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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...

Wolverine Worldwide evolves to exceed new demands

Wolverine Worldwide has said it is paramount the US clothing and footwear company evolves to meet and exceed the demands of the new consumer...

Nicaragua apparel makers see bleak future from TPP

Nicaragua's apparel industry is expected to grow 8% to $1.5bn this year, fuelled by rising exports to the US. But while the numbers are enco...

US retailers' June 2014 sales roundup

An improving employment picture, favourable weather for purchases of summer clothing, and heavy promotions fuelled better-than-expected sale...

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

Gap to expand into Slovenia and Austria 22 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Gap Inc has revealed plans to launch in Slovenia and Austria as the apparel giant continues with its ongoing global expansion plans.

Crocs shifts strategy as Q2 profit slumps 22 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Footwear business Crocs has unveiled a strategic plan aimed at bringing long-term growth to the company after second quarter profits slumped by 34%.

Innovation and versatility drives swimwear growth 22 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Swimwear sales in the US grew 6% in the last 12 months thanks to the launch of more innovative products offering health benefits and enhanced comfort, new figures reveal.

Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role 22 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.

Ascena hunts new CFO as Montgomery departs 22 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Ascena Retail Group has embarked on a search for a new CFO after current incumbent Dirk Montgomery announced his departure later this summer.

US back-to-school spending set for increase 22 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Families in the US will spend slightly more on back-to-school items this year, including apparel and footwear, according to a new survey.

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