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Lululemon Athletica Supply Chain Issues Improving

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Just Style

Vancouver—Supply chain management issues at Lululemon Athletica appear to be being resolved, with analysts describing the findings as encouraging. From an analysis of 3,800 Lululemon SKUs on its e-commerce website, Credit Suisse found that the retailer’s full-priced sell-through and in-stock positions have improved since January. Women’s online apparel offerings are …

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Week in Review: 10 Must Knows

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Somewhat of a buying splurge has been going on in the fashion industry. Companies, some already huge such as Hanesbrands, are becoming more so by purchasing large companies that fill a niche that don’t already have. Hanesbrands acquired a Western European business when it acquires DBApparel, a Paris-based company …

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Week in Review: News Not to Miss

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

New York—After a flurry of retail earnings reports in late April, the final batch came out this week. Like the previous one, they are a mixed bag. Higher expenses, lower margins, dealing with a promotional environment along with lower traffic took its toll on a range of retailers’ bottom lines …

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Week in Review: News Not to Miss

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—While it may be Friday the 13th—a traditionally an unlucky day—most U.S. retailers are probably rejoicing and racking up sales. Several positive signs were revealed this week to justify that optimism. The monthly global port tracker found imports of containers were on the rise the last couple of months …

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Under Armour, lululemon athletica, H&M Among Nation’s Fastest-Growing Retailers

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Washington–The list of the fastest-growing retailers this year tells a story of consumers’ growing affinity for fast-fashion and specialty  apparel. Stores Hot 100 Retailers list, published annually in the August issue of Stores magazine, consists of retail companies that reported the greatest increase in domestic sales between 2011 and 2012. …