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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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Bench to close all stores in Canada, shift focus online 30 Jan 2020

Apparel retailer Bench is reportedly planning to close all 24 of its branches across Canada as it shifts its focus to its e-commerce operation.

Frank & Oak commits to using recycled polyester fibres 20 Jan 2020

Canadian fashion and lifestyle brand Frank And Oak has outlined a set of new sustainability commitments, to be achieved by 2022, with an emphasis on recycled materials and harnessing renewable energy.

Blockchain pilot tracks Mongolian cashmere value chain 15 Jan 2020

Blockchain technology has been used to help track Mongolian cashmere from origin (shearing at herder household) to destination (a processing facility in Ulaanbaatar) in a bid to increase transparency and create a more sustainable supply chain. 

Lululemon ups Q4 profit guidance on strong holiday sales 14 Jan 2020

Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica is upping its sales and profit guidance on the back of strong holiday-period sales.

Hudson's Bay Co names Nairn as president 14 Jan 2020

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has appointed Iain Nairn, former CEO of Australian retailer David Jones, as its new president.

Native Shoes develops liquid gel 3D printed footwear 7 Jan 2020

Canadian shoe company Native Shoes has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to 3D print two of its most popular footwear designs.

Hudson's Bay Co. reaches takeover deal 6 Jan 2020

Following a lengthy acquisition battle, Canadian retail chain Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC) has accepted a bid for the company to be taken private at C$11 per share.

Baker mulls scrapping HBC privatisation bid? 19 Dec 2019

The chairman of Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC) Richard Baker is reportedly considering scrapping a bid to take the company private after regulators delayed a vote on the deal.

Lululemon Q3 net income leaps 33% 12 Dec 2019

Canadian athleisure brand Lululemon Athetica has updated its full-year outlook after recording a 33.4% jump in profits for the third quarter.

Catalyst Capital makes third offer for Hudson's Bay Co 28 Nov 2019

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has received a third – and higher – offer from Catalyst Capital Group to acquire the company.