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US imports from Vietnam at highest for a year

All of the top ten individual supplier countries to the US recorded growth in imports in September, with those from Vietnam at their highest...

Underperforming Gap stores to close as sales slide

Hundreds of store closures could be on the way at Gap Inc as CEO Art Peck says the firm is appraising the namesake brand locations that are...

Can "restoring the basics" put M&S back on track?

Sales have dived yet again at UK retailer M&S, which earlier this year acknowledged the need for drastic change to reposition it for growth....

Bangladesh leads latest US apparel import growth

The volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end. Imports into the co...

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.

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US Q3 in brief – Francesca's Holdings, Zumiez, The Children's Place 12 Dec 18

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In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


Lack of discounting boosts Inditex profit and sales 12 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has maintained its sales and margin guidance for the full year amid increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.


Ascena Retail sees Q1 profit dip on fewer stores 11 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has reported a slight dip in earnings and sales for the first quarter on the back of fewer stores as part of an ongoing optimisation programme and increased expenses.


US apparel retailers' November 2018 sales roundup 7 Dec 18

Michelle Russell

November proved yet another mixed month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as two firms reported negative monthly comps while the remainder managed to post growth.


Primark warns of tough trading in run-up to Christmas 7 Dec 18

Michelle Russell

The owner of value fashion retailer Primark has warned of challenging trading in the run-up to Christmas – but says it expects earnings outlook remains unchanged.


Lululemon ups FY guidance on Q3 profit hike 7 Dec 18

Beth Wright

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. 

Latest blogs

Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts 22 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.

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