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US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts e...

US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April...

US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the...

US retailers' February 2014 sales roundup

US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.


Victoria’s Secret gets intimate with Sri Lanka 20 Oct 2006

just-style.com

US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret says that despite rising production costs and worldwide competition from countries like China and Vietnam, it plans to source even more from Sri Lanka over the coming years. On a visit to the island earlier this week, two of the company’s top executives tell Dilshani Samaraweera why Sri Lankan lingerie is such a hit.

Latest News

Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role 22 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.


Sycamore Partners buyout of Express looks likely 16 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

A buy-out of troubled US apparel retailer Express Inc by Sycamore Partners looks likely, analysts believe, after the private equity firm last week acquired a 10% stake and said it wants to craft a formal proposal to acquire the rest of the company.


Aeropostale to enjoy better sourcing with new deal 28 May 2014

Katie Smith

Retailer Aeropostale could benefit from better sourcing by tapping into the resources of another investment of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has just closed a financing deal with the teen apparel chain.


L Brands lowers outlook despite Q1 profit growth 23 May 2014

Katie Smith

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.


L Brands books mixed Q4 results 27 Feb 2014

Michelle Russell

L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.

Latest blogs

US apparel retailers buffeted by winter storms 10 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

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