Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

26th October 2018

Major clothing businesses back Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source

Among the 290 organisations behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment are H&M, Inditex, M&S, Target and Burberry. Most have committed to extensive steps towards eliminating plastic by 2025 

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23rd October 2018

Confusion over Amazon’s share of US clothing market

Estimating how Amazon ranks in the US clothing market is tricky - and often leads to real overstatements. With their Q3 results about to be announced, it's worth looking at...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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18th May 2011

US March sales very massively between retailers

US garment retailers showed enormous variation in their 2010 Apparel sales ($bn) March 11 total sales yoy change total total same-store Gap 14.7 -8.0% -10.0% Macy's 14.5 1.6% 0.9% TJX...

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8th March 2010

US apparel retailer performance varies by sector

Wal-Mart: domestic clothing sales worsen while international gets betterWal-Mart International (ie, the business outside the US) overtook the worldwide sales - including sales in their home markets - of Carrefour...

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8th November 2008

Retail sales: the worst is still to come

US retailers' sales in October got even worse.From the point of view of the industry overall, it wasn't the headline-grabbers, like Gap's 16% fall, that mattered. Gap's sales were down...

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