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Inventory issues weigh on Gap brand performance

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc is still struggling to get its namesake Gap brand back on track, with inventory issues the latest ch...

What Marks & Spencer's FY means for clothing

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing bu...

US apparel imports tumble in March

Apparel imports into the US took a downturn in March, with double digit declines from three of the top ten countries year-on-year. China - t...

Sainsbury's-Asda merger threatens value rivals

News of Sainsbury's return to growth in its last fiscal year was dwarfed by confirmation this morning (30 April) of the retailer's merger in...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance committed 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.

Interview: 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

Delta Galil acquisition costs weigh on Q2 earnings 16 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

Israeli apparel major Delta Galil Industries has reaffirmed its full year outlook, despite booking a drop in earnings and relatively flat sales in its second quarter.

US Q2 in brief – JC Penney, Macy's, Wolverine Worldwide 16 Aug 18


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Wolverine Worldwide has raised its full-year guidance after quarterly earnings more than doubled, Columbia Sportswear achieved a record second quarter, and jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and VF Corp saw strong sales growth.

Fat Face hails strong year thanks to investment 16 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

UK fashion retailer Fat Face has hailed a strong year for the company as it booked higher sales and earnings, boosted by investment in areas including in e-commerce.

Blue Point acquires Next Level Apparel 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Private equity firm Blue Capital Partners has acquired Next Level Apparel, a designer and supplier of casual wear to the promotional product and other decorated clothing markets.

Perry Ellis ends takeover talks with Randa Accessories 14 Aug 18

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has ended takeover discussions with privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods, deeming an acquisition led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis is the better option.

Tapestry performance boosted by Kate Spade 14 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Victor Luis, CEO at accessories business Tapestry, formerly Coach Inc, has hailed the group's "strong" performance in both the fourth quarter and full year and outlined plans to acquire the Kate Spade operations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia as well as the Stuart Weitzman business in Southern China.

Latest blogs

Hong Kong sustainability scoop 13 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

We led on just-style last week with a world exclusive scoop on a number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong next month – including the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Spotlight on Central America sourcing 6 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

A worsening political and social crisis in Nicaragua is having a spillover effect in Central America, where the spectre of rising violence in Guatemala and El Salvador is threatening to undermine apparel sourcing and investment in the region.

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