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SGS opens new testing laboratory in Vietnam

SGS, a testing and inspection company, is expanding its reach in Vietnam by opening a new consumer product testing laboratory in Hai Phong to complement the facilities that already exist in Ho Chi Minh City. The newly inaugurated laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide physical and restricted substances testing. The testing services cover wide range of products chiefly textiles, apparel and footwear. “With the aim of providing customers with the most convenient, cost-effective […]

February 24, 2017

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French Connection forays into activewear segment

Apparel retailer French Connection has forayed into activewear segment and launched a new collection named FIT. Priced at between £ 25 and £ 75 is exclusively available at online and at exclusive pop-ups in Selfridges London and Birmingham. The new collection FIT launched in five categories Seamless, Core Comfort, Sweat, Super Soft and Fit Accessories is suitable for yoga, barre, spinning and running. Its fashion edge will also position it firmly in the “athleisure” category. […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods announces opening of five new stores

Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest US-based full line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced to open five new stores during the second week of March. The grand opening celebrations for new stores in Davenport in Iowa, Queens in New York and Hinesville in Georgia is set to take place on March 10-12. “We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of five new stores in three different states,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & […]

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T.J. Maxx likely to open its first ever Australian store

T.J. Maxx, one of the largest clothing retailers in the United States, has reportedly decided to open its first store in Australian city of Melbourne. However, an official announcement regarding the same is yet to be made by the company, which currently manages more than 1,000 stores across the US along with its online operations. The company is a part of TJX Companies and offers men’s, women’s and children’s apparels. The retailer is believed to […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue to enter Indian market!?

A deal is expected to be framed soon between Saks Fifth Avenue Inc., American luxury department stores, and Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) to open Saks Fifth Avenue outlets in India. If reports are to be believed then New Delhi’s Aerocity near Indira Gandhi International Airport is expected to host first Saks store in the Indian market while second store may come up in Mumbai. Officials from both the companies are yet to […]

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Max Fashion aims for Rs. 5,000 crore turnover

Launched in the UAE in 2004, Fashion retailer Max Fashion – which offers apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children – is planning to expand its footprint with 400 new stores in 120 Tier-I and Tier-II cities in India. The brand is also expanding its value apparel retail format ‘Easybuy’, a 40 per cent cheaper format than Max, with an objective to have a chain of 180 retail stores catering to Tier-III and […]

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Lux to manufacture women intimate wear at its new unit

India’s innerwear manufacturer Lux Industries is soon going to start a new 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing unit at Ghaziabad in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for the production of lingerie and loungewear for women. The intimate wear from Lux will hit the market by the end of March or by beginning of April, and will available be at all retail outlets that sell Lux products. The women intimate wear line will be launched under the […]

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Amazon to launch its own fashion brand in UK

The online retail giant Amazon is expected to launch its own fashion brand in the UK with an aim to grab the US $ 3 trillion global fashion market. Last year, the retailer launched seven private fashion brands, from baby clothes to men’s suits. If reports are to be believed then launch is likely to take place this Spring. It was speculated that Amazon would foray into the fashion as it started a photography studio […]

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Andhra Pradesh (India) to get 12 new apparel units

South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is set to get 12 new apparel units which would attract an investment of Rs. 963 crores and create 46,000 jobs in the state. This was announced by K Srikanth Prabhakar, Joint Director in the office of the Commissioner of Handlooms and Textiles. “These projects will come up in the next one to one-and-a-half years. Four of the units will come up in the Brandix apparel park here, five […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods announces combo store opening

Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest US-based full line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, is going to increase it footprint by opening new Dick’s and Field & Stream stores in Texas this March. Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods says, “We’re excited to offer Austin, and in-particular, the Cedar Park community, two great stores in one location. The rich history of sports and outdoor traditions in this market will provide us […]

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Woodland inks deal with Aokang for China market

With an aim to expand its global reach, outdoor adventure brand Woodland has done an agreement with Chinese leading leather shoes brand enterprises Aokang International. The deal will pave the way for Woodland to sell products in about 5,000 retail outlets of Aokang in China. Starting May this year, the Woodland stocks will be available at 150 outlets in China in the first phase. Woodland products are already available at about 1,000 stores globally, including […]

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Fashion brand Uniqlo to open maiden store in Spain

Uniqlo, a Japanese fast-fashion brand, has announced the opening of its first store in Barcelona, Spain in Autumn 2017. Spread across 1,730 square metres, the store will offer a full line-up of innovative, functional and high-quality apparel, developed under the brand’s LifeWear concept, with ranges of men’s and women’s items “Entering Spain is an important milestone in the expanding global business of Uniqlo, and we are very excited to launch in Barcelona. As a city […]

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Japanese home retailer Nitori likely to venture into apparels

Japanese furniture and home accessories retailer Nitori Holdings Co. is mulling over venturing into apparels sector. The home furnishing retailer is planning to buy an apparel company with 100 to 200 stores as its cash from operations has been increasing by as much as ¥ 30 billion a year. This was revealed by Nitori’s Chief Executive Officer Akio Nitori. The retailer is yet to take final decision on the issue. According to media reports, steady […]

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Nordstrom Rack to debut in Baltimore

Nordstrom Inc., the US-based leading fashion specialty retailer, has decided to open two Nordstrom Rack stores – one in Baltimore, Maryland and another one in Manhattan. The new store will be the sixth Nordstrom Rack in Maryland and first in Baltimore while in Manhattan is going to house the second Nordstrom Rack store. Talking of expansion in Maryland, Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack said, “We look forward to adding a Nordstrom Rack at Canton […]

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Mayer & Cie focusing on expansion, improving efficiency

Mayer & Cie, a Germany-based manufacturer and seller of circular knitting machines and parts, has announced that it will make a sizeable investment in its circular knitting machine production chain in 2017, aimed at improving the efficiency and shortening lead times. Reporting a 10 per cent increase in sales for 2016, compared to the previous year, Managing Director Benjamin Mayer said, “’Traditionally One Step Ahead’ is the guiding principle for the knitting machine manufacturer and […]

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