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Bulgaria, with its population of 7.6m, joined the EU on 1 January 2007, together with Romania. From 2000-2007 it looked as if Bulgaria would take over Romania's role as the biggest eastern European apparel supplier to markets in Western Europe. But exports have fallen since the last quarter of 2008. | 1 Jun 2007

The clothing market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is experiencing stellar growth on the back of rising consumer spending, a surge in tourists, and 145% growth in retail space as new malls and shopping centres spring up. Paul Cochrane reports from Dubai. | 29 Nov 2006

Romania is set to join the European Union on 1 January 2007. The country is currently the largest East-European supplier of clothing to the EU, but how will its future performance be affected by the higher costs and potential labour shortages that will inevitably accompany EU accession? Jozef De Coster finds out.

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Beth Wright | 4 May 2018

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has named former Coach executive Gianni Georgiades as CEO of the Lacoste Footwear joint venture (JV).

Stuart Todd | 19 Jan 2015

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Katie Smith | 2 Dec 2014

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.

Katie Smith | 6 Nov 2014

Value apparel retailer Body Central Corp has appointed its second chief executive officer in less than two years, following the retirement of Brian Woolf.

Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 2014

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.

Katie Smith | 16 Jun 2014

As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.

Stuart Todd | 10 Jan 2014

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Fusalp has been acquired by Lacoste family members Philippe and Sophie Lacoste, along with the former executive director Alexandre Fauvet.

Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2013

Andy Simister, brand president at French lifestyle label Lacoste Chaussures, has left the company to explore new opportunities.

Katie Smith | 7 Oct 2013

Frank Cancelloni has today (7 October) been named as the president of Calvin Klein's Asia Pacific business, tasked with helping to drive growth in the region.

Richard Woodard | 4 Oct 2013

French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding into men’s underwear by signing a five-year licensing deal with Israel-based manufacturer Delta Galil.

Stuart Todd | 11 Jan 2013

Lacoste has named Jose Luis Duran as CEO, replacing Christophe Chenut who has held the post for the past five years.

Stuart Todd | 9 Jan 2013

Lacoste worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, has appointed Francis Pierrel as its new CEO North America, succeeding Steve Birkhold.

Petah Marian | 3 Jan 2013

US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has named Steve Birkhold as CEO, effective immediately.

Petah Marian | 20 Nov 2012

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign.

Stuart Todd | 7 Nov 2012

Swiss distribution group Maus Frères is set to increase its stake in French clothing brand Lacoste to over 90% following the decision by members of the Lacoste founding family to sell their shareholding.

Stuart Todd | 14 Sep 2012

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."

Stuart Todd | 14 Sep 2012

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."

Ngo Tuan | 23 Jul 2012

Esquel Enterprises (Singapore) Pte, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based clothing giant Esquel Group, has begun construction on a US$25m apparel plant at the Luong Son industrial zone in the northern Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh.

Leonie Barrie | 8 May 2012

French textiles major Devanlay, the exclusive worldwide licensee for the Lacoste clothing and accessories brand, has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help improve its overall efficiency and boost global product development.

Katie Smith | 10 Apr 2012

Canadian-based lifestyle and sports apparel firm Coalision is to merge with French underwear company Pull-in.

Petah Marian | 26 Mar 2012

French clothing, perfume and accessories brand Cacharel has appointed Pascal d'Halluin as CEO of the company.

Stuart Todd | 9 Mar 2012

After three difficult years, sales at French fashion brand Lacoste attained record levels in 2011, reaching EUR1.6bn (US$2.1bn), an increase of 11% on the previous year.

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