board Member

Rocky Shoes & Boots announced Harley E. Rouda, Jr., has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He is serving as a Class I Director and the term expires at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2005. Mike Brooks, Chairman and Chief Execut

Aeropostale Reports August Comps Up 1.6%

Aeropostale announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended August 30, 2003 increased 26.3% to $87.4 million, compared to $69.2 million for the four-week period ended August 31, 2002. The company's comparable store sales increased 1.6%

Huffy Corp. Makes Leadership Changes

Huffy Corporation announced that William Smith has been named President and General Manager of Huffy Bicycle Company. Additionallu the company named James Salter to the newly created position of President, New Business Development & Acquisition Financing

Montbell Opens New Distribution Center

MontBell America announced that it will add a new distribution and service center in Boulder, Colorado.
The 7000 square feet facility located in Wilderness Place in Boulder will serve as a distribution and service center for its own retail operation and

Billabong Rides Surfer Girl Wave…

Billabong released year-end financials and it looks like a strong year for the Aussie Surf-wear manufacturer with sales in America and Europe leading the way…

adidas’ McCool Takes One for the Team…

Tim McCool, director of apparel sales for adidas America, has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge involving Just for Feet. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham, AL confirmed that McCool had been charged with conspiracy to submit false s

Clif Bar Continues its Strong Environmental Track Record

In another significant effort to reduce its ecological footprint on the planet, Clif Bar Inc. announced today that all of the cartons (caddies) that hold its energy and nutrition bars on store shelves will be made with 100 percent recycled paperboard, of

Rawlings Inks New Five Year NCAA Baseball Deal

Rawlings Sporting Goods announced that it has entered into a new five year agreement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which designates Rawlings as the official baseball of the NCAA…