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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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Lululemon names Guido finance chief 18 Apr 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica, which is still without a CEO, has named former VF Corp executive Patrick (PJ) Guido as chief financial officer.

Hudson's Bay "not pleased" with performance 29 Mar 2018

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) moved to a profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to a tax gain boost to the tune of CAD181m (US$140.1m), but said it is "not pleased" with its recent performance and is determined to grow sales and increase margins in the year ahead.

Lululemon sales beat Q4 guidance 28 Mar 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has posted fourth-quarter net sales that outperformed its own expectations a month after analysts warned CEO Laurent Potdevin's exit would be a blow to the retailer.

Mercosur and Canada to begin free trade talks 26 Mar 2018

The Mercosur member states and Canada have begun talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement that will deepen the relationship between the two and cover areas including market access for goods and services and labour.

CAF and SGS partner on compliance workshops 9 Mar 2018

The Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF) has partnered with inspection, testing and certification company SGS on a workshop series for apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers in the country.

China Brand Show to debut at Canada apparel sourcing event 6 Mar 2018

The China Brand Show will make its debut at the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada show in August, representing nearly one-third of exhibitor space.

Gildan sees American Apparel sales doubling to $100m 23 Feb 2018

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear expects sales from American Apparel to reach US$100m in 2018 – less than two years after acquiring the brand – and says it has merged its Printwear and Branded Apparel businesses.

Canada tackles responsible business conduct 19 Feb 2018

The Government of Canada has announced two new initiatives in a bid to strengthen the country's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies, including those in the garment sector, doing business and operating abroad.

Canada Goose Q3 profit soars 60%, taps new CFO 12 Feb 2018

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has hailed a "strong performance" in the third quarter, booking a 60% profit hike, and named current Jimmy Choo finance chief Jonathan Sinclair as CFO.

Hudson's Bay rejects Galeria Kaufhof bid 8 Feb 2018

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has rejected a bid for its Galeria Kaufhof business from the owner of its principal German competitor – retail estate business Signa Holding.