Wal-Mart Stores Inc
As Wal-Mart ramps up its efforts to reshore more US clothing production, the recipient of a $2m grant from the retailer’s Innovation Fund ta...
For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions,...
| 13 Aug 2015
Interest in East Africa as a potential apparel sourcing destination has been on the rise, yet the results of a new survey suggest the road ahead won't be an easy one.
| 15 Jul 2015
Executives at US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores have admitted that reshoring apparel is “difficult, but not impossible” – with a new innovation fund set up to tackle the challenges of domestic textile and clothing production.
| 7 Apr 2015
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has set out some of its plans to improve sales and market share, including more competitive apparel prices, better assortments, and “systematic” sourcing – and says it welcomes the US arrival of Primark later this year.
| 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.
| 20 Jan 2015
UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.
| 13 Mar 2014
Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.
| 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.
| 18 Nov 2015
US retail giant Walmart has outlined the progress it has made on its sustainability goals, including a 28.2m metric ton reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its global supply chain – beating its target of 20m by the end of 2015.
| 2 Nov 2015
The US retail industry is set for steady growth through 2016 amid improved operating efficiencies, despite still-cautious consumer spending, according to a new report.
| 28 Oct 2015
US women's wear retailer Chico's has tapped former Wal-Mart executive Shelley Broader as its new president and CEO.
| 21 Oct 2015
A number of apparel firms, including Nike and Levi Strauss & Co, have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.
| 16 Oct 2015
Wal-Mart has said it will add capabilities to its supply chain in a bid to be more efficient as the US retail giant cut its profit forecast for the next fiscal.
| 16 Oct 2015
Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with Wal-Mart Canada for its Tony Hawk signature apparel, accessories and footwear skater brand.
| 15 Oct 2015
Executives from retail giant Wal-Mart and Sae-A Trading, one of the world’s largest apparel manufacturers, are among speakers taking part in next month’s Free Zones of the Americas Conference in Nicaragua.
| 12 Oct 2015
US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has appointed Brett Biggs as finance chief, to replace Charles Holley who is to retire.
| 7 Oct 2015
US retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores has cut around 450 jobs at its head office in Bentonville, Arkansas, in a bid to become more “nimble”.
| 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.
| 20 Aug 2015
Wal-Mart has joined forces with The Reshoring Initiative as part of ongoing plans to boost domestic manufacturing by buying an extra US$50bn in US-made products over the next ten years.
| 24 Jul 2015
US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has taken full ownership of its Chinese e-commerce business Yihaodian, as part of its long-term plans to grow its China business.
| 17 Jul 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the textile investments flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the complexity of sustainability in the polyester production process, and the impact of transparency on compliance in Cambodia's garment sector.
| 17 Jul 2015
US retail giant Wal-Mart has opened four new logistics warehouses in Tianjin in northern China as it works to improve its distribution network in the country.
| 2 Jul 2015
Wal-Mart is tackling the problem of inconsistencies and inaccuracies in online product information by asking all suppliers and manufacturers to share their complete product catalogues with the retailer.
| 17 Jun 2015
Garment workers in Wal-Mart's Asia supply chain are being subjected to serious labour violations and abuse, a report has claimed.
| 19 May 2015
US retail giant Wal-Mart has posted first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations but achieved a double-digit comp performance in women and children’s wear.
| 12 May 2015
Wal-Mart Stores is to acquire 12 stores and one distribution centre previously operated by Target Canada as the US retail giant looks to invest CAD$350m (US$289.7m) in the country.
| 30 Apr 2015
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is remaining silent on a class action launched against it in the US by victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.
| 30 Apr 2015
Campaigners are calling on fashion brands and retailers to pledge the final US$2.7m needed to hit the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund target.
| 29 Apr 2015
US retail giant Wal-Mart has reaffirmed its commitment to growing its business in China with plans to open 115 stores in the country over the next two years.
| 25 Sep 2015
Nike and Wal-Mart have used the annual Climate Week in New York to pledge to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy, joining H&M and M&S as part of the RE100 campaign.
| 26 Nov 2013
Inspections got underway last week to assess the structural, fire and electrical safety of at least 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh, after three separate groups agreed on a common set of standards.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partne
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Apparel and Footwear (USA)
For the 2015/2016 fiscal year, Wal-Mart’s key strategic goals include the expansion of its outlet network and the enhancement of its digital retail capabilities. In terms of outlet expansion, the comp...
Hosiery in the US
Sheer hosiery increased by 5% in current value terms and by 2% in volume terms in 2014. Sheer hosiery is a category which predominantly targets at women and includes sheer tights, hold-ups, stockings,...
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