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US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup

Hurt by adverse weather conditions, a continued shift by consumers to invest in high-value items such as cars, and a general slump after the...

Under Armour defends questions over strategy

Hot on the heels of its best quarterly growth of the year, US sportswear giant Under Armour has defended questions over the competitive posi...

Combating the new normal – 10 trends for 2016

A more promotional athleisure scene, the benefits of store rationalisation starting to come through, and in-store traffic continuing on its...

How US retailers are Trumped by their customers

Economic inequality was a major contributor to the recent lacklustre US holiday retail sales, suggests Robert Antoshak, managing director at...

Latest Interviews

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


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

Analysts upbeat as Gap's guidance beats estimates 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc expects full-year earnings to be at the high end of its guidance, despite the US retail giant posting net sales and comparable store sales declines in the fourth-quarter and month of January. 


Clothing clearances boost January UK retail sales 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

UK consumers took full advantage of clothing and footwear clearance promotions in January, helping to drive fashion sales growth, which in turn boosted overall retail sales during the month. 


Levi Strauss CEO Bergh set to speak at AAFA summit 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Levi Strauss & Co CEO and president, Chip Bergh, is to deliver a keynote presentation at next month's annual summit of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), with his talk expected to provide perspective on the industry landscape and navigating an iconic global brand through a period of rapid disruption and transformation.


Hoerauf to take leadership role at Arc’teryx 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Performance outerwear and equipment brand Arc’teryx is promoting Jon Hoerauf as its new general manager, replacing Vincent Wauters who is stepping down after four years.


Athleisure drives US athletic footwear growth 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Driven by the growing athleisure trend, athletic footwear spend in the US reached US$17.2bn in 2015 – marking one of the sector's best performances in a number of years. 


Invalid EU anti-dumping duties may lead to refunds 8 Feb 16

Andrew Burnyeat

The European Commission has indicated that to just-style that it may accept a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling against "anti-dumping" duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam imported into the European Union (EU). The decision means there may now be claims for refunds of duties paid by retailers.

Latest blogs

Speed needed on safety renovations 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Just days after international representatives expressed concerns that many "priority areas" still need to be tackled to improve safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, a fire broke out at a factory deemed to be on track with remedial action.


Outdoor gear could be harmful 1 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brands are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment.

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