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US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November...

US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015,...


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 2016

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters remains unclear.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 2016

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather conditions and the Memorial Day holiday shift.


Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2016

April showers did not bring forth May revenue flowers as the slow start to the spring season continued for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2014

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 2011

TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers, has turned the threat of inflation across the supply chain into an opportunity to do things differently. Here CEO Dr Harry Lee tells just-style how the Hong Kong based firm's long-time focus on efficiency, sustainable development, and added value is helping to combat rising costs and set it apart from the competition.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2016

US apparel giant Gap Inc has acquired data-driven social shopping platform Weddington Way for an undisclosed sum. 


Leonie Barrie | 5 Dec 2016

An unexpected fall in sales at its largest Old Navy division, coupled with the impact of a fire at its Fishkill distribution centre in the summer, pushed US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc to another drop in comparable sales for November.


Beth Wright | 18 Nov 2016

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc says it is making progress to improve product across its brands, although both sales and revenue continued to fall in its third quarter.


Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 2016

Apparel giant Gap Inc has got its Fiskhill distribution centre back up and running in the form of a "pop-up" less than three months after a massive fire ripped through and destroyed the property. 


Beth Wright | 16 Nov 2016

Struggling US speciality retailer Gap Inc has named former Dick's Sporting Goods executive, Teri List-Stoll, as its new finance chief, following the news Sabrina Simmons is to leave the company next year.


Beth Wright | 3 Nov 2016

Struggling US speciality retailer Gap Inc has revealed its executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), Sabrina Simmons, is to leave the company next year, a move which analysts say comes as no surprise given the company's transition.


Beth Wright | 20 Oct 2016

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc is to shutter all eight of its Banana Republic stores in the UK, with the majority of the locations due to close by the end of fiscal 2016.


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

Despite posting its 17th month of negative comparable sales in September, US apparel giant Gap saw its share price climb as the results were better than expected and included a positive performance from its Old Navy division.


Beth Wright | 29 Sep 2016

US retail giant Gap Inc has named its former executive, Jamie Gersch, as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Old Navy in a bid to drive the brand's vision in the run-up to the holiday season.


Beth Wright | 14 Sep 2016

US apparel giant Gap Inc has revealed it will partner with Oregon-based lifestyle brand Pendleton Woolen Mills on a limited-edition collection set to roll out in the autumn.


Beth Wright | 12 Sep 2016

US apparel giant Gap Inc has published the names and locations of the factories which manufacture garments for its namesake, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta brands.


Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 2016

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 2016

A massive blaze that swept through US apparel giant Gap Inc's Fishkill distribution centre in New York City at the end of last month was caused by arson, an official investigation has found. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2016

More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2016

US apparel giant Gap saw its share price tumble as it turned in its 15th negative monthly comparable sales result that missed analyst estimates and a fall in net revenues for August. 


Beth Wright | 31 Aug 2016

A massive blaze has swept through US apparel giant Gap Inc's Fishkill distribution centre in New York City.


Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 2016

Gap Inc's overall pace of decline has moderated since last quarter but sales continued to fall in its second-quarter, with US revenue declines worse than last year, weighed down by a heavy fall in sales at its Banana Republic brand. 


Beth Wright | 12 Aug 2016

US apparel giant Gap Inc has recruited the chief executive officer of toy maker Hasbro, Brian Goldner, to serve on its board of directors as the retailer tries to reverse a slump in sales.


Beth Wright | 28 Jul 2016

 US specialty fashion giant Gap Inc has signed up  to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as part of its commitment to help improve cotton farming practices globally.


Beth Wright | 8 Jul 2016

Gap Inc has put an end to its 14-month run of negative same store sales, helped by a 5% increase in comparable sales at Old Navy.


Leonie Barrie | 26 May 2016

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.


Beth Wright | 20 May 2016

In a bid to save US$275m a year, US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has announced it will be closing 75 Old Navy and Banana Republic stores outside North America.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 17 May 2016

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 2014

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.

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