22nd October 2018
Sears bankruptcy: don’t credit Amazon
Many observers claim Sears recently filed for bankruptcy because it couldn't compete with Amazon. But we believe the effect of Amazon – and other online retailers - on Sears is...
15th October 2018
Sears files for bankruptcy
Once the world's largest retailer, the company has lost $6bn - and 80% of its its staff - over the past five years
14th October 2018
Amazon Europe losses “bigger than Sears”
Amazon Europe's 2017 losses on retailing in Europe were greater than Sears' average annual losses for the past five years. Data exclusively revealed by Clothesource reveals disturbingly high European losses
14th September 2013
Lands’ End apparent North Korean shirts raise more questions over Sears supply chain control
A North Korea-watching website revealed on September 12 that shirts carrying the Lands' End label had been seen on a North Korean assembly line. At least five dress shirts branded...
25th June 2013
Other buyers reveal little about moving out of Bangladesh
Though practically no buyers have publicly admitted reducing orders in Bangladesh, it is generally assumed many will. "The risk factors have jumped off the charts," said Julie Hughes, president...
18th June 2013
North American retailers launch non-existent Initiative
North American retailers, acting as The North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group, loudly announced a "Safer Factories Initiative" on May 15, which they claimed “includes short, medium, and long-term...
5th June 2013
US buyers call on ex-Senators for “Bangladesh plan by mid-July”
US apparel retailers appeared on May 30 to commit to having a Bangladesh safety plan by “early July”. On May 15, America’s National Retail Federation (NRF) claimed that US “retailers...
31st May 2013
US retailers claim “Bangladesh plan by mid-July”
US apparel retailers appeared on May 30 to commit to having a Bangladesh safety plan by "early July". On May 15, America's National Retail Federation (NRF) claimed that US "retailers...
8th October 2010
Sears builds partnerships with UK brands
US department store Sears and UK fashion chain Next are getting together to offer an exclusive online range of clothing, footwear and accessories to US consumers. Hundreds of Next products...
9th January 2009
US sales stop getting worse – for now at least
The Clothesource US Clothing Sales Index got 27% better in December – though most media tried their best to keep it secret. Like for like sales at the 16 largest...