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Katie Smith | 12 Feb 2015

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.


Richard Woodard | 21 May 2014

Improved supply chain capabilities and omni-channel improvements will be a key driver of near-term profits for US retailers, with investment shifting from stores to IT.


Petah Marian | 18 Sep 2013

As the focus in Bangladesh shifts to compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent garment factory tragedies, an intriguing issue is coming to the fore: who, exactly, is culpable? While the factory owners and their current customers are obvious targets, what about retailers and brands who might have sourced there in the past? asks Petah Marian.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 2013

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.

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just-style | 8 Sep 2017

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


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. 


Beth Wright | 9 Jun 2017

US retailer The Children's Place has tapped former Ascena Retail Group executive, John Sullivan, for the newly created position of chief transformation officer.


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Michelle Russell | 6 Jan 2017

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has upped its full-year earnings and sales guidance thanks to consistent execution of the company's long-term strategic growth initiatives.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Michelle Russell | 6 Nov 2015

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has signed a franchise deal with retail group El Palacio de Hierro to open free-standing stores and shop in shops in Mexico.


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


Michelle Russell | 26 May 2015

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has reached an agreement with a dissident shareholder group following a dispute over the election of two members to the board.


Michelle Russell | 6 May 2015

In a proxy statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholders of The Children's Place have formally nominated two candidates they believe should be appointed to the board.


Richard Woodard | 30 Apr 2015

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is remaining silent on a class action launched against it in the US by victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.


Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2015

The Children's Place has written to its shareholders outlining the successful execution of its turnaround plan and urged them to reject board candidates put forward by three investment firms critical of the company.


Michelle Russell | 12 Mar 2015

Shareholders of The Children's Place are urging the US apparel retailer to consider a sale as the company revealed a decline in full year sales and margins.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has adjusted its fourth-quarter EPS and sales guidance, to the upper end of its previous forecast.


Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 2014

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has delivered third-quarter earnings at the high end of its guidance and remains confident on the fourth quarter.


Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2014

Easy comparisons with last year, when consumer confidence and spending were hurt by uncertainty leading up to the US government shutdown, is one of a number of factors that could could bolster third-quarter results for US apparel retailers.


Katie Smith | 26 Aug 2014

The Children's Place has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after narrowing its loss in the second quarter, and unveiled plans to expand into India through franchise stores.


Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has extended compensation for garment factory workers displaced due to factory remediation from two months' up to four months' wages.


Leonie Barrie | 28 May 2014

The first round of inspection reports released by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety show that "dozens of deficiencies" have been identified in every garment factory. And the group now has just six weeks to release data on the remaining 600 factories supplying its member companies.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

US apparel retailer The Children's Place Retail Stores saw earnings tumble in the first quarter but upped its guidance on results that exceeded its expectations.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

US apparel retailer The Children's Place Retail Stores saw earnings tumble in the first quarter but upped its guidance on results that exceeded its expectations.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

US apparel retailer The Children's Place Retail Stores saw earnings tumble in the first quarter but upped its guidance on results that exceeded its expectations.


Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it has so far sought the immediate suspension of production in five factories following concerns about the safety of the buildings where they are located.

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