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US apparel retailers' September 2015 sales roundup

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...

Brands back Cambodia industry-wide wage bargaining

Nothing less than industry-wide collaboration will work when it comes to creating living wages in the garment industry, unions say, as talks...

Next says wage inflation to lead to higher prices

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 apparel retailers' August 2015 sales roundup

US consumer spending was hampered by international concerns, including a China slowdown and emerging market stress, currency devaluations, a...

Latest Interviews

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.

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Change at Banana Republic as Gap sales fall 9 Oct 15

Katie Smith

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. 

Cambodia sets new minimum wage at US$140 9 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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.

UK fashion spend rebounds after poor summer 9 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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 sees slower growth at Uniqlo US 8 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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.

China Xiniya Fashion moves to Q2 loss 8 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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.

KappAhl optimistic despite Q4 declines 8 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest blogs

Ralph Lauren’s gain a blow for Gap 6 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

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%.

Navigating potential risks ahead of TPP 28 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

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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