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USA: PacSun June Sales Jump 26.6 Per Cent | 9 Jul 02

Total June sales at Pacific Sunwear of California Inc were $73.3 million, an increase of 26.6 per cent over last year's June sales of $57.9 million. The gain was largely due to a 12 per cent improvement in the men's business. The casual apparel and footwear retailer said same-store sales increased 10.5 per cent for the comparable five-week period, with PacSun same-store sales up 10.5 per cent and d.e.m.o. same-store sales up 10.3 per cent.

UK: Wool Textile Workers Set To Strike | 1 Jul 02

Britain's wool textile industry is facing the threat of industrial action following a breakdown in talks over pay. The Transport and General Workers' Union is calling a series of selective strikes after rejecting a pay offer of 1.5 per cent from the Confederation of British Wool Textiles. The offer was described as "derisory" by the union.

INDIA: Ready-Made Garment Exports Up 9 Per Cent | 18 Jun 02

Exports of ready-made garments climbed 9.2 per cent last month to $431 million compared to $394.7m in the year-ago period, India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) revealed on Monday. The council said garment exports by quantity climbed to 119.6 million pieces from 113.2 million pieces in 2001, while in the first five months of the year clothing exports rose 1.1 per cent to $1.8 billion, or in terms of quantity by eight per cent to 545 million pieces.

USA: Round-Up Of May Sales Results | 7 Jun 02

The following is a round up of apparel and footwear companies sales results for May which have just been released: May Department Stores Co, operator of 436 stores under banners such as Lord & Taylor, Filene's and Hecht's, posted a 7.6 per cent fall in same-store sales and said total sales fell four per cent to $1.05 billon from $1.1bn in 2001.

USA: PacSun Enjoys Big Sales Jump | 14 May 02

Casual clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc on Tuesday posted a big jump in first quarter net profit on the back of a 17.4 per cent year-on-year rise in sales to $161.7 million. The Anaheim-based company said net income was $3.3m, or 10 cents a share, compared to $1m, or three cents per share, in 2001 which included a one-off charge of $3.5m, or 11 cents per share.

Kids' market kicks in | 13 May 02

Despite a seemingly uneventful - and some say downright abysmal - year for apparel in 2001, many retailers chipped away revenues by finding holes in markets, such as kid's wear. Be it hot trends, underdeveloped product lines or lack of selection, children’s wear offered opportunities writes Stacy Baker.

USA: Gloomy April For Pacific Sunwear | 10 May 02

Specialty retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc on Thursday posted a 6.7 per cent drop in April same-store sales from the year-ago period but said total sales climbed 9.1 per cent to $47.9 million. The Anaheim-based company said first quarter same-store sales increased 0.6 per cent, while total sales jumped 17 per cent to $161.7m from $137.7m in 2001.

USA: PacSun Sales Increase 23.3 Per Cent In March | 10 Apr 02

Casual apparel, accessories and footwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc reported a March sales increase of 23.3 per cent, to $71.1 million compared with $57.6 million in the same period in 2001.

Same-store sales increased 7.5 per cent, with PacSun up 8.4 per cent and d.e.m.o. down 0.9 per cent.

UK: Start-rite Invests In PrimaNet Business Solution | 9 Apr 02

Start-rite, one of the UK's oldest shoe manufacturers, has contracted with Prima Solutions for a completely new computer system that will give online access to its data and a greater insight into company performance. Peter Lamble, managing director of the children's footwear specialist, said: "PrimaNet software will break down the many facets of the business and help us see the small picture as well as the big one - a level of flexibility and control that will, ultimately, affect our bottom line."

Do digital tailors measure up? Bobbin Publishing Group | 6 Mar 02

The recent introduction of body scanning technology in Brooks Brothers' flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue realises a vision a long time in the making. Billed as the "ultimate evolution in men’s custom clothing," the vertical retailer’s digital tailoring method melds 19th century tailoring with 21st century technology. Bobbin met with Brooks Brothers executives to learn more about its body scanning initiative and the sales infrastructure and supply chain supporting it.

USA: Pacific Sunwear Posts Jump In Q4 Sales | 5 Mar 02

Leading casual clothing and accessories retail chain Pacific Sunwear of California Inc on Tuesday posted a 15 per cent climb in fourth quarter sales to $207.6 million, compared to the year-ago period. The Anaheim-based firm reported a one per cent climb in fourth quarter profit to $14.2m, or 43 cents a share, compared to 2001, while same-store sales edged up 1.7 per cent.

USA: PacSun Inches Ahead By 0.4 Per Cent | 11 Feb 02

Casual apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc said sales at stores open at least a year crept up 0.4 per cent in January. The company, known as PacSun, said it expects to report earnings of 41 cents a share for the fourth quarter ended 2 February. Chairman and chief executive Greg Weaver said merchandise margins for the month and the quarter "held up well and were similar" to the year-earlier quarter.

USA: Pacific Sunwear Records Rise In Same-Store Sales | 11 Jan 02

Leading apparel, accessories and footwear retailer, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, today reported total sales of $118.8 million for December, an increase of 19.4 per cent over total sales of $99.5m for December 2000. Company same-store sales increased 4.1 per cent for the comparable five- week period ended January 6, 2002, with PacSun same-store sales up 4.1 per cent and d.e.m.o same-store sales up 4.1 per cent.

AUSTRALIA: US Surfwear Sales On Crest Of A Wave | 18 Oct 01

Despite fears of a dive after the September 11 terrorist attack, surfwear sales in the United States have been riding high. Speaking at an ABN Amro Morgans' breakfast in Brisbane today, Billabong chief executive officer Matthew Perrin said that consumers were not afraid to spend on extreme sports goods.

Keeping up with global pacesetters Bobbin Publishing Group | 8 Oct 01

Although breaking through national borders is difficult in the apparel industry, communications are broadening, and the world is becoming a continually smaller arena in which to do business. The industry's global leaders are setting the pace for what may become the norm - a global presence that borders cannot contain. This feature takes a look at 10 diverse leaders in the global apparel industry, from Europe to Asia to the Middle East.

Fast Retailing thrives on growth | 3 Oct 01

Fast Retailing is without doubt a company that lives up to its name. In just a few years it has grown rapidly to become Japan's leader in the unisex casual clothing market - thanks mainly to its hugely successful Uniqlo brand and retail chain. Strict cost and quality control from material procurement all the way to shop floors has led to unparalleled profit margins.

USA: Charlotte Russe Appoints Mark A. Hoffman COO | 21 Aug 01

Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc, a rapidly growing specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories for young women, today announced the appointment of Mark A. Hoffman as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. This is a new position, and Mr Hoffman will report to chairman and CEO Bernie Zeichner.

USA: PacSun June Same Store Sales Down | 12 Jul 01

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc reported total sales of $57.9m for fiscal June, an increase of 10.7 per cent over total sales of $52.3m for June of 2000. On a proforma basis, comparing the five-week period ended July 8, 2001 to the five-week period ended July 9, 2000, the increase in total sales would have been 11.3 per cent.

Middle East marks the map Bobbin Publishing Group | 4 Jul 01

Three companies - Century Investment Group, Elyon Textile and Technology Ltd, and Delta Galil - talk about the challenges and opportunities of sourcing apparel and textiles from Jordan, Egypt and Israel.

Middle East gains global ground Bobbin Publishing Group | 2 Jul 01

The apparel industries in Israel and Jordan are expanding under Qualifying Industrial Zone programmes and free trade agreements. Both countries have become significant players in the global export markets and are attracting the attention of retailers and manufacturers looking for a viable alternative to some of the sourcing stalwarts.

USA: PacSun Signs Up With Hurley International | 15 May 01

Pacific Sunwear of California announced a significant vendor relationship with Hurley International, a major manufacturer of board-sport inspired casual apparel and related accessories catering to teenagers and young adults. PacSun has just placed a large number of back to school orders for fall sportswear.

USA: Pacific Sunwear COO Resigns | 10 May 01

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (Nasdaq: PSUN) today announced the resignation of Mark Hoffman. Hoffman, the company's chief operating officer, had been employed by the corporation for nearly two years. "Mark has resigned from PacSun to pursue other business interests. I thank him for his contributions to the company and I wish him the best in his future endeavors," stated Greg Weaver, chairman and chief executive officer.

INDIA: Leather Exports Expected To Reach $1.9bn | 24 Apr 01

Leather exports from India have seen rapid growth between April 2000 and January 2001 rising more than 28 per cent to 75bn rupees ($1.6bn) and are predicted to reach around 90bn rupees ($1.9bn) for the full year. According to sources within the Union Commerce Ministry, the majority of exports, 19 per cent, went to the US, while Germany, the UK, Italy and France all emerged as key markets for the exporters, taking a combined total of around 63 per cent of total exports.

CHINA: Textile And Garment Exports Rise 2.1 Per Cent Two Months | 18 Apr 01

Textile and garment exports from China have registered a 2.1 per cent in the first two months of this year to $6.925bn, according to statistics released by China's customs bureau. Despite the slight increase, the export of textiles and garments remained 12.4 percentage points lower than the 14.5 per cent growth seen in the country's total export figures during the first two months.

USA: Financial Round Up | 8 Feb 01

Factory 2-U Stores Inc Announces Record January, Quarter And Year-End Sales Factory 2-U Stores Inc, operator of off-price retail stores which sell branded casual apparel for the family, has announced that sales for the five week period ended February 3, 2001 increased 75.8 per cent to $34.8m compared with $19.8m for the four week period ended January 29, 2000.

USA: Pacific Sunwear Announce Vice President | 4 Jan 01

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc (Nasdaq:PSUN), specialty retailers of everyday casual apparel, accessories and footwear, has announced the appointment of William Estill to the position of vice president of planning and allocation. Estill has more than 25 years of experience in retail, most recently as vice president of planning and allocation for Cato Stores for eight years and prior to that, two years as vice president of corporate planning for Seiferts Stores.

USA: Teen Market Hots Up Despite Downturn | 20 Dec 00

Currently the fastest-growing segment of the US population and with an estimated spending power of $155bn, the teen sector is bringing in profits for a new breed of retailer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Mainstream major publicly held players include American Eagle Outfitters Inc, Abercrombie & Fitch Co, and Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, all of which feature a preppy or sporty look. Farther out on the fashion fringe are Hot Topic Inc, Gadzooks Inc, Buckle Inc, delia*'s Corp, and Too Inc, operator of the Limited Too stores.

USA: Pacific Sunwear Announce New Vice President Of Sourcing | 19 Dec 00

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (Nasdaq: PSUN ) has announced the promotion of Diane Nance to the position of vice president of sourcing, effective immediately. Nance joined Pacific Sunwear in November of 1994 as director of sourcing and was responsible for sourcing and procuring all of the company's private label merchandise for both PacSun and d.e.m.o. stores.

USA: Financial Round-Up | 4 Dec 00

J. Baker, Inc (Nasdaq: JBAK - news ) today reported that total sales in its continuing Casual Male Big & Tall, Repp Big & Tall and Work 'n Gear divisions for the four weeks ended November 25, 2000 were $43m, compared to $39m for the four weeks ended November 27, 1999. Comparable store sales for these businesses for the month of November increased 7 per cent. Year-to-date sales for the ten months ended November 25, 2000 increased to $361m from $310m for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for these businesses for the ten- month period increased 4.7 per cent.

USA: Sha Sha Shoes Gets Run Of Free Publicity From US Customs | 1 Dec 00

The US Customs took exception to 2”x1” compartments which US manufacturer Sha Sha Fine Shoes had designed in a line of sporty shoes. They declared that the compartments would be an ideal place to hide drugs.








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