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Diversification a key focus for Under Armour

With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims...

ANALYSIS: New pricing strategy pays off for Nike

Sporting goods Nike is raising its prices at a time when other companies are turning to increased markdowns and heavy promotional activity t...

Hanesbrands praises supply chain efficiency

Hanesbrands has praised the efficiency of its supply chain, describing it as "a clear contributor" to earnings, helping the underwear maker...

VF Corp bullish for second-half growth

After booking a double-digit increase in second-quarter profit, driven by revenue growth at its outdoor and action sport apparel segment, it...

Latest Interviews

Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


Relationships key to competitive supply chain 29 May 2013

Leonie Barrie

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the need to develop more strategic relationships between retailers and their suppliers to improve flexibility and add value across the supply chain. But according to Mark Green, executive vice president of the global supply chain at apparel giant PVH, the biggest changes in sourcing are yet to come.

Latest News

Footwear “facing increased compliance challenges" 30 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Footwear companies are facing ever higher levels of compliance challenges thanks to increasing regulation, according to new research.


Arrests made at US REI/North Face protests 30 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

More than 20 people were arrested at an REI store in the US amid protests at the retailer’s ties with outdoor brand The North Face, which is accused of worker rights violations in Bangladesh.


Destination Maternity Q3 earnings and sales slide 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Destination Maternity has reported a drop in earnings in its third-quarter as revenues also fell.


Iconix ups FY earnings guidance 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Iconix Brand Group has upped its earnings guidance for the full year, despite booking a drop in second-quarter profit.


North Face commits to 100% recycled polyester 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

VF Corp outdoor brand The North Face has committed to using 100% recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.


SCS updates recycled content certification 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Environmental and sustainability certification SCS Global Services has released its updated recycled content certification standard.

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