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Hanesbrands ups FY guidance on acquisitions Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 16

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

Hanesbrands in-sourcing to cut costs at Pacific Brands Leonie Barrie | 3 May 16

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.

Hanesbrands to buy Australia's Pacific Brands for $800m Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 16

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.

Acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q1 profit  Katie Smith | 22 Apr 16

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. 

Hanesbrands takes control of global Champion brand Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 16

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.

Hanesbrands factories add energy-saving accolade Leonie Barrie | 29 Mar 16

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.

Hanesbrands Q4 performance "disappoints" Katie Smith | 5 Feb 16

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

Combating the new normal – 10 trends for 2016 Katie Smith | 27 Jan 16

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.

Hanesbrands Q3 boosted by acquisitions Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 15

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

China market woes could hit consumer spending Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 15

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.

Nike, Hanesbrands and VF top sustainability index Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 15

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.

Hanesbrands cuts sales outlook after Q2 profit slide Katie Smith | 31 Jul 15

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has cut its full-year sales outlook after second-quarter net profit plummeted 39%, weighed down by one-off charges.

Hanesbrands makes Fortune 500 list Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 15

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has made the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies for the first time, making it one of only five apparel companies on the list.

Hanesbrands eyes 600 job cuts in European restructure Katie Smith | 20 Apr 15

US apparel maker Hanesbrands, owner of DBApparel and Maidenform businesses, is proposing a restructure that could see some 600 jobs cut in Europe, but has said "manufacturing is unaffected".

Hanesbrands completes Knights acquisition Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 15

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.

Hanesbrands buys college clothing firm Knights Apparel Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 15

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has signed a deal to buy licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.

New supply chain options key amid US port problems Katie Smith | 12 Feb 15

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.

Transparency mixed in Uzbek cotton supply chain Katie Smith | 5 Feb 15

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.

Hanesbrands looks to 2015 for another record year Beth Wright and Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 15

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has said 2015 is shaping up to be another record year and that it is open to all opportunities that will create value, despite challenges from currency exchange rates.

International growth drives Hanesbrands Q4 profit Richard Woodard | 30 Jan 15

Strong international sales, fuelled by acquisitions, helped apparel group Hanesbrands to nearly treble fourth-quarter profit on a double-digit sales increase.

Hanesbrands invests $1.5m in US hosiery plant Beth Wright | 26 Jan 15

Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.

Fashion brands facing strong dollar “headwind” Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 15

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.

Former Maidenform CEO Reznik to join Delta Galil Katie Smith | 5 Nov 14

Former Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznik is to join lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries as CEO of women's intimate apparel for the US and UK, and president of its US segment.

Hanesbrands gears up to grow DBApparel in Europe Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

US apparel maker Hanesbrands is gearing up to integrate newly-acquired DBApparel into its business using its its Innovate-to-Elevate platform and low-cost global supply chain as a lever for growth.

Twin acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q3 Richard Woodard | 30 Oct 14

Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 12 Sep 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that the Philippines is set to be granted GSP+ status by the EU, Primark ploughs on with sales growth and US expansion plans, and China and Vietnam continue to see gains in US apparel imports in July.

COSTA RICA: Hanesbrands axes 1,200 jobs in Vietnam move Ivan Castano Freeman | 11 Sep 14

After 40 years in Costa Rica, Hanesbrands has decided to move its men's boxers production to Vietnam and will dismiss 1,250 workers in the process.

US: Hanesbrands ups outlook as DBA acquisition closes Katie Smith | 4 Sep 14

Underwear maker Hanesbrands has lifted its full-year earnings forecast after completing its EUR400m (US$528m) acquisition of European lingerie leader DB Apparel.

COMMENT: Government giveaways stifle garment industry growth David Birnbaum | 12 Aug 14

Governments have a vital role to play in supporting the modern industrial economy, but in many garment-exporting countries this positive support is both lacking and counter-productive. Based on his work in the Dominican Republic, David Birnbaum suggests government giveaways make change even more difficult.

IN THE MONEY: Hanesbrands praises supply chain efficiency Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 14

Hanesbrands has praised the efficiency of its supply chain, describing it as "a clear contributor" to earnings, helping the underwear maker outperform in its second-quarter.







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