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High style in Thailand: part 1 just-style.com | 18 Apr 05

Textiles and clothing make up Thailand’s largest manufacturing industry, with more than 4,500 factories employing over one million people. The sector accounts for approximately 20 per cent of total employment in manufacturing and 17 per cent of total Thai GDP. Niki Tait reports from Bangkok.


USA: Sears To Axe At Least 500 In "Mass Layoff" just-style.com | 8 Apr 05

US retail giant Sears Holding Corp is planning a “mass layoff” of at least 500 employees at its Chicago headquarters, according to a revised report filed with the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.


USA: Sears To Stock Max Azria Parallel Range just-style.com | 1 Apr 05

US department store group Sears, Roebuck and Co has signed an exclusive deal to sell BCBG Max Azria Group’s Parallel range of contemporary apparel


USA: Sears Holdings To Slash Pay, Benefits? just-style.com | 30 Mar 05

Newly created retail giant Sears Holdings Corp will cut down on its 400,000 employees’ pay and benefits next year, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press


Direct sourcing puts agents at risk just-style.com | 18 Mar 05

Looking for shorter lead times, lower inventory levels and quick replenishment to bolster their margins and profitability has encouraged more and more retailers to source directly, rather then go through an agent. Sapna Arora reports.


India races into the post-quota era just-style.com | 14 Mar 05

The first export statistics for 2005 suggest India has made an impressive entry into the quota-less era. Jozef De Coster, reporting from India, finds the industry is booming, with a wave of investment in weaving and processing, students clamouring to train as fashion or textile designers, and record attendance at this year's Tex-Styles India trade fair.


USA: Robert Sears Joins Bon-Ton As Senior VP just-style.com | 9 Mar 05

US retailer The Bon-Ton Stores Inc has named Robert Sears as its new senior vice president, general merchandise manager for men’s and home.


USA: Federated To Acquire May In $11bn Deal just-style.com | 28 Feb 05

US retailer Federated Department Stores Inc is to buy competitor May Department Stores Co in an $11 billion deal which will create the biggest department store chain in the US.


USA: Lands' End To Cut 375 Jobs, Reorganise just-style.com | 23 Feb 05

Lands’ End, the apparel retailer owned by Sears, Roebuck and Co, is to axe 375 jobs amid a restructuring of its business operations “to respond to changing customer shopping habits.”


USA: Retailers' January 2005 Sales Roundup just-style.com | 3 Feb 05

The following is a general round-up of apparel and shoe chains' January sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


SINGAPORE: Ban Joo Buys 74% Stake In Teo Garments just-style.com | 27 Jan 05

Singaporean textile producer Ban Joo has bought a 74 per cent stake in garment maker Teo Garments in a transaction worth over SGD2 million.


USA: Kmart, Sesame Street End Exclusive Apparel Deal just-style.com | 23 Dec 04

Discount retailer Kmart Holding Corp has lost its exclusive rights to sell the Sesame Street children's apparel line.


USA: Footstar Given Green Light For Bonus Packages just-style.com | 23 Dec 04

The US Bankruptcy Court has approved Footstar Inc’s plan to improve compensation packages for its executives.


USA: Retailers Report Modest Thanksgiving Sales just-style.com | 30 Nov 04

American retailers have reported generally modest sales since last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, despite a hike in spending at the outset of the holiday period.


USA: Kmart And Sears In $6bn Merger just-style.com | 18 Nov 04

Discount retailer Kmart Corporation and department store chain Sears, Roebuck and Co are merging in an $11 billion deal that will create the third-largest retailer in the United States.


USA: Nap Inc To Produce VF Intimates' Vassarette Line just-style.com | 17 Nov 04

VF Intimates LP, a division of VF Corporation, has signed a license agreement with Nap Inc to produce a complete collection of Vassarette sleepwear and loungewear.


USA: Two Hearts Maternity Expands To 645 Sears Stores just-style.com | 12 Nov 04

Mothers Work Inc’s Two Hearts Maternity collection, will expand to a total of 645 Sears, Roebuck and Co stores in from spring 2005.


USA: Sears Selects JDA Merchandise Management Software just-style.com | 20 Oct 04

Sears, Roebuck and Co has signed up for several JDA Portfolio Strategic Merchandise Management solutions to help it consistently provide the right merchandise to its customers.


USA: Kmart Chooses Lewis As Its New CEO, President just-style.com | 19 Oct 04

Retailer Kmart Holding Corp has named fast-food industry veteran Aylwin Lewis as its new chief executive and president.


Japanese sourcing model offers little post-2004 cheer just-style.com | 4 Oct 04

If the Japanese experience is anything to go by, there will be few crumbs left over for non-Chinese suppliers of clothing to western markets after China has taken its share.


USA: Kmart Threatens To End Footstar's Meldisco Contract just-style.com | 4 Oct 04

Bankrupt shoe retailer Footstar Inc on Friday said it was “business as usual” at its Meldisco division despite threats from Kmart Corporation to end the licensing agreement which enables Meldisco to operate the footwear departments at Kmart stores nationwide.


TURKEY: Yesim Magazalari Changes Name To SMS Giyim just-style.com | 28 Sep 04

Clothing retailer Yesim Magazalari has changed its name to SMS Giyim following a decision at yesterday’s general shareholders’ meeting.


USA: Sears Adds Apparel To Online Retail Ops just-style.com | 13 Sep 04

Sears, Roebuck and Co, already one of the biggest hard goods e-tailers, is extending its online retail operations to include apparel.


USA: Steven Dennis Joins Neiman Marcus As Senior VP just-style.com | 10 Sep 04

Luxury retailer The Neiman Marcus Group Inc has appointed Steven Dennis as senior vice president (strategy, business development and multi-channel marketing).


USA: JC Penney Exec To Lead Apparel Sourcing At Sears just-style.com | 23 Aug 04

Sears, Roebuck and Co has named former JC Penney executive Rodney M Birkins Jr to the post of senior vice president of sourcing.


The future looks bright for Hong Kong's Crystal Group just-style.com | 16 Aug 04

Already one of the world's largest clothing producers, the Hong Kong-based Crystal Group plans to double its sales revenue by 2008. Niki Tait speaks with deputy chief executive, Andrew Lo, about the company's plans for the future.


USA: Sears Hires Paul Jones To Lead Men's Apparel just-style.com | 16 Aug 04

Paul Jones, senior vice president of men’s wear merchandising for Kohl's Department Stores, has been named the new head of men’s apparel at Sears Roebuck and Co.


USA: Martin Trust To Discuss Apparel Projects In Ghana, Uganda just-style.com | 27 Jul 04

US industrialist Martin Trust is visiting Ghana and Uganda later this week to explore apparel sourcing and investment opportunities following the recent expansion of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.


USA: Sears Q2 Profit Comes In Below Expectations just-style.com | 23 Jul 04

Sears, Roebuck and Co has reported lower than expected second-quarter profit due to poor spring sales figures.


USA: Sears Signs For Merchandise Optimization Solution just-style.com | 21 Jul 04

Department store group Sears, Roebuck and Co is to implement ProfitLogic’s Markdown Optimization solution for apparel merchandise in its 870 USA-based stores.

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