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Li & Fung eyes speed, innovation & digitalisation

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has blamed a tough retail environment for almost halving its full year profit, and says it is reorganis...

Adidas raises the bar for North America sales

North America has been the biggest challenge for Adidas historically, but it will likely also be the biggest opportunity for it going forwar...

Gap working to rebuild and gain market share

Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal, as the US speciality clothing ret...

Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and PR

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government conc...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

Unifi books mixed Q4 and FY 27 Jul 17

Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi booked a mixed fourth-quarter as its operations in Asia and Brazil led sales growth but expenses pushed profit down 4.9%.

Puma footwear sales drive Q2 profit surge 27 Jul 17

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full year guidance on the back of double-digit growth across all regions in its second-quarter, driven by footwear as the main growth driver.

BCBG gets sale nod 27 Jul 17

Beth Wright

Fashion retailer BCBG Max Azria Group has received court confirmation of its comprehensive restructuring plan, which contemplates the sale of substantially all the assets of the business to Marquee Brands and Global Brands Group Holding Limited.

Online sales help boost Bonmarché Q1 sales rise 27 Jul 17

Beth Wright

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has said it is particularly pleased with the further progress in online sales, which helped to boost total revenue by 7.6% for the first quarter.

US Q2 in brief – Carter's, Rocky Brands, Skechers 27 Jul 17

Beth Wright

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co saw sales rise but net income slump as it works to refinance its debt, while Skechers booked a mixed quarter revealing falling earnings but record sales. Rocky Brands, meanwhile, moved to a profit thanks but saw sales slide. 

Joules moves to FY profit on international growth 26 Jul 17

Michelle Russell

UK fashion retailer Joules has booked higher sales in its last fiscal year and moved to a profit thanks to the group’s expansion both at home and abroad and investment in online.

Latest blogs

Sourcing execs less stressed about cost 24 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The impact of trade protectionism, increasing market competition from e-commerce, and supply chain risk are the top concerns for US fashion industry executives in 2017, a new survey has found, overtaking more traditional worries like cost.

The rise and fall of Bangladesh? 17 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The rise of Bangladesh's garment export industry has been nothing less than spectacular – and until recently it seemed that nothing could stop its growth.

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