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ANF; Will Santa Deliver a Resignation?

original publish date Dec 3 2013 Activist investor Engaged Capital came out with a public plea to Abercrombie & Fitch’s(ANF) board today: Please get rid of CEO Mike Jeffries. The letter issued to the companyu’s board stated facts as obvious as the sky is blue, including a history of bad business decisions and personal public bad behavior, …

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When Will ANF CEO Take his Flip-Flops and Go Home?

originally published Nov 6 Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) CEO Mike Jeffries is making former J.C. Penney (JCP) CEO Ron Johnson look good. The teen retailer dropped another bomb today. Third-quarter comps decreased 14% in the U.S. and 15% internationally. And its Gilly Hicks lingerie concept is “game over” to the tune of $90 million in …

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ANF: Not Buying Inventory Excuse in Europe


What was all that talk about a sequential improvement in Abercrombie & Fitch’s (ANF) international business last quarter? Turns out that must have been fleeting because Abercrombie reported first-quarter total same-store sales fell 15%. The U.S. was bad, down 14%, but international was downright ugly, falling 16%. I’m just relieved that all my talk about …

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London Retail Flood; This Time No Umbrella Necessary

Regent Street March 2

I have become accustomed to bringing along an umbrella for my typical Saturday store tours in London, but Saturday was ridiculous. No, it was not raining, but there was plenty of water. There was a flood coming from underground as a water main break burst the flood gates open Saturday afternoon on Regent Street, the …

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ANF London: Hollister Good Neighbor/Bad Neighbor?

Abercrombie reports Nov.14 and all eyes will be on International after a 26% plunge in same store sales last quarter. Keeping up with the promotional Joneses . Last quarter I outlined the promotional environment in London and to put it bluntly: if a retailer was not 50% off they were not in the game.  The …

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