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Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade 16 Oct 2018

Canada is the world's fifth-largest apparel market, and one of its fastest growing importers. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, rounds up the country's key sourcing patterns.

Lululemon switches supply chain focus to speed 4 Sep 2017

As yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica continues towards its vision of reaching revenues of US$4bn-plus by 2020, the Canadian company is confident its ongoing supply chain endeavours have already helped expand margins and cut costs – with further scope to dramatically improve speed and flexibility in how the brand brings product to market.

Spotlight on...Target's Canada debacle 15 Apr 2015

Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to force US retail giant Target Corp to admit defeat.

IN THE MONEY: Lululemon confident of turning a corner 12 Dec 2014

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after revealing third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.

Clothing concerns raised over EU-Canada trade pact 2 Oct 2014

Euratex, the Brussels-based European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has hailed the completion of negotiations for a European Union - Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - but says it regrets that origin rules have been weakened for 15 clothing products under the deal.

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APP Group modernises ERP, supply chain and analytics tools 17 Jul 2019

Canadian outerwear company APP Group is modernising its  enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain, and analytics software to support its growth and global expansion.

Canada sourcing event adds new country pavilions 12 Jul 2019

Representatives from more than 20 countries will convene in Toronto next month at the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) 2019 show, with organisers announcing new pavilions from Ghana, Peru and Turkey.

Hudson's Bay Company to evaluate take-private offer 11 Jul 2019

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has retained TD Securities to prepare a formal valuation of its common shares following a proposal from a group of HBC stakeholders to take the company private last month.

HBC investor brands privatisation offer "woefully inadequate" 19 Jun 2019

An activist investor in Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has criticised the chairman's recent offer to take the retailer private as "woefully inadequate".

Hudson's Bay optimistic despite Q1 sales slip 17 Jun 2019

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) CEO Helena Foulkes has hailed progress on a "number of crucial fronts" despite a drop in first-quarter sales. 

Lululemon books double-digit Q1 sales and profit hike 13 Jun 2019

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has reported double-digit hikes in both earnings and revenue in the first quarter, with CEO Calvin McDonald noting "strong momentum" across the entire business. 

HBC sells European joint venture and mulls take-private bid 12 Jun 2019

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has inked a deal to sell its remaining European real estate and divest the related retail joint (JV) for CAD1.5bn (US$1.13bn) amid the news a group of its shareholders wants to take the company private.

Helly Hansen to get smart textile boost from Myant 12 Jun 2019

Wearable computing and smart textiles are to be introduced to Canadian Tire Corp's brands, including Helly Hansen, to help improve the safety, health and performance of apparel and footwear products.

Canada kicks off USMCA ratification process 3 Jun 2019

Canada has officially kicked off the process of ratifying the new US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notifying the country's lawmakers he intends to bring forward legislation to ratify the deal, according to press reports.

Shares in Canada Goose tumble on cautious outlook 30 May 2019

A fourth-quarter sales and profit rise at Canada Goose has not been enough to stop shares from tumbling after the Canadian outdoor apparel brand missed analyst expectations and sounded a cautious outlook on future sales performance.