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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...

US apparel imports take a tumble in December

US apparel import volumes declined in December as the holiday season came to an end. But while shipments from Vietnam continue on an upward...

Under Armour growth hits a bump in the road

Shares in Under Armour slumped 26% yesterday (31 January) as the athletic apparel and footwear maker posted a slowdown in fourth quarter rev...

Outlook 2017 – Ten apparel supply chain takeaways

Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

JC Penney to close 140 stores amid lower sales 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

US retail giant JC Penney is to close two distribution facilities and around 130 to 140 stores over the next few months as part of plans to optimise its retail operations and drive profitability as it revealed a fall in fourth-quarter sales.


US retailers call for halt to one-day port strike 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

US retailers are calling for a halt to a planned one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports in protest over the loss of longshoring jobs and its effect on the economy.


Gildan books sales and profit hike in Q4 24 Feb 17

Beth Wright

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has booked a rise in both earnings and revenue in its fourth-quarter, thanks to growing sales in its printwear and branded apparel businesses.


Hudson's Bay reveals Q4 sales slip 24 Feb 17

Beth Wright

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) booked lower sales in its fourth-quarter and revealed further details on its operational review, designed to streamline its business.


Coats moves to FY profit as restructuring pays off 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has delivered what it says was a strong performance last year as it moved to a profit thanks to a substantial decline in one-off charges and a restructuring of its craft and textiles business a year earlier.


Gap books "modest" Q4 gain but FY profit tumbles 24 Feb 17

Beth Wright

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has posted what one analyst calls a "modest" gain in its fourth-quarter but failed to boost earnings for the full year, booking a double-digit decline for fiscal 2016.

Latest blogs

US border tax a contentious issue 20 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.


Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape 13 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.

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