Blog: Leonie BarrieWho's doing well - and why

Leonie Barrie | 10 December 2008

The US retail market, I’ve seen written somewhere, can be divided into Wal-Mart...and everyone else. Of course this is a big generalisation, but there’s more than an element of truth to the observation that the discount chain is one of the few places where US consumers are still shopping.

But what about the specialty chains? Well the good news is that there are still some who are bucking the downward sales slump, including Hot Topic, Buckle, American Apparel and Cato. And the message seems to be that if you're selling something unique or something with value for consumers – like irresistible fashions – then they will still buy.

 

5 stores bucking the sales slump


BLOG

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standard...

BLOG

Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be tu...

BLOG

Under Armour's strategic deep dives

Amid signs of a slowdown in its North American business, US sportswear brand Under Armour has made a number of "strategic deep dives" into strategy, supply chain, product, marketing and sales as a pre...

BLOG

Esquel Group on a sustainability mission

Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has made it its mission to weave sustainability into its core values, and across a vertical supply chain that spans every step from cotton farmin...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?