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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).

BANGLADESH: Alliance inspections reveal "dozens of deficiencies" Leonie Barrie | 28 May 14

The first round of inspection reports released by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety show that "dozens of deficiencies" have been identified in every garment factory. And the group now has just six weeks to release data on the remaining 600 factories supplying its member companies.

US: Macy's reports solid Q1 in challenging environment Michelle Russell | 15 May 14

Macy's delivered solid results in a challenging retail environment, an analyst has said, despite the US department store retailer booking a drop in first-quarter sales and narrowing margins.

BANGLADESH: Alliance seeks five factory closures over safety Leonie Barrie | 6 May 14

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it has so far sought the immediate suspension of production in five factories following concerns about the safety of the buildings where they are located.

US: Stein Mart adds president to job titles Katie Smith | 28 Apr 14

Off-price fashion retailer Stein Mart has created a new title of president, which will be shared by COO Hunt Hawkins and chief merchandising officer Brian Morrow.

WORLD: Apparel gives strong showing in brand rankings Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 14

The latest listing of the best global brands show clothing performed well, with US department store retailer Macy's increasing its brand value by more than 25%, and H&M ranking as the top retailer in its region.

US: Macy's merchandising chief promoted to president Katie Smith | 1 Apr 14

Jeffrey Gennette has been promoted to president of US department store retailer Macy's, taking on additional responsibility for its marketing and online business.

US: Kurt Salmon appoints Cole as retail and consumer partner Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon has appointed Macy's executive Tom Cole as a partner in its retail and consumer products group.

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: Retailer Target to axe 475 jobs Katie Smith | 24 Jan 14

General merchandise retailer Target Corp has become the latest retailer to cut jobs, with the announcement it is laying off around 475 employees globally.

BANGLADESH: Damco seeks bank help on sea-air shipments Siddique Islam | 24 Jan 14

Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco is seeking help from the central bank of Bangladesh to resolve payment difficulties around its sea-air shipment business.

NRF 2014: Tailoring technology for omnichannel success Leonie Barrie | 21 Jan 14

Engaging more deeply with customers, and offering a seamless capability no matter where or how they shop, is set to remain one of the biggest challenges for retailers in the year ahead according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show,' the National Retail Federation's 103nd Annual Convention & Expo that took place last week in New York.

US: Body Central shuffles merchandising team Katie Smith | 8 Jan 14

Value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the promotion of Patti Simigran to SVP and general merchandise manager.

CHINA: Luthai Textile eyes expansion with New York office Michelle Russell | 7 Jan 14

China-based shirt manufacturer and yarn supplier Luthai Textile is to open an office in New York as part of the firm's ambitions to grow its global business.

US: Macy's to invest $170m in new distribution centre Katie Smith | 18 Dec 13

US retailer Macy's is to invest US$170m in a new direct-to-consumer distribution centre in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to support omni-channel growth.

US: Destination Maternity signs online deal with Michelle Russell | 17 Dec 13

Destination Maternity Corp has signed an exclusive supply deal with US retailer Macy's for its e-commerce business.

CAMBODIA: Factory clean-up ordered after workers faint Katie Smith | 25 Nov 13

Random inspections are set to take place at garment manufacturer King First Industrial Co after more than 100 workers fainted over two days last week.

US: Bloomingdale's CEO Gould steps down Katie Smith | 31 Oct 13

US department store retailer Macy's has revealed that Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of the Bloomingdale's brand, has stepped down after 22 years at the helm.

US: Macy's continues to monitor Chinese market Katie Smith | 8 Oct 13

US department store retailer Macy's has said it "continues to watch" the Chinese market after reports emerged that it had halted its online expansion plans in the country.

US: The Finish Line posts Q2 profit growth Katie Smith | 27 Sep 13

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has today (27 September) reported an 8.5% increase in second-quarter net profit, helped by cost control and comparable store sales growth.

US: Farah cuts work time in new role at Ralph Lauren Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 13

Roger Farah's new contract with Ralph Lauren Corporation will see the executive devote just half of his working time to the company, it has emerged.

US: Farah cuts work time in new role at Ralph Lauren Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 13

Roger Farah's new contract with Ralph Lauren Corporation will see the executive devote just half of his working time to the company, it has emerged.

RFID: Supply chain visibility and return on investment Lee Adendorff | 3 Sep 13

The determining factor in rolling out RFID in any business has always been price, so calculating a concrete return on investment (ROI) is clearly a vital step. According to some analysts this approach has matured as the benefits of the technology have become clear.

US: Internet-savvy millennials spend more in stores Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 13

Cash-strapped and internet-savvy they might be, but millennial shoppers are more likely to shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, new research reveals.

US: Bangladesh safety alliance names chair as talks begin Petah Marian | 20 Aug 13

The group of leading retailers and brands who make up the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has named Ellen O'Kane Tauscher as the independent chair of its board of directors.

US: Macy's "disappointed" with Q2 profit, cuts outlook Katie Smith | 14 Aug 13

US department store retailer Macy's has cut its outlook for the full year and reported lower-than-expected second-quarter profits, after sales were hit by weaker consumer confidence.

US: Brand names rise up footwear purchasing priorities Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 13

Footwear retailers must match their strengths to the purchasing priorities of their target customers if they want to engage them in the shopping process, according to new research.

US: Macy's and Lids in team sportswear deal Leonie Barrie | 9 Aug 13

Department store retailer Macy's is strengthening its activewear focus by teaming up with Lids Sports Group to open licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's stores under the name of Locker Room by Lids.

US: The Jones Group launches QMack at Macy's Petah Marian | 8 Aug 13

The Jones Group has revealed that it will launch a brand targeting millennial consumers at Macy's called Qmack.

US: Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits taps PLM and SCM tools Leonie Barrie | 7 Aug 13

Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, a leading importer of children's and women's apparel, has gone live on NGC's fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution.






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