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Leonie Barrie | 3 May 2016

With agreements for two acquisitions totalling around $1bn in the space of just 21 days, Hanesbrands is positioning itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world. And the power of its company-owned supply chain is seen as the catalyst for substantial savings.

Katie Smith | 27 Jan 2016

A more promotional athleisure scene, the benefits of store rationalisation starting to come through, and in-store traffic continuing on its downward trajectory as consumers increasingly shop online, are among ten predictions likely to shape the US clothing and footwear sector this year, analysts say. They also look at what might be in store for Lululemon, Hanesbrands and Ascena Retail Group.

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.

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2015

Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revealed that while a number of companies have made improvements to address the issue of forced labour within the sector, many are reluctant to disclose the policies they are implementing or detail information about their suppliers.

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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.

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Beth Wright | 2 Aug 2017

Acquisitions helped to drive second-quarter growth for Hanesbrands, as the apparel maker posted sales and earnings growth in line with company guidance.

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 | 27 Apr 2017

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear manufacturers, has been awarded its eighth consecutive award from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme – remaining the only apparel company to be honoured in the initiative's 25-year history.

Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 2017

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands is moving closer to achieving its 2020 commitments as it revealed a reduction in its energy and water usage, and a further reduction in its carbon emissions in the last year.

Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2017

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

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.

Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2016

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 

Beth Wright | 10 Nov 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has voluntarily disclosed its carbon emissions and related information for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report – formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project – earning an "above-average" score of B.

Beth Wright | 8 Nov 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands is rolling out advanced odour protection technology across its flagship Hanes brand in a move to help generate organic core growth in its basics line.

Beth Wright | 5 Aug 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands says it is "confident" in its plans for the full year thanks, in part, to the roll-out of an advanced odour protection technology that it says has the potential to impact the overall apparel category.

Beth Wright | 3 Aug 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has said its second-quarter results were in line with expectations, but has lowered its guidance for full-year earnings per share.

Beth Wright | 18 Jul 2016

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its US$800m acquisition of Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands.

Beth Wright | 1 Jul 2016

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its EUR200m (US$223m) acquisition of Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has approved a leadership succession plan that will see COO Gerald Evans become chief executive when Richard Noll retires. 

Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2016

Underwear and activewear maker Hanesbrands has upped its full-year guidance to reflect pending acquisitions and debt refinancing.

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal.

Katie Smith | 22 Apr 2016

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has posted first-quarter profit and sales growth, driven by its recent acquisitions. 

Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2016

T-shirt and underwear maker Hanesbrands is taking full control of the Champion athletic apparel brand after agreeing to buy Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Leonie Barrie | 29 Mar 2016

Another five manufacturing plants operated by Hanesbrands in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Thailand and Vietnam have been recognised for their energy-saving efforts.

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2016

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands delivered a somewhat disappointing fourth-quarter performance, as warmer weather hurt sales, and provided "conservative" guidance for fiscal 2016. 

Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2015

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has upped its full-year profit guidance as it revealed higher third-quarter earnings, boosted by recent acquisitions.

Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 2015

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.

Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2015

Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.

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Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 2014

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.

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