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VF Corp outlines 2014 growth plans

Apparel giant VF Corporation has ended the year on a strong note after booking a 7% increase in fourth-quarter earnings, affirming its targe...

JC Penney says turnaround is "taking hold"

The turnaround of struggling department store chain JC Penney is beginning to take hold, according to CEO Mike Ullman. But the US-based reta...

Sustainability strategy clear for Crystal Group

For Hong Kong based Crystal Group, one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, efforts to put sustainability at the heart of its business a...

VF Corp buoyant about long-term growth

After booking a 13.8% hike in third-quarter profit, boosted by strong sales in its outdoor & action sports and jeanswear businesses, it's no...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Tim Wheeler, Jockey International 28 Mar 2013

Leonie Barrie

Overseeing international operations for one of the world's most-recognised brands, Tim Wheeler paints a picture of a business model fine-tuned for success.


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, IAF 6 Sep 2012

Leonie Barrie

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.

Latest News

Timberland exceeds factory benchmarking target 14 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

VF Corp-owned Timberland says it has well-exceeded its target for benchmarking apparel and footwear factories in its supply chain as part of its global sustainability efforts.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include data that reveals cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen, a ban by Walt Disney on Pakistan and Bangladesh production, VF Corp's new China hub, and the high tariffs imposed by the Bangladesh government on building and safety equipment for the country's factories.


VF Corp eyes speed to market with China hub 10 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant VF Corp has opened a central distribution centre in China, in a bid to provide measurable increases in speed-to-market for both customers and consumers.


Leadership changes align VF Corp for future growth 8 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant VF Corp is hoping a number of new key appointments, including an Americas head, will play a crucial role in helping the company build sustainable, long-term growth.


Fruit of the Loom plant closure to cut 600 jobs 7 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is to lay off more than 600 workers with the closure of its facility in Jamestown, Kentucky.

Latest blogs

A troubled start for Cambodia 6 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.


Efforts to improve safety in Bangladesh continue 28 Oct 2013

Leonie Barrie

In the week that marked six months since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh, attention not surprisingly turned to ongoing efforts to improve garment worker safety - and the progress made so far.

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