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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers  (2015-03-03)
  The US has raised "serious" concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.
Stage Stores records "strong" year end  (2015-03-03)
  US department store retailer Stage Stores said it ended the year with strong sales growth and has outlined priorities for the year ahead.
Wholesale growth drives Weyco Q4 profit rise  (2015-03-03)
  Driven by a jump in wholesale sales, US footwear business Weyco Group booked a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter net profit, and said its brands are well-positioned for future growth.
New tool to reduce colour communication errors  (2015-03-03)
  New benchtop spectrophotometers that help overcome the challenge of measuring and communicating colour across the supply chain, from concept design through final product, have just been launched by X-Rite.
Uniqlo February sales boosted by winter weather  (2015-03-03)
  Cold weather during February helped boost sales of winter clothing at Uniqlo's Japanese stores.
Omnichannel drives Q4 for Dick's Sporting Goods  (2015-03-03)
  US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods said the continued growth of its omni-channel network helped grow earnings and sales in the fourth quarter.
Amber Road acquires ecVision in $33m deal  (2015-03-03)
  Global trade management (GTM) software provider Amber Road is adding to its capabilities with the $33m acquisition of Hong Kong based ecVision, which specialises in global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for companies such as Li & Fung, PVH Corp, Coach, Brown Shoe Company and VF Corp.
Ethical cotton sourcing key topic for Forum  (2015-03-03)
  Sustainability representatives and major brands will gather in London this month to discuss the key issues surrounding the cotton supply chain and ethical sourcing.
Columbia Sportswear seeks growth with appointments  (2015-03-03)
  US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made a number of strategic organisational changes, including appointing a president, in a bid to drive growth.
M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close  (2015-03-03)
  UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.
Bangladesh Alliance names Chubb chief safety officer  (2015-03-02)
  The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has tapped Mark Chubb to oversee fire safety operations and training in the country and guide remediation efforts in all garment factories its members source from.
Gerry Weber reveals expansion as FY profit rises   (2015-03-02)
  German fashion house Gerry Weber has revealed further expansion plans in Europe and North America after booking a 0.5% increase in its annual net profit.
UPDATE: Kohl's reverses five-quarter slump in Q4  (2015-02-27)
  Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed "significant improvement" in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.
US apparel prices mixed in January  (2015-03-02)
  US apparel prices were mixed in January, rising from December but falling on the same month last year, according to the latest figures.
Gap names new design head amid mixed Q4  (2015-03-02)
  Gap Inc has named a new head of design and product development for its namesake brand, after the unit continued to weigh on the company's sales during the fourth-quarter.