Levi’s Sets International Chiefs

NEW YORK – Levi Strauss & Co. Monday promoted Robert Hanson and Alan Hed to presidents of its North American and Asian Pacific regions, respectively. Both appointments are effective immediately. Hanson retains his duties as president and general manager of the Levi’s brand in the U.S., a post he’s held since 2001. He adds responsibility […]

Nike Appoints Five VPs

Sports goods giant Nike has appointed five new VP positions in Asia Pacific, Europe and global sports marketing. Nike named Willem Haitink as VP and general manager for Nike China, Jim Godbout as VP and general manager for Nike Japan and Davide Grasso as VP for Asia Pacific marketing. In global sports marketing, John Slusher […]

Richemont NA CEO Retires

Luxury group Richemont has announced the retirement of Callum Barton, currently president and chief executive of Richemont North America. Barton, who is leaving Oct. 31, will be replaced by Daniel Mawicke, currently COO. Barton is also stepping down from his position as a member of the board of directors. He joined Richemont in 1975 and […]

Gap Taps Ex-Myer MD as Old Navy Prexy

Gap has appointed Dawn Robertson, previously managing director of the Myer chain, as president of its Old Navy division. The US apparel giant said Robertson will join the company on Oct. 30. She has nearly 30 years experience in apparel retail. During her four years at Myer, a top Australian department store chain, Robertson was […]

McComb New Claiborne CEO

Apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc has named William L McComb as its new chief executive officer to succeed retiring chief executive Paul Charron. McComb, currently company group chairman at consumer and medical products maker Johnson & Johnson, will take the post on Nov. 6. Charron, who has served as CEO since 1995 and as chairman […]

Delta Apparel Cuts Q1, FY Outlook

Garment maker Delta Apparel has lowered its outlook for the first quarter after the Junkfood and Delta businesses turned in worse-than-expected revenues. Delta now expects quarterly earnings of 25 cents to 27 cents per share with revenue of $61 million to $63 million. It previously predicted earnings of 41 cents to 45 cents a share […]

Kenneth Cole Names Ex-Gap Exec Schulman as Brand Head

Clothing and accessories maker Kenneth Cole Productions Inc has appointed Joshua Schulman to the newly created position of president for the Kenneth Cole New York brand. Mr Schulman, who joins the company from specialty retailer Gap Inc., will be responsible for overseeing the Kenneth Cole New York brand across all channels, product categories and territories. […]

Bon-Ton Stores hires Callahan as SVP, GMM

Department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores Inc has hired Therese Callahan as senior vice president, general merchandise manager responsible for the accessories/jewelry, intimate apparel, shoes and cosmetics departments. Ms Callahan will report to Anthony J Buccina, vice chairman, president – merchandising. Prior to joining Bon-Ton, Ms Callahan was president of 1928 Jewelry.

Fashion Week Stays at Bryant Park… For Now

NEW YORK – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday said that Fashion Week will remain at Bryant Park, at least next February’s edition. Bloomberg’s statement indicated that, while Fashion Week has outgrown its current facilities south of 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, “the search for a suitable home will require further analysis and […]

Reggaeton Footwear License to Vida

NEW YORK – Reggaeton Wear has licensed Vida Shoes International to manufacture and distribute Reggaeton Footwear for both men and women in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Vida also holds the license for Phat Farm and Baby Phat footwear. In a statement, Morris Varon, Vida’s vice president of sales, said, “We’ve been looking for something […]