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Hanesbrands sourcing to cut Pacific Brands costs

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Katie Smith | 12 Feb 2015

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.


Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2015

Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revealed that while a number of companies have made improvements to address the issue of forced labour within the sector, many are reluctant to disclose the policies they are implementing or detail information about their suppliers.


US apparel maker Hanesbrands has said 2015 is shaping up to be another record year and that it is open to all opportunities that will create value, despite challenges from currency exchange rates.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US apparel maker Hanesbrands is gearing up to integrate newly-acquired DBApparel into its business using its its Innovate-to-Elevate platform and low-cost global supply chain as a lever for growth.

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Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 2012

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has approved a leadership succession plan that will see COO Gerald Evans become chief executive when Richard Noll retires. 


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has upped its full-year guidance to reflect pending acquisitions and debt refinancing.


Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal.


Katie Smith | 22 Apr 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has posted first-quarter profit and sales growth, driven by its recent acquisitions. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2016

T-shirt and underwear maker Hanesbrands is taking full control of the Champion athletic apparel brand after agreeing to buy Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Leonie Barrie | 29 Mar 2016

Another five manufacturing plants operated by Hanesbrands in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Thailand and Vietnam have been recognised for their energy-saving efforts.


Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2016

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands delivered a somewhat disappointing fourth-quarter performance, as warmer weather hurt sales, and provided "conservative" guidance for fiscal 2016. 


Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2015

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has upped its full-year profit guidance as it revealed higher third-quarter earnings, boosted by recent acquisitions.


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.


Michelle Russell | 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.


Katie Smith | 31 Jul 2015

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has cut its full-year sales outlook after second-quarter net profit plummeted 39%, weighed down by one-off charges.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has made the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies for the first time, making it one of only five apparel companies on the list.


Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands, owner of DBApparel and Maidenform businesses, is proposing a restructure that could see some 600 jobs cut in Europe, but has said "manufacturing is unaffected".


Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.


Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has signed a deal to buy licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.


Richard Woodard | 30 Jan 2015

Strong international sales, fuelled by acquisitions, helped apparel group Hanesbrands to nearly treble fourth-quarter profit on a double-digit sales increase.


Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2015

Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.


Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.


Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2014

Former Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznik is to join lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries as CEO of women's intimate apparel for the US and UK, and president of its US segment.


Richard Woodard | 30 Oct 2014

Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.


Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that the Philippines is set to be granted GSP+ status by the EU, Primark ploughs on with sales growth and US expansion plans, and China and Vietnam continue to see gains in US apparel imports in July.


Ivan Castano Freeman | 11 Sep 2014

After 40 years in Costa Rica, Hanesbrands has decided to move its men's boxers production to Vietnam and will dismiss 1,250 workers in the process.


Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2014

Underwear maker Hanesbrands has lifted its full-year earnings forecast after completing its EUR400m (US$528m) acquisition of European lingerie leader DB Apparel.

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Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 2014

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.

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