Popeye's opens an online 'biscuit apparel' shop'

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Apparel on the site ( found here ) ranges from around $20 for a T-shirt or a hat to $33 for a sweatshirt or sweatpants. Do you love Popeye’s biscuits? Who doesn’t? But do you love them enough to express that affection on your clothing?

American Apparel updates code of ethics

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Clothing store American Apparel and the word “ethics” have never gone exactly hand-in-hand. Schneider said her goal was “to make American Apparel a better company, while staying true to its core values of quality and creativity,” according to Fortune.

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Skate apparel company comes under fire for 'IRA' name

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That’s exactly what the folks at Impact Reduction Apparel are quickly learning. Here’s a quick lesson on branding: Check to make sure your brand’s acronym doesn’t align with any terrorist organizations.

American Apparel files for bankruptcy—again

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On Monday, American Apparel filed for its second bankruptcy protection in 13 months. Reuters reported : … [American Apparel] emerged from bankruptcy in February under the ownership of a group of former bondholders led by hedge fund Monarch Alternative Capital LP.

American Apparel seeks to rebrand (and rebuild) in new location

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It’s transition time for American Apparel. American Apparel has also hired an investment bank to explore a possible sale, Fortune.com reports.

Clothing retailers Aeropostale, American Apparel fight to stay relevant

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Another clothing retailer, American Apparel, is getting creative with its customer outreach as it emerges from bankruptcy. After years of failed marketing efforts, teen retailer, Aeropostale plans to immediately close 20 percent of its stores.

American Apparel says casting call with off-color terms does not represent brand

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That’s because some folks work at an agency called Photogenics explicitly do not want “Instagram hoes” at their casting call for American Apparel models. While a Photogenics rep said the comment was “made in jest,” American Apparel wasn’t laughing.

In apparent culture shift, American Apparel hires a woman as new CEO

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After effectively firing him in June , American Apparel announced Wednesday that it has officially given former CEO Dov Charney the boot. Schneider fits the bill perfectly," David Danziger, co-chairman of American Apparel’s board, said in the release.

American Apparel to close all U.S. stores and lay off 3,400 employees

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The American Apparel saga is finally over. Gildan spokesman Garry Bell said his company never intended to keep open any of American Apparel’s stores. American Apparel filed for bankruptcy twice in two years, most recently in November 2016. I'm glad American Apparel is closing.

Apparel company takes multi-faceted approach to deepening customer connections via Instagram

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When is crisis a four-letter word? Just ask Nike.

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Crisis communications befell Nike this year when the sports apparel manufacturer rang up not one, but two crises. Managing one can be an onerous task, but two?

U.S. brands see growth in surprising new markets during COVID

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Driven by apparel, footwear and sporting equipment, U.S. While U.S.-based based retail sales recoil amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, new data revealed by cross-border commerce firm eShopWorld found that U.S.

Shoppers are heading back to stores—but how do they feel about dressing rooms and sales associates?

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As stores reopen across the country, a recent study by digital product testing firm First Insight found that the majority of consumers (54 percent) are ready to buy apparel in-store, followed by home improvement (36 percent) and footwear (32 percent).

How younger consumers are redefining luxury fashion shopping

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The average luxury consumer in these generations owns nine luxury fashion items across accessories, apparel, and footwear, according to new research from The NPD Group and Stylitics. Millennial and Gen Z consumers are embracing luxury fashion.

General Mills to cut 600 jobs

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American Apparel layoffs seem eminent. American Apparel recently said it will cut nearly 3,500 jobs. American Apparel said it sent a notice to employees to comply with California law, and that “layoffs are not certain.”.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Founded in 1966 as a mountaineering retail store , the outdoor apparel and equipment company has become one of the most well-known and profitable brands in the world. There is a familiar chill in the air—at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

Nike pumps up CSR with ‘Manufacturing Revolution’

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Nike announced in its annual Sustainable Business Report that it is using recycled waste materials from its own manufacturing efforts in 71 percent of its products, including footwear and apparel. detailed Adidas’ 2020 goals: Apparel material suppliers will reduce water usage by 50 [percent].

Stylish marketing stunt aims to prove product value

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tells his story—from starting up his apparel business to training for the half marathon on the streets of Boston. Ministry of Supply’s suits are intentionally made like sports apparel, and include wicking fabric that allows for greater range of movement.

Indonesian clothing company apologizes for sexist labels

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Indonesian apparel company Salvo Sports spent International Women’s Day defending itself against charges of sexism. This tweet, depicting the wash and care instructions on a Pusamania Borneo. jersey makes it clear why: How sexist is this #SalvoSports pic.twitter.com/2Cdr9pO5Fg.

The straight skinny of Forever 21’s Crisis PR situation

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A case in point was Forever 21, the designer apparel store for both men and women, got into a bit of hot water when they caught some social media flack from certain individuals who complained that they received a free Atkins diet bar with their online purchase.

Slammed in op-ed over maternity policy, Nike stands its ground

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Nike partners with athletes worldwide to help sell its performance apparel and gear. She wrote: Many athletic apparel companies, including Nike, claim to elevate female athletes.

How Lucky Brand wisely used social media to win customers

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There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way customers covet fashion apparel brands. Brand ambassadors are nothing new, but until recently, the fashion apparel industry hasn’t been as accessible.

Female Founded Startups

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Ruby Love is an apparel company rooted in the belief that periods should never stop women from doing, being and going.

Adidas rejects employee claims on diversity, employee welfare tops ranks of reopening concerns, Publix stays the course on BLM attire, and more

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The apparel company has made bold promises in recent days about adding leaders from diverse backgrounds and hiring more people of color for roles throughout the organization.

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Black Milk Clothing apologizes for Facebook blowup

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Some said that the company’s license with Disney to sell “Star Wars” apparel could be in danger. Sunday was May 4.

Urban Outfitters takes heat for tapestry that resembles concentration camp uniforms

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The apparel retailer in the news this time for selling a tapestry that resembles the uniforms that were forced upon gay men during the Holocaust. It''d be reasonable to think Urban Outfitters is doing this on purpose.

Target to stop sorting children's merchandise by gender

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In some cases, like apparel, where there are fit and sizing differences, it makes sense. If you’ve ever shopped for kids’ stuff at Target, you can tell that the store (like many others) has distinct ideas about which products boys and girls like.

Want To Work In Tech PR? Here Are 5 Questions

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But it turned out that a small group of designers were creating veiled racist apparel and selling it through the service. Public relations is an intensely competitive industry.

Sears turns to new slogans, smaller stores for rebound

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They won’t sell apparel and instead will focus on home goods like appliances and mattresses. CNBC reported : They won’t include apparel, something other department store chains are increasingly struggling with selling today.

Nike’s stock price and brand image falter after NCAA star’s shoe blowout

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million shoe deal with Nike, which will be a major player in the crowded competition to ink Williamson to an apparel contract once he declares for the NBA Draft. A few brand managers ridiculed the footwear and apparel brand on Twitter, as well: Yo @Nike , you guys need a beer?

Airbnb lays off 1,900 employees, Nike donates 30k shoes to health care workers, and James Corden debuts a ‘Pet Gala’

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The footwear and apparel company recently announced it’s donating 30,000 pairs of Nike Air Zoom Pulse to “health systems and hospitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis and New York City, and within the Veterans Health Administration,” and it’s giving 2,500 pairs to hospitals throughout Europe.

Things Your PR Firm Should Tell You (That You May Not Want To Hear)

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We once had a client who set out to market a high-priced item of luxury women’s apparel under a brand that was contrived and downmarket in its style and tone. The PR agency/client relationship can be a delicate dynamic, especially when things aren’t all rosy.

Honoring Juneteenth, revisiting racist brand origins, and addressing harassment during WFH

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Publix won’t budge on ban of pro-BLM apparel for employees. Here’s a roundup of the week’s crisis communication news for communicators. Here are the top 10 tips and takeaways from the week ending June 19 taken from our Crisis Communications Daily newsletter.

Walmart, Sears to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

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asked spokesman Brian Nick about belt buckles, T-shirts and other apparel that include the flag’s design, he offered this statement: We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. As South Carolina Gov.

3 affordable types of videos to boost your marketing

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Here are three brands using livestream video to connect and engage with their audiences: Women’s apparel company Oiselle takes viewers behind the scenes at road races. Carve out some space in your budget for livestreams, interview pieces and helpful how-tos.

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Bass Pro to acquire Cabela’s

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noted that the company has experienced “declining sales of apparel and footwear and has reported same-store sales growth in only one quarter in more than three years.”. A big change is on the horizon for avid outdoors lovers. Bass Pro Shops is buying out its biggest competitor, Cabela’s.

10 ways to craft compelling Snapchat and Instagram Stories

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Vogue, for example, creates Stories featuring designers at fashion shows to appeal to apparel aficionados. See how leading publishers are winning fans and gaining traction on these rising digital platforms.

3 ways to satisfy to millennials’ demand for transparency

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The online apparel brand prides itself on what it refers to as “ Radical Transparency ,” which it practices by telling the story of each item, including who made it, what it is made of, and where the materials come from.

Singles’ Day on Chinese Social Media

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However, JD.com has been gaining in areas like clothing, and has called apparel the “most important growth engine” for JD Mall.

Wet Seal CEO: Store closings were a ‘difficult decision’

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Apparel chain The Wet Seal announced in a brief press release Wednesday that it would close 338 of its stores, effective immediately. This was a very difficult decision to make, but after reviewing many other options since I returned to the Company in September, our financial condition leaves us no other alternative than to close these stores,” CEO Ed Thomas said in a statement.