27 February 2014
Ailing US department store retailer JC Penney has set out its strategy for the final phase of its turnaround, which will include the discontinuation of some underperforming brands.
27 February 2014
US department store retailer JC Penney saw its shares climb yesterday (27 February) as it revealed its first quarterly profit since July 2011.
24 February 2014
Garment workers in Bangladesh not only lack basic knowledge on fire and building safety but also feel fire drills and safety training take too much time and increase pressure on them to reach production targets, a survey has found.
24 February 2014
Plans by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to shift most of its work from Washington to Dhaka, where efforts are currently underway to accelerate its factory inspections, will also see Jeff Krilla step down as president and CEO.
21 February 2014
Canadian clothing brand Joe Fresh has outlined its international expansion plans, which will see the company move outside of North America for the first time and into 23 new countries.
19 February 2014
Sales in department stores around the world are set to rise by 22% over the next five years, fuelled by growth in China, according to a new report.
13 February 2014
US department store retailer JC Penney has appointed Ed Record as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, replacing Ken Hannah.
12 February 2014
Close to a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, progress on improving worker safety and labour rights in Bangladesh has been painfully slow – but who is responsible for the delays?
5 February 2014
US department store retailer JC Penney has recorded its first quarterly comparable store sales increase since the second quarter of 2011.
4 February 2014
The US-based group working to improve safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh says it has inspected nearly one-third (31%) of the 700 factories used by its members - and is on track to have the process finished by July.
30 January 2014
US department store retailer JC Penney has lowered the threshold and extended the expiration date of its shareholder rights plan to protect its tax benefits.
27 January 2014
Workers making clothing for JC Penney, Macy's, Kohl's and Wal-Mart at the Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala were deprived of more than $6m in back wages, benefits and pension funds when the company shut down last year, a new report claims.
24 January 2014
Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco is seeking help from the central bank of Bangladesh to resolve payment difficulties around its sea-air shipment business.
23 January 2014
US department store chain JC Penney has issued a new sustainability report, in which it reiterates its commitment to responsible sourcing and improving social and environmental standards across its supply chain.
16 January 2014
Struggling US department store chain JC Penney is to axe 2,000 jobs and close 33 underperforming stores, as part of ongoing efforts to turn around its business.
16 January 2014
Ailing department store retailer JC Penney is to axe 2% of its workforce with the closure of 33 stores over the coming months, in a move designed to save US$65m a year. While some analysts believe the store closures could prove positive in the long term, others think it may be the start of a slippery slope.
14 January 2014
Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 20% in the first-half of the current fiscal year despite ongoing political uncertainty, labour unrest and factory safety issues.
8 January 2014
Struggling department store chain JC Penney has said it is "pleased" with its performance for the Christmas holiday period.
2 January 2014
Eight months after the Rana Plaza garment factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh with the loss of more than 1,190 lives, a landmark agreement has been reached to deliver an estimated $40m in compensation to victims of the disaster.
11 December 2013
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has opened an office in Dhaka, giving it a local presence from which to focus its efforts on improving fire and structural safety in the country's garment factories.
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%.