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Performance apparel set for continued growth

As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to...

High inventories at US retailers causes concern

Stung by unseasonably cold spring weather that blanketed many parts of the US just as they were rolling out their spring merchandise, retail...

Apparel industry edges closer to eco-index

The apparel industry is edging closer to an eco-index that will allow companies to assess the environmental impacts of individual products a...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.


Speaking with style: Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard 31 Mar 2011

Leonie Barrie

There's plenty of talk about the uphill battle confronting apparel supply chains in the face of cautious consumer spending and the pressure on margins from rising raw material, labour and transportation costs. What's needed are constructive ways to counter these pressures. Kurt Cavano, CEO of the TradeCard supply chain platform, believes technology has a key role to play.

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Supply chain promotions at Columbia Sportswear 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made four key leadership appointments, two of which include SVP of global sourcing and SVP of supply chain.


Columbia Sportswear ups FY guidance on “solid” Q1 1 May 2015

Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has upped its full-year guidance on the back of “solid” first-quarter results, the strengthening of advance orders in North America and Europe.


Columbia Sportswear seeks growth with appointments 3 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made a number of strategic organisational changes, including appointing a president, in a bid to drive growth.


PrAna achieves Fair Labor accreditation 19 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Columbia Sportswear's prAna brand has had its social compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association.


Analysts upbeat as Columbia's Q4 profit grows 16 Feb 2015

Katie Smith

A number of initiatives, including investment in direct-to-consumer channels, the development of the newly acquired Prana brand, and its joint venture in China, helped Columbia Sportswear to book a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter profit.

Company research

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) - Financial and Strategic

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been comp...

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Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013

Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 20

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corpora...

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Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2014

Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd Quarter 20

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry....

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