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Amazon mulls drone hubs on trains, ships and trucks Hannah Abdulla | 17 Aug 17

E-commerce giant Amazon is looking at getting its drones to deliver from mobile docking stations on trains and ships, a move it believes will help solve some of the challenges of using drones as a delivery method.


Amazon shoe sales far outpacing US footwear revenues Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 17

Online retailing giant Amazon has posted an 18% jump in first and second quarter footwear sales, adding to retailers' concerns that the channel is emerging as a serious industry player.


Solving tomorrow’s apparel industry problems today – Comment David Birnbaum | 2 Aug 17

Almost the entire US garment retail sector is in trouble, yet companies such as Amazon are moving ahead. Brick-and-mortar stores cannot compete with Amazon. Instead, in order to succeed they must out-Amazon, Amazon, writes David Birnbaum.


Apparel subscription services an up-and-coming opportunity Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 17

Traditional apparel retailers are facing new competition from online subscription services that send customers boxes of handpicked fashion items to choose from or offer auto-replenishment of fashion basics.


Amazon sells 200,000 dresses in Prime Day event Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jul 17

Over 200,000 dresses were sold globally on Tuesday (11 July) via Amazon's Prime Day promotional shopping event, with overall sales growth up by more than 60% over last year according to the online retailer.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Amazon eyes speedier delivery with drone patent Beth Wright | 27 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon could be one step closer to achieving its goal of delivering goods by drone with a new patent that would speed up delivery times.


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 17

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.


Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.


Amazon's rise fuels fewer bricks and more clicks Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 17

While all retailers appear at risk of losing some market share to online giant Amazon, analysts suggest some are more vulnerable than others.


H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Amazon launches own-label fashion line Find Michelle Russell | 2 May 17

In a further move to expand in the apparel category, online retail giant Amazon has quietly launched an own-label fashion line.


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 21 Apr 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.


Amazon secures on-demand clothing manufacturing patent Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 17

Amazon has filed a patent for on-demand apparel production in a move that will see the online retail giant embed itself deeper into the apparel industry.


US apparel retail shifts reveal misconceptions Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 17

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Amazon to grow UK business with 5,000 jobs Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 17

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.


Amazon eyes new US intimate apparel line? Beth Wright | 13 Feb 17

Online retail giant Amazon is keeping tight-lipped on reports it plans to roll out its own private-label intimate apparel line in the US.


Amazon expands supply chain capacity with new DC Beth Wright | 20 Jan 17

Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.


Amazon to boost US workforce by 100,000 Beth Wright | 13 Jan 17

Online giant Amazon is to create more than 100,000 additional full-time jobs in the US over the next 18 months, in a move that would take its workforce to over 280,000 by mid-2018.


Amazon eyes apparel growth with new workout line Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 17

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category looks to be continuing as it prepares to develop its own line of workout clothing.


Amazon and Forever 21 vying for American Apparel? Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 17

Online giant Amazon and teen apparel chain Forever 21 are understood to be among the companies considering offers to acquire bankrupt retailer American Apparel.


Airbourne Amazon warehouse to aid drone delivery? Beth Wright | 3 Jan 17

Online retail giant Amazon has remained silent on reports it has been awarded a patent for an "airborne fulfillment center" (AFC) that will act as a launchpad for delivery by drones.


Amazon expands supply chain capacity with new DCs Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 16

Online retail giant Amazon is expanding its supply chain capacity with the addition of a further two fulfillment centres in Aurora, Illinois.


US Q3 in brief – The Finish Line, Destination Maternity, Cherokee, Sears Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Dec 16

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


Amazon expands in apparel with new menswear brand Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 16

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category has continued with the launch of a new private label menswear brand available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime.


Amazon rolls out first fashion-focused TV campaign Beth Wright | 3 Oct 16

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled its first fashion specific television advertisement, geared at marketing its move to carry brands with higher price points and to further state its position as a leader in apparel.


2015 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 15 Dec 15

Online apparel sales, the right product mix at the right price points and a successful stance against counterfeiters helped lift some retailers during 2015, but bankruptcy filings and inventory mis-management weighed on others.


Mothercare making progress as moves to H1 profit Katie Smith | 20 Nov 14

Mothercare still has to achieve a "significant" recovery in sales densities, an analyst has said, despite the UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer returning to profit in the first half.


US: Children's Apparel Network recalls girl's clothing sets Katie Smith | 25 Apr 13

Around 9,200 girl's three-piece clothing sets have been recalled by Children's Apparel Network because the waist belt could get caught in small spaces, posing an entanglement hazard.

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