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US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015

On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analyst...

US apparel retailers' October 2014 sales roundup

October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an impro...

China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Spotlight on...Glenn Murphy's tenure at Gap Inc

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy recently announced his decision to step down in February. He joined Gap as chief executive in 2007. Since then he has b...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.


Speaking with style: Dr Harry Lee, TAL Apparel 26 Jul 2011

Leonie Barrie

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

Marimekko Q3 "step in the right direction" 20 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Finnish fashion and textile business Marimekko Group said its third-quarter was a "step in the right direction" after booking an increase in earnings and sales.


Digital change ahead in the retail C-suite 14 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Last month's leadership change at US retail giant Gap Inc was widely seen as indicative of the company's transition to a more digital focused business model - but is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg as more and more retailers line up CEOs who combine digital savvy with a global mindset.


Gap in third-quarter gross margin U-turn 7 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel giant Gap Inc has done a U-turn on its third-quarter gross margin forecast, saying it is now likely to be better than previously expected.


Gap accelerates expansion in Greater China 6 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

US retail giant Gap Inc is to accelerate growth plans for its namesake and Old Navy brands in Greater China, as it prepares to open its 100th Gap store in the market next month.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora 29 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Latest blogs

Gap CEO switch a sign of transition 13 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.


Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

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