Aéropostale to Launch in Chile

The mall-based specialty retailer has entered into a licensing agreement with Sociedad Comercial Grupo Yes.

– October 5, 2014

The Markets

Colombian Innerwear Sector Sees Boom

In 2014, the sector is expected to grow 10 percent to $12.7 billion, fueled by buoyant sales in the aspirational market segment.

– October 1, 2014


U.S and Brazil Deal Ends Cotton Dispute

The countries have reached an agreement to end a decade-old cotton-subsidy dispute that had placed U.S. apparel and textile exports in the crosshairs.

– October 1, 2014

Footwear News

Madden Acquires Mexico Business

The brand sees the country as a promising market.

– September 30, 2014


Versace Expands in Brazil

The Italian fashion label has opened the first directly-operated store carrying its primary men’s, women's and accessories lines in Rio de Janeiro.

– September 29, 2014


H&M Q3 Disappoints Investors

Despite reporting a 20 percent jump in after-tax profits in the period, analysts and investors homed in on the retailer's decline in gross margin.

– September 25, 2014

The Markets

New Roles for Avery Baker, Gary Sheinbaum at Tommy Hilfiger Group

Baker, who continues as chief marketing officer, will add the title of chief brand officer. Sheinbaum will become ceo of Tommy Hilfiger Americas.

– September 23, 2014


USTR Presses Labor Case Against Guatemala

The office is charging that the country has failed to effectively enforce its own labor laws and fully comply with an 18-point enforcement plan.

– September 19, 2014


Nicaragua Seeks U.S. TPL Extension

Nicaragua has stepped up pleas for the U.S. to extend its crucial tariff preference-level provision before it expires at the end of the year.

– September 15, 2014

The Markets

Hanes Axes 1,200 Workers in Costa Rican Exit

Hanes Brands will close its Costa Rican boxer manufacturing business in November as it shifts production to Vietnam.

– September 11, 2014


Ted Baker to Open Panama City Store

The company will open its first Central American store, a 1,890-square-foot unit at the Multiplaza Pacific Mall in Panama City.

– September 11, 2014


U.S. Apparel Production Up 3.9 % in Q2

The sector outperformed the average growth of 3.5 percent in global apparel production, a United Nations report said.

– September 10, 2014

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