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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: 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: Macy's targets millennials with activewear expansion Katie Smith | 10 Sep 13

As part of efforts to grow its market share in activewear and attract more millennial shoppers aged between 13 and 30, department store retailer Macy's is to expand its athletic apparel assortment into more stores this autumn.


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.


US: Macy’s unveils new wave of millennial brands Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 13

Retail giant Macy’s has continued its “millennial” strategy with the launch of two more exclusive brands in store this August.


US: Quiksilver fined $3.6m in infringement suit Katie Smith | 22 Jul 13

Surfwear brand Quiksilver has been landed with US$3.6m in damages after a jury found it "willfully" infringed World Marketing's "Visitor" clothing brand.


US: Macy's recalls infant jackets over choking risk Petah Marian | 19 Jul 13

Some 8,700 infants' snap-up jackets have been recalled by Macy's because the snaps can come off, posing a choking hazard.


How do the Bangladesh safety pacts measure up? Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 13

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.


US: North American retailers detail Bangladesh safety plan Leonie Barrie | 10 Jul 13

A group of leading North American retailers and brands - led by Wal-Mart and Gap - have committed more than $142m in funding and low interest loans to help improve factory safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.


US: Finish Line Q1 profit more than halves Katie Smith | 1 Jul 13

Sportswear retailer The Finish Line has seen its first-quarter profit more than halve after increased costs related to the launch of its business in Macy's department stores offset higher sales.


US: Kurt Salmon names Bogan retail products partner Katie Smith | 5 Jun 13

Michelle Bogan has rejoined management consulting firm Kurt Salmon as a partner in its retail and consumer products group.


US: Macy's first-quarter profit rises 20% on solid sales Katie Smith | 15 May 13

US department store retailer Macy's has today (15 May) booked a 19.9% increase in first-quarter profit on solid sales, despite the negative impact of unseasonably cool weather and weakened demand.


US: Waitt Company acquires three luxury brands Katie Smith | 30 Apr 13

Omaha-based investment firm Waitt Company has acquired the Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini and Taryn Rose brands as part of a co-investment with brand development company Authentic Brands Group.


US: Cache appoints Pappas as EVP, chief merchandise officer Petah Marian | 2 Apr 13

US women's wear chain Cache has appointed Daphne Pappas as executive vice president, chief merchandise officer.


US: Finish Line Q4 profit down on sales decline Katie Smith | 28 Mar 13

US sportswear retailer Finish Line has posted a 20% decline in fourth-quarter net profit because of a drop in sales and weaknesses at its running business.


US: Macy's to expand online distribution centre Katie Smith | 22 Mar 13

US department store retailer Macy's is to expand its online distribution centre in Goodyear, Arizona, to help manage continued sales growth as part of its omni-channel strategy.


February off to a slow start for US apparel retailers Leonie Barrie | 8 Mar 13

US retailers battled significant headwinds in February, with sales of early spring merchandise getting off to a slow start in the face of cool weather, higher payroll taxes and economic uncertainty.


US: Men's Wearhouse names Kimmins CFO Katie Smith | 6 Mar 13

Men's Wearhouse has today (6 March) appointed Jon Kimmins as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.


US: Macy's issues upbeat outlook for 2013 Petah Marian | 26 Feb 13

US department store operator Macy's saw fourth quarter net profit fall on the back of debt related expenses, but offered an upbeat outlook for continued sales growth in 2013.


US: Body Central reshuffles merchandising team Katie Smith | 26 Feb 13

US value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of executive appointments across its merchandising and e-commerce departments.

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