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Adidas Forecasts Growth in China Through 2015

Company expects sales to continue growing at a double-digit pace.

VF's North Face Stays Hot in Warm Winter

Outerwear brand's sales helped lift parent company's fourth-quarter profits above expectations despite heightened margin pressure.

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PPR Aims to Triple in Size by 2020

François-Henri Pinault revealed his ambitions to shed the French group's retail activities to focus on high-growth potential brands like Gucci.

LVMH by the Numbers

Some interesting tidbits from the company's financial documents, which were released along with its full-year results earlier this month.

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Fast-Track Michael Kors Off to Strong Start

Wall Street certainly liked Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.’s first earnings report — the company’s shares soared 27.5 percent Tuesday.

True Religion Net Falls 8.4%

On Thursday the firm released fourth-quarter earnings that unexpectedly declined and sales that, while higher, fell short of estimates.

Hugo Boss Profits Surge in 4th Qtr., Year

Group generated a 53 percent increase in net profits in 2011 on a 9 percent gain in sales.

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Ralph Lauren Profits Up, American Living Ending

Total revenues for the quarter rose 16.6% to $1.81 billion, which includes a total sales gain of 17.2% to $1.76 billion.

Levi’s Seeks $1.2B in Dockers Sales

On earnings call, ceo Chip Bergh noted brand has “struggled” and that stopping its “rapid erosion” was among his top priorities.

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Bernard Arnault Touts Banner Year for LVMH

French luxury conglomerate cites “excellent” momentum in Europe, U.S. and Asia in 2011.

Bernard Chaus in Debt-Restructuring Deal

The firm has struck a deal with China Ting Group, clearing one hurdle to taking the company private.

Ralph Bartel Raises Stake in Lanvin

The entrepreneur increased his stake in the fast-growing fashion house to 25 percent from 12.5 percent.

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