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IN THE MONEY: Gap bullish on China growth opportunities 25 Aug 2015

Column: In the money

US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also revealing it is on track with its strategic restructuring.


IN THE MONEY: JC Penney reiterates focus on supply chain efficiency 19 Aug 2015

Column: In the money

US department store retailer JC Penney has said it will continue to focus on enhancing the efficiency of its supply chain as one of a number of levers to help drive gross margin improvement.


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing 27 Jul 2015

Column: In the money

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.


IN THE MONEY: Nike reaffirms US production commitment 29 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a number of key pieces of US trade legislation last week.


IN THE MONEY: H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact 26 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.


IN THE MONEY: PVH eyes "dramatic" improvement for women's jeans 3 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

PVH Corp said the industry should start seeing more dramatic improvements in its women's jeans business thanks to initiatives to grow the division, and despite operating in a denim industry it says is “not a hot category" at the present time.


IN THE MONEY: Abercrombie & Fitch speeding up supply chain 29 May 2015

Column: In the money

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co says it is seeing progress in ongoing efforts to make quicker decisions and speed up its supply chain - even though net losses widened in the first-quarter.


IN THE MONEY: SuperGroup to adapt sourcing model for speed 27 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving efficiency and speed to market.


IN THE MONEY: Innovation and supply chain remain key for Nike 20 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc says it will continue to put substantial money and resources into its supply chain to increase speed to market, and ensure it stays ahead on innovation.


IN THE MONEY: Nimble supply chain to add to Ann Inc profit 18 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

US women's wear retailer Ann Inc sees the supply chain as a key lever for enhancing its profitability, and has identified $50m in ongoing annualised gross margin benefits over the next two years.


IN THE MONEY: Adidas sets sights on America after mixed year 5 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

If 2014 began as a year full of promise for German sports group Adidas – thanks to its strong presence at the World Cup in Brazil – it closed with an air of slight disappointment, thanks to reversals in golf, Russia and the currency exchanges. But it now has its sights set on North America.


IN THE MONEY: Omnichannel biggest opportunity for JC Penney 5 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

US department store retailer JC Penney has said one of its biggest opportunities for incremental growth in the near term is in omni-channel, as it looks to deliver continued improvements in the business.


IN THE MONEY: Levi Strauss warns of port delays on supply chain 13 Feb 2015

Column: In the money

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has said the “volatile” and “unpredictable” delays occurring on the West Coast ports could adversely affect its supply chain and product availability if it continues.


IN THE MONEY: Strong US dollar hitting H&M sourcing costs 29 Jan 2015

Column: In the money

H&M Hennes & Mauritz has acknowledged that pricing may have to fluctuate to reflect challenges created by the increasingly strong US dollar, which is affecting sourcing costs for the Swedish apparel group.


IN THE MONEY: Lululemon confident of turning a corner 12 Dec 2014

Column: In the money

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after revealing third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.


IN THE MONEY: Pacific Brands review may drive further divestments 14 Oct 2014

Column: In the money

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a better company performance.


IN THE MONEY: Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth 29 Sep 2014

Column: In the money

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described as a "flawless" performance in the first quarter. And what's more, the company is looking to raise the bar even higher in the future.


IN THE MONEY: Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus 2 Sep 2014

Column: In the money

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it focuses instead on more on-trend merchandise.


IN THE MONEY: New Look halts Russia expansion as tensions rise 13 Aug 2014

Column: In the money

After booking a "stellar" first-quarter performance, UK value fashion retailer New Look has put the brakes on its expansion into Russia, citing concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.


IN THE MONEY: Adidas "remains committed" to Russia 8 Aug 2014

Column: In the money

German sporting giant Adidas says it remains "fully committed" to the Russian market, despite plans to close stores and significantly pare back the opening of any new ones in the country this year and next.


IN THE MONEY: H&M sees growing demand for ethical sourcing 20 Jun 2014

Column: In the money

Hennes & Mauritz says there is a growing understanding and demand from its customers for sustainable and ethically sourced clothing - areas the Swedish fashion retailer says it will continue to pursue.


IN THE MONEY: Volatile macro environment unlikely to derail PVH 6 Jun 2014

Column: In the money

Weather issues and a volatile macro environment are unlikely to derail PVH Corp, analysts believe, despite the apparel giant revealing earnings yesterday (5 June) that missed expectations. The company also offered an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.


IN THE MONEY: Kohl's "greatness agenda" to drive growth 19 May 2014

Column: In the money

US department store retailer Kohl's has outlined a new strategic initiative designed to generate sales growth, after booking a drop in earnings and revenue in the first quarter. The plan, dubbed "Greatness Agenda", focuses on giving customers what they want, when they want it - and however they want it.


IN THE MONEY: Gildan taps Costa Rica to tackle capacity issues 9 May 2014

Column: In the money

Ongoing plans for investment in additional manufacturing capacity have seen apparel maker Gildan Activewear home in on Guanacaste in Costa Rica as the site of its next large-scale textile facility in Central America.


IN THE MONEY: Coach journey still has many miles to run 30 Apr 2014

Column: In the money

On more than one occasion, while discussing Coach’s third quarter results, CEO Victor Luis alluded to the “journey” that the company was embarked upon.


In the money: Currency pressures and China weigh on Nike outlook 21 Mar 2014

Column: In the money

Shares in Nike Inc fell 3.7% yesterday (20 March), after the sporting goods giant forecast slower-than-expected earnings growth in its first-quarter and next fiscal due to weaker currencies in key emerging markets.


In the money: Fifth & Pacific eyes initiatives to grow top line 26 Feb 2014

Column: In the money

Fifth & Pacific Companies, which today (26 February) begins trading as Kate Spade & Co, says it has a number of operational initiatives in place that it hopes will accelerate margin expansion and top line growth in 2014.


In the money: Forever Faster strategy to drive Puma turnaround 21 Feb 2014

Column: In the money

Despite delivering a disappointing fourth-quarter and full-year performance, German sporting goods firm Puma believes it has laid down the foundations that will return the company to its sportswear focus, with a new brand campaign dubbed 'Forever Faster' designed to put it back on track.


In the money: Wolverine bullish on Sperry growth prospects 19 Feb 2014

Column: In the money

Footwear and apparel business Wolverine Worldwide remains bullish about the strength of its Sperry Top-Sider brand despite cold weather in the US having tempered its growth in the fourth quarter.


In the money: New Look rules out public offering amid expansion 12 Feb 2014

Column: In the money

New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen says the UK fashion chain has no plans to launch an initial public offering in the next year, and is instead concentrating on its overseas expansion efforts.

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