7 June 2013
Warmer weather and improved consumer confidence, boosted by rising stock and house prices as well as the ongoing economic recovery, helped the majority of US apparel retailers to post modest sales gains in May.
24 May 2013
Labour rights groups estimate that more than EUR54m (US$71m) in long-term compensation payments are due to victims of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse in Bangladesh last month.
23 May 2013
Value-priced fashion apparel The Cato Corporation has today (23 May) reported a 2.8% decline in first-quarter profit after cooler temperatures dampened sales.
10 May 2013
Improving weather in late April, combined with rising stock and housing prices, offered some encouragement to US clothing retailers as sales gained over the month.
2 May 2013
Is Bangladesh is a place where workers are safe to make clothes sold by Western retailers and brands - and is the lure of low costs a risk worth taking? Last week's collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza factory complex has brought these concerns to the fore all over again.
1 May 2013
A group of Western clothing retailers and brands have agreed to a deadline later this month to finalise a fire and building safety plan aimed at preventing industrial disasters like the collapse last week of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh.
30 April 2013
UK fashion retailers Primark and Matalan, as well as Canadian brand Joe Fresh, have all agreed to pay compensation and offer emergency food aid to victims who worked for their suppliers in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building.
29 April 2013
British fashion retailer Primark and Canadian brand Joe Fresh have confirmed that their garments were being manufactured in one of the Bangladesh factories that collapsed on Wednesday (24 April), killing nearly 300 people.
29 April 2013
Labour rights groups and unions have stepped up their calls for urgent action to improve worker health and safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry, as the death toll from the collapsed Rana Plaza factory building soars to 381.
11 April 2013
A combination of cold, snowy weather and the earlier timing of Easter meant that sales of spring or early summer merchandise got off to a chilly start for US retailers in March.
22 March 2013
Value-led fashion retailer The Cato Corporation saw net profit slump in the fourth quarter, hit by the weak economy and rising costs.
8 March 2013
US retailers battled significant headwinds in February, with sales of early spring merchandise getting off to a slow start in the face of cool weather, higher payroll taxes and economic uncertainty.
7 March 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' February 2013 sales results. It is worth noting that from this month, a number of retailers are no longer reporting their sales results on a month-by-month basis.
8 February 2013
2013 got off to a strong start for US clothing and footwear retailers in January, with many reporting their best performance since September 2011.
7 February 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.
3 January 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' December 2012 sales results.
29 November 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' November 2012 sales results.
16 November 2012
Value fashion retailer The Cato Corporation has updated its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 24% drop in third quarter profit.
1 November 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' October 2012 sales results.
4 October 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' September 2012 sales results.
30 August 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' August 2012 sales results.
16 August 2012
US clothing retailer Cato reported a 4.4% decline in second quarter net income as it faced a challenging consumer environment.
3 August 2012
Lured by warm weather and promotions to clear summer merchandise, US shoppers hit the stores in July giving an overall boost to many apparel retailers - but the results shed little light on back-to-school spending plans.
2 August 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' July 2012 sales results.
6 July 2012
A number of US retailers have reported worse than expected June sales after experiencing rocky demand across the month.
5 July 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' June 2012 sales results.
31 May 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' May 2012 sales results.
18 May 2012
Cato has reported a 4% increase in first quarter net income as the company said it sold more higher margin merchandise.
4 May 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' April 2012 sales results.
10 April 2012
A winning combination of warmer weather, an earlier Easter, new spring fashions and an improving economy helped a number of US apparel retailers to higher same-store sales for March, according to data released last week.