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Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Tough times ahead for teen apparel retailers

It's not so long ago that teens were something of a sweet spot on the retail landscape, buoyed by a core customer who seemed immune to the r...

September retail sales hint at holiday forecasts

A strong end to the back-to-school shopping season and postponed demand following Hurricane Irene at the end of August contributed to the so...

US apparel retail sales shine in June

While cold weather, storms and flooding dampened demand for spring and summer merchandise in May, US apparel retailers rebounded with a bett...

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

Private equity firm completes Wet Seal takeover 16 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal Inc is to continue with the strategies it developed prior to filing for bankruptcy, as its takeover by private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management completes.


Investment firm wins bid to acquire Wet Seal 17 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

An affiliate of private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management has won the auction to acquire beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal, months after it filed for bankruptcy protection.


Jones New York latest casualty to shutter stores 30 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.


Wet Seal files for bankruptcy protection 16 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Beleaguered teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal has become the first major casualty of 2015 to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Wet Seal lays off thousands in store cull 8 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Fast fashion retailer The Wet Seal is closing 338 stores with immediate effect, leading to the loss of 3,695 full and part-time jobs.

Company research

Global Apparel Markets: Business Update - 4th Quarter 2014

Global Apparel Markets: Business Update - 4th Quarter 2014

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial re...

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Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2014

Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2014

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the global apparel industry....

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Protective Clothing (UK) - Industry Report

Protective Clothing (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll Publishing’s PROTECTIVE CLOTHING (UK) Analysis provides a detailed overview of the PROTECTIVE CLOTHING (UK) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 390 companies, i...

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