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Kurt Salmon Outlines ‘Santa’s Good List’ of Retailers - Sourcing Journal Online

Kurt Salmon Outlines ‘Santa’s Good List’ of Retailers - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it

This holiday season has seen an uptick in online orders and an accompanying demand for increasingly shorter shipping windows. With Cyber Monday sales topping out at over $2 billion and retailers managing to accommodate the e-commerce demand at record speeds, global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon conducted a study to uncover which retailers are excelling …

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Inditex 1H 2014 Sales and Earnings Beat Estimates Despite Dip in Profits - Sourcing Journal Online

Inditex 1H 2014 Sales and Earnings Beat Estimates Despite Dip in Profits - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Inditex Group, parent company of fast-fashion pioneer Zara, announced financial results for the first half of fiscal 2014 that came in ahead of analyst expectations despite a dip in profits.
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Ann Taylor Parent Taps JPMorgan to Weigh Potential Sale - Sourcing Journal Online

Ann Taylor Parent Taps JPMorgan to Weigh Potential Sale - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Ann Inc has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the women's retailer, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Urban Outfitters Inc. Posts Record Q2 Sales, Declining Store Comps - Sourcing Journal Online

Urban Outfitters Inc. Posts Record Q2 Sales, Declining Store Comps - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Urban Outfitters Inc., parent company of the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands, reported second-quarter financial results Monday that were in line with Wall Street expectations.
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Macy's Releases 2014 Sustainability Plan

Macy's Releases 2014 Sustainability Plan | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Macy’s Inc. is adopting practices to reduce waste and packaging in the merchandise supply chain and among private brand products as part of its 2014 plan to decrease the company’s environmental footprint, the retailer announced last week.
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Destination Maternity Confirms Interest in Merger with Mothercare - Sourcing Journal Online

Destination Maternity Confirms Interest in Merger with Mothercare - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Destination Maternity, the world’s largest maternity retailer which operates Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod, confirmed Wednesday that it has proposed a merger with the UK’s Mothercare.
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Japan to Assist Pakistan in Textile Industry Improvement - Sourcing Journal Online

Japan to Assist Pakistan in Textile Industry Improvement - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to assist Pakistan in improving its textile industry by providing support in marketing, vocational training for women and building garment technology institutes.
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Wrangler's Launches Low Cost Collection Aimed at Millennials - Sourcing Journal Online

Wrangler's Launches Low Cost Collection Aimed at Millennials - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
American denim brand Wrangler is cleaning up its cowboy image by channeling a new target consumer. Wrangler Jeans Co. RED, is the brand's latest collection of jeans, twills and shirts designed for style, and price, conscious Millennial men retailing around $20.
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UPDATE: Bangladesh Delegation Discusses Progress Toward Reform During US Visit - Sourcing Journal Online

UPDATE: Bangladesh Delegation Discusses Progress Toward Reform During US Visit - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, a 10-member Bangladesh delegation led by the country’s Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, visited Washington, D.C. to discuss the nation’s progress toward reforming its tainted textile industry.
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Marks & Spencer's 'Plan A' to Yield Increased Supply Chain Transparency - Sourcing Journal Online

Marks & Spencer's 'Plan A' to Yield Increased Supply Chain Transparency - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Marks & Spencer (M&S) revealed plans to make its 'Plan A' sustainability platform stronger, more agile and global.
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Carole Hochman Talks Next Steps for Intimates and Her Move to Naked - Sourcing Journal Online

Carole Hochman Talks Next Steps for Intimates and Her Move to Naked - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Emerging innerwear brand, Naked, announced last month that leading intimates designer and industry pioneer Carole Hochman, would join its ranks as both CEO and chief creative officer.
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Nasturfasern Launches World’s First Responsible Angora Fiber - Sourcing Journal Online

Nasturfasern Launches World’s First Responsible Angora Fiber - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Nasturfasern, a German leader in sourcing natural fibers, recently debuted the world’s first responsible angora fiber, called Caregora.
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ILO Releases Report on the State of Cambodia’s Garment Industry - Sourcing Journal Online

ILO Releases Report on the State of Cambodia’s Garment Industry - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) has released a new report providing an overview of working conditions in Cambodia’s garment and footwear industries, following a tumultuous year for the sector.
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Pre-Thanksgiving Promos Upstage Black Friday Deals - Sourcing Journal Online

Pre-Thanksgiving Promos Upstage Black Friday Deals - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Black Friday used to be the best day for the biggest sales, but early discounts have stolen from of the crazed-day’s thunder. Shoppers may even find that what remains on Black Friday is lower stock, leftovers and less lucrative deals.
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Amid Struggles, Dick's Sporting Goods Announces Executive Changes - Sourcing Journal Online

Amid Struggles, Dick's Sporting Goods Announces Executive Changes - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
“Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said Tuesday that two of its top executives will soon retire, as the company contends with inconsistent results heading into the holiday-shopping period.” View the full article at WSJ.
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Gap Inc Reports 5% Growth in July - Sourcing Journal Online

Gap Inc Reports 5% Growth in July - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Gap Inc., parent company of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, released its July and second quarter earnings report Thursday.
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Experts Talk the State of Premium Denim and Sourcing in the Americas - Sourcing Journal Online

Experts Talk the State of Premium Denim and Sourcing in the Americas - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
The premium denim industry, once an exciting emerging market, has become more mature and highly promotional, leading to a lag in business in recent years.
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UPDATE: Bangladesh Delegation Discusses Progress Toward Reform During US Visit - Sourcing Journal Online

UPDATE: Bangladesh Delegation Discusses Progress Toward Reform During US Visit - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, a 10-member Bangladesh delegation led by the country’s Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, visited Washington, D.C. to discuss the nation’s progress toward reforming its tainted textile industry.
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Global Synthetic Price Declines Tempered in June - Sourcing Journal Online

Global Synthetic Price Declines Tempered in June - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
The global synthetic fiber price decline that began late last year and intensified in early 2014 was tempered somewhat last month, according to the newest data from consulting firm PCI Fibres.
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Hampshire Adds Gramicci License to Portfolio - Sourcing Journal Online

Hampshire Adds Gramicci License to Portfolio - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Hampshire Group, Limited announced yesterday that it entered into a license agreement with Gramicci, a California-based hiking and climbing-inspired brand owned by Hampshire Group's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Buxbaum.
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Downlite Becomes First to Earn Responsible Down Standard Certificate in China - Sourcing Journal Online

Downlite Becomes First to Earn Responsible Down Standard Certificate in China - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Downlite, America’s premiere manufacturer of down and feather bedding, has become the first company in China to earn the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certificate.
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Destination Maternity Confirms Interest in Merger with Mothercare - Sourcing Journal Online

Destination Maternity Confirms Interest in Merger with Mothercare - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Destination Maternity, the world’s largest maternity retailer which operates Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod, confirmed Wednesday that it has proposed a merger with the UK’s Mothercare.
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Survey Finds Challenges in Collecting Value Chain Data - Sourcing Journal Online

Survey Finds Challenges in Collecting Value Chain Data - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Retailers and brands are feeling the pressure to know more about where their products come from, but are finding it challenging to gather information about their value chains.
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Li & Fung Names Marc Compagnon Executive Director - Sourcing Journal Online

Li & Fung Names Marc Compagnon Executive Director - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
Li & Fung Limited announced the appointment of Marc Compagnon as executive director Tuesday in a statement outlining changes in the board composition.
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Polyester Manufacturers Claim Duty on PTA Imports Will Harm Industry - Sourcing Journal Online

Polyester Manufacturers Claim Duty on PTA Imports Will Harm Industry - Sourcing Journal Online | Textile Industry News | Scoop.it
In a move that is causing concern for India’s polyester industry, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notice levying anti-dumping duty for imports of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) from China, Korea, Thailand and the European Union (EU).
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