Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

10th October 2014

The perils of asking retailers where they’re going to source from

If you want to know where garment brands and retailers are going to source from, there's a simple method: ask them, then draw the opposite conclusion from what they say....

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20th March 2013

Major retailers give few sourcing-related apparel indications in annual results.

Gap announced full year net income for 21012/3 up 32% to $1.1 bn, on sales up 8.2% to $15.7 bn, and comparable sales up 5%. Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy...

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1st November 2012

Chinese riots look to speed up Japanese flight to new Asian sources

Riots aimed at Japanese businesses in China during September might speed up Japanese garment makers' flight to other parts of Asia, said a Senior Director of the Japan External Trade...

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7th October 2012

Li & Fung to buy Zara supplier?

Li & Fung is in advanced talks to buy Synergies Worldwide, a sourcing agent whose operations include original designs for Inditex, Reuters reported on October 4.Though New York based, Synergies'...

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24th September 2012

Accounts differ on Walmart/Li&Fung deal

Li & Fung senior management dismissed as "not true" a claim by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Walmart had cancelled most the arrangements between the companies announced in early...

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14th December 2011

“Competition for capacity” behind Tom Tailor sourcing joint venture

India's Fifth Avenue Sourcing announced it had reached a verbal agreement and issued a Letter of Intent to take a stake in RegionaLink LLC, a sourcing consultancy specialising in Central...

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14th December 2011

VF names Tom Glaser to top supply chain post

VF Corporation has named Tom Glaser as president, supply chain from 1 January 2012, taking over from Boyd Rogers who retires at the end of this year after four decades...

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12th September 2011

Burmese garment industry claims crisis

Burmese garment factories are claiming to be in crisis as a result of the new quasi civilian government's policies. High taxes, the rising value the country's currency and dismal economic...

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17th March 2011

El Salvador industry “to grow 12% in 2011”

El Salvador's apparel industry - the only Central American country with a higher share of the US market in 2010 than in 2008 - expects to grow 12% in 2011...

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15th March 2011

The Wikileaks cables

Three cables are quoted here in their entirety. Cable A refers to some human rights violations in Egyptian garment factories, cable B to the views of Magdy Tolba, Chairman, Cairo...

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12th February 2011

Dominican Republic fails to get regional apparel export growth

The Dominican Republic (DR) is, like Costa Rica, a Central American garment industry showing no signs of recovery. In the last edition of THE SOURCE, we showed apparel export growth...

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12th February 2011

Arab unrest sparks “ up to 40% “ inflation and investment strike worries

Apparel factories in the Arab world appear to be so far either relatively unaffected, or at worst mildly disrupted, by the widespread unrest in the region. Of the countries so...

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