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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.

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.

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Lululemon ups FY guidance on Q3 profit hike 7 Dec 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has upped its full-year guidance on the back of a rise in both profit and revenue in the third quarter. 

Hudson's Bay optimistic despite widening Q3 loss 6 Dec 2018

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has widened its loss in the third quarter but the Canadian retailer remains optimistic as the recent closing of its European transaction lding will now allow it to concentrate on the North American business.

HBC completes Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt merger 3 Dec 2018

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and retail estate business Signa Holding have announced the successful completion of a deal to merge their respective retail operations and the formation of the companies’ real estate joint venture.

Canada Goose ups outlook following strong Q2 16 Nov 2018

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has revealed better-than-expected second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year as it looks to build on its business in China and expand domestic operations.

Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO to step down 12 Nov 2018

David Labistour, CEO of outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), is to step down next year after leading the company for 11 years.

Gildan Activewear narrows FY guidance on hurricane impact 2 Nov 2018

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has narrowed its full-year guidance on the back of constrained sales growth in the third quarter as Hurricane Florence disrupted distribution operations in the Carolinas, impacting overall sales by about US$30m.

Canada Goose steps into footwear with US$25m Baffin buy 2 Nov 2018

Outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose is stepping into the footwear market for the first time after acquiring Canadian performance outdoor and industrial shoe maker Baffin Inc in a deal worth CAD32.5m (US$24.9m).

WTO "not sustainable" say members seeking reform 29 Oct 2018

A group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members is calling for urgent reform at the intergovernmental organisation in areas including trade policy transparency, negotiation and dispute settlement.

Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery 17 Oct 2018

Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.

Canada approves CPTPP implementing bill 17 Oct 2018

Canada’s House of Commons has approved the implementing bill for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPTPP) – or TPP-11.