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Canada's clothing market – Top selling and sourcing trends 18 May 2020

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – the regional free trade pact that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – is due to enter into force on 1 July 2020. Here Mikayla DuBreuil and Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware take a deep-dive analysis into the Canadian apparel market and its sourcing patterns.

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.

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Chico's Canada adds to raft of bankruptcy filings 3 Aug 2020

The Canadian arm of fashion retailer Chico’s FAS has filed for bankruptcy, resulting in the closure of ten stores.

Gildan Activewear second-quarter sales slump 71% 31 Jul 2020

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has moved to a loss in its second-quarter weighed down by lower sales volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Canada Goose advances footwear foray with Meek hire 29 Jul 2020

Canada Goose has appointed former Nike and Sperry executive Adam Meek to the newly-created role of general manager of footwear and accessories as part of its foray into the footwear segment.

Lululemon inks US$500m deal to buy in-home fitness firm Mirror 30 Jun 2020

Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica is to acquire in-home fitness company Mirror for US$500m amid a rise in home workouts sparked by lockdowns following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aldo could receive investment from Quebec government 29 Jun 2020

Struggling footwear retailer Aldo Group could receive investment from the government of Quebec, the group told just-style.

Lululemon Q1 profit plummets 70% as sales slump 12 Jun 2020

Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica has reported a 70% drop in first-quarter profit as sales slumped amid the temporary closures of stores worldwide following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Canada Goose aims for 90% Bluesign approval by 2025 4 May 2020

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has pledged to reach 90% Bluesign approval for all of its fabrics by 2025.

Gildan swings to Q1 loss amid "unprecedented" Covid-19 impact 1 May 2020

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has moved to a loss in its third-quarter after taking a significant hit in demand for its core products in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada Goose commits to using reclaimed fur by 2022 23 Apr 2020

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose is to introduce reclaimed fur into its supply chain in 2022 in a move aimed at ending the purchase of new fur.

Lululemon Q4 profit jumps 36% as uncertainty looms 27 Mar 2020

Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica has reported a 36.4% jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales grew 20% on last year.