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US Q1 in brief – TJX Companies, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Kohl's just-style | 22 May 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters booked record first-quarter sales, Kohl's started the year slower than it would have liked, Walmart revealed a rise in both earnings and revenue, and Macy's delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of comparable sales growth.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity, Vince Holding Corp just-style | 17 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.


Walmart "seriously considering" stock market float for Asda Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

US retail giant Walmart is "seriously considering" an IPO for its UK supermarket chain Asda following the collapsed merger with rival grocer Sainsbury's last month.


Walmart tackles social risk in Bangladesh apparel supply chain Hannah Abdulla | 13 May 19

US supermarket giant Walmart has identified its apparel supply chain in Bangladesh as one of the key areas where it is likely to have the greatest impact in addressing major potential risks to the dignity of workers.


Walmart pegs supplier finance to sustainability ratings Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 19

Retail giant Walmart is teaming up with international bank HSBC to rollout a sustainable supply chain finance programme that pegs a supplier’s financing rate to its sustainability performance.


Walmart wades into subscription apparel with Kidbox Hannah Abdulla | 16 Apr 19

US retailer Walmart has stepped into the world of subscription apparel in a partnership with Kidbox, which will offer customers an exclusive, curated stylebox for children from more than 120 premium kids' brands.


Walmart sets new goals for sustainable textiles Beth Wright | 11 Apr 19

Retail giant Walmart has outlined a number of new sustainability goals for apparel sold in its US stores, including plans to source more sustainable fibres and working with suppliers to reduce its manufacturing impact.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


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.


Walmart snaps up online retailer Bare Necessities Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 18

US retail giant Walmart has expanded its e-commerce portfolio with the acquisition of leading intimates online retailer Bare Necessities.


Walmart to acquire plus-size retailer Eloquii Beth Wright | 3 Oct 18

US retail giant Walmart continues to boost its apparel offering by acquiring women's plus-size online retailer Eloquii, tapping into a growing and under-served sector of the market.


Walmart commits to zero waste by 2025 Beth Wright | 20 Aug 18

US retail giant Walmart has committed to achieving "zero waste" in its operations in Canada, Japan, the UK and the US by 2025 – and says it will work with suppliers to prevent products and materials from becoming waste upstream and downstream.


Walmart completes investment in India's Flipkart Beth Wright | 20 Aug 18

Retail behemoth Walmart has completed its majority stake acquisition in Indian e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.


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.


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.  


Advent International to acquire majority stake in Walmart Brazil Beth Wright | 5 Jun 18

Global private equity firm Advent International is to acquire a majority stake in Walmart Brazil in a move designed to strengthen the business and position it for long-term success.


Brands under fire for gender-based violence in Asia factories Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 18

Walmart, H&M and Gap Inc have all come under fire from a global coalition of trade unions, worker rights and human rights organisations that claim women who work in Asian factories making clothes for the companies are at daily risk of assault, sexual abuse and other harassment.


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.


Walmart to support India sourcing with Flipkart stake Michelle Russell | 11 May 18

Retail behemoth Walmart has its eye on growth in the Indian market with the acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.


Walmart commits to slash China supply chain emissions Leonie Barrie | 4 Apr 18

US retail giant Walmart plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its China supply chain by 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030.


ModCloth names Bonobos finance chief as CEO Beth Wright | 27 Mar 18

Women's online fashion and accessory retailer ModCloth, which was acquired by Walmart last year, has named former Bonobo's finance chief Antonio Nieves as its new CEO.


Wamart rolls out four new apparel private brands Beth Wright | 1 Mar 18

US retail giant Walmart has boosted its apparel offering by rolling out four new apparel private brands for women, men and its first child-centric line.


12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.


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.


Walmart to cut around 1,000 corporate jobs? Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 18

US retail giant Walmart is understood to be cutting around 1,000 corporate jobs by the end of the month amid a shake-up of its workforce and just days after announcing the closure of some Sam’s Club stores.


Cambodian garment makers urge buyers for support Leonie Barrie | 1 Dec 17

Cambodian garment makers have today (1 December) urged international buyers to continue sourcing from the country amid fears the European Union (EU) may withdraw preferential trade terms in protest at a government crackdown on the main opposition party.


Walmart joins responsible cotton initiative Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 17

US retail giant Walmart has joined more than 480 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.


Walmart to launch Lord & Taylor flagship online store Beth Wright | 14 Nov 17

As part of its plans to deliver luxury fashion, US retail giant Walmart is to launch a dedicated online Lord & Taylor flagship store next year, offering premium fashion brands to its customers.


Walmart acquires Parcel to leverage local delivery Beth Wright | 5 Oct 17

US retail giant Walmart is further beefing up its e-commerce strategy with the acquisition of Parcel, a technology-based, same-day and last-mile delivery company based in New York.

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