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INTERVIEW: Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 14

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

US: Issues remain despite Kohl's Q2 profit climb Katie Smith | 15 Aug 14

US department store retailer Kohl's has booked a slight increase in second-quarter profit, driven by lower costs, but analysts suggest its lack of guidance "creates suspense."

BANGLADESH: Woven garment exports tumble 4% in July Siddique Islam | 12 Aug 14

Bangladesh's woven garment exports fell by 4.14% in July amid a slowdown in shipments of apparel to markets such as the US following ongoing factory safety issues.

ANALYSIS: Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks Michelle Russell | 7 Aug 14

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now seeking a sustainable balance between the two - in addition to adapting their supply chains in order not to lose out.

BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 14% in fiscal year Siddique Islam | 11 Jul 14

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 14% in the just-finished fiscal year as political stability returns to the South Asian country.

US: Cotswold Industries pioneers Tencel in pocketing Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 14

An innovative new pocketing fabric has been developed using Lenzing's Tencel fibre, which is said to take pocketing and waistbanding "to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability."

US: Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank deal given green light Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 14

The deal by Men's Wearhouse to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has been given the green light by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

FRANCE: Lectra and Spectraflow collaborate on colour management Leonie Barrie | 30 May 14

Lectra is joining forces with Spectraflow to offer a range of colour management solutions for fashion and apparel designers from conception to production.

IN THE MONEY: Kohl's "greatness agenda" to drive growth Katie Smith | 19 May 14

US department store retailer Kohl's has outlined a new strategic initiative designed to generate sales growth, after booking a drop in earnings and revenue in the first quarter. The plan, dubbed "Greatness Agenda", focuses on giving customers what they want, when they want it - and however they want it.

US: Kohl's "encouraged" despite Q1 profit drop Katie Smith | 16 May 14

US department store retailer Kohl's said it is "encouraged" by the improvement it saw during the first-quarter, despite booking a decline in earnings and sales.

US: Abercrombie & Fitch appoints Crevoiserat as CFO Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 14

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has appointed Kohl's EVP of finance, Joanne Crevoiserat, as its CEO.

US: Kohl's teams with Tahari on DesigNation range Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 14

Elie Tahari is set to be the fifth designer to team up with US department store retailer Kohl's Corporation on its DesigNation limited-edition collection.

US: Kohl's chief merchandiser resigns amid strategy shifts Leonie Barrie | 25 Mar 14

The resignation of Donald Brennan, chief merchandising officer at Kohl's Corp, is seen by analysts as underscoring the shifting strategy currently underway at the department store operator.

US: Kohl's Q4 earnings slide Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

US department store operator Kohl's has recorded a drop in fourth-quarter earnings on the back of costs related to its e-commerce business.

BANGLADESH: Workers see safety offsetting output Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 14

Garment workers in Bangladesh not only lack basic knowledge on fire and building safety but also feel fire drills and safety training take too much time and increase pressure on them to reach production targets, a survey has found.

BANGLADESH: Krilla steps down as Alliance refocuses on Dhaka Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 14

Plans by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to shift most of its work from Washington to Dhaka, where efforts are currently underway to accelerate its factory inspections, will also see Jeff Krilla step down as president and CEO.

US: JC Penney CFO Ken Hannah to depart Katie Smith | 13 Feb 14

US department store retailer JC Penney has appointed Ed Record as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, replacing Ken Hannah.

US: Kohl's cuts guidance on e-commerce expenses Michelle Russell | 7 Feb 14

US department store operator Kohl's has again lowered its full-year earnings forecast on the back of costs related to its e-commerce business.

BANGLADESH: Alliance factory safety inspections on track Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

The US-based group working to improve safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh says it has inspected nearly one-third (31%) of the 700 factories used by its members - and is on track to have the process finished by July.

GUATEMALA: Groups claim Alianza workers deprived of $6m Leonie Barrie | 27 Jan 14

Workers making clothing for JC Penney, Macy's, Kohl's and Wal-Mart at the Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala were deprived of more than $6m in back wages, benefits and pension funds when the company shut down last year, a new report claims.

US: Kohl's Department Stores in RFID rollout Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 14

Kohl's Department Stores has deployed RFID solutions across select departments after a successful pilot of the technology last year across 25 of its stores.

BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 20% in H1 Siddique Islam | 14 Jan 14

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 20% in the first-half of the current fiscal year despite ongoing political uncertainty, labour unrest and factory safety issues.

BANGLADESH: Alliance for Worker Safety opens Dhaka office Katie Smith | 11 Dec 13

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has opened an office in Dhaka, giving it a local presence from which to focus its efforts on improving fire and structural safety in the country's garment factories.

BANGLADESH: Arson suspected in Standard Garments fire Siddique Islam | 2 Dec 13

A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.

US: Kohl's trims outlook on lower Q3 profit Katie Smith | 15 Nov 13

US department store operator Kohl's has lowered its full-year earnings guidance after reporting an 18% decline in third-quarter net profit.

Trade deals move ahead in changing US apparel industry Ed Zwirn | 12 Nov 13

Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.

US: Langley to oversee Dressbarn merchandising at Ascena Katie Smith | 11 Nov 13

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.

US: Hudson's Bay names Hardin creative officer Katie Smith | 28 Oct 13

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed Russ Hardin as its new chief creative officer and senior vice president.

BANGLADESH: Alliance approves fire and building safety standards Leonie Barrie | 23 Oct 13

The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has agreed the standards against which facilities will be assessed, and established a committee of third-party experts to help with implementation.

BANGLADESH: North American Alliance releases factory details Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 13

The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has publicly released details of more than 620 factories used to supply its clothes.






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