4 December 2013
JC Penney has posted a 10% increase in same-store sales in November, as the struggling department store retailer continues with efforts to turn around its business.
28 November 2013
The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.
25 November 2013
Random inspections are set to take place at garment manufacturer King First Industrial Co after more than 100 workers fainted over two days last week.
21 November 2013
The turnaround of struggling department store chain JC Penney is beginning to take hold, according to CEO Mike Ullman. But the US-based retailer still has a lot more work to do if it is to see the light at the end of the tunnel any time soon.
20 November 2013
Struggling department store retailer JC Penney has seen its third-quarter losses widen, hurt by lower revenues and margins - but says it expects sales to improve during the fourth quarter.
12 November 2013
Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.
8 November 2013
For Hong Kong based Crystal Group, one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, efforts to put sustainability at the heart of its business are seen as key to driving improved productivity and profitability.
8 November 2013
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the first rise in same-store sales at JC Penney for almost two years, plans to increase the minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh, and a court ruling to limit the use of nanosilver in textiles.
7 November 2013
Struggling US department store retailer JC Penney Company may be seeing the first signs of an uptick in its fortunes, after same-store sales edged up 0.9% in October - the first rise in almost two years.
31 October 2013
Leading Vietnamese textile and garment manufacturer Thanh Cong Textile Garment Investment Trading (TCM), has seen its third-quarter profit soar by 948%.
24 October 2013
Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.
23 October 2013
The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has agreed the standards against which facilities will be assessed, and established a committee of third-party experts to help with implementation.
18 October 2013
The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has publicly released details of more than 620 factories used to supply its clothes.
14 October 2013
Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by more than 24% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year despite on-going labour unrest, political turmoil and factory safety issues.
9 October 2013
Saks chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove, who is set to leave the department store operator following its merger with the Hudson's Bay Company, has been lined up to join the board of JC Penney.
8 October 2013
Struggling department store retailer JC Penney has said it is making "solid progress" with its turnaround efforts, despite reporting a 4% decline in September comparable store sales.
7 October 2013
In its quest to improve the sustainability of its business, the latest milestones achieved by Crystal Group's Zhongshan Yida Apparel jeans making facility highlight its progress in reducing the carbon footprint of each garment made.
27 September 2013
Shares in JC Penney Company fell 8.8% after-hours trading yesterday (26 September) after the US department store retailer said it would sell 84m shares of its common stock in a secondary offering.
18 September 2013
As the focus in Bangladesh shifts to compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent garment factory tragedies, an intriguing issue is coming to the fore: who, exactly, is culpable? While the factory owners and their current customers are obvious targets, what about retailers and brands who might have sourced there in the past? asks Petah Marian.
27 August 2013
Hedge fun manager William Ackman is to sell his 17.7% stake in ailing department store retailer JC Penney, less than a month after he resigned from the board.
23 August 2013
Already one of the largest garment makers in Bangladesh, Epic Group is embarking on an expansion drive that will see it double its production capacity in the country over the next two years.
23 August 2013
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the headwinds facing JC Penney as second quarter profits widened, a report that most Australian retailers lack knowledge of their suppliers, and a comment on why changes in Bangladesh's garment industry could redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.
21 August 2013
Department store retailer JC Penney is facing a number of headwinds as it scrambles to stabilise its business after a previous turnaround effort failed.
20 August 2013
Beleaguered US department store operator JC Penney has seen its second quarter net losses widen as it works to turn around the flailing company.
13 August 2013
Hedge fund manager William Ackman has resigned from the board of JC Penney, as the ailing department store retailer reaffirmed its support for CEO Myron (Mike) Ullman and chairman Thomas Engibous.
12 August 2013
A public battle between struggling US retailer JC Penney and activist shareholder William Ackman is starting to heat up.
9 August 2013
The impact of unpredictable weather, over-geared retailers and uncertain consumers magnifies as it passes down the supply chain. But while pressure groups are adept at focusing on social and environmental scandals linked to the clothing industry, the impact of buyer behaviour rarely gets a look-in. Here, Mike Flanagan speaks up for garment factory owners.
6 August 2013
Department store retailer JC Penney has appointed Debra Berman as its new senior vice president of marketing.
5 August 2013
Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at prospects for the apparel sector in Hong Kong, the accessories market in Brazil and a report on the growth of RFID.
1 August 2013
Department store retailer JC Penney has disputed reports that commercial lender CIT has stopped financing deliveries from smaller manufacturers to its stores.