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Thursday, January 17, 2019
US holiday sales in brief - Citi Trends, Urban Outfitters, Macy's...  (2019-01-10)
  It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Urban Outfitters reported record holiday sales, Kohl's raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 1.2% rise, while US retail giant JC Penney is to shutter three stores this spring on the back of a 5.4% comp sales drop.
Made-By acquired by sustainability consultancy  (2019-01-10)
  Global sustainability consultancy Anthesis Group has acquired key assets of non-profit Made-By UK Ltd, which went into liquidation in October.
Made-By acquired by UK solutions provider  (2019-01-10)
  Global sustainability and solutions provider Anthesis Group has acquired key assets of non-profit Made-By UK Ltd, which entered into liquidation in October.
Clothing helps boost Tesco Christmas trade  (2019-01-10)
  UK supermarket retailer Tesco posted its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive sales growth, with its clothing sector outperforming the market throughout the Christmas period as its F&F ranges continue to prove popular with customers.
Japan, EU, US continue work on fairer trade system  (2019-01-10)
  Trade leaders from the EU, Japan and the US have shared an update on the progress of a plan to develop a more efficient system that allows global trade to be conducted in a fairer way.
US apparel retailers' December 2018 sales roundup  (2019-01-10)
  December saw little cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as only one reported a rise in monthly comps while the remainder posted flat or lower sales for the period. 
US holiday sales in brief - Urban Outfitters, Macy's, Target Corp, Kohl's  (2019-01-10)
  It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Urban Outfitters reported record holiday sales, Kohl's raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 1.2% rise, while US retail giant JC Penney is to shutter three stores this spring on the back of a 5.4% comp sales drop.
Modest Christmas for John Lewis as warns on FY profit  (2019-01-10)
  The John Lewis Partnership has reported a rise in both revenue and like-for-like sales over the Christmas trading period, but not enough to offset a warning from chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield that annual profits are set to be "substantially" lower this year.
Dismal Christmas for Debenhams despite promotions  (2019-01-10)
  Heavy discounting across the peak Christmas period failed to offset what one analyst called a "dismal" set of results for Debenhams this morning (10 January) as shares in the struggling UK department store retailer tumbled on a sales fall of more than 3%.
FatFace H1 sales dampened by weaker Christmas  (2019-01-10)
  UK casual wear brand FatFace has recorded a 4% increase in earnings for the first half of the year but reported "tougher" conditions over the Christmas period.
US holiday sales in brief - Macy's, Target Corp, Kohl's, JC Penney  (2019-01-10)
  It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Kohl's raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 1.2% rise, while US retail giant JC Penney has announced it is to shutter three stores this spring on the back of a 5.4% comp sales drop.
Q3 clothing sales tumble once again at M&S   (2019-01-10)
  UK department store Marks & Spencer has posted another sales fall in its clothing and home division in the third quarter, prompting CEO Steve Rowe to reassure it is still on track with its transformation programme aimed at getting the business back to profitable growth.
SAC partners on industry-wide audit framework  (2019-01-10)
  The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has been named an accredited host of the Social & Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) framework, helping to advance an industry effort to improve conditions for garment workers.
Destination Maternity taps transformation officer for turnaround  (2019-01-10)
  US mum-and-baby retailer Destination Maternity has appointed Doug Goeke to the newly created role of chief transformation officer as part of its turnaround efforts, along with a new CFO and COO whose remit includes sourcing.
Asos and PVH join Global Fashion Agenda  (2019-01-09)
  UK-based online fashion retailer Asos and apparel giant PVH Corp have become the latest strategic partners to join the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to refocus industry efforts on sustainability in the global fashion system.

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