Content about The Jones Group

December 20, 2013

The Jones Group has accepted a buyout offer of $15 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.2 billion, from private equity firm Sycamore Partners. Upon completion of the deal, Jones, whose brands include Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit, will become a privately held company.

October 30, 2013

The Jones Group had better-than-expected third-quarter results for fiscal 2013, as net income soared 67% to $28.3 million from $17.8 million. However, revenues in the quarter ended Oct. 5 fell about 1%, to $1.02 billion from $1.03 billion.

July 31, 2013

Lower sales, weaker margins and higher costs at the Jones Group translated into a $3.4 million loss for the second quarter ended July 6, compared to a profit of $8.1 million in the year-ago period.

March 18, 2013

The Jones Group has named Greg Clark to the position of chief marketing officer, effective immediately.

February 4, 2013

The Jones Group Inc. has appointed Joseph Stafiniak to the newly created position of SVP merchandising of Nine West, effective immediately.

November 8, 2012

Luxury shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman has promoted Susan Duffy to chief marketing officer.

September 4, 2012

The Jones Group has entered into an exclusive, world-wide license agreement with Altair, a division of Marchon Eyewear for the creation, production, marketing and global distribution of ophthalmic eyewear and sunglasses under the Anne Klein brand.

June 29, 2012

The Jones Group has appointed Scott Bowman to the newly created role of group president global retail and international development, effective immediately.

June 26, 2012

The Jones Group has named George Sharp EVP design, a newly created position. Sharp will report to Stefani Greenfield, chief creative officer, and will work across all brands.

October 11, 2011

Apparel manufacturer and retailer The Jones Group confirmed Tuesday that it is in discussions to divest its jeanswear division for between $350 million to $400 million.

September 12, 2011

The Jones Group announced that Marchon Eyewear will be exclusive provider of ophthalmic eyewear frames and prescription-ready sunglasses for distribution under the Nine West brand.

July 27, 2011

The Jones Group reported Wednesday that second-quarter earnings dropped almost 80% to $5.2 million, compared with $25.7 million in the year-ago period.

July 11, 2011

The Jones Group announced that it has entered into an exclusive, world-wide license agreement with Philip Simon Brands Group for the creation, production, marketing and global distribution of a fashion sneaker collection under the Nine West brand.

June 2, 2011

The Jones Group has acquired Kurt Geiger, Europe's largest luxury shoe retailer from Graphite Capital, a leading United Kingdom mid-market private equity firm, for approximately $350 million in cash, inclusive of debt acquired.

October 26, 2010

NEW YORK - The Jones Group announced that it has further enhanced its talent with the additions of Rodney Hutton as chief merchandising officer of Anne Klein Brands and Daniela Bocresion as chief merchandising officer of Rachel Roy Brands, both effective immediately. Hutton and Bocresion will both report to Susan Metzger, CEO of women's wholesale sportswear for The Jones Group.

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