"Gap Inc’s fourth quarter profits increased 3 per cent to $220 million, or 55 cents a share, and sales rose 1 per cent to $4.43 billion. Its fourth quarter same-store sales were up 2 per cent, compared with a decline of 7 per cent in the same period last year, and same-store sales for the year fell 2 per cent, co... Read more
"The $41-billion Aditya Birla Group is planning another round of corporate reorganisation to unlock value and beef up the balance sheet, after consolidating its garments business into a single entity last year according to market sources, media reports suggest."
The $41-billion Aditya Birla Gro... Read more
"China came out with the 2016 Q1 report of listed printing and dyeing companies recently. The weighted average operating revenue of five representative listed companies reached 362 million Yuan, up 14.89 per cent year on year and net profits scored at 21 million Yuan, up 4.76 per cent year on year. For 6 representative... Read more
"With the start of the economic crisis, many Russian retailers have started moving their production from Asian countries to Russia. With the Russian ruble still weak against major currencies, low costs are tempting some of the world’s leading clothes retailers to consider relocating their production facilities to Russi... Read more
CMAI’s Apparel Index for July to September period once again confirms the industry has maintained its growth tempo with overall index value at 6.68 points. Giant and Large brands have continued their growth story much like the previous quarters and stayed ahead of the curve. They have done better with h... Read more
According to court documents, American Apparel fashion chain will soon have its most profitable years ever, if the company manages to achieve the bankruptcy turnaround it aims for.
Heavy losses bog down the company’s growth
The company, known for its sexually charged advertising campaigns... Read more
Year 2015 has been where brands such as dElia's, Wet Seal, and Quicksilver have ceased to exist. Then there are others such as Aeropostale, American Apparel, Bebe, and Pacific Sunwear that are practically on life support, and are simply waiting their demise.
What led to the downfall of these la... Read more
Apparel Holding Corp., Kellwood's parent company, has taken the first step to take its high-end brand Vince public. According to the apparel group's filing, the initial public offering (IPO) would be worth up to 200 million dollars. As per the company's statement, proceeds from the IPO will be used for expansion and to... Read more
The struggling Australian surfwear company Billabong has once more accepted help in form of a refinancing plan, this time from New York-based Centerbridge Partners and Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management, together known as C/O Consortium. In July, Billabong had announced a deal with private equity firm Altamon... Read more
ANALYSIS_ The Spanish textile giant has reported net income for the first half of the year up to 951 million euros, ahead of the 934 million euros average estimate of analysts polled by Bloomberg. Inditex posted a 6 percent rise in sales to 7.7 billion euros in the first half to July 31, also beating forecasts, compare... Read more
ANALYSIS_British retailer Next Plc. has admitted to have had a “stock blunder” due to a warmer than expected month of August that left the high street fashion brand short on summery clothes. Nevertheless, Next noted a 2.2 percent growth in revenue to 1.68 billion pounds during the first half of its current fiscal year.... Read more