Hoping the shift in marketing would win back teen shoppers, Abercrombie’s billboards and website started featuring clothed models instead of bared, tanned, sculpted male torsos.
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed support for a Muslim teenager denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. because of her head scarf, in a case that may put a greater burden on employers to avoid religious discrimination.
The EEOC is appealing a lower-court decision that said Abercrombie couldn’t be held liable for rejecting a Muslim job applicant based on her wearing a traditional head covering known as a hijab.
The company, which announced the departure of longtime Chief Executive Officer Mike Jeffries yesterday, needs a successor who can appeal to today’s teens in an industry suffering from e-commerce competition and shrinking foot traffic.
Mike Jeffries’s widely anticipated retirement as Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s chief executive officer brings to a close the career of an executive who’d become as well known for his eccentricities as his management chops.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jeffries, who turned the retail chain into a hot teen-apparel company in the 1990s before it lost its cachet in recent years, is stepping down.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the clothing chain struggling to win back once-loyal teen shoppers, fell as much as 14 percent after weak store traffic took a toll on third-quarter earnings.
It’s no secret that the big three American specialty teen retailers — Abercrombie & Fitch, Aéropostale and American Eagle — are in deep trouble. What can they do to save themselves?
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. because she wore a head scarf, in a clash over religious discrimination in the workplace.
Recent surveys have found that members of the U.S. Millennial Generation — the roughly 80 million Americans born between 1977 and 2000 — pride themselves on their individuality, and shop accordingly.