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Gap impressed with supply chain improvements

Apparel giant Gap Inc has said it is impressed with how much progress it has made on its supply chain fabric platforming as it shifts its re...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build...

Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposit...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Gap ups guidance and reveals India store plans 22 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant Gap Inc has raised its full-year earnings guidance and revealed plans to enter India and grow its store base in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan this year.

Struggles continue for Aeropostale in Q2 22 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Aéropostale has recorded second-quarter figures in line with management guidance, but analysts believe the teen apparel retailer continues to struggle.

Promo environment hits Ann Inc in Q2 22 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

US women's apparel group Ann Inc has booked a drop in third-quarter earnings as a result of softer traffic levels and a highly promotional retail environment.

Sears Holdings posts "unacceptable" Q2 loss 22 Aug 14

Katie Smith

US retailer Sears Holdings has said its wider loss in the second quarter was "unacceptable" and there is more work to be done to get the results it wants.

Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Aug 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of TPP on the US textile industry, comments on the challenges of hazardous chemical removal, and why Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects are uncertain.

Perry Ellis to continue to exit low-growth brands 22 Aug 14

Katie Smith

Perry Ellis has said it will continue to exit its low-growth brands as part of a strategic review to enhance profitability, after narrowing its net loss in the second quarter.

Latest blogs

Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

US sourcing patterns taking shape 11 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Half-way through the year and US apparel import data is taking shape to give a broader view of the sourcing patterns so far.

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