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WORLD: Apparel firms join Uzbek cotton ban Leonie Barrie | 12 Sep 11

More than 60 of the world's best known apparel companies and brands, including Adidas, Burberry, C&A, Levi Strauss, Li & Fung, Liz Claiborne, PVH Corp and Wal-Mart Stores, have vowed not to source Uzbek cotton harvested using forced child labour.


US retail sales weather the storms in August Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 11

US retailers weathered a number of storm fronts in August, with a solid start to the back-to-school shopping season helping to mask the impact of higher prices, growing concerns about the economy, and a hurricane that battered the East Coast.


US: Retailers' August 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2011 sales results.


July sales a mixed bag for US apparel retailers Leonie Barrie | 8 Aug 11

Lured by warm weather and deep discounts as stores cleared their summer merchandise, US shoppers hit the malls in July giving an overall boost to many apparel retailers - but the results shed little light on back-to-school spending plans.


US: Retailers' July 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 4 Aug 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' July 2011 sales results.


US: Retailers' June 2011 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' June 2011 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: JC Penney names Johnson as next CEO just-style.com | 15 Jun 11

Retailer JC Penney has appointed Apple retail supremo Ron Johnson as its new CEO, replacing Mike Ullman III who becomes the company’s executive chairman.


US: Target posts weaker than expected Q1 sales just-style.com | 19 May 11

US retailer Target Corp has posted weaker than expected sales in its retail segment during the company's first quarter.


US: Retailers' April 2011 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 May 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2011 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Wet Seal taps Ken Seipel as COO just-style.com | 22 Mar 11

The Wet Seal Inc has hired former Old Navy executive Ken Seipel as its new president and chief operating officer to steer the next phase of growth at the teen apparel retailer.


US retail sales maintained momentum in February Leonie Barrie | 7 Mar 11

Sales at US apparel retailers continued to trend upwards in February as the warmer weather enticed shoppers out in search of spring merchandise and clearance bargains. But while February's same-store sales results largely followed in the footsteps of a buoyant January, rising fuel and food prices may well dampen demand in the months ahead, industry observers warned.


US: Target reports "record" earnings just-style.com | 24 Feb 11

Target Corp has posted "record" 2010 earnings as the US retailer reported improving comparable-store sales and benefited from a store expansion programme.


ANALYSIS: Ackman now welcome at JC Penney table Richard Woodard | 24 Jan 11

Of the two announcements made by department store retailer JC Penney yesterday (24 January), one had immediate relevance, but the other should have far greater resonance in the longer term.


CANADA: Retailer Fairweather fights for Target trademark just-style.com | 20 Jan 11

US discount retailer Target is facing an unexpected complication in its Canadian expansion plans after specialty fashion and accessories retailer Fairweather filed a lawsuit claiming it owns the right to use the Target name in Canada.


VIEWPOINT: Target makes up for lost time with Canadian move Leonie Barrie | 14 Jan 11

Having been criticised for being slow to cash in on the potential of international expansion, US discount retailer Target Corp is now making up for lost time with a CAD1.825bn (US$1.83bn) swoop on Canadian discount chain Zellers.


US: Target steps into Canada with $1.83bn Zellers buy just-style.com | 14 Jan 11

Value retailer Target Corporation is making its first foray outside the US after agreeing a CAD1.825bn (US$1.83bn) deal to take over leases for up to 220 stores operated by discount chain Zellers, a subsidiary of Hudson's Bay Co.


US: Retailers' December 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Target selects Emnos for customer insight project just-style.com | 22 Sep 10

US general merchandise retailer Target Corporation is to work with consultancy Emnos on a multi-year project to understand its customers' requirements better and tailor products and services to meet their needs.


US: Retailers' August 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' August 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


August 2010 management briefing: Part II - The Chinese marketplace just-style.com | 27 Aug 10

If any country was likely to be vulnerable to a collapse in sales from a global recession it was export-oriented China. The fact remains, however, that China's textile and clothing industry is still in reasonable shape.


US: Target Q2 profit up 14.3% just-style.com | 19 Aug 10

US retailer Target Corp said it is well positioned to continue gaining market share as it booked an increased in second quarter profits.


US: Retailers’ June 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 8 Jul 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains’ June 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Target selects DemandTec for shopper insights just-style.com | 22 Jun 10

General merchandise retailer Target Corporation has selected the DemandTec Shopper Insights tool to help make more localised merchandising and marketing decisions.


US: Retailers' May 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Clothing helps Target to Q1 profit surge just-style.com | 20 May 10

Department store retailer Target Corporation has seen its first quarter earnings surge 28.5%, helped by a strong performance from its high margin apparel lines.


US: Retailers' April 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 May 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' March 2010 sales roundup Joe Ayling | 8 Apr 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' March 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Target selects DemandTec for assortment optimisation just-style.com | 25 Mar 10

Discount retail giant Target Corporation is to tailor and localise its merchandise assortments based on consumer segment insights and advanced analytics using DemandTec's nextGEN Assortment Optimization software service.


US: Apparel sales boost Target Q4 profit just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

US retailer Target Corp has posted a jump in fourth-quarter profits, boosted by a stabilisation of its credit card business and better-than-expected holiday sales.


US: Retailers' January 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 4 Feb 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' January 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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