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Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m

Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is “making good progress” in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit s...

Pacific Brands review may drive more divestment

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...

“Complex” Billabong seeks simple solution

Simplicity is the key to restoring fortunes at beleaguered surf-led apparel business Billabong, according to new CEO Neil Fiske....

Australasia key for apparel brands going global

Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilie...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, Bodyline 2 Jan 2013

Petah Marian

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

Interview: Sportsgirl CEO Elle Roseby 7 Nov 2011

Petah Marian

Trendy Australian fashion retailer Sportsgirl has spent the last five years working to establish a presence in all areas of its customers' lives. CEO Elle Roseby spoke to Petah Marian about how the 63-year-old brand has managed to remain relevant for its internet-savvy shoppers.

Latest News

M&S's Dixon takes David Jones CEO role 1 Oct 2015

Michelle Russell

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has appointed former M&S clothing director John Dixon as CEO of its David Jones business.

Myer to raise AUD221m as FY profit plummets 1 Sep 2015

Katie Smith

Ailing Australian department store retailer Myer Holdings has revealed plans to raise AUD221m (US$155.7m) to fund a new turnaround plan, after seeing its full-year profit plummet.

Billabong first annual profit in four years 27 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its first annual profit in four years, with the benefit of its efficiency measures expected to be seen over the course of the next fiscal.

Pacific Brands looks to develop lean supply chain 25 Aug 2015

Katie Smith

Australian apparel group Pacific Brands has said it will develop a sustainable, lean global supply chain and mitigate the impact of foreign exchange on its margins after narrowing its full-year loss.

Billabong invests in planning tools 7 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has selected JustEnough Software's retail planning solutions to help transform its planning and replenishment processes across all its brands globally.

TJX to grow in Australia with Trade Secret buy 29 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail group The TJX Companies has signed an agreement to purchase Australian off-price fashion retailer Trade Secret.

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