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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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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.

Pacific Alliance holds trade talks with four countries 11 Jun 2018

The fourth and latest round of talks to integrate Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore into the Pacific Alliance free trade area has continued to make progress, with the aim of bringing negotiations to a close later this year.

Rue La La to acquire Gilt from HBC 7 Jun 2018

Rue La La has confirmed it is to acquire online shopping and lifestyle website Gilt from Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).

HBC to sell Gilt and shutter stores as Q1 loss widens 6 Jun 2018

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has widened its loss in the first quarter amid an announcement by the Canadian retailer that it is to offload its online shopping and lifestyle website Gilt and shutter up to ten of its Lord & Taylor stores – including its flagship on New York's Fifth Avenue.

Lululemon Q1 earnings soar on digital growth 1 Jun 2018

Product innovation, global growth and digital acceleration all helped Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica deliver a strong first-quarter, with growth that surpassed even last quarter's high benchmark.

New lead limits for children's clothing in Canada 22 May 2018

The Canadian Government is imposing new limits on the lead content of products including children's clothing and accessories from November this year.

Cost and capacity issues hurt Gildan Activewear Q1 3 May 2018

Higher raw-material costs and temporary capacity constraints weighed heavily on Gildan Activewear's first quarter, contributing to an 18.7% decline in net income to $67.9m.

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.