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US: AMTAC hopes China talks will help slash deficit just-style.com | 18 Apr 06

American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition hopes this week’s Chinese/US trade talks will make progress toward capping the US’s growing trade deficit, executive director Auggie Tantillo said.


M&S regains some of its sparkle just-style.com | 12 Apr 06

Marks & Spencer’s fourth-quarter trading update shone a ray of light on an otherwise gloomy retail sector. But even though the company is winning back customers and regaining market share, its outlook remains cautious, as Leonie Barrie reports.


US: Callaway Q1 sales flat just-style.com | 12 Apr 06

Net sales at Callaway Golf Company for the first quarter ending 31 March 2006 look set to hit US$300m, level with the figure for the same period last year.


US: Perry Ellis signs Dockers' men's outerwear deal just-style.com | 5 Apr 06

Apparel group Perry Ellis International has signed a deal with casual clothing company Levi Strauss & Co to make and distribute Dockers-branded men’s outerwear in the US and Mexico.


US: Wal-Mart to launch new men's wear collection in July just-style.com | 31 Mar 06

Retail giant Wal-Mart said it is extending its customer-focused apparel strategy to men’s wear with the launch of the Exsto brand, which is designed and made by G-III Apparel.


UK: Asda takes on Primark with budget clothing collection just-style.com | 30 Mar 06

Supermarket Asda launched a new clothing range today that it hopes will take on rival chain Primark.


US: Perry Ellis reports FY revenue, income growth just-style.com | 21 Mar 06

Apparel group Perry Ellis International said it enjoyed ‘record’ revenue and earnings in financial 2006, as it successfully integrated the Tropical Sportswear business into the group.


Size matters for apparel brands just-style.com | 20 Mar 06

Are brands are becoming increasingly irrelevant in much of today’s clothing industry? Mike Flanagan points out that in the super-club of the world’s largest apparel companies, there’s no longer a single branded supplier. These days, he says, it’s the retailers that matter.


US: House approves anti-counterfeiting bill just-style.com | 9 Mar 06

The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that strengthens US anti-counterfeiting laws.


US: United Retail bounces back in black just-style.com | 2 Mar 06

United Retail Group has returned to the black in 2005, recording net income for fiscal 2005 of US$28.3 million, or $2.12 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $10.5m, or $0.82 per share, in the previous year.


US: VF Corporation appoints COO just-style.com | 2 Mar 06

VF Corporation has announced that Eric C. Wiseman has been appointed president and chief operating officer and will assume responsibility for the company's day-to-day operations. Wiseman, 50, who previously served as executive vice president, global brands, will continue to report to Mackey J. McDonald, chairman and chief executive officer.


US: Wellco CEO, chairman and president quits just-style.com | 22 Feb 06

Military shoe maker Wellco said David Lutz, its chief executive, chairman, president and chief operating officer, has left the positions.


UK: Purista antimicrobial reaches out to synthetics just-style.com | 14 Feb 06

Purista, the antimicrobial treatment for clothing, has responded to the demands among consumers and manufacturers to develop a freshness treatment for use on synthetic fibres.


UK: Purista antimicrobial reaches out to synthetics just-style.com | 14 Feb 06

Purista, the antimicrobial treatment for clothing, has responded to the demands among consumers and manufacturers to develop a freshness treatment for use on synthetic fibres.


US: Footstar announces new board and CEO just-style.com | 14 Feb 06

Footstar has announced a new nine-member board of directors and the appointment of Jeffrey A. Shepard as president and CEO following the company's emergence from its Chapter 11 reorganisation on 6 February 2006.


UK: George Davies to take on M&S children's wear? just-style.com | 13 Feb 06

High-street design favourite George Davies is to take on the task of rejuvenating Marks & Spencer’s children’s wear collections, press reports said.


Who will win India’s retail war? just-style.com | 13 Feb 06

Now that India’s government has announced a partial lifting of its ban on foreign retailers setting up shop, apparel businesses must surely be queuing up for a slice of the country’s US$15bn clothing market. Mike Flanagan thinks not. He believes a one-brand rule and high import duties are slowing the countdown to India’s retail revolution.


UK: Asda's £60 wedding dress slashes the cost of tying the knot just-style.com | 23 Jan 06

British supermarket giant Asda is to start selling wedding dresses – with a new range being launched on Valentine’s Day (14 February) at prices as low as GBP60 (US$107).


UK: Asda's £60 wedding dress slashes the cost of tying the knot just-style.com | 23 Jan 06

British supermarket giant Asda is to start selling wedding dresses – with a new range being launched on Valentine’s Day (14 February) at prices as low as GBP60 (US$107).


Battle of the bras just-style.com | 6 Jan 06

The bra may appear a modest garment, undercover and appreciated more for its contents than for its structural qualities. Yet behind the lace lies a cut-throat world of takeover bids and high security R&D – all part of the mission to develop a perfect bra. By Sapna Arora.


US: VF names George Irion as vp, procurement just-style.com | 23 Dec 05

Apprel group VF has appointed George Irion as head of a new procurement organisation structure designed to identify cross-coalition purchasing opportunities and alliances for VF.


UK: Mothercare to set up outlets in India just-style.com | 8 Dec 05

Mothercare, the specialist children’s products retailer and possibly the UK’s most-exported brand, is set to make a formal entry into the Indian market.


UK: George retail security specialist joins Norprint just-style.com | 8 Dec 05

Retail operations and security specialist Paul Burrows has joined Norprint Labelling Systems Limited to head up retail security development.


USA: Everlast chairman, CEO dies from cancer just-style.com | 30 Nov 05

Sports goods company Everlast Worldwide’s chairman and chief executive George Horowitz has died from kidney cancer.


USA: Perry Ellis Buys Gotcha Brands, Posts Profit Growth just-style.com | 21 Nov 05

Apparel group Perry Ellis International has announced the acquisition of surf wear maker Gotcha International's trademarks and reported an increased third-quarter profit.


UK: George Owner Asda In Recruitment Drive just-style.com | 15 Nov 05

Supermarket chain Asda is to take on 2,800 new employees across its British stores as it continues to expand into non-food sectors including clothing.


USA: China Currency Coalition Slams Export Tactics just-style.com | 14 Nov 05

The US government’s approach to China’s exports has been strongly criticised by the China Currency Coalition, which points to the widening US trade deficit with its trading partner.


UK: George Davies To Stay At M&S, Good H1 Results just-style.com | 8 Nov 05

High-street retailer Marks & Spencer today reported a 19.6 per cent hike in first-half profits – and made the surprise announcement that Per Una founder George Davies is to stay on at the company, a month after handing in his resignation.


UK: AB Foods' Profit Up 12% On Success Of Primark just-style.com | 8 Nov 05

Food and retail company Associated British Foods has reported a 12 per cent annual profits rise, boosted by the booming value fashion chain Primark.


USA: Callaway Signs Strategic Deal With Tour Golf just-style.com | 4 Nov 05

Callaway Golf Company has formed a strategic alliance with Tour Golf Group, the company's exclusive licensee for Callaway Golf footwear.

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