Li & Fung Launches Vendor Support Services Unit

Li & Fung

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has launched a new business unit reorganizing its existing factory support services.

Geoffrey Beene announces licensing agreement for men’s sportswear

Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene, LLC has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with LF USA for men’s sportswear including sport shirts and sweaters.

Li & Fung to acquire boy’s wear company Fishman & Tobin

Li & Fung

NEW YORK—Sourcing giant Li & Fung announced in Hong Kong early this morning that it will acquire Fishman & Tobin, the 97-year-old boys’ apparel company. Though the deal has not officially closed yet, it is expected to be finalized in a matter of days. Chairman and CEO Mark Fishman and president Jim Rosenfeld will stay […]

Li & Fung to acquire Fishman & Tobin

NEW YORK–The Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li &Fung announced early this morning that it will acquire Fishman & Tobin, the 97-year-old boys’ apparel company. Li & Fung acquired Kids Headquarters, a young men’s and children’s wear company, in 2009. Fishman & Tobin was founded in 1914 by brothers-in-law Samuel Fishman and Louis Tobin and has […]

Li & Fung names Rockowitz chief executive

Li & Fung

Hong Kong-based global sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited today (18 May) named Bruce Rockowitz group president and chief executive as part of a management reshuffle aimed at positioning the firm for future growth.   The company, whose customers …

Power Players: Iconix through Zegna

What does it take to play in the big leagues of menswear? Apparently, a lot more than it used to. Power Players, Iconix through Zegna. For Armani through Hugo Boss, click here. Iconix Brand Group If you want to see what the future of branding looks like, Iconix would be a good place to start. […]

LF USA to buy Hampshire’s designer brands

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Clothing maker Hampshire Group is offloading its women’s brands, with the Designers businesses being sold to LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited, and the Item Eyes lines going to KBL Group International Ltd. The…

Power Players: The menswear industry’s largest companies

Power Players

What does it take to play in the big leagues of menswear? Apparently, a lot more than it used to. If you are a manufacturer or brand owner, your e-commerce strategy, social networking, flagship stores, off-price outlets and licensing agreements can be even more important than what you are actually selling to stores. Yet MR […]

Li & Fung sets 3-year goals as FY profit soars 27%

Li & Fung

Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited today (24 March) booked a 27% hike in full-year profit and said it is aiming to reach a core operating profit of US$1.5bn by 2013 under its new three-year plan. For the year ended 31 December, profit…

Keds in apparel deal with Li & Fung

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Sneaker producer Keds has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with global sourcing company Li & Fung to develop a new branded apparel collection.
The line for men and women, which will be developed jointly by the US footwear company and LF USA,…