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What's in store for US back-to-school sales?

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions,...

JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build...

Supply chain and omni-channel drive retail profit

Richard Woodard | 21 May 2014

Improved supply chain capabilities and omni-channel improvements will be a key driver of near-term profits for US retailers, with investment shifting from stores to IT.

How do the Bangladesh safety pacts measure up?

Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 2013

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.

PSF 2013: Apparel production bases evolving

Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 2013

Consensus among industry executives seems clear that China's many advantages mean it will continue to be key to apparel sourcing strategies - despite its rising prices, labour issues, and government policy that is increasingly unfriendly towards low value industries. But the search goes on for alternatives.

PSF 2013: Unlocking the value of the supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 2013

As retailers struggle to differentiate themselves from their peers, and have little room to manoeuvre when it comes to mark-ups and markdowns, there's a growing awareness that the supply chain can contribute to improved efficiency and a competitive edge.

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US Q3 in brief: DSW, Chico's, Abercrombie & Fitch

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 24 Nov 2015

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Destination XL narrowed losses. Also, Kate Spade & Co returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. TJX Companies booked earnings and sales growth, but Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods and Wal-Mart lowered their full-year outlook. JC Penney narrowed its loss, while Macy's, Urban Outfitters, and The Buckle all posted double-digit earnings declines.

China market woes could hit consumer spending

Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 2015

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.

Carter's “off to a good start” with Q1

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2015

Children's wear company Carter's said it is “off to a good start” this year with both earnings and margins growing in its first-quarter.

Carter's Q3 earnings and sales climb

Michelle Russell | 23 Oct 2014

Children's wear company Carter's has revealed an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings, which met the group's expectations.

Destination Maternity expands into Israel

Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

Destination Maternity is to expand into Israel through an international franchise agreement with H&O Fashion Ltd, one of the country's most dominant fashion-retail chains.

Carter's Q2 exceeds company expectations

Michelle Russell | 25 Jul 2014

Children's wear company Carter's has booked an increase in second-quarter earnings and sales, exceeding the firm's expectations.

Carter's “resilient” amid tough first-quarter

Katie Smith | 28 Apr 2014

Carter's delivered "resilient results in a tough quarter," according to one analyst, after the children's wear firm posted a double-digit decline in first-quarter profit despite record sales.

Carter's optimistic despite Q4 decline

Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 2014

Children's wear company Carter's has said it is planning for "good growth" in its next fiscal year, despite recording a drop in earnings in its fourth-quarter.

Carter's completes operations move to Atlanta

Katie Smith | 24 Jan 2014

Children's wear company Carter's has completed the relocation of its corporate offices from Shelton, Connecticut to Atlanta, creating 200 jobs.

JC Penney sales rise for first time in two years

Leonie Barrie | 7 Nov 2013

Struggling US department store retailer JC Penney Company may be seeing the first signs of an uptick in its fortunes, after same-store sales edged up 0.9% in October - the first rise in almost two years.

Carter's Q3 profit declines on $13.1m expense

Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2013

Children's wear maker Carter's has today (24 October) reported a 4.7% decline in third-quarter net profit, after a US$13.1m expense offset record sales levels.

Bangladesh alliance names chair as talks begin

Petah Marian | 20 Aug 2013

The group of leading retailers and brands who make up the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has named Ellen O'Kane Tauscher as the independent chair of its board of directors.

Carter's Q2 net income up on rising sales

Petah Marian | 25 Jul 2013

Children's wear company Carter's saw adjusted net income increase during the second quarter on rising sales.

Carter's exec pleads guilty of insider trading

Petah Marian | 20 Jun 2013

A second former Carter's executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with a multi-million dollar insider trading conspiracy involving the retailer's stock.

Carter's Q1 profit rises on higher sales

Katie Smith | 26 Apr 2013

Children's wear manufacturer Carter's has today (25 April) seen its first-quarter net profit surge 28.3% on the back of higher retail and online sales.

Carter's in infant zip-up clothing recall

Katie Smith | 12 Apr 2013

US children's wear maker Carter's has recalled 218,000 pieces of infant clothing because the zipper pull can detach, posing a choking risk to young children.

Prime Source Forum returns for sourcing debate

Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 2013

Senior executives from across the apparel industry and its supply chain will be heading to Hong Kong later this month for the annual Prime Source Forum.

Carter's Q4 profit surges 40%

Katie Smith | 27 Feb 2013

Children's wear maker Carter's has reported a 40% increase in fourth-quarter profit, driven by rising sales of products sold under its namesake brand.

Ex-Carter's exec pleads guilty to insider trading

Leonie Barrie | 19 Dec 2012

The former head of investor relations for children's wear company Carter's Inc faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty to an insider trading conspiracy.

Carter's names new president, international head

Leonie Barrie | 18 Dec 2012

Children's wear maker Carter's Inc is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of a new president, a head of international operations, and a retail operations boss.

Brands accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery"

Petah Marian | 20 Nov 2012

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign.

Buyers assess Bangladesh sourcing opportunities

Siddique Islam | 12 Nov 2012

A group of buyers representing some 20 global brands and retailers is this week visiting Bangladesh as part of a wider regional tour to explore sourcing alternatives to China.

Third ex-Carter's exec charged with insider trade

Petah Marian | 8 Nov 2012

The former head of investor relations for children's wear company Carter's, Eric Martin, has been charged by a federal grand jury around an insider trading scheme, the company's third former executive to be charged with insider trading.

Carter's lifts FY outlook after strong Q3 profit

Katie Smith | 26 Oct 2012

US children's apparel specialist Carter's has lifted its full-year guidance after recording a 72.4% surge in third-quarter profits, helped by strong international demand.

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