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With agreements for two acquisitions totalling around $1bn in the space of just 21 days, Hanesbrands is positioning itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world. And the power of its company-owned supply chain is seen as the catalyst for substantial savings.
A more promotional athleisure scene, the benefits of store rationalisation starting to come through, and in-store traffic continuing on its downward trajectory as consumers increasingly shop online, are among ten predictions likely to shape the US clothing and footwear sector this year, analysts say. They also look at what might be in store for Lululemon, Hanesbrands and Ascena Retail Group.
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.
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.
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.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.
Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims.
Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has voluntarily disclosed its carbon emissions and related information for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report – formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project – earning an "above-average" score of B.
Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands is rolling out advanced odour protection technology across its flagship Hanes brand in a move to help generate organic core growth in its basics line.
Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands says it is "confident" in its plans for the full year thanks, in part, to the roll-out of an advanced odour protection technology that it says has the potential to impact the overall apparel category.
Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has said its second-quarter results were in line with expectations, but has lowered its guidance for full-year earnings per share.
Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its US$800m acquisition of Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands.
Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its EUR200m (US$223m) acquisition of Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has approved a leadership succession plan that will see COO Gerald Evans become chief executive when Richard Noll retires.
Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has upped its full-year guidance to reflect pending acquisitions and debt refinancing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands delivered a somewhat disappointing fourth-quarter performance, as warmer weather hurt sales, and provided "conservative" guidance for fiscal 2016.
US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has upped its full-year profit guidance as it revealed higher third-quarter earnings, boosted by recent acquisitions.
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.
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.
US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has cut its full-year sales outlook after second-quarter net profit plummeted 39%, weighed down by one-off charges.
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.
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".
US apparel maker Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.
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.
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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