All Abercrombie & Fitch articles – Page 4

  • Anthropologie has hired UK talent and will source some product locally for its Regent Street store

    How US retailers can crack the UK market

    November 13, 2009

    As Victoria’s Secret becomes the latest US retail giant to focus on the UK, Lisa Berwin asks what the attraction is and how they can crack the market.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch to enter the Italian market


    Casual luxury US clothing retailer Abercrombie Fitch has entered the Italian market, opening its first store in Milan. The flagship store trades from 32,290 sq ft spread over two floors and features a 5,380 sq ft Abercrombie Kids section. A spokesperson for the retailer said the brand should ...

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    Hollister to debut in Scotland with Aberdeen signing


    US fashion retailer Hollister is on the verge of signing for its first Scottish store at the new Aberdeen retail development Union Square.

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    US fashion retailers struggle in second quarter


    A number of clothing retailers have reported negative results in their second quarters, with only Urban Outfitters posting positive sales up against last year. Abercrombie Fitch made a net loss of $26.7m (£16.3m) against a profit of $77.8m (£47.6m) during the same quarter last year, with ...

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    Pretty staff won’t deter shoppers, but bad service certainly will


    I have walked out of stores several times because of bad service, but I have certainly never turned on my heels when faced with an attractive shop assistant.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch wrongfully dismissed employee


    A tribunal has found that clothing retailer Abercrombie Fitch wrongfully dismissed an employee with a prosthetic arm.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch axes Ruehl as it sticks to younger market


    The polished and sexy world of Abercrombie Fitch hit a rather unsightly bump in its growth plans last week as it announced it was closing its high-end Ruehl brand.

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    Student alleges disability discrimination by Abercrombie & Fitch


    Abercrombie Fitch is being sued by a law student who claims she was forced to work in a stockroom because her prosthetic arm did not fit the chain’s image.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch to close Ruehl arm


    Abercrombie Fitch has announced it is closing its Ruehl business saying that the economic climate has hampered potential success of the upmarket brand.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch report a net loss


    Abercrombie Fitch reported a net loss of $26.8m (£17.52m) in its first quarter to May 2 as like-for-like sales dived 30 per cent across the group. Sales at Ruehl shops plummeted 34 per cent on a like-for-like basis and the fashion retailer has now begun a strategic review ...

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    Abercrombie & Fitch to cut jobs


    Fashion retailer Abercrombie Fitch is to cut 170 roles at its head office in Columbus, Ohio. The retailer will cut 9 per cent of its 2,000-strong positions to reduce costs. Abercrombie Fitch has suffered from a downturn in sales as US consumers rein in spending. Chief ...

  • Opinion

    The Retail Week – May 30, 2008


    While the American economy might be heading towards recession, New York still remains the epicentre of the retail world.

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    Top Banana


    Banana Republic has finally planted its first footsteps on European soil.

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    Abercrombie sales jump, while Gap posts flat performance


    US fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported a hike in net sales for the four weeks to March 1, while competitor Gap revealed flat sales for the same period.

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    Overseas retailers’ bumpy landing in the UK


    It’s not easy for overseas retailers to make their mark in the UK in the present climate. Charlotte Dennis-Jones takes a look at how some are faring and finds that business is worryingly slow

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    Is love in the air?


    On today of all days, talk of a love affair seems appropriate. And the subject? The British shoppers’ affection for overseas retailers.

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    Don’t all pounce at once


    Landlords were finally given something to be pleased about last week when US retailer Hollister confirmed it had taken its first store in the UK.

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    Hollister to make its UK debut at Brent Cross


    Abercrombie Fitch sister brand Hollister has signed for its first store in the UK at Hammerson’s Brent Cross shopping centre in north London.

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    Like-for-like sales rose 3.9 per cent, driven by sales of clothing and DIY and gardening equipment because of mild, sunny weather. This was compared with a slide of 1.4 per cent for the same month last year

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    Ralph Lauren to target preppy kids with Rugby


    Polo Ralph Lauren is to take on Abercrombie Fitch with new fascia Rugby, aimed at preppy teens and college kids.