18 November 2013
Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has promoted a number of people to senior positions within the company as it shores up its new executive team.
15 November 2013
UK fashion retail group Arcadia has reported an increase in full-year profit and sales, despite what the company described as "challenging global economic conditions".
3 October 2013
Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.
30 September 2013
Japanese casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to open its first store in Australia next spring as part of its ongoing international expansion efforts.
6 September 2013
The countdown to London Fashion Week is being used by labour campaigners and the leader of a Bangladeshi garment union to battle for a living wage for factory workers.
6 September 2013
Fashion retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce head Alex Tait.
5 September 2013
Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.
29 August 2013
US-based upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is extending its partnership with UK retail group Arcadia, by adding Topshop clothing into 28 of its stores and Topman into eight stores from next month.
30 July 2013
Spanish fashion retail business Grupo Cortefiel is entering the US market this September, part of a planned expansion in association with the Al Hokair Fashion Retail group.
24 July 2013
Fashion retail group Arcadia has been urged to sign the accord on fire and safety in Bangladesh, following the recent garment factory tragedies in the country.
13 June 2013
Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has seen its first-quarter losses narrow to CAD80.7m (US$79.4m) for the 13 weeks to 4 May, boosted by strong sales at its namesake stores growth as well as improved gross profit and operating expenses.
1 May 2013
How retailers deal with the omni-channel challenge varies greatly, as do opinions on how to integrate strategies for online, mobile and physical transactions.
30 April 2013
Following last month's overview of apparel in Asia Pacific, Euromonitor International assesses the prospects and pitfalls in the next goldmine of opportunity: Latin America.
17 April 2013
The explosion in proposed trade agreements will probably stimulate major changes over the next decade in how apparel buyers organise their supply chains. But as Mike Flanagan explains, they never deliver what - or when - their lobbyists say they will.
12 April 2013
Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company has seen its fourth-quarter net profit nearly halve, after it was forced to clear inventory at its Lord & Taylor stores across the US after Hurricane Sandy.
9 April 2013
The online and luxury segments are set to provide a silver lining in what is an otherwise gloomy outlook for Australia's fashion industry, according to research released by IbisWorld.
5 March 2013
Fashion retail group Arcadia is reportedly planning to open its first Topshop stores in Germany.
15 January 2013
French apparel and luxury group PPR has acquired a 51% stake in designer brand Christopher Kane in order to help develop the business.
9 January 2013
Australia is increasingly becoming a nation of online shoppers, as the strength of the Australian dollar, combined with the ease of purchasing and lower prices being offered internationally, sees consumers flock to their computers, phones and tablets.
14 December 2012
Arcadia Group is set to enter China with its first Topshop store in Hong Kong, opening in May next year.
6 December 2012
Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green has sold a 25% stake in his Topshop and Topman brands to private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in a deal that values the two brands at GBP2bn.
5 December 2012
Sir Philip Green is allegedly in talks to sell a stake of up to 25% in the Topman and Topshop chains to the private equity owners of US retailer J Crew.
12 November 2012
Fashion retailer Hobbs today (12 November) has strengthened its management team with a new director of buying and merchandising after booking a 9% jump in sales in the last nine months.
8 November 2012
Men's fashion retailer Topman, which is part of the UK's Arcadia retail group, has launched an exclusive knitwear collection designed by James Long.
31 October 2012
For all of the hype around a renaissance in British clothing and textile manufacturing, John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), believes that for now at least, it's mostly just talk. He spoke to Petah Marian about the state of UK manufacturing and some of the initiatives being undertaken by the industry body to grow the sector.
15 October 2012
Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green is reportedly ramping up the retailer's use of British manufacturers.
2 October 2012
The feasibility of reviving the UK manufacturing sector and moving garment production back onshore has been a key topic of discussion among British brands and retailers. While niche and high-end firms like cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin and countrywear brand J Barbour & Sons are synonymous with UK-based production, it can also be done for high street brands on a large scale, according to industry experts.
1 October 2012
While the focus on emerging markets for the big international clothing companies has traditionally been to view them as outsourcing opportunities, there are a lot of people with a lot of money in these countries. So go-ahead Western brands are seeking to gain a presence in emerging markets, hoping to reap dividends as their economies grow.
27 September 2012
British clothing brand Karen Millen has appointed Becky Bateman as retail director for the UK and Ireland and Pilar LaCave as retail director for Europe.
27 September 2012
UK clothing retailer Hobbs has appointed former Topman online executive Gracia Amico as director of e-commerce.