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Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 2014

US department store retailer Kohl's Corporation last week held its first investor day for seven years, setting out detailed plans for future growth. Building on an agenda announced earlier this year, analysts say the new initiatives are necessary and overdue.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2014

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progress" over the past 12 months - but pulls no punches when it comes to the many challenges that still lie ahead.


Leonie Barrie | 23 Jul 2014

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment factories appears to be sourcing more products from the country as efforts to upgrade the industry take hold. But one year on, progress is "far from over", with the total cost likely to be in the region of $150m and take 12-18 another months to complete.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Jan 2014

Engaging more deeply with customers, and offering a seamless capability no matter where or how they shop, is set to remain one of the biggest challenges for retailers in the year ahead according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show,' the National Retail Federation's 103nd Annual Convention & Expo that took place last week in New York.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2014

China-based shirt manufacturer and yarn supplier Luthai Textile Co has its sights firmly set on growing its global business. Earlier this month, as the company revealed plans to open an office in New York, Michelle Russell talked to Luthai general manager Liu Zibin about the rationale behind the move.

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In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 2016

Macy's, Kohl's, and Kate Spade & Co are among a number of top apparel groups that have committed to mentoring at this year's New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFT Lab).


Michelle Russell | 2 Feb 2016

US retail giant Macy's has created two new senior executive posts in a bid to aggressively grow its omni-channel business.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 2016

Starboard Value, an activist shareholder in Macy's, is urging the US retail giant to pursue potential joint venture deals for its stores in order to unlock greater value from its real estate.


Katie Smith | 7 Jan 2016

US retail giant Macy's is to lay off thousands of workers in a round of cost reductions designed to save the department store operator around US$400m a year after a "disappointing" holiday performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


Katie Smith | 12 Aug 2015

With demand for athleisure products growing, US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has launched an athleisure footwear line at US department store Macy's.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Jul 2015

US retailer Macy’s is phasing out its Donald Trump men’s wear line after the businessman and presidential candidate made insulting comments about Mexican immigrants.


Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 2015

US department store retailer Macy's is piloting a customised alterations service for online purchases as part of a collaboration with tailoring business zTailors.


Katie Smith | 13 May 2015

Delayed product shipments from the west coast port slowdown combined with severe winter weather have resulted in a double-digit first-quarter profit decline for US department store retailer Macy's.


Katie Smith | 24 Feb 2015

US department store retailer Macy's has issued a “conservative” outlook for fiscal 2015 after a rise in promotions led to a drop in fourth-quarter net profit.


Richard Woodard | 4 Feb 2015

Retail giant Macy's has announced a wholesale reshuffle of its executive team as part of plans to drive the company’s restructured omnichannel capabilities.


Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

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.


Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2015

Macy's has revealed plans to relocate its West Sacramento fulfilment centre to a larger facility in Sacramento County to support continued sales growth driven by its omni-channel strategy.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 2015

Department store retailer Macy's is to close 14 stores and make a raft of job cuts as it restructures its marketing and merchandise operations in a move designed to save US$140m starting this year.


Katie Smith | 12 Nov 2014

Department store retailer Macy's has lowered its full-year earnings and sales guidance despite booking a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.


Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2014

Department store retailer Macy's is to open its first store outside the US, with a location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018.


Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 2014

Iconix Brand Group has taken a stake in Nick Graham, which will allow the men's wear lifestyle apparel group to expand its product portfolio and enter new markets.


Katie Smith | 29 Sep 2014

Softness within its basketball offering resulted in a slight drop in first-quarter net profit for US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 2014

Shoe maker Skechers USA has hit back at a negative analyst report suggesting its sales are decelerating, arguing that the data had been "misinterpreted".


Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2014

American brand Bill Blass is readying for a relaunch as a global lifestyle brand Bill Blass under the leadership of its newly-named president and chief operating officer, Stuart Goldblatt.


Michelle Russell | 15 Sep 2014

Macy's says it is seeing "tangible results" from its adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as the department store retailer looks to build its omnichannel capabilities.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 2013

What a difference two years makes. In the past couple of weeks major US retailers including Walmart, Target, Macy's and Nordstrom have all lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year citing sluggish sales, cautious consumers and general economic uncertainty. But for specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc it's a different story.

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