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Week in data: Red Sea crisis, US apparel supplier market, revised outlooks

This week’s top apparel-related datasets come from The Children's Place, the National Retail Federation, the US Office of Textiles and…

Red Sea crisis explained: What it means for the fashion supply chain

The armed rebel group from Yemen, which calls itself Houthis started targeting ships in the Red Sea in mid November…

US import cargo volumes to surge in 2024 despite Red Sea turmoil

The National Retail Federation (NRF)'s vice president for supply chain and customs policy Jonathan Gold pointed out that only 12%…

US clothing retailers enjoy holiday sales boost in 2023

According to the latest figures, US clothing and accessories stores were down 0.44% month over month but up 4.28% year…

NRF Center for Retail Sustainability to drive profitable green efforts

The NRF Center for Retail Sustainability's initial areas of focus include leveraging consumer insights around sustainability products and practices, facilitating…

US apparel sector issues caution over new US-China relationship proposal

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party has adopted nearly 150…

Signal: Apparel sector reports mixed results for Black Friday 2023

A record 200.4 million consumers shopped over the five-day holiday weekend (from Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday through to Cyber…

US tariffs on Chinese imports could cost US consumers $31bn

The NRF's report considers how ending the country’s permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) trade status would impact common household products,…

Signal: Fashion jobs sink in September as economy remains pressured

Global jobs across the fashion industry have gradually fallen over the three months to September with active jobs at 39,828…

US retail sales rise in May, but clothing growth remains weak

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail sales rose in May as consumers continued to spend despite economic challenges.…