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Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 2014

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a better company performance.


Petah Marian | 24 Aug 2012

Troubled Australian clothing maker Pacific Brands is in the midst of a multi-year transformation programme that has now claimed its CEO, Sue Morphet, who announced plans to step down as the group saw full-year losses widen. With former Foster's boss John Pollaers set to take the helm, just-style considers the challenges facing the company.


In the second of a two-part series, Euromonitor International analyst Bettina Kurnik identifies the appeal of offshore e-tailers over their Australian counterparts, and reviews the way forward for local apparel specialist retailers.

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Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal.


Michelle Russell | 17 Feb 2016

Australian apparel group Pacific Brands has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed a move into profit in its first-half and sales growth across all major brands. 


Katie Smith | 25 Aug 2015

Australian apparel group Pacific Brands has said it will develop a sustainable, lean global supply chain and mitigate the impact of foreign exchange on its margins after narrowing its full-year loss.


Richard Woodard | 17 Feb 2015

Australian apparel group Pacific Brands slid to a first half loss thanks to impairment charges of A$138.5m, incurred due to a change of approach and currency depreciation.


Katie Smith | 1 Dec 2014

Australian retailer Pacific Brands has completed its divestments of the Brand Collective and Workwear businesses.


Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2014

Australia's competition regulator has given the green light to Wesfarmers' takeover of Pacific Brands workwear division.


Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2014

Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34m).


Katie Smith | 17 Nov 2014

Australian clothing and footwear retailer Pacific Brands has confirmed it is in discussions on a potential sale of its Brand Collective shoe business.


Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2014

Pacific Brands has moved to a net loss in its full-year and announced the divestment of its workwear business in a deal worth AUD180m.


Richard Woodard | 13 Aug 2014

Retailer Target Australia has disclosed the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh – a move welcomed by charity Oxfam.


Katie Smith | 16 Jul 2014

Pacific Brands CEO and managing director John Pollaers has stepped down amid differences over the strategic direction of the clothing and footwear business.


Richard Woodard | 10 Jun 2014

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has lowered its full-year earnings forecast by more than 10% thanks to “challenging” market conditions.


Leonie Barrie | 18 Feb 2014

Australian clothing and footwear group Pacific Brands has booked its first rise in reported sales in five years, but swung to a net loss on write-downs linked to its struggling workwear division.


Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2013

The decision by Australian retailers Kmart and Target Corp to reveal the location of their supplier factories in Bangladesh has been described by Oxfam as a ''watershed moment'' for the country's retailers.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Dec 2013

Australian clothing brands and retailers are being urged to take more responsibility for their supplier factories in Bangladesh as part of a campaign by Oxfam in the run-up to Christmas.


Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2013

Australian clothing group Pacific Brands has issued a full-year profit warning, citing difficult trading conditions and a downturn in the workwear market.


Petah Marian | 22 Aug 2013

Australian clothing group Pacific Brands has swung to a full year profit, driven by sales growth in its underwear division.


Petah Marian | 19 Jun 2013

The CEO of ailing Australian clothing and footwear company Pacific Brands has revealed a five-year plan to try to turnaround the company.


Petah Marian | 18 Feb 2013

Australian clothing company Pacific Brands swung to a first half net profit despite seeing sales decline over the period.


Petah Marian | 23 Oct 2012

The new CEO of Australian clothing and footwear company Pacific Brands has admitted that group underlying sales have continued to fall since the end of the company's financial year.


Petah Marian | 22 Aug 2012

Australian clothing and footwear company Pacific Brands has announced that CEO Sue Morphet will step down after the company booked wider full-year net losses.


Petah Marian | 14 Aug 2012

Australian clothing company Pacific Brands has agreed to sell underwear brand Bonds' freehold property in Wentworthville, New South Wales.


Petah Marian | 2 Jul 2012

Troubled Australian apparel and footwear group Pacific Brands has cut its debt by A$25m due to stronger cash flow and the sale of two surplus properties.


Petah Marian | 1 Jun 2012

Pacific Brands' chairman James MacKenzie has decided to step down from his role at the Australian apparel manufacturer.


Richard Woodard | 15 May 2012

Apparel and footwear business Pacific Brands has abandoned talks over a possible sale of the company, and warned that earnings will be “materially down” for the rest of the fiscal year.

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Leonie Barrie | 20 Oct 2014

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.

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