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ISRAEL: Delta Galil books Q3 gains as Jones talks continue Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 11

Apparel and lingerie maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd yesterday (10 November) said talks to buy Jones Group's jeanswear division are taking longer than the initial one-month timeframe, but the deal is likely to be finalised by the end of this year.


VIETNAM: Thanh Cong Textile swings to Q3 loss Ngo Tuan | 11 Nov 11

Vietnam's leading garment manufacturer Thanh Cong Textile Garment (TCM) has swung to a third quarter loss of VND756m (US$36,000) despite a slight 0.9% rise in revenue.


Slimmer Liz Claiborne to trim corporate costs Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 11

The new slimmed-down Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne label, has admitted it will also have to trim its corporate costs in line with its smaller footprint - but that an investment in new IT systems is also on the cards.


US: Liz Claiborne reaffirms FY despite wider Q3 loss Leonie Barrie | 9 Nov 11

Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne line, has reaffirmed its full-year targets despite seeing its third quarter loss widen.


US retail sales cool in October Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 11

Growth in US same-store sales appeared to cool in October as weather and economic malaise weighed on retailers, putting extra pressure on businesses as they transition into the crucial holiday season.


US: Retailers' October 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' October 2011 sales results.


US: Retailers' October 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' October 2011 sales results.


US: Liz Claiborne completes JC Penney transactions Petah Marian | 3 Nov 11

Liz Claiborne announced that it has completed the sale of its Liz Claiborne and Monet brands to JC Penney.


US: Liz Claiborne completes Mexx sale Petah Marian | 2 Nov 11

Liz Claiborne has completed the sale of its Mexx division to a joint venture with private-equity firm the Gores Group.


US: Target CFO Scovanner to retire Petah Marian | 2 Nov 11

Target has announced that its executive vice president and CFO, Doug Scovanner, will retire from the role.


US: Swatfame gains supply chain visibility with PLM Leonie Barrie | 1 Nov 11

Los Angeles based fashion firm Swatfame has gone live on NGC's Extended PLM software, in a move that is already said to have helped improve communication and collaboration throughout its global supply chain.


THE FLANARANT: Local knowledge is key to retail success Mike Flanagan | 25 Oct 11

With western retailers increasingly optimistic about business in emerging markets, does it also hold true that the industry will soon "be sourcing everywhere and selling everywhere"? Not according to Mike Flanagan, who believes most developing markets will stay small for a long time, and that locally-owned retailers will be the long-term beneficiaries.


US: Liz Claiborne completes sale of Kensie brands Leonie Barrie | 25 Oct 11

Liz Claiborne Inc has completed the sale of its Kensie, Kensiegirl and Mac & Jac brands to affiliates of Bluestar Alliance, as part of a wider brand sell-off announced earlier this month.


US: Target's online president departs Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

The head of Target Corp's online business has left the company, the US discount retailer said yesterday (13 October).


VIEWPOINT: Has Liz Claiborne reached a turning point? Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 11

Five years after taking the helm at Liz Claiborne Inc, it's hard to see exactly what William McComb has achieved. Sales are down, last year it could only muster a loss of $305.7m, and nearly one-quarter of its heyday brands have gone. But yesterday the company was confident it had finally reached a critical turning point.


US: Retailers' September 2011 sales roundup Petah Marian | 6 Oct 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' September 2011 sales results.


US: JC Penney appoints Target's Francis as president Petah Marian | 4 Oct 11

JC Penney has lured away Target's chief marketing officer, appointing Michael Francis as president of the company as it works to redefine its brand.


US: Liz Claiborne wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit Petah Marian | 3 Oct 11

Liz Claiborne has won the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit which accused the brand of misrepresenting its relationships with Macy's and JC Penney, which caused its stock to plunge.


Spotlight on...Mobile commerce revamps retail Petah Marian | 13 Sep 11

Smartphones and tablet computers are changing the way consumers shop and gather information about products before they buy. And as their uptake accelerates, savvy retailers will need to ensure their mobile presence engages with consumers and builds loyalty. After all, price comparison engines are just a short click away, writes Petah Marian.


In the money: Mexx sale a win-win for Liz Claiborne Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 11

The deal revealed last week by Liz Claiborne Inc to sell its loss-making Mexx business to a joint venture led by private equity firm The Gores Group is a win-win for all concerned, the company believes. But analysts suggest more non-strategic brands could still be in the firing line.


Ten steps taken to turnaround Liz Claiborne Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 11

Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc has spent the best part of the last four years trying to reduce its long-term debt and bring expenses in line with weak sales and consolidation of its department store customers. Measures have included the axing of thousands of global jobs, and the disposal of at least 14 brands - the most recent of which was its loss-making Mexx business. Here just-style charts its turnaround efforts so far.


Ten steps taken to turnaround Liz Claiborne Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 11

Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc has spent the best part of the last four years trying to reduce its long-term debt and bring expenses in line with weak sales and consolidation of its department store customers. Measures have included the axing of thousands of global jobs, and the disposal of at least 14 brands - the most recent of which was its loss-making Mexx business. Here just-style charts its turnaround efforts so far.


EGYPT: Arafa to set up shirt plant with Ermenegildo Zegna Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 11

Arafa Holding, Egypt's biggest garment producer and exporter, has signed a deal with Italian luxury men's wear group Ermenegildo Zegna to set up a shirt manufacturing company.


US: Retailers' August 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2011 sales results.


US: Retailers' August 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2011 sales results.


US: Hot Topic appoints two executives Petah Marian | 1 Sep 11

Hot Topic has announced the appointment of two executives - Don Hendricks as chief information officer and Jeff Allison as senior vice president of planning and allocation.


US: JC Penney posts flat Q2 profit Leonie Barrie | 15 Aug 11

Discounting and cost-cutting efforts have contributed to a flat second quarter profit at department store retailer JC Penney Company Inc.


US: JC Penney posts flat Q2 profit Leonie Barrie | 15 Aug 11

Discounting and cost-cutting efforts have contributed to a flat second quarter profit at department store retailer JC Penney Company Inc.


HONG KONG: Crystal takes steps to boost Yida sustainability Leonie Barrie | 8 Aug 11

Hong Kong based Crystal Group, one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, has updated just-style on the latest steps being taken by the company to boost the sustainability of its operations.


just-style management briefing: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's collective efforts Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.

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