J Sainsbury plc reported 4.4 percent increase in clothing sales for the third quarter to January 4, 2020, while the company’s general merchandise sales declined by 3.9 percent. Commenting on the third quarter trading, Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of J Sainsbury plc, said: “The colder weather helped to […]

In the 53 weeks to October 5, 2019, revenues at Shoe Zone plc increased by 0.9 percent to 162 million pounds (213 million dollars). The company said in its preliminary results statement that underlying profit before tax was 9.6 million pounds (12.6 million dollars) compared to 11.3 million pounds in […]

PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies and owner of brands, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen, has donated 100,000 Australian dollars to the Australian Red Cross Disaster and Recovery Fund. Australia has been under siege from bushfires since September, with the blazes […]

Germany-based Olymp Bezner KG has said in a statement that the company succeeded in increasing its revenues in the past financial year, despite challenging market conditions. As of the December 31, 2019, the manufacturer of shirts, knitwear, sweatwear and accessories posted sales of 268 million euros […]

For the week to January 4, 2020, John Lewis reported total sales increase of 3.3 percent on last year in the first full week of clearance. The company said in a statement that fashion sales were up 6.4 percent, with womenswear up 10 percent and womenswear accessories up 22.6 percent. Sales of beauty, […]

Releasing preliminary figures for the year to December 31, 2019, Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A. said net revenues for 2019 were equal to 607.8 million euros (679.5 million dollars), an increase of 9.9 percent at current exchange and 8.6 percent at constant exchange rates. The company’s home market, Italy […]

INTERVIEW German start-up Retraced uses blockchain technology to collect data in the value chain of fashion brands and thus contributes to transparency in the supply chain: End customers can trace the extent to which their consumer behaviour influences the environment and the lives of the people involved […]

Leading sustainability initiative WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) started its four-year pan-European progamme, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), in September 2015. Its aim was to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints left behind by the apparel industry throughout the European […]

At the beginning of the year, quite a few sustainability initiatives were announced. From brands, retailers to manufacturers, everyone wants to be in on circularity, recycling and in general, running one’s business more responsibly. It is heartening to see sportswear brands taking the lead and presenting […]

Mountain Warehouse has reported 16.2 percent growth in sales over the Christmas trading period to 95.8 million pounds (125.7 million dollars). The company said in a statement that it also saw a bumper Black Friday with sales of over 2.5 million pounds and the group on track for record full-year profits. […]

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