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Jonathan Dyson | 27 Mar 2013

America's Save Our Industries Act, also known as the SAVE Act, which would give a range of Philippines-made apparel duty-free access to the US, looks increasingly likely to be implemented. And the Filipino clothing and textile sector is happy.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Feb 2012

Post-holiday discounts helped many US retailers lift their sales in January, according to monthly figures released yesterday (2 February), but overall results were mixed as many consumers shopped cautiously amid the struggling economy.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Feb 2012

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2012 sales results.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Feb 2012

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2012 sales results.

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Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 2012

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2012

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

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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. 


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 | 15 May 2015

US department store retailer Dillard's has booked disappointing first-quarter results as earnings and margins both fell.


Katie Smith | 14 Nov 2014

US department store retailer Dillard's has said it is "well positioned" for the holiday season after booking an 8.4% increase in third-quarter net profit.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2014

Apparel design and manufacturing business Joe Benbasset Inc has selected the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite from CGS to replace its legacy systems and improve visibility and alignment of customer and production orders.


Katie Smith | 6 Nov 2014

Phoenix Footwear Group has booked a 71.6% jump in third-quarter net profit, thanks to higher sales.


Michelle Russell | 27 Aug 2014

Department store retailer Dillard's has announced its chief financial officer James Freeman is to step down.


Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 2014

Dillard's said it was disappointed with its bottom line performance as the department store retailer posted declining profits and weaker margins amid increased discounting.


Michelle Russell | 16 May 2014

Department store retailer Dillard's has booked earnings that beat analyst expectations and a slight increase in revenues.


Leonie Barrie | 30 Apr 2014

Retailers Dollar Tree and Dillard's have agreed to new reporting standards that will help ensure greater transparency and safety in their suppliers' factories.


Katie Smith | 24 Feb 2014

Department store retailer Dillard's has today (24 February) reported a 26% decline in fourth-quarter profit, weighed down by lower sales and margins.


Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2013

Department store retailer Dillard's has reported a 4.9% increase in third-quarter net profit, helped by higher sales and well-controlled expenses.


Katie Smith | 15 Aug 2013

Department store retailer Dillard's has reported a 17.7% increase in second quarter profit, thanks to improved margins and higher comparable store sales.


Katie Smith | 16 May 2013

Department store retailer Dillard's has posted a 23.4% increase in first-quarter profit, boosted by a US$4.4m after-tax gain and more controlled costs, despite unseasonably cool weather.


Leonie Barrie | 30 Apr 2013

Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.


Katie Smith | 26 Feb 2013

Department store chain Dillard's has seen its fourth-quarter profit rise after sales growth and efforts to control costs helped improve margins.


Katie Smith | 19 Feb 2013

US department store retailer Dillard's is to introduce a collection of performance active wear designed by actor Matthew McConaughey.


Katie Smith | 4 Feb 2013

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels including Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has acquired a 51% interest in the Buffalo David Bitton brand for US$76.5m.


Petah Marian | 8 Jan 2013

Singapore-based apparel company Ocean Sky is set to be acquired by Luen Thai Holdings for US$55m.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2012

Ten Los Angeles based garment contractors making clothes for retailers including Dillard's, Forever 21, Ross Stores and Urban Outfitters have been accused of serious labour violations.


Katie Smith | 7 Sep 2012

US department store operator Dillard's has promoted vice president of accounting Chris Johnson to vice president of real estate.

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