New York - Things don't seem to be looking to good for JCPenney. This week, the company announced a round of layoffs, leaving 300 corporate employees up the creek without a paddle. This represents a 9 percent reduction in the company's 3400 person team. JCPenney isn't the only major retailer to institute […]

Fashion is an ever-changing industry. Companies who dominate the global fashion industry today, need to keep pace with, and even capitalize on changes. In a highly competitive environment, business analytics and market intelligence are must-have tools. FashionUnited took a closer look at the largest […]

Pepe Jeans and Hackett, part of the Pepe Jeans Group, have been bought Lebanese group M1 and LVMH subsidiary L Capital Asia. Further to our report in January, the sale dragged on for nearly 6 months and M1 has now managed to bring the deal to a close, Pepe Jeans, founded in London in 1973, is currently […]

Luxottica, the world’s largest eyewear maker, has announced that they are introducing a new management structure based on a co-CEO model, following the departure of its chief executive officer Andrea Guerra. The company, which designs, manufactures and distributes eyewear for the likes of Chanel and […]

The French luxury giant LVMH is finalizing the sale of its 25 percent stake in Textil Lonia SA. The Spanish textile group owns Purification Garcia and Carolina Herrera brands in Spain. Although the operation is being undertaken with the utmost discretion, sources close to the company have revealed that […]

This is the fourth installment of 'Clash of the Fashion Titans,' an ongoing original series from FashionUnited that compares key fashion retailers from around the world. Asos and Zalando are two major online fashion retailers and although they may have have different targeted audiences, both are striving […]

British luxury label Belstaff has named Cartier’s Gavin Haig as its new Chief Executive Officer, and will take up the role on July 21. Haig succeeds Reinhard Mieck, CEO of Belstaff’s parent Labelux Group, who has been the brand’s interim boss after Harry Slatkin exited as CEO last year. He joins Belstaff […]

“We have the world’s best collection of American brands coupled with a strong economic model and runway for global growth,” said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer of Gap Inc. as the company revealed plans to achieve long-term growth in China and advances to its omni-channel scheme during […]

Busy urbanites don't have time to queue up to pay for their fashion goods. Long queues at the tills are a deterrent to customers and new research shows people will abandon their purchase when the lines are getting too long in their favourite stores. According to new research by mobile operator EE, long […]

Allan Winstanley, the executive director of women's wear, accessories, beauty and visual merchandising at British department store chain House of Fraser, is set to leave his position to take a new role at Dutch premium department store de Bijenkorf. Winstanley will be leaving HoF in March and join the […]