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Global sourcing perspectives: things to consider Niki Tait | 4 Jun 10

One of the biggest challenges for brands and retailers of all sizes is how to source products and where to source them from. And one of the best ways to formulate a sourcing strategy is to tap into insights from other firms. Niki Tait attended a special session at the recent SPESA Expo where Gap, JCPenney, VF Corp and Soma Intimates were all on hand to share their thoughts.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 4 Jun 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Retailers' May 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers to limit lead in handbags and shoes just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

More than 40 major apparel retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JC Penney, Guess, Victoria's Secret and Saks have agreed to set new industry-wide standards limiting lead in handbags and other fashion products including footwear.


SPAIN: Mango ups expansion target despite profit drop Ivan Castano Freeman | 1 Jun 10

Spanish fashion chain Mango may continue to expand around the world, but it has not been immune to the fall-out in consumer spending brought on by last year's deep global recession.


ISRAEL: Tefron tackles supply chain with operations hire just-style.com | 21 May 10

Intimate apparel and swimwear maker Tefron Ltd has appointed a new operational executive in a bid to improve its manufacturing processes.


US: JC Penney more than doubles Q1 profit just-style.com | 17 May 10

US department store chain JC Penney has reported better than expected first quarter profit and shown further improvement in its gross margins.


US: Hampshire Group narrows Q1 loss on cost cutting just-style.com | 14 May 10

Cost cutting by apparel maker Hampshire Group Limited has helped narrow its first quarter losses despite falling sales in its women's business.


US: Retailers' April 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 May 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Liz Claiborne reduces Q1 loss just-style.com | 6 May 10

Liz Claiborne has revealed a first quarter net loss of US72m compared to US91m in 2009.


US: Chico's taps Van Brunt as Soma Intimates president just-style.com | 6 May 10

Women's wear retailer Chico's FAS Inc has tapped JC Penney executive Laurie Van Brunt as the new president of its Soma Intimates brand.


US: JC Penney sets new environmental targets just-style.com | 4 May 10

US retailer JC Penney has announced a range of environmental targets, including the aim of cutting energy consumption by 20% per square foot by 2015.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 4 May 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


Top stories on just-style this week... Joe Ayling | 30 Apr 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


Speaking with style: Janet Fox, JC Penney Joe Ayling | 27 Apr 10

Modern day sourcing demands that retailers control their inventory and supplier matrix, while keeping tabs on the growing list of manufacturing hot-spots. just-style news editor Joe Ayling discusses the challenge with JC Penney sourcing boss Janet Fox.


US: JC Penney targets $23bn sales by 2014 just-style.com | 21 Apr 10

Retailer JC Penney is aiming to add US$5bn in sales to hit a $23bn target by 2014, the company has told investors and analysts.


US: Uproar brand to launch at JCPenney just-style.com | 20 Apr 10

US department store J C Penney Company has announced the launch of Uproar, a new value tween brand, in its stores from 20 July for the Back-to-School shopping season.


COMMENT: Spring has sprung for apparel retailers in March Leonie Barrie | 9 Apr 10

Spring has finally sprung for US retailers after a combination of factors pulled together in March to lift same-store sales for the seventh month in a row.


HONG KONG: Chinese currency issue sparks debate Joe Ayling | 30 Mar 10

Apparel experts from different sides of the globe expressed mixed feelings at a conference in Hong Kong today (30 March) about the effect of asking China to revalue its currency.


US: JC Penney to launch Supergirl range just-style.com | 23 Mar 10

Warner Bros Consumer Products (WBCP) has announced it will launch a new apparel collection called Supergirl by Nastia at JC Penney this summer.


VIETNAM: Hanosimex building new $39.8m garment complex Ngo Tuan | 16 Mar 10

Vietnamese manufacturer Hanoi Textile Garment Company (Hanosimex) has begun construction of a new complex in the Dong Van II industrial zone in Ha Nam province.


ANALYSIS: Foot Locker unveils new expansionist strategy Richard Woodard | 10 Mar 10

Retailer Foot Locker is poised to enter a new era of expansion, vowing to grow annual sales by 25% to US$6bn over the next five years.


US: Retailers' February 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 4 Mar 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' February 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


ANALYSIS: Colombia's clothing industry in crisis? Jozef De Coster | 23 Feb 10

From short-term extensions of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to stalled free trade talks with the US and deteriorating relations with neighbouring Venezuela, Colombia's textile and clothing industry is struggling through tough times. It has now set its sights on the production of higher added value products, reports Jozef De Coster.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 22 Feb 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


US: JC Penney full-year profits fall 56% Joe Ayling | 19 Feb 10

US department store chain JC Penney saw its profits more than half during fiscal 2009, compared to the prior year, with a drop in sales offsetting margin improvements.


US: Retailers warned for mislabelling rayon as “bamboo” just-style.com | 9 Feb 10

Retailers including Wal-Mart, The Gap, JC Penney and Land's End are among 78 companies who have been warned by US regulators they may be breaking the law by selling clothing labelled as being made from “bamboo” when it is actually manufactured from rayon fibre.


US: TAL Group improves productivity with Lawson tool just-style.com | 5 Feb 10

Leading garment manufacturer TAL Group has rolled out a latest version of the Lawson enterprise software system.


US: JCPenney shuts call centre as shoppers migrate online Joe Ayling | 25 Jan 10

US retailer JCPenney has confirmed that its call centre in Richmond will be closed at the cost of 250 jobs.


CANADA: Liz Claiborne sells retail stores to Laura Canada just-style.com | 20 Jan 10

Liz Claiborne is selling its retail chain in Canada to women’s wear retailer Laura Canada, a privately held firm based in Montreal.

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