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Lululemon switches supply chain focus to speed

As yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica continues towards its vision of reaching revenues of US$4bn-plus by 2020, the Canadian company is c...

Ralph Lauren doubling-down on its digital offering

Ralph Lauren has become the latest US brand to announce it is doubling-down on its digital offering and scaling back its retail presence as...

US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-s...

Under Armour eyes a more responsive positioning

As Under Armour's rapid growth trajectory starts to ease up, the athletic wear maker is now looking to position itself as a more responsive...

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

China’s Best bets on agile logistics with $450m US listing 22 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics and supply chain technology firm Best Inc has raised $450m in its US initial public offering, making this the largest US IPO of a Chinese company this year.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding 22 Sep 17

just-style

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike. 


Clothing outpaces UK retail sales growth in August 21 Sep 17

Beth Wright

UK retail sales rose year-on-year in August, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending as consumers continued to buy more from non-food stores.


Inditex H1 profit and sales jump, but margin falls 20 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first half of the year but gross margin was hurt by the strong appreciation of the euro versus most major currencies.


Esprit turnaround efforts see FY profit triple 20 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Esprit CEO Jose Manuel Martínez hailed a "year of good progress" as net income surged amid the group's turnaround efforts, and he set out the next steps to create a "stronger basis" for long-term growth.

Latest blogs

A deep dive to unlocking digitisation's potential 18 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency.


Kingpins Goes to DC – Watch now 12 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

The challenges and opportunities facing today’s textile and apparel industry is also explored in the second in a series of expert panel discussions that is now available to watch on demand

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