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September proved to be another mixed month for US clothing retailers. While a later Labor Day weekend and the tail end of back-to-school sel...
Nothing less than industry-wide collaboration will work when it comes to creating living wages in the garment industry, unions say, as talks...
UK fashion retailer Next Plc is expecting to increase prices by 6% between 2016 and 2020 to cover the government's new National Living Wage...
US consumer spending was hampered by international concerns, including a China slowdown and emerging market stress, currency devaluations, a...
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.
A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.
US clothing giant Gap Inc has guided down third-quarter gross margin and revealed the departure of Banana Republic creative director Marissa Webb, after reporting yet another decline in monthly comparable store sales.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M has come out in support of the new minimum wage for clothing workers in Cambodia, which has been set at US$140 per month – a 9.4% increase on the current wage of $128 – from the beginning of next year.
Consumer spending bounced back last month, with the high street chalking up its best September in three years as shoppers recharged their winter wardrobes.
Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of fast fashion retailer Uniqlo, has forecast profit growth below analyst expectations for its next fiscal year amid losses at is Uniqlo and J Brand US businesses last year.
Men's wear business China Xiniya Fashion has moved to a loss in its second-quarter and booked lower revenues on the back of increased expenses and higher discounting.
Swedish fashion chain KappAhl said it remains focused on initiatives for the future, as it revealed a fall in sales and earnings in its fourth-quarter.
The unexpected appointment of Old Navy president Stefan Larsson to replace Ralph Lauren as CEO of his namesake business later this year saw Ralph Lauren’s share price jump 13.6%, while Gap Inc’s declined 5.7%.
As the second largest footwear supplier to the US, Vietnam is already an important part of the production portfolio for many US footwear companies. But with growth being fuelled by the possible Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), companies eyeing the country as a sourcing destination should also be navigating potential risks.
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