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Global apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2013
published in Issue 22, 2nd Quarter 2013
This report provides an update of business news in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; international trade policy; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; markets; new stores; and online retailing. Companies, other organisations and brands analysed in the report include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aéropostale, Apax Partners, Arcadia Group, Ark, Asos, British Retail Consortium (BRC), Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Delta Galil, Distribuidora Liverpool, Ecko, the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Fawaz Alhokair, Gildan Activewear, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), Iconix Brand Group, Inditex, IndustriALL, IP Holdings Unltd, JC Penney, JD Sports Fashion, John Lewis, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), LAB Concept, La Société de Gestion des Participations Industries Manufacturières (SGP-IM), Majid Al Futtaim Fashion, Marc Ecko Enterprises (MEE), Marks and Spencer (M&S), McArthurGlen Group, New Buffalo Shirt Factory, Next, Perry Ellis International, Primark, Reiss, Reliance Brands, Rue21, Sainsbury's, SMCP Group, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Swedish Olympic Committee, Swedish Paralympic Committee, Taypa, Tesco, TJX Companies, Topshop, TowerBrook Capital Partners, True Religion, UNI Global Union, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group.
Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.
Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy – to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.
Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
advice from industry experts on strategy; and
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