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US apparel retailers' June 2016 sales roundup

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather cond...


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.


Leonie Barrie | 11 May 2016

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has been downgraded to junk status by Fitch Ratings in the latest of a series of woes for the company, which earlier this week warned about slumping sales in its first quarter and steps to streamline its business.


Leonie Barrie | 10 May 2016

The spring season appears to be off to a slow start for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with cool, wet weather continuing to dampen demand for spring clothing collections.


Katie Smith | 8 Apr 2016

March proved to be a challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with many hampered by the early timing of Easter this year. And the outlook for April is mixed as cold weather is cooling demand for spring clothing collections. 

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

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.


Michelle Russell | 10 May 2016

Gap Inc said it must transform at a faster pace as the US clothing giant revealed its thirteenth consecutive month of negative same store sales.


Katie Smith | 14 Apr 2016

US retail giant Gap Inc has appointed veteran global sourcing executive Sonia Syngal as global president of its Old Navy brand. 


Katie Smith | 8 Apr 2016

A lacklustre spring merchandise assortment that failed to drive sales and resulted in a surplus of inventory led to a "disappointing" March performance for Gap Inc, with the US clothing giant's comparable store falling for the twelfth month in a row. 


Katie Smith | 4 Mar 2016

Gap Inc has said it is "encouraged" by the initial response to its spring collection, despite the US retail giant posting yet another decline in monthly comparable store sales. 


Katie Smith | 26 Feb 2016

Gap Inc's turnaround visibility remains low and could happen later than anticipated – late 2016/early 2017, according to one analyst, after the US clothing giant saw its fourth-quarter and full-year profits slump. 


Katie Smith | 9 Feb 2016

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc expects full-year earnings to be at the high end of its guidance, despite the US retail giant posting net sales and comparable store sales declines in the fourth-quarter and month of January. 


Michelle Russell | 21 Jan 2016

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc is to launch a girl's clothing line under its Athleta brand in a bid to capitalise on growth in the US women's active wear category.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2016

A global framework agreement, initiated by H&M and the IndustriAll global union, has succeeded in helping to reinstate sacked workers at garment factories in Myanmar and Pakistan just months after coming into force.

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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