Retail: Latest news and analysis articles
The annual results from UK retailer Marks & Spencer have raised hopes among investors that the group is facing a brighter future. Headlines...
Hundreds of production facilities in India joined the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2014, helping the initiative to increase its...
A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch...
In recent years, a growing number of retail RFID use cases have clearly demonstrated the benefits of being able to track inventory at the it...
Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.
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.
3D visualisation technology is now available as an optional module for AccuMark 10, the integrated CAD pattern design, grading, planning and marker making software from Gerber Technology.
US apparel prices declined in April, the first time since December, according to the latest figures.
German fashion group Peek&Cloppenburg is launching the TXTPlanning platform to support its complex merchandise and assortment planning processes across all channels, products and countries.
Footwear and apparel business Belle International Holdings said it benefited from stead growth last year as it revealed increases in both earnings and sales.
US women's apparel retailer Ann Inc revealed earnings that beat analyst expectations in its first-quarter but sales missed expectations.
The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.
Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.
Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.
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