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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 ups Q4 guidance on holiday momentum 9 Jan 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has upped its fourth quarter net revenue and earnings guidance on the back of better than expected holiday sales – but says it is still assessing the likely impact of the recently passed US tax reform.

Frank And Oak chooses PLM to speed time to market 21 Dec 2017

Global omni-channel lifestyle brand Frank And Oak has selected a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help speed time to market.

Lululemon stock jumps on Q3 sales growth 7 Dec 2017

Lululemon Athletica has upped its full-year guidance sending the yogawear retailer's stocks climbing in after-hours trading thanks to higher sales in its third-quarter.

HBC closes US$500m Rhône Capital investment deal 7 Dec 2017

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has announced the closing of the previously announced US$500m equity investment by an affiliate of private equity firm Rhône Capital.

Hudson's Bay Co net losses almost double in Q3 6 Dec 2017

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) says it knows it can do better after posting results that failed to meet expectations in the third quarter.

Canadian government plans ethical procurement guidelines 30 Nov 2017

The Canadian government is seeking input from the country's apparel suppliers as it sets out to develop a set of guidelines for ethical sourcing.

Smart apparel maker Myant preparing for SKIIN rollout 29 Nov 2017

Myant Inc, which is pioneering the application of technology and soft electronics into textiles, has committed $100m to an advanced manufacturing supercluster in Toronto as it prepares to launch its own brand of patented 'Made in Canada' smart clothing.

Canada Goose ups FY outlook amid strong Q2 10 Nov 2017

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has upped its full-year guidance after what it called "stronger than expected" growth across the business in the second quarter.

HBC, Rhône Capital deal moves forward 8 Nov 2017

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has received confirmation from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) that its application relating to private equity firm Rhône Capital's US$500m (CAD632m) investment has been approved.

Gildan Activewear lifts FY view but retail challenges linger 3 Nov 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has updated its full year guidance thanks to third quarter growth in its Printwear business as well as progress with recently-acquired American Apparel – but continues to face retail industry headwinds in Branded Apparel.