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Adidas raises the bar for North America sales

North America has been the biggest challenge for Adidas historically, but it will likely also be the biggest opportunity for it going forwar...

Gap working to rebuild and gain market share

Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal, as the US speciality clothing ret...

Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and PR

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government conc...

China leads US apparel sources with falling prices

For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.


Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

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Tom Tailor optimistic on turnaround for 2017 28 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

German fashion group Tom Tailor Holding has said it expects its realignment plan to have a positive impact this year, but admitted it still has "quite a way to go" as it revealed a net loss for fiscal 2016.


Moss Bros FY earnings jump despite headwinds 28 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group booked higher earnings and sales in its last fiscal year, despite operating in what it says was an unforgiving and highly competitive market.


US Q4 in brief – G-III Apparel, Finish Line 28 Mar 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Jones Bootmaker sold to investment firm Endless 27 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Endless LLP, a UK private equity investor, has acquired the business and assets of Jones the Bootmaker (Jones) in a deal reportedly worth GBP10.5m (US$13.2m).


Brantano collapse puts over 1,000 jobs on line 24 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Staff working at UK value footwear group Brantano are facing redundancy after the company was placed into administration, despite sustained efforts by management to make the business more commercially viable or to find a buyer.


US clothing spend to hit decade high this Easter 24 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

US spending on clothing is expected to hit its highest level in a decade this Easter, with its later timing this year giving consumers almost an entire extra month to shop.

Latest blogs

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion 20 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues 2 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced plans to pull out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, held at the weekend, in protest.

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