Columbia Sportswear Company
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As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to...
| 29 Apr 2014
Stung by unseasonably cold spring weather that blanketed many parts of the US just as they were rolling out their spring merchandise, retailers have not only been hampered by sluggish sales but are also battling high levels of inventory, analysts warn.
| 15 Jan 2014
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| 6 Aug 2012
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| 13 Aug 2010
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| 27 May 2014
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.
| 31 Mar 2011
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.
| 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.
| 21 Aug 2015
Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.
| 31 Jul 2015
US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has raised its full-year guidance, despite seeing its second-quarter loss widen.
| 15 Jun 2015
US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has developed a rainproof jacket that features the waterproof membrane on the outside for permanent water repellency and durability.
| 28 May 2015
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.
| 1 May 2015
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.
| 3 Mar 2015
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.
| 19 Feb 2015
Columbia Sportswear's prAna brand has had its social compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association.
| 16 Feb 2015
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.
| 31 Oct 2014
US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.
| 3 Oct 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co to invest US$500m in an Ethiopian textile plant, the views of Li & Fung's chairman on China's efforts to grow its domestic consumption, and first results from a study into health and productivity of Cambodian garment workers.
| 29 Sep 2014
Outdoor brand Columbia Sportswear has introduced a 'performance enhanced down' system that combines two of its existing technologies and creates such outsized results it's like a "down jacket on steroids."
| 26 Sep 2014
Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has tapped former VF Corp executive Steve Woodside to the newly-created position of vice president of global manufacturing.
| 25 Jul 2014
Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its net losses in the second quarter, despite incurring costs from its acquisition of prAna.
| 23 Jul 2014
Columbia Sportswear Company has agreed to pay a US$100,800 penalty after it admitted distributing mislabelled clothing containing insect repellent.
| 3 Jun 2014
Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has closed its acquisition of lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living.
| 6 May 2014
A court in Italy has ruled in favour of Columbia Sportswear Company in its ongoing dispute over a patent used to create waterproof-breathable footwear.
| 30 Apr 2014
Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has agreed to acquire lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living, for US$190m, in a deal that will help it expand and reduce its dependence on cold-weather items.
| 30 Apr 2014
Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Co has raised its full-year sales guidance, after more than doubling its first-quarter net profit, driven by "robust" demand for its namesake and Sorel brands.
| 7 Mar 2014
US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has confirmed the departure of its global apparel president Mark Sandquist earlier this year.
| 19 Feb 2014
Columbia Sportswear recorded a 7.1% reduction in fourth quarter profit, with a small gain wiped out by a $5.6m non-cash asset impairment charge.
| 10 Jan 2014
Labour rights groups and trade unions are calling on global clothing brands to support a rise in the minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers, and to look at the long-term implications of their purchasing practices.
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