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Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting

UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather a...

SuperGroup management reshuffle shows "strategic ambition"

SuperGroup's management reshuffle, which involves the appointment of Euan Sutherland as CEO, shows "strategic ambition" by the retailer, ana...

H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable...

Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat

Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas's Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the German sportin...

Recent news

China and US MoU strengthens apparel trade ties 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel (CCCT) have signed an MoU designed to address industry issues of concern from product safety, to labelling and retail.


Private equity firm Palladin invests in Harrys of London 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has acquired a majority stake in luxury men's footwear and accessories business Harrys of London in a move that is expected to launch the brand into its next growth phase.


Carter's Q3 earnings and sales climb 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Children's wear company Carter's has revealed an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings, which met the group's expectations.


UK clothing sales fall in warm September 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The latest evidence that unseasonably mild weather in the UK is having an adverse impact on retailers came today (23 October) as new figures showed a drop in clothing sales during September.


Reebok fined in Australia over EasyTone claims 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Sports giant Reebok has been penalised by an Australian court over its EasyTone shoe range, which it claimed boosts muscle tone of calves, thighs and buttocks more than traditional walking shoes would.


Under Armour ups guidance as Q3 profit climbs 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales.


Stronger reform needed in Bangladesh apparel sector 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Stronger attention is needed to reform Bangladesh's apparel industry if exports are to grow, a report has found.


Unifi to grow texturing capacity in CAFTA region 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Yarn manufacturer Unifi has revealed plans to increase its texturing capacity in the US and Central America next year to meet growing demand for synthetic yarns in the CAFTA region.


Wholesale sales boost Rocky Brands Q3 profit 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

An increase in wholesale sales has resulted in a 6.9% third-quarter net profit growth for US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands.


Barker named interim leader of Outdoor Industry Association 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Industry veteran Steve Barker has been appointed to run the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) on an interim basis, while a search for a permanent leader is underway.


Tesco chairman resigns as H1 profits plunge 92% 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has stepped down in light of the accounting error that has resulted in a 92% decline in first-half profit for the troubled UK retail giant.


US apparel prices decline in September 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel prices in the US dropped in September, for a second consecutive month, according to new figures.


RNB Retail and Brands moves to Q4 profit 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has moved to a profit and booked an increase in sales in its fourth-quarter.


Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather and heavy discounting during its crucial Christmas period.


Skechers shares slide as costs hit Q3 profit 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US shoe maker Skechers USA saw its share price slide after recording third-quarter earnings that were hurt by foreign exchange losses and warehousing costs.


Safety Commission facing responsive challenges 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is facing challenges in responding to product safety risks and is reviewing potential improvements, a US government report has stated.


Living wage campaigns get underway in Africa 22 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Action plans are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages, with unions across the region agreeing to work towards this goal.


EU strikes trade deal with East African Community 22 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and five East African nations - including Kenya - have agreed a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) allowing duty-free exports between the two regions.


Shoe Zone FY profit to meet expectations 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Shoe Zone has said its earnings for the year will be in line with expectations having had the best August in its history followed by a slow September, with a late start to the boot season.


Aalfs selects tool to manage Nicaragua production 22 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel maker Aalfs Uno SA is implementing NGC's Shop Floor Control platform to help manage operations at its denim and twill manufacturing plant in Nicaragua.


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