GlobalData Archives - Inside Retail Singapore

Small-order apparel manufacturing models signal growing market

The recent launch of two new apparel manufacturing start-ups catering to small and medium-sized fashion businesses signals a growing demand for low minimum order quantities, says GlobalData.

Macy’s move seals the fate of fur in fashion, says analyst

Efforts to eliminate animal fur in fashion continue to accelerate as cities and even US states are joining brands and retailers in banning its use.

Consumer attitudes towards sustainability in fashion are changing, says GlobalData

The increasing number of clothing-swap and take-back schemes being implemented by retailers could signify that a change in consumer attitudes about sustainability in fashion is finally occurring.

China’s apparel supply chain dominance will endure, says analyst

While the on-going US-China trade war has highlighted the need to diversify clothing and footwear sourcing, this is no easy task given China’s dominance of apparel supply chains.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

Superdry spins into loss as new management tries to restore sales

Struggling lifestyle-fashion label Superdry has reported a loss of £85.4 million, a sharp turnaround after the £65.3 million profit of the prior year.

Superdry ‘struggling to remain relevant’

Superdry’s sales fell further in the latest quarter as its co-founder retakes control of a retailer “struggling to remain relevant”.

China underpins sold Tiffany & Co sales increase

Tiffany & Co sales grew 10 per cent worldwide in the third quarter, with China performing strongly.

Victoria’s Secret ‘needs to reinvent’ after L Brands loss revealed

Lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret needs to reinvent itself, says retail analyst Neil Saunders.

J Crew CEO in ‘worrying’ sudden exit

The sudden departure of J Crew CEO Jim Brett worrying as it leaves the company leaderless at a time it desperately needs focus.

Acquisitions flatter Michael Kors sales performance

Michael Kors sales grew 9.3 per cent to US$1.25 billion during the second quarter – but the figures were flattered by new acquisitions.

McDonald’s sales growth continues, but US numbers cause concern

Fast-food chain McDonald’s has logged its 13th consecutive month of positive same-store sales during the third quarter.