Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

24th December 2016

Great article Tara – but it’s not just millennials clothes shops annoy these days

The problem with modern apparel shops is that, when it comes to annoying their customers, they’re such equal-opportunity pains in the rear. Tara Donaldson wrote a terrific article on Sourcing...

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9th November 2016

Post Trump and Brexit: there’s more than one way to skin the international retailing cat

While American voters were confounding practically all observers on November 8, on the other side of the Atlantic Britain’s Marks & Spencer unveiled a strategy that may be designed for...

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20th April 2015

Can public servants predict selling hotspots businesspeople can’t?

One of the oddest rituals in our industry is the developing-world civil servant lecturing his country's businesspeople about where they should be selling. The unsolicited advice is almost always deluded,...

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15th January 2013

Western retail sales stay positive

According to the US Census Bureau's release of November 2012 Advanced Monthly Sales, the seasonally adjusted cash value of retail sales at US clothing and clothing accessories stores, grew 6.4%...

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31st March 2009

Clothing imports rallied at the end of 2008

Western imports of clothing grew marginally in the last quarter of 2008. But countries that were losing share lost sharefaster.Topline results from the 2010 Clothesource Handbook of ApparelSourcing showed the...

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5th January 2009

Viyella adds to New Year boom in closure rumours

The new year started amidst a flurry of unusually well-supported rumours of imminent clothes store bankruptcies on both sides of the Atlantic.In the US, Knoxville-based Goody's 287 stores were reported...

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