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US Q1 in brief –Cherokee Global Brands, Vince Holding Corp, Tailored Brands just-style | 19 Jun 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard Beth Wright | 18 Jun 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. 


Target explores blockchain for supply chain tracking Beth Wright | 14 Jun 19

US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed details of an open source blockchain project it has been working on since mid-2018 to help track its supply chain.


Target furthers renewable energy commitment Beth Wright | 14 Jun 19

US department store retailer Target Corp has committed to sourcing 100% of the electricity used in its domestic operations from renewable sources by 2030.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


Target sets new goals to cut supply chain carbon footprint Hannah Abdulla | 28 Mar 19

US retailer Target Corp has announced a new set of goals to reduce its carbon footprint – including a new reduction goal for its entire supply chain.


Target launches third-party seller platform Hannah Abdulla | 26 Feb 19

US department store retailer Target Corp has launched a new platform for third-party sellers as part of a bid to become more profitable online.


Nike, Target, Polartec lead uptake of recycled performance fibres Beth Wright | 31 Jan 19

US sportswear giant Nike, department store retailer Target, and fabric maker Polartec are among brand, retailer and textile companies that have used the equivalent of more than one billion plastic bottles each through their uptake of recycled fibres.


US holiday sales in brief – Nordstrom, Citi Trends, Urban Outfitters just-style | 15 Jan 19

It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Urban Outfitters reported record holiday sales, Kohl's raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 1.2% rise, while US retail giant JC Penney is to shutter three stores this spring on the back of a 5.4% comp sales drop.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


Target taps TJX exec to manage global inventory Beth Wright | 15 Aug 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former TJX executive John Bauer as senior vice president of global inventory management, leading the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Target taps Walmart exec as supply chain SVP Beth Wright | 30 Jul 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former Walmart executive, Gemma Kubat, as senior vice president, supply chain engineering, and activation.


Target removes misleading "100% organic" T-shirt Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has removed a line of T-shirts after coming under fire for misleading consumers over the garments' sustainability credentials.


Tesco and Target scale up supply chain sustainability Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

US department store retailer Target Corp and UK supermarket group Tesco have joined Walmart in collecting data from suppliers to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions in the supply chain.  


Target launches new brands for Gen Z customers Beth Wright | 24 May 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for Generation Z – a demographic expected to become the largest consumer segment over the next few years – with two exclusive new clothing lines.


Target taps Walmart exec as new sourcing chief Beth Wright | 21 May 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former Walmart sourcing executive, William Foudy Jr, as president of its global sourcing organisation.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


Sustainable cotton concepts sent into space Beth Wright | 25 Apr 18

A project sponsored by US department store retailer Target Corp will see three concepts designed to benefit cotton production by improving water sustainability sent to the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory for testing.


Fashion giants spell out CEO sustainability agenda Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 18

Kering, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Li & Fung are amongst a group of industry heavyweights backing new guidance to help fashion CEOs decide where to focus their sustainability efforts in 2018.


Target commits to sustainable water management Beth Wright | 21 Mar 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has pledged to improve water quality, optimise water efficiency and increase access to clean water – and introduced four new goals to guide the way.


Target Corp pilots denim recycle programme Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 18

US department store retailer Target has launched a denim recycling pilot programme with German company I:Collect (I:CO), which specialises in collecting, recycling and reusing clothing, shoes and textiles.


Target to expand multi-year strategy Beth Wright | 8 Mar 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has outlined a series of initiatives as part of its multi-year strategy, including expanding its suite of fulfillment options, almost tripling the size of its remodel programme, and accelerating the rate at which it introduces new brands to its portfolio.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


US holiday sales in brief – The Children's Place, Nordstrom, Target Corp Beth Wright | 10 Jan 18

Holiday sales have seen a solid performance at many leading US apparel and footwear retailers, with Target, American Eagle Outfitters, JC Penney, Urban Outfitters and Kohl's among those who have benefited from increased consumer spending on the back of strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising home and equity prices.


Target launches new women's denim brand Beth Wright | 10 Jan 18

US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed a first look at its new denim-based women's lifestyle brand, Universal Thread, that will launch next month and features tops, dresses, accessories and footwear.


Green supply chain map links China factories to brands Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 18

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.


New apparel institute to address sustainability impact Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 17

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have joined forces with PVH Corp, Gap Inc and Target to scale projects aimed at dramatically improving the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear industry.


Target unveils new climate policy and goals Hannah Abdulla | 19 Oct 17

US department store retailer Target Corp has rolled out a new climate policy, committing to a "more sustainable, stronger, cleaner supply chain."


Target develops disability-friendly apparel under Cat & Jack Beth Wright | 19 Oct 17

US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed a selection of clothing for children who may experience difficulty dressing under its largest-ever private label apparel brand, Cat & Jack.

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