Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

Apparel companies Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) and Oxford Industries are releasing their third quarter results this week.

It follows an announcement that Oxford Industries has sold its Oxford Apparel business for US$121.7m to LF USA, a subsidiary of consumer goods giant Li & Fung.

Oxford held onto its Oxford Golf business and a distribution centre in Georgia in the deal, and will continue to develop its key Tommy Bahama and Ben Sherman brands too.

The company returned to profit in Q2, despite a sales decline caused by the company’s exit of certain businesses.

PVH, meanwhile, announced a second quarter loss in September, after acquisition and integration costs linked with its newly acquired Tommy Hilfiger business. However, both Tommy and Calvin Klein both returned impressive sales growth last quarter.

At the time PVH also forecast Q3 revenue of US$1.42bn to $1.44bn, which included revenue of approximately $650m to $660m from the newly acquired Tommy Hilfiger business.

just-style will also publish an exclusive interview with Ashroff Omar, chief executive officer of Brandix Lanka, this week. He spoke with news editor Joe Ayling in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last month, revealing some insightful ideas about what clothing supply chains can learn from other industries.

In the meantime, click here to read last month's Speaking with Style interview with Sandra Smith, softlines technical consultant at Bureau Veritas.