In the money
A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.
21 November 2013
The turnaround of struggling department store chain JC Penney is beginning to take hold, according to CEO Mike Ullman. But the US-based retailer still has a lot more work to do if it is to see the light at the end of the tunnel any time soon.
5 November 2013
A question mark continues to hang over Marks & Spencer's clothing performance after the retailer recorded its ninth consecutive quarterly decline in like-for-like general merchandise sales - despite the much-publicised re-launch of its autumn/winter women's wear ranges in September.
31 October 2013
This year’s back-to-school retail selling season wasn’t the most lucrative on record, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering Hanesbrands too much.
22 October 2013
After booking a 13.8% hike in third-quarter profit, boosted by strong sales in its outdoor & action sports and jeanswear businesses, it's not surprising that executives at apparel giant VF Corporation are in buoyant mood.
15 October 2013
Burberry CFO Carol Fairweather has insisted there will be no change to the luxury brand's corporate strategy under newly-appointed CEO Christopher Bailey, who will replace Angela Ahrendts next year.
27 September 2013
Basking in the glow of an impressive set of first quarter figures, Nike CEO Mark Parker took the chance to set out exactly where things had gone right for the sporting goods colossus.
12 September 2013
PVH Corp says it is on track with the integration of the Warnaco business it bought earlier this year, despite the fact acquisition costs pushed the apparel giant to a second-quarter loss.
11 September 2013
Esprit is tweaking its existing turnaround plan to focus more on fast fashion, after the company swung to a full-year loss as its efforts so far failed to gain traction.
21 August 2013
Department store retailer JC Penney is facing a number of headwinds as it scrambles to stabilise its business after a previous turnaround effort failed.
14 August 2013
Apparel supply giant Li & Fung has emphasised China's enduring importance as a sourcing destination, noting that the country continues to play a key role for both importers and retailers.
9 August 2013
US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.
8 August 2013
German sportswear brand Adidas has said it expects the challenging trading environment in Europe, particularly Spain and Italy to remain, after the group cut its full-year outlook.
7 August 2013
Record third quarter profits and booming branded apparel sales for Gildan Activewear have left the Montreal-based company with food for thought over future production capacity.
31 July 2013
Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands is looking to "take advantage" of the recent US$575m Maidenform Brands acquisition but remained tight-lipped on its plans for the lingerie maker.
26 July 2013
If you’re going to make grand statements about the global expansion of your company, it helps if your next set of results sound a similarly buoyant note – and those of Under Armour have done just that.
23 July 2013
A month after unveiling its new five-year growth plan, VF Corporation chairman and CEO Eric Wiseman said the company was “right on track” when unveiling a healthy set of second quarter results.
11 July 2013
SuperGroup CEO Julian Dunkerton was bullish about the clothing company's prospects today as the group set its sights on ramping up international expansion.
10 July 2013
Wolverine Worldwide has said the integration of the Sperry Top-Sider, Sacuony, Stride Rite and Keds footwear brands is on track, with plans to continue to accelerate the growth of these labels.
9 July 2013
Retailer Marks & Spencer has blamed poor weather and promotions after recording its eighth consecutive quarterly decline in like-for-like clothing and general merchandise sales.
1 July 2013
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.