Abercrombie & Fitch to host Q3 2017 earnings conference call on November 17, 2017

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on November 17, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. EST.  A press release detailing the company’s third quarter results is expected to be issued shortly after 7:30 a.m. EST.

What: Abercrombie & Fitch Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Call

When: 8:30 a.m. EST Friday, November 17, 2017

Where: http://www.abercrombie.com

How: Live over the internet:  Log on to the web at the above address, select the Investors page and click on Events; or call:   Domestic Dial-In Number: 1-877-627-6590, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. Domestic Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112, conference ID number 5771918   International Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-4857, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820, conference ID number 5771918

The call will be archived and can be accessed for two weeks following the reporting date by calling either of the replay numbers listed above; or for 12 months by visiting the company’s website www.abercrombie.com.

An investor presentation of third quarter results will be available in the “Investors” section of the company’s website at www.abercrombie.com at approximately 8:00 a.m. EST on Friday, November 17, 2017.

For further information, call:

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6751
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Media Contact:
Ian Bailey
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch to open store at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim

First Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids Store in Saudi Arabia to Open in September 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) today (Aug. 28, 2017) announced that in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, it will open the first Abercrombie & Fitch store, including a shop-in-shop for its abercrombie kids brand, at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah.  The store will be located in the new extension of the mall, and when the brand opens in September, it will offer the Fall/Winter collection for men, women, and children.  The continued brand expansion is part of the franchise agreement between Majid Al Futtaim Fashion and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced in 2016.

Majid Al Futtaim first introduced the Abercrombie & Fitch brand regionally in Kuwait, both at 360 Mall and The Avenues, followed by a flagship store in Mall of the Emirates in December 2015, that also saw the launch of the brand’s first fragrance boutique. Two further stores opened in Qatar at Doha Festival City and Mall of Qatar in March 2017.  Including the launch in Saudi Arabia, Majid Al Futtaim partners with Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on a total of six Abercrombie & Fitch and three abercrombie kids stores in the Middle East in a mix of franchise and joint venture arrangements.

Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125-year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style. The 728 sqm store will open in the brand new, modern extension of the Red Sea Mall, and will feature the brand’s open and engaging shopping environment. The space will offer both Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids products.

“We are excited to be expanding both the Majid Al Futtaim Fashion brand portfolio and the Abercrombie & Fitch label in the Middle East, and continuing to bring highly sought after brands to the KSA region. The expansion and upcoming presence shows Majid Al Futtaim Fashion’s continued investment in the success of its franchise partnership,” said Shireen El Khatib, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Fashion.

“We are looking forward to bringing our unique Abercrombie & Fitch store-based brand experience to our customers in Saudi Arabia, and complementing our existing omnichannel capabilities, supporting our goal of providing our customers with the ability to engage with our brands, whenever, wherever and however they choose to do so,” said Fran Horowitz, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.  “We are proud to have Majid Al Futtaim as a partner to drive and support our continued expansion throughout the region.”

The franchise agreement will see the brands eventually expanding into Oman and Bahrain strengthening the company’s profile and the brands’ reach in the region.

About Abercrombie & Fitch:
The Abercrombie & Fitch brand is the iconic global specialty retailer of high-quality casual luxury apparel and accessories for men and women.  With an updated attitude that reflects the character, charisma and confidence of today’s 20+ consumer, Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125-year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style.

Abercrombie & Fitch operates approximately 280 stores in 20 countries and online at abercrombie.com at the end of Q2 2017.  It is the namesake brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF).  The Company’s other brands include abercrombie kids and Hollister Co.

Media Contact:
Mackenzie Bruce
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co./globenewswire

Alibaba Group’s Tmall now carries Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids products

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (July 20, 2017 ) announced the launch of Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids on Alibaba Group’s (NYSE:BABA) Tmall, China’s largest consumer platform for brands and retailers. Tmall has carried the Hollister brand since 2014 and starting on July 26, it will also include a full offering of Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids products.

With 454 million annual active buyers across its China retail marketplaces, including Tmall, Alibaba Group is helping A&F meet the ever-growing and changing needs of Chinese consumers with a strategic omni-channel approach spanning online-to-offline. Additionally, with 75 percent of Alibaba Group’s users under the age of 35, and about 80 percent of its Gross Merchandise Value taking place on mobile, the demographics on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces align well with the updated A&F brand’s target consumer in their twenties. Tmall enables brands to tap into its big data capability and innovative marketing tools such as live-streaming to provide consumers with a shopping experience that’s both deeply personalized and interactive.

A&F is focused on delivering both an engaging and seamless experience for its customers, whenever, wherever, and however they choose to shop.  A&F currently has ten physical stores in mainland China and a local site at abercrombie.cn. While stores remain an important gateway for the brand, Alibaba Group’s vast reach creates an opportunity to meet the needs of consumers’ shopping preferences, including those without access to a physical store. A&F and Tmall plan to explore providing additional omni-channel capabilities to the shoppers.

“Alibaba Group places a strong emphasis on consumer engagement, which aligns with our focus on creating a unique online brand experience for our customers, as well as facilitating a seamless and frictionless shopping experience. Building on our Hollister brand’s successful partnership with the leader in China’s online retail space, we are excited to bring our A&F brand experience to the broader Chinese market, beyond the reach of our physical stores through Tmall,” said Fran Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co

“We are excited to welcome Abercrombie & Fitch to the Tmall platform,” said Jessica Liu, President of Tmall Fashion, Alibaba Group. “Abercrombie is an iconic global brand that consumers, both on our platform and in China, have sought out for some time. We look forward to connecting our consumer base to the brand and working with Abercrombie & Fitch to further its international growth.”

About Abercrombie & Fitch
The Abercrombie & Fitch brand is the iconic global specialty retailer of high quality casual luxury apparel and accessories for men and women.  With an updated attitude that reflects the character, charisma and confidence of today’s 20+ consumer, Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125-year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style.

As of the end of Q1, Abercrombie & Fitch operates 278 stores in 20 countries. It is the namesake brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF).  The Company’s other brands include abercrombie kids and Hollister Co.

Media Contact:
Ian Bailey
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@anfcorp.com<

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@anfcorp.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch to Hold Quarterly Earnings Conference Call on May 25

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on May 25, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  A press release detailing the company’s first quarter results is expected to be issued shortly after 7:30 a.m. EDT.

What: Abercrombie & Fitch First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Call

When: 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, 2017

Where: http://www.abercrombie.com

How: Live over the internet:  Log on to the web at the above address, select the Investors page and click on Events; or call:   Domestic Dial-In Number: 1-877-857-6176, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. Domestic Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112, conference ID number 1371111   International Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-4879, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820, conference ID number 1371111

The call will be archived and can be accessed for two weeks following the reporting date by calling either of the replay numbers listed above; or for 12 months by visiting the company’s website www.abercrombie.com.

An investor presentation of first quarter results will be available in the “Investors” section of the company’s website at www.abercrombie.com at approximately 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

For further information, call:

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6751
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch launches new store concept at the Polaris Fashion Mall in Columbus, Ohio

Abercrombie & Fitch launches new store concept at the Polaris Fashion Mall in Columbus, Ohio

 

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) today (February 6, 2017) announced that for the first time in more than 15 years, it will unveil a new store concept.  The store will open on Friday, February 17th, at the Polaris Fashion Mall in Columbus, Ohio and 20% of all opening weekend sales will be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Designed by MJ Sagan Architecture, which was also involved in the creation of the company’s New Albany headquarters, the prototype’s look and feel is in line with the brand’s new evolution.

This boutique, which is 4,860 feet in size, is the first of seven that will be built this year and provides the customer with a new vision of the brand. In line with the changes that have taken place over the past eighteen months, the space was imagined with the best customer experience in mind, encouraging the discovery of the brand’s new collections.

“It is important that our stores reflect what the Abercrombie & Fitch brand is today, so we’ve created a new space for our customers, that is warm, inviting, inclusive and open. We are excited for customers old and new to rediscover what is at the core of this American Heritage brand: timeless, high-quality clothing that you want to live in,” said Stacia Andersen, Brand President of Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids.

“The new Abercrombie and Fitch store design illustrates a strong brand, with a rich history that is evolving and moving forward. A cohesive material palette, an elevated collection and residential scale elements enhance the personal, more intimate aspect of the A&F shopping experience,” said MJ Sagan, Architect.

The striking updates begin at the entrance. The storefront is transparent and features a metal sculpture of an A&F logo first used in the early 1900s. Upon entering the store, the customer will discover two shop-in-shops: a fragrance “apothecary” and an area for seasonal capsule collections. There will also be a dedicated denim room.

Mannequins for both genders will live on a concrete platform that runs from the storefront through the middle of the store, showcasing the key trends and ideas for the current season. Throughout the store, the collections will be merchandised to inspire the customer and showcase how pieces can be mixed together.

Looking to provide a unique and personal shopping experience, the updated layout includes accommodating features such as, innovative fitting rooms and omni-channel capabilities.

The fitting rooms will serve as a comfortable haven from the mall or street, comprising two individual capsules within a larger, private suite. This allows each guest to share new looks with a friend or family member while also enjoying privacy. Each suite has thoughtful amenities that heighten the customer’s mood, including separate controls for light and music, as well as a phone charging dock.

With a focus on seamless service, associates will be on hand to help shoppers place and pick up online orders in store. Furthermore, cash wraps will be located throughout the space, enabling a quicker and more accessible checkout experience.

The interior features a cohesive palette of modern, tactile materials including cork, bronze, galvanized steel, concrete, vegan leather, wood and marble that act as a neutral but complimentary background to the collections. The store will be subtly scented with a lighter, cleaner, gender-neutral fragrance.

About Abercrombie & Fitch:
The Abercrombie & Fitch brand is the iconic global specialty retailer of high-quality casual luxury apparel and accessories for men and women.  With an updated attitude that reflects the character, charisma and confidence of today’s 20+ consumer, Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125-year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style.

Abercrombie & Fitch operates approximately 285 stores in 20 countries and online at abercrombie.com. It is the namesake brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF).  The Company’s other brands include abercrombie kids and Hollister Co.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital:
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch announces executive promotions

Abercrombie & Fitch announces executive promotions

 

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (February 1, 2017) announced that Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  Joanne Crevoiserat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer while continuing in her current roles.  Arthur Martinez will continue in the role of Executive Chairman.  These appointments are effective immediately.  Ms. Horowitz will also join the Company’s Board of Directors.

“Fran’s appointment to CEO reflects the leadership she has shown in the turnaround of Hollister, our efforts to provide a compelling, customer-focused shopping experience at both of our brands and, while we have more work to do, the repositioning of the Abercrombie & Fitch brand,” said Mr. Martinez.  “She is a talented, creative and dedicated executive who has energized our team around important cultural values, a customer-centric mindset and a commitment to assuring our Company’s success.  Fran’s efforts have earned her the respect of the Board and associates throughout our global operations.  We are confident that as CEO, she is the right person to lead the company forward.”

“Joanne’s promotion to the role of COO reflects the scope of her responsibilities and the important role she plays in maintaining our operational discipline and financial strength in a challenging retail environment,” continued Mr. Martinez.

“It is an honor to lead Abercrombie & Fitch’s efforts to strengthen our performance and reignite our growth,” said Ms. Horowitz. “We have made solid progress in our efforts to listen to and provide our customers with shopping experiences that exceed their expectations.  I am pleased to have Joanne, an extremely talented executive, as my partner in leading a best-in-class organization.  I am excited to work with her and the rest of the extraordinary team we have built to position Abercrombie & Fitch for future success.”

With Ms. Horowitz’s appointment, the Office of the Chairman, which has been leading the Company since December 2014, has been dissolved.

Ms. Horowitz, 53, has served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. since December 2015.  She joined Abercrombie & Fitch as Hollister Brand President in October 2014 from Ann Taylor Loft, where she also held the role of Brand President.  For nearly eight years, she worked at Express, Inc., rising to the position of Executive Vice President of Women’s Merchandising and Design.  She joined Express, Inc. after 13 years in several merchandising roles at Bloomingdales, prior to which she served in various positions at Bergdorf Goodman, Bonwit Teller and Saks Fifth Avenue.  She is a graduate of Lafayette College and received her MBA from Fordham University.

Ms. Crevoiserat, 53, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch since May 2014 and a member of the Office of the Chairman since October 2015.  Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch, she served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Inc. including Executive Vice President of Finance and Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation.  Prior to her time with Kohl’s, Ms. Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including Chief Financial Officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s and Famous-Barr brands.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Kids through three renowned brands.  The iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand embodies American casual luxury.  With an updated attitude that reflects the character, charisma and confidence of today’s 20+ consumer, Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125-year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style.   The Hollister brand epitomizes the liberating and carefree spirit of the endless California summer for the teen market.  abercrombie kids creates smart, playful apparel for children ages 3-14, celebrating the wide-eyed wonder of childhood. The brands share a commitment to offering products of enduring quality and exceptional comfort that allow consumers around the world to express their own individuality and style.

The Company operates over 900 stores under these brands across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the e-commerce sites www.abercrombie.com and www.hollisterco.com.

Investor Contact:  
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch to launch its largest ever ad campaign in support of its redefined identity

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today ( Oct. 13, 2016) introduces a redefined identity for the Abercrombie & Fitch brand, reflecting the character, charisma and confidence of today’s consumer while honoring the brand’s 125-year heritage as a quality, casual, and distinctively American luxury brand.

The new brand conviction will be launched with the Company’s largest ever advertising campaign to kick off this year’s holiday season.  At the same time, A&F will introduce a completely redesigned website, all-new digital advertising across video streaming websites, music platforms, and social media, and out-of-home marketing in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

“This new brand position is the product of an 18-month effort to create a brand identity that communicates our focus on our customers’ needs and aspirations,” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.  “Rather than buying clothes that symbolize membership in an exclusive group, today’s consumer celebrates individuality and uniqueness.  Our new brand reflects that confidence and independence of spirit as well as our own dedication to a more diverse and inclusive culture.”

“I am excited with the work that has been done by the A&F team which, under the exceptional leadership of new Brand President Stacia Andersen, shaped this new identity and is bringing it to life at every consumer touchpoint. While our marketing will continue to develop, we are embracing this opportunity to show the world it is a new day at A&F,” concluded Ms. Horowitz.

The holiday campaign will be introduced with “teaser” advertising designed to pique consumers’ interests, challenge their notions of the ANF brand and encourage them to explore the changes that have taken place at ANF over the past two years.  The message in the first phase — People have a lot to say about us. They Think They’ve Got Us Figured Out — will be followed up with the holiday messaging, This is Abercrombie & Fitch, illustrated by images that are optimistic, inclusive, and emotional.

“Our new creative features fresh and candid imagery that invites consumers to experience assortments that capture a new perspective of effortless style and beauty, elevated to a more sophisticated level, as well as our enduring commitment to quality,” said Ms. Andersen. “Under the guidance of Ashley Sargent Price, the brand’s first-ever Creative Director of Marketing, customers are now being exposed to the visual and stylistic progression in stores and online.”

The holiday campaign was shot by acclaimed photographers Josh Olins and Matt Jones and styled by long-time partner of the brand, Deborah Watson.

View the “This is Abercrombie & Fitch” video here: https://youtu.be/QiormpYQMGU

About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co. brands.  At the end of the second quarter, the company operated 744 stores in the United States and 182 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com and www.hollisterco.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch,
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

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Abercrombie & Fitch to launch its largest ever ad campaign in support of its redefined identity
Abercrombie & Fitch to launch its largest ever ad campaign in support of its redefined identity

 

SOURCE: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Abercrombie & Fitch launches new fragrance ‘First Instinct’

Diegem, Belgium, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch is pleased to share its new fragrance ‘First Instinct’, developed exclusively with Inter Parfums.

Inspired by that first moment of attraction, when two people’s worlds collide and a spark is ignited, ‘First Instinct’ is the interpretation of that exciting first glance and the initial connection felt. That very moment can’t be defined in words, nor can it be anticipated.

The man who wears ‘First Instinct’ is naturally sexy, confident, and not afraid to express his deepest feelings. A rugged risk taker, he is sure to capture you with his energy and effortless charm. ‘First Instinct’ will transport the wearer and his partner back to that place when the chemistry was first felt, and their attraction first took hold.

With a base of amber and musk, Szechuan pepper in the mid- notes, and gin & tonic and melon to finish off the sensory experience in the top notes, ‘First Instinct’ is a modern masculine blend.

Rooted in Abercrombie & Fitch’s heritage, the package demonstrates an attention to detail. The clean bottle shape features a unique design element, in an undulated surface on the front and back, whilst the clear glass let’s the slate hue of the fragrance come through. The silver accents in the textured utilitarian metal cap and branded plate on one side of the bottle, give the packaging a strong style statement.

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Abercrombie & Fitch launches new fragrance ‘First Instinct’
Abercrombie & Fitch launches new fragrance ‘First Instinct’

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch