Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to...
Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revea...
| 19 Dec 2014
As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginning. Access to low-cost finance is one of the main challenges facing firms going forward, but so too is a shift in mindset - with a greater focus on worker training seen as key to creating lasting change.
| 10 Dec 2014
As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.
| 17 Nov 2014
Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.
| 19 Sep 2014
A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progress" over the past 12 months - but pulls no punches when it comes to the many challenges that still lie ahead.
| 25 Nov 2015
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Destination XL narrowed losses. Also, Kate Spade & Co returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.
| 25 Sep 2015
Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black.
| 18 Aug 2015
General merchandise retailer Target Corp has promoted John Mulligan to the newly created role of executive vice president and COO, overseeing stores, supply chain and properties.
| 4 Aug 2015
US department store retailer JC Penney has appointed a new executive vice president of omni-channel and senior vice president of supply chain to help propel its omni-channel growth strategy.
| 20 May 2015
US retail giant Target Corp has upped its full-year earnings guidance after revealing better than expected comparable sales and earnings in its first-quarter.
| 2 Apr 2015
Target Canada says it will close the last of its 133 stores to the public by 12 April as part of its inventory liquidation efforts.
| 4 Mar 2015
Target Corp is to axe some 1,700 jobs over the next two years as it looks to save US$2bn in costs, and focus on key initiatives it believes will put the US retailer “on a clear path to growth”.
| 26 Feb 2015
Retail giant Target Corp slipped to a huge fourth-quarter loss, thanks to mammoth charges of over US$5.1bn linked to its exit from the Canadian market.
| 20 Feb 2015
Data security and omni-channel initiatives are top retail priorities for chief information officers, data shows, in light of recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a differentiated customer experience.
| 4 Feb 2015
Global technology and innovation executive Mike McNamara has left Tesco to join retail giant Target Corp as chief information officer.
| 3 Feb 2015
Retail giant Target Corp is to open 15 new stores in the US during 2015, including eight new-style TargetExpress outlets.
| 19 Jan 2015
The decision by US-based retailer Target Corporation to shut down its Canadian stores has been welcomed by an analyst who says the "exit is a positive."
| 16 Jan 2015
Cherokee Global Brands says Target's decision to discontinue its operations in Canada will not have a material affect on its financial results.
| 15 Jan 2015
Target Corporation said it plans to discontinue its Canada operations through its indirect subsidiary, Target Canada Co, which employs around 17,600 staff across 133 stores.
| 9 Dec 2014
A group of corporate and NGO leaders have joined forces to launch a tool designed to assess leadership in corporate chemicals management.
| 19 Nov 2014
US retailer Target Corp has said it is pleased with its third-quarter results after booking an increase in earnings and sales.
| 21 Aug 2014
Accelerated selling, general and administrative (SG&A) spending is driving retailers into the red, one analyst has said, and could become a key theme over the near term.
| 20 Aug 2014
US retailer Target Corp said it is seeing some early signs of progress, despite second-quarter results having not met its expectations.
| 11 Aug 2014
Luxury apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has said becoming a member of one of two groups working to improve safety and working conditions in Bangladesh's textile industry is "not part" of its strategy.
| 5 Aug 2014
US retailer Target Corp has lowered its second-quarter earnings guidance due to charges related to its data breach.
| 31 Jul 2014
US retailer Target Corp has tapped PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO, with one analyst applauding the move as "a good choice".
| 24 Jul 2014
The Cotton Leads responsible growing programme has attracted more than 200 partners across the global cotton supply chain since it was launched in October last year.
| 8 Jul 2014
US retailer Target Corp has made three senior executive appointments as it looks to accelerate its digital transformation.
| 27 Jun 2014
US retailer Target Corp is another apparel manufacturer to have reportedly reduced its sourcing from Cambodian garment factories in response to industry turmoil in the country.
| 12 May 2014
China and Vietnam led a surge in US apparel imports in March as retailers emerged from the annual post-holiday slowdown and started stocking up for the spring and summer seasons.
Target Corporation: Holiday strategy 2013
The US holiday season, typically defined as the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas day, is a key period for retailers, and brings new challenges on a yearly basis. This case study analyzes Targ...
Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future P
"If indigo was invented today, we would never approve it.” Andrew Olah, founder of the Kingpins denim show, and of Olah Inc., a textile marketing, development, and sales agency in the US. Comments...
Clothing and Footwear Retailing in Americas, 2014-2019; Mark
The “Clothing and Footwear Retailing in Americas, 2014-2019” report, published by Conlumino, provides an analysis of current and forecast retail sales in clothing & footwear category across different...
- Why China 5-year plan won't change garment-making
- ‘Fixing Fashion’ one stitch at a time
- Navigating a turbulent sourcing landscape
- Supply chains under pressure as Black Friday looms
- Jordan garment sector strong amid regional unrest
- US Q3 in brief: Burlington Stores, Guess, Chico's
- Adidas has greenest textile supply chain in China
- Global clothing and footwear trade to drop by 1.5%
- Cambodia living wage campaign kicks off
- New Balance launches first 3D printed running shoe
- Wearable technology: The future market potential for smart garments and e-textiles
- Practical Brand Sourcing Strategy
- Statistics: Trends in Global and Regional Man-made Fibre Production - 2015
- Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members' directory
- Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations - 2nd Quarter 2015