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US: LF USA to buy Hampshire's designer brands just-style.com | 6 May 11

Clothing maker Hampshire Group is offloading its women's brands, with the Designers businesses being sold to LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited, and the Item Eyes lines going to KBL Group International Ltd.


VIETNAM: Hotexco to build $4.1m suit plant Ngo Tuan | 5 Apr 11

Clothing maker Hoa Tho Textile & Garment Joint Stock Corporation (Hotexco) is building a new VND86bn (US$4.1m) factory in Da Nang city to produce suits for export.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 1 Apr 11

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


US: Oxford Industries enjoys strong 2010 profit growth just-style.com | 30 Mar 11

Ben Sherman brand owner Oxford Industries has posted soaring annual profits and forecasts double-digit sales growth in fiscal 2011.


ANALYSIS: Acquisitions to fuel Li & Fung growth plans Richard Woodard | 29 Mar 11

Given the circumstances surrounding global sourcing giant Li & Fung’s announcement of its new three-year plan, you could forgive analysts for being ever so slightly sceptical about the company’s ability to more than double its core operating profit by 2013.


ANALYSIS: Apparel industry sees renewed hope in DR-CAFTA Ivan Castano Freeman | 29 Mar 11

Five years after the signing of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), Central America's battered textiles and apparel industry is feeling more hopeful that the pact will deliver some of its initial investment targets - especially now that Asia is struggling under major manufacturing and sourcing problems.


Top stories on just-style last week... just-style.com | 28 Mar 11

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


HONG KONG: Li & Fung sets 3-year goals as FY profit soars 27% just-style.com | 24 Mar 11

Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited today (24 March) booked a 27% hike in full-year profit and said it is aiming to reach a core operating profit of US$1.5bn by 2013 under its new three-year plan.


Apparel firms eye Central America sourcing switch Ivan Castano Freeman | 24 Mar 11

Guatemalan jeanswear maker Denimatrix has won supply orders from three unnamed US and European apparel firms eager to move some of their manufacturing to Central America at a time when Asia is facing deepening production woes.


US: AAFA appoints new chairman just-style.com | 7 Mar 11

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has named Rick Darling as board of directors chairman, replacing Killick Datta.


US: Walmart, M&S, Levi's back apparel eco-index scheme Leonie Barrie | 1 Mar 11

Leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers and manufacturers including Nike, Gap Inc, H&M, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer and Walmart are driving a new initiative to improve sustainability across the entire apparel and footwear sector.


US: Keds in apparel deal with Li & Fung just-style.com | 25 Feb 11

Sneaker producer Keds has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with global sourcing company Li & Fung to develop a new branded apparel collection.


THE FLANARANT: Is RFID in apparel finally coming of age? Mike Flanagan | 8 Feb 11

With apparel retailers and brands looking for new ways to bring down their buying-in prices, could now be the time for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to finally come into its own? Mike Flanagan certainly thinks so, pointing out that costs are coming down, suppliers are beginning to collaborate, and benefits could include better management in garment factories.


just-style management briefing: Supply chains need to get creative Leonie Barrie | 2 Feb 11

Faced with rising apparel costs and the likelihood that 2011 will be a perfect storm of pricing uncertainty - or what Mike Todaro, managing director of AAPN (the American Apparel Producers' Network) describes as "death by a thousand costs" - what can apparel manufacturers, brands and retailers do to try to alleviate some of the pain within their supply chains?


US: Kmart and LF USA to launch Sofia Vergara collection just-style.com | 28 Jan 11

Retailer Kmart is teaming up with the US unit of sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited and Latin World Entertainment Licensing to launch a new lifestyle collection by Hispanic actress Sofia Vergara.


US: Sourcing at MAGIC promises bigger line-up just-style.com | 11 Jan 11

New manufacturing, fabric and design sources from around the world will be on show for private label retailers and branded apparel companies at the Sourcing at MAGIC trade show in February.


US: Oxford Apparel sale to Li & Fung goes through just-style.com | 5 Jan 11

Apparel group Oxford Industries has completed the deal to sell its Oxford Apparel business for US$121.7m to LF USA, a subsidiary of consumer goods giant Li & Fung.


HONG KONG: Men’s wear firm Trinity to buy Cerruti for US$70m Leonie Barrie | 22 Dec 10

Chinese luxury men’s wear retailer Trinity Ltd is buying the Cerruti fashion house for up to EUR53m (US$69.7m) in a move that will enable it to expand into non-apparel product lines such as leather goods, perfumes and watches.


December management briefing: Part I - Retail winners and losers in 2010 Keith Nuthall | 20 Dec 10

While some retailers continued to be vulnerable to cost-cutting, swingeing redundancies and store closures in 2010, others acted swiftly to respond to the changing economic circumstances, offering real value to their customers and embarking on ambitious international expansion.


Forecasting focus key for brands expanding in Asia Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 10

Foreign companies are flocking to Asia in general and China in particular to boost sales in the hope of offsetting soft demand at home. But while potentially lucrative, such a move is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to forecasting and managing shopper demand across the supply chain.


US: Oxford Industries in Q3 earnings rise just-style.com | 9 Dec 10

Apparel group Oxford Industries posted an increase in third quarter earnings per share thanks to strong growth from the company’s Tommy Bahama brand.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 6 Dec 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... just-style.com | 3 Dec 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.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung set to benefit from US recovery just-style.com | 30 Nov 10

Deutsche Bank has raised its target share price on Li & Fung. The investment bank has a "buy" rating on the sourcing and apparel group.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 26 Nov 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: Li & Fung unit buys Oxford Apparel for US$121.7m just-style.com | 23 Nov 10

Apparel group Oxford Industries has sold its Oxford Apparel business for US$121.7m to LF USA, a subsidiary of consumer goods giant Li & Fung.


CHINA: Collective Brands to open Stride Rite stores just-style.com | 17 Nov 10

Collective Brands is planning to take its Stride Rite children's footwear brand to China and South East Asia after agreeing a licensing deal with Li & Fung Retailing.


Liz Claiborne working to minimise price rises Leonie Barrie | 9 Nov 10

Apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc is working to offset the impact of rising costs and is confident that changes being made on the sourcing front mean the company won't be faced with steep increases in its prices.


THE FLANARANT: Strategies to cope with the end of cheap clothes Mike Flanagan | 8 Nov 10

Instead of bemoaning the end of cheap clothing, Mike Flanagan is challenging retailers and buyers to drive prices down again through creative new practices. They must work harder to offer their customers better value, he says, and put pressure on different parts of the supply chain to manage the factors that influence prices.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 5 Nov 10

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

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