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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.

ANALYSIS: Target Canada fixes include re-setting its supply chain 13 Aug 2014

Struggling discount retailer Target Canada is tackling its supply chain and merchandising issues as part of broader plans to try to fix its operations in the country - and analysts seem to agree the company is finally heading in the right direction.

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Aldo Group chooses tool to intelligently automate its IT 14 Aug 2018

Multinational footwear retailer Aldo has invested in new software to "intelligently automate its IT operations."

Canada Goose hails "strong" Q1 despite net loss 13 Aug 2018

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has hailed a strong start to the year, despite a widening of its net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Gildan Activewear reports record Q2 sales 2 Aug 2018

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has upped its full-year guidance on the back of record second-quarter sales that were ahead of its expectations.

India to make debut at Canada sourcing show 2 Aug 2018

India, the world’s second largest textile producer, will make its debut at this year’s Apparel Textile Sourcing show in Canada.

Lululemon names McDonald as CEO 25 Jul 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has named former Sears Canada boss, Calvin McDonald, as CEO following the departure of Laurent Potdevin in February.

Canada apparel sourcing show expands for 2018 19 Jul 2018

The Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada trade show has expanded for 2018 and expects over 5,000 buyers to visit its three days of seminars, open panels and more than 500 exhibits.

Hudson's Bay in JV talks with Signa Holding 9 Jul 2018

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has confirmed it is in talks with retail estate business Signa Holding regarding a potential joint venture (JV) but denied it has signed an agreement to offload half of its European business or properties.

Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US-made goods 2 Jul 2018

Retaliatory duties applied by Canada in response to higher US duties on steel and aluminum imports came into effect yesterday (1 July) – but do not include clothing or textiles.

Canada sourcing event to showcase smart apparel 15 Jun 2018

The new Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show is returning for a second event in August, with organisers promising the unveiling of many breakthrough technologies.

Aldo chooses tool to optimise online orders 13 Jun 2018

Multinational footwear retailer Aldo is hoping to intelligently leverage store inventories to fulfil online orders with the adoption of predictive analysis and real-time optimisation.