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As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

US textile and apparel trade and sourcing snapshot

A snapshot of the current state of play in US textile and apparel trade shows imports last year rebounded from a modest decline in 2012, ret...

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Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


Speaking with style: Andrew Lo, CEO, Crystal Group 31 Aug 2012

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based Crystal Group is one of Asia's largest apparel manufacturers, producing more than 230m garments a year for customers including Victoria's Secret, Levi's, A&F, H&M, M&S, Uniqlo, JC Penney and Gap. Here CEO Andrew Lo talks to just-style about supply chain consolidation, productivity, setting up offshore factories, and why big is better when it comes to building a competitive edge.

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Omnichannel biggest opportunity for JC Penney 5 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

US department store retailer JC Penney has said one of its biggest opportunities for incremental growth in the near term is in omni-channel, as it looks to deliver continued improvements in the business.


Jones New York latest casualty to shutter stores 30 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.


JC Penney to close 10 Foundry stores 27 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Ailing US department store retailer JC Penney has closed ten of its The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. stores.


JC Penney 40-store closure to axe 2,250 jobs 9 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

US department store retailer JC Penney has revealed it will close around 40 stores over the next year, resulting in 2,250 job cuts.


JC Penney hails holiday sales growth 7 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

US department store retailer JC Penney has seen its share price spike, after hailing a solid performance over the holiday season and offering an optimistic outlook for the fourth-quarter.

Latest blogs

China takes a tougher stance on CSR 20 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.


World Retail Congress 2014 28 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The annual World Retail Congress has returned to Paris this week for three days where the great and the good of the retail industry have converged to discuss the industry climate as we move out of a tough economic climate. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and the supply chain of the future will all be discussed.

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JC Penney Co Inc in Retailing (USA)

JC Penney Co Inc in Retailing (USA)

After years of struggling sales, department store retailer JC Penney appointed Ron Johnson as its CEO in 2011, ushering in a new period of dramatic changes. With new management, a new logo, new spokes...

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Profiles of six leading US apparel retailers

Profiles of six leading US apparel retailers

With a large population and high income per head, demand for apparel in the USA is huge -- amounting to nearly US$300 bn during 2012. This has facilitated sustained growth of a number of giant retaile...

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Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013

Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013

This report provides an update of business news in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; company rebranding; company restructuring; corporate social responsibility (CSR); fi...

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