Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

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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19th September 2018

Are we really facing total retail collapse? Or have too many retailers just been misguided?

An awful lot of people are telling us retail's collapsing - or at least fleeing to the internet. Among recent front-page horrors have been Sears in the US hinting it’s...

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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 December 2010

Consultancy rates US apparel companies on working conditions

Levi Strauss and Walmart Stores topped the assessment made by corporate responsibility group As You Sow of US apparel companies' programmes to improve factory working conditions. Five shared bottom place...

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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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24th October 2008

Are sales really the problem?

For all the over-excited headlines, we've not yet seen a catastrophic fall in clothing sales. In the two major economies with the most up to date retail sales data, clothing...

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