4 December 2013
A combination of cold weather, promotions and price cuts saw millions of Americans shop for holiday gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off the biggest selling period of the year. But while overall shopper numbers were up on last year, they're spending less, first figures suggest. Katie Smith looks at how the holiday season is likely to pan out.
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.
14 November 2013
Macy's has booked a 22.1% increase in third-quarter earnings on the back of a lift in sales and reaffirmed its guidance for the full year.
13 November 2013
It's not so long ago that teens were something of a sweet spot on the retail landscape, buoyed by a core customer who seemed immune to the recession. But today's teens are not spending money like they used to.
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.
31 October 2013
US department store retailer Macy's has revealed that Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of the Bloomingdale's brand, has stepped down after 22 years at the helm.
8 October 2013
US department store retailer Macy's has said it "continues to watch" the Chinese market after reports emerged that it had halted its online expansion plans in the country.
27 September 2013
US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has today (27 September) reported an 8.5% increase in second-quarter net profit, helped by cost control and comparable store sales growth.
20 September 2013
Roger Farah's new contract with Ralph Lauren Corporation will see the executive devote just half of his working time to the company, it has emerged.
10 September 2013
As part of efforts to grow its market share in activewear and attract more millennial shoppers aged between 13 and 30, department store retailer Macy's is to expand its athletic apparel assortment into more stores this autumn.
3 September 2013
The determining factor in rolling out RFID in any business has always been price, so calculating a concrete return on investment (ROI) is clearly a vital step. According to some analysts this approach has matured as the benefits of the technology have become clear.
28 August 2013
Cash-strapped and internet-savvy they might be, but millennial shoppers are more likely to shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, new research reveals.
20 August 2013
The group of leading retailers and brands who make up the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has named Ellen O'Kane Tauscher as the independent chair of its board of directors.
14 August 2013
US department store retailer Macy's has cut its outlook for the full year and reported lower-than-expected second-quarter profits, after sales were hit by weaker consumer confidence.
14 August 2013
Footwear retailers must match their strengths to the purchasing priorities of their target customers if they want to engage them in the shopping process, according to new research.
9 August 2013
Department store retailer Macy's is strengthening its activewear focus by teaming up with Lids Sports Group to open licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's stores under the name of Locker Room by Lids.
8 August 2013
The Jones Group has revealed that it will launch a brand targeting millennial consumers at Macy's called Qmack.
7 August 2013
Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, a leading importer of children's and women's apparel, has gone live on NGC's fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution.
1 August 2013
Retail giant Macy’s has continued its “millennial” strategy with the launch of two more exclusive brands in store this August.
22 July 2013
Surfwear brand Quiksilver has been landed with US$3.6m in damages after a jury found it "willfully" infringed World Marketing's "Visitor" clothing brand.
19 July 2013
Some 8,700 infants' snap-up jackets have been recalled by Macy's because the snaps can come off, posing a choking hazard.
11 July 2013
Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.
10 July 2013
A group of leading North American retailers and brands - led by Wal-Mart and Gap - have committed more than $142m in funding and low interest loans to help improve factory safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.
1 July 2013
Sportswear retailer The Finish Line has seen its first-quarter profit more than halve after increased costs related to the launch of its business in Macy's department stores offset higher sales.
20 June 2013
Children's apparel retailer The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Levi Strauss & Co executive Joelle Maher as the company's new chief operating officer.
5 June 2013
Michelle Bogan has rejoined management consulting firm Kurt Salmon as a partner in its retail and consumer products group.
15 May 2013
US department store retailer Macy's has today (15 May) booked a 19.9% increase in first-quarter profit on solid sales, despite the negative impact of unseasonably cool weather and weakened demand.
30 April 2013
Omaha-based investment firm Waitt Company has acquired the Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini and Taryn Rose brands as part of a co-investment with brand development company Authentic Brands Group.
2 April 2013
US women's wear chain Cache has appointed Daphne Pappas as executive vice president, chief merchandise officer.
28 March 2013
US sportswear retailer Finish Line has posted a 20% decline in fourth-quarter net profit because of a drop in sales and weaknesses at its running business.