By  on May 30, 2019

When Stefan Larsson steps in as president of PVH Corp. on Monday — and starts learning the ropes to take over the job of chief executive officer from Emanuel Chirico — he will come into a company with lots of moving parts and hopes that the second half will show stronger trends.

“We believe that as we head into the second half of the year, we will be up against significantly easier [comparable] store sales comparisons and that the noise around trade and tariffs will moderate,” Chirico told analysts on Thursday after PVH reported a 1.8 percent gain in first-quarter sales and better-than-projected adjusted earnings. Comp sales at both Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein fell in the quarter.

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