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Sears Canada to axe 2,900 jobs, close stores amid restructure

Department store retailer Sears Canada is to axe around 2,900 jobs and shutter 59 stores as part of a court-supervised restructuring of the...

Apparel and textile production rises in key regions

World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in...

Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service thro...

US reviews AGOA eligibility for three African countries

The United States has launched a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under the African...

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Sears Canada to axe 2,900 jobs, close stores amid restructure 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Department store retailer Sears Canada is to axe around 2,900 jobs and shutter 59 stores as part of a court-supervised restructuring of the business.


Made in Britain demand growing as exports strengthen 23 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Britain’s manufacturers are continuing to see a demand for ‘Made in Britain’ goods, new figures show, with growth recorded across all sectors in the UK.


Cone Denim launches sustainable stretch yarn technology 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

US textile major Cone Denim is bringing sustainability to stretch with the launch of a new dual-core stretch yarn technology to mark the tenth anniversary of S Gene, and its commitment to developing denims using 100% recycled polyester content.


Innovation key to driving US jeans market growth further 23 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The US women’s and men’s jeans market has rebounded from recent challenging times, but retailers will need to continue innovating if they are to drive the market further forward, new figures show.


Menswear market a growing opportunity for retailers 23 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The global menswear market is largely being ignored by retailers, despite its rate of growth, new figures show.


US Q1 in brief – The Finish Line, J Crew, Vince Holding Corp 23 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Mango boosts logisitics operations in Europe and US 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Mango has expanded its 24 hour delivery service for online orders to 28 European countries and to the US for the first time, as part of the Spanish fashion chain's bid to improve the shopping experience of its customers.


Tiger of Sweden taps Ralph Lauren exec as CEO 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Danish fashion firm IC Group has named former Ralph Lauren executive Hans-Christian Meyer as CEO of its Tiger of Sweden menswear brand.


Coach extends tender offer to acquire Kate Spade 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Coach Inc today (23 June) extended its tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business Kate Spade & Company for $18.50 per share in cash.


Dollar General names Reiser exec VP 23 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

US retailer Dollar General Corporation has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.


Apparel and textile production rises in key regions 22 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in both developing and industrialised economies, new research shows.


25% of viscose supply chain audited as forest-friendly 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.


Sears Canada seeks creditor protection 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Department store retailer Sears Canada and certain of its subsidiaries is seeking court protection from its creditors in a bid to restructure its business.


Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.


Burberry Foundation grant to develop sustainable materials 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

UK luxury fashion group Burberry has partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on a new research group designed to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing, in line with Burberry's new five-year responsibility agenda.


UK retail sector praises Queen's Speech Brexit focus 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The UK retail industry has welcomed the Queen’s speech and its implications for the sector, in particular its focus on Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).


JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.


Chico's partners with First Insight for predictive analytics 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has partnered with technology firm First Insight to more quickly and accurately make design, buying and pricing decisions on the apparel, footwear and accessories it sells both in-store and online.


eBay to price match competitors on apparel 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Online marketplace eBay has rolled out a price match guarantee on more than 50,000 deals in the US – including its fashion inventory – in a bid to compete with e-commerce heavyweights and rivals such as Walmart, Sears and Target.


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