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In the money: Innovation key to Nike's growth strategy 1 Jul 2013

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Sportswear giant Nike plans to accelerate its innovation agenda, with more new ideas and faster solutions, as part of efforts to bolster long-term growth and profitability.


In the money: PVH sees growth after teething issues at Warnaco 21 Jun 2013

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Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.


In the money: H&M remains committed to Bangladesh 20 Jun 2013

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Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) remains committed to sourcing in Bangladesh despite a series of apparel factory disasters in the country over recent months.


In the money: Lululemon still counting Luon cost 11 Jun 2013

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Assessing the true cost of Lululemon’s recall of its hugely popular black Luon pants back in March could take some time yet.


In the money: Under Armour pushes international and women's 6 Jun 2013

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International sportswear brand Under Armour is planning to double revenues to $4bn in the next three years as it moves into the "next chapter" of its business evolution.


In the money: First plans emerge from new JC Penney CEO 17 May 2013

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Mike Ullman, the man who has returned to turn around department store retailer JC Penney following the departure of Ron Johnson last month, has outlined the first of his plans to improve the ailing business.


In the money: Gildan sees growth with brands concerned on safety 9 May 2013

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Canadian T-shirt and sock maker Gildan Activewear is looking to grow its supply base and expand its relationships with global brands concerned about safety and other social responsibility issues at sub-contractors making their clothes.


In the money: Cold weather and spring fashion cools Jones Group 3 May 2013

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The Jones Group has admitted that the cold weather during the second quarter had a "very negative" impact on the company's performance, and that it also faced challenges in its sportswear division.


In the money: Falling jeanswear costs boost VF 30 Apr 2013

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A positive first quarter for VF Corporation – net profit surged up 25% on last year – was marked by strong performance for The North Face and Vans, and improving margins as jeanswear costs fell.


In the money: Under Armour focuses on sourcing and demand 22 Apr 2013

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Sportswear firm Under Armour has revealed that it has begun sourcing its Fleece products from higher cost suppliers after facing delivery issues last year.


In the money: Burberry works to mitigate macroeconomic environment 17 Apr 2013

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Luxury brand Burberry is working to "control the things it can control" as luxury footfall declines amid macroeconomic uncertainty around the world.


In the money: Lululemon continues investigation into sheer trousers 22 Mar 2013

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Lululemon Athletica is still investigating how a line of sheerer than expected black Luon products made it into stores.


In the money: Maidenform reveals restructuring plans 8 Mar 2013

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Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands has revealed plans to dispose of its unprofitable operations and reduce the number of products it offers as it works to build its namesake line.


In the money: Gap improves offer on faster speed to market 1 Mar 2013

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Gap is making huge strides in becoming more responsive to what its customers really want, with a new "less is more" philosophy combining with improved speed to market so that it is able to take fewer risks with its assortment.


In the money: JC Penney in promotions U-turn 1 Mar 2013

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US department store operator JC Penney has been forced to abandon a central part of its turnaround plans after the strategy failed to gain traction with consumers.


In the money: Will Esprit fail in its turnaround efforts? 28 Feb 2013

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Esprit's plans to rejuvenate its brand have been described as a "total calamitous failure" by one analyst after the fashion retailer's turnaround efforts yet again failed to gain traction.


In the Money: Fifth & Pacific shifts Juicy Couture fashion focus 25 Feb 2013

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Fifth & Pacific has no plans to take the struggling Juicy Couture brand downmarket as part of efforts to turnaround the business, and instead says it will focus on its own stores and productivity.


In the money: Wal-Mart apparel turnaround efforts gain traction 22 Feb 2013

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Wal-Mart has revealed that its efforts to turn around its apparel business is starting to gain traction after reporting its first full-year of positive comparable apparel sales in the US in seven years.


In the money: VF moderates short term growth aspirations 18 Feb 2013

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Apparel maker VF Corp has admitted revenue in the year ahead is likely to fall short of long-term expectations, with performance hindered by unseasonably warm weather affecting sales of the North Face brand combined with weak economic conditions in Europe.


In the money: Gildan Activewear to ramp up performance wear 8 Feb 2013

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Gildan Activewear is considering ramping up the production of performance wear at a factory it acquired in May last year.


In the money: Hanesbrands eyes acquisitions to drive growth 7 Feb 2013

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Hanesbrands chairman and CEO Richard Noll has revealed that the apparel company may look to invest in acquisitions to drive growth and strengthen its business portfolio.


In the money: Innovation boosts growth at Under Armour 4 Feb 2013

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Performance apparel and footwear maker Under Armour attributed its fourth-quarter profit growth to innovation and product expansion - and said this focus on innovation is set to continue in 2013.


In the money: H&M ramps up investment in online, new stores 31 Jan 2013

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Swedish fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Maurtiz is planning to ramp up investment in its systems and new stores in 2013.


In the money: Headwinds cause Coach to be cautious 28 Jan 2013

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Footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has said it remains cautious in its outlook after a tough holiday season and the impact of Hurricane Sandy weighed on second-quarter sales in North America.


In the money: Pressure mounts on M&S as clothing sales fall 11 Jan 2013

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Marks & Spencer chief executive Mark Bolland has come up against increasing pressure after the retailer delivered worse-than-expected third-quarter results with general merchandise taking the majority of the hit.


In the money: PVH backs Warnaco turnaround strategy 29 Nov 2012

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The CEO of apparel giant PVH has backed Warnaco's plans to turn around the Calvin Klein Jeans and underwear businesses, a company it is set to take over next year in a deal worth US$2.9bn.


In the money: Gap puts global over local 16 Nov 2012

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Investments in new product designs and better quality - as well as marketing campaigns to bring shoppers into its stores - are starting to pay off for specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc. But the next step in its transformation is to become a truly global brand.


In the money: Speed pressures shift M&S supply base 7 Nov 2012

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The UK's largest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer is seeing its clothing supply base shift away from the Far East as it looks to increase speed to market after facing a series of replenishment issues earlier this year.


In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth 2 Nov 2012

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PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.


In the money: Debenhams outlines expansion plans 25 Oct 2012

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Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp has revealed the department store retailer plans to open 17 stores in the UK over the next five years, after recording growing sales and profit during the past year.

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