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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 40:
1st quarter 2012

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Fast track: advances in insulation materials for performance apparel
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2012 (10 pages)
High visibility apparel: providing protection, comfort and style (30 pages)
Profile of UniFirst: a leader in the uniform and textile services industry (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2012 (22 pages)

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Profile of UniFirst: a leader in the uniform and textile services industry
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UniFirst is one of the world's largest suppliers of uniforms and protective apparel. The company was established in the 1930s as a family-owned laundry business and has since greatly expanded the scope of its operations to include the design, manufacture, sale, rental and cleaning of a comprehensive range of workwear garments. Despite continued economic sluggishness and high unemployment rates in North America, UniFirst is cautiously optimistic about its prospects. In particular, the company expects to maintain its position as one of the industry's leaders by virtue of its focus on expansion within existing markets and entry into new geographical areas. The report highlights the company's development, products and services, distribution and manufacturing, corporate sustainability, competition, customer services and financial performance, as well as providing an outlook for the future. This report is vital for anyone involved in the uniform and textile services industry and it serves as an indispensable case study for those who want insight on a market leader in the industry.

Table of Contents
Profile of UniFirst: a leader in the uniform and textile services industry
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Company development
  • Products and services
  • Customer service
  • Distribution and manufacturing
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Competition
  • Financial performance
  • Outlook

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides an overview of the sector for performance apparel and corporatewear. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for performance fibres, fabrics and clothing, and is essential reading for executives who are working in (or supplying) this fast growing sector. It is also an invaluable one-stop-shop where people who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis can find an authoritative source of relevant information which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies in this sector.
Reports in Performance Apparel Markets include:
 reports on major developments in the global performance apparel market, focusing on new products and technologies, innovative fibres and key players;
 detailed, independently-researched reports on one of the following topics: antimicrobial fibres and fabrics, anti-static technology, flame resistant fibres and fabrics, high strength fibres and fabrics, high visibility apparel, microencapsulation, moisture management fabrics, performance swimwear, seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming technologies, smart and interactive textiles, stain protective apparel, stretch fibres and fabrics, surfwear and surf-inspired clothing, temperature regulation, UV protective fibres and fabrics, and waterproof breathable fabrics;
 company profiles, outlining the business, product, market and manufacturing strategies employed by key players in the performance apparel industry; and
 business news and developments affecting global performance apparel markets, majoring on innovations, mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and financial performances.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry – and market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. The market is also being boosted by changes in consumer lifestyles. People are living longer and spending more time on leisure activities. New high-tech fabrics are being developed for a wide range of active sports such as aerobics, athletics, ballooning, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, parachuting, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and windsurfing.
Exciting innovations are emerging in smart textiles and nanotechnology – and the sector’s growth prospects are helped by the trend in increasing demand for performance features in mainstream fashion.
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