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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.
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.
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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.
In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance.
US clothing giants VF Corp and Target Corp have joined forces with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help improve energy and water efficiency at their textile and apparel supplier factories in Vietnam, with the overall aim of reducing costs and boosting productivity.
US general merchandise retailer Target Corp has appointed Amazon's Arthur Valdez as executive vice president, chief supply chain and logistics officer.
Target Corp has appointed former Gap executive Michelle Wlazlo as its senior vice president of apparel and accessories as the department store retailer looks to improve its product assortment and customer experience.
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Global technology and innovation executive Mike McNamara has left Tesco to join retail giant Target Corp as chief information officer.
Retail giant Target Corp is to open 15 new stores in the US during 2015, including eight new-style TargetExpress outlets.
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."
Cherokee Global Brands says Target's decision to discontinue its operations in Canada will not have a material affect on its financial results.
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.
A group of corporate and NGO leaders have joined forces to launch a tool designed to assess leadership in corporate chemicals management.
US retailer Target Corp has said it is pleased with its third-quarter results after booking an increase in earnings and sales.
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.
US retailer Target Corp said it is seeing some early signs of progress, despite second-quarter results having not met its expectations.
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.
US retailer Target Corp has lowered its second-quarter earnings guidance due to charges related to its data breach.
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.
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