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US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains fo...

Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

US apparel retailers' November 2014 sales roundup

Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record...

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...

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

Gap brand likely to face continued pressure 9 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Gap Inc will see its namesake brand continue to weigh on the retailer's results in the near term, analysts believe, after the US clothing giant saw December comparable store sales climb 1%.


Lacoste joins ban on angora 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Gap to be "held back" by namesake brand 5 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Gap Inc's namesake brand will continue to weigh on the US clothing giant's performance during the holiday season, one analyst believes, despite it posting November comparable store sales growth.


Gap and Tau to accelerate supply chain innovations 4 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Tau Investment Management is partnering with clothing giant Gap Inc to promote "best-in-class" innovations and support the development of more sustainable, efficient and improved garment factories and mills across Southeast Asia.


Old Navy under fire over plus-size allegations 27 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Gap's Old Navy has come under fire over allegations it charges extra for women's plus-size clothing, but not for men's.

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.

Company research

The Gap, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report

The Gap, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report

The Gap, Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings...

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Gap Inc, The in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

Gap Inc, The in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

The Gap Inc has demonstrated that it understands the direction of the apparel market, and is using its digital platforms in conjunction with its physical stores to drive growth. The company has benefi...

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Gap Inc, The in Apparel (USA)

Gap Inc, The in Apparel (USA)

The Gap is a US apparel specialist retailer which offers casual, mid-tier clothing. It continues to pursue a multi-tier price strategy, operating retail concepts (Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, Piper...

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