Specialty Store Employment Plunges in October

The retail sector added 44,000, or a whopping 22% of the 204,000 new jobs added to the economy in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Traditional apparel-oriented retailers did … [Read More]

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Consumers Enter Holiday Season in a Cautious Mood

It appears that U.S. consumers are entering the all-important holiday season with a frugal mindset. Total consumer spending grew by 2.9% in September, virtually even with August, and well below the … [Read More]

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Industry Stocks Outpace Broader Market in October

Despite an almost 2% gain in the Dow in October, apparel wholesale and retail stocks still managed to beat the broader market last month[hide_from level="gold"](This article is available only to … [Read More]

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China, Vietnam Lead Race for Share of U.S. Apparel Imports

Despite all the buzz about increased demand for domestically made apparel, total apparel imports rose 3.8% to $52.7 billion in the first eight months of 2013. [hide_from level="gold"](This article is … [Read More]

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Bangladesh Catching Up to China and Vietnam in Race for U.S. Apparel Market Share

Although China and Vietnam are still leading in the race for U.S. apparel import market share, Bangladesh has been gaining ground as well. Apparel imports from Vietnam have totaled $6 billion year-to-date, according to the most recent data … [Read More...]

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Apparel Beats Total Import Growth in September

Growth in apparel imports continued to outpace that of all goods and services in September, continuing the trend begun last September, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Total apparel imports (on a CIF basis) were … [Read More...]

nothiringfashion

Specialty Store Employment Plunges in October

The retail sector added 44,000, or a whopping 22% of the 204,000 new jobs added to the economy in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Traditional apparel-oriented retailers did not participate in the increased hiring, however. … [Read More...]

women-clothes-shopping-rack-300x199

Consumers Enter Holiday Season in a Cautious Mood

It appears that U.S. consumers are entering the all-important holiday season with a frugal mindset. Total consumer spending grew by 2.9% in September, virtually even with August, and well below the 5% monthly increases seen in the first half of … [Read More...]

stockmarketslider

Industry Stocks Outpace Broader Market in October

Despite an almost 2% gain in the Dow in October, apparel wholesale and retail stocks still managed to beat the broader market last month[hide_from level="gold"](This article is available only to Premium Subscribers who are logged in with a … [Read More...]

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China, Vietnam Lead Race for Share of U.S. Apparel Imports

Despite all the buzz about increased demand for domestically made apparel, total apparel imports rose 3.8% to $52.7 billion in the first eight months of 2013. [hide_from level="gold"](This article is available only to Premium Subscribers who are … [Read More...]

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Declines in Asia Depress Global Synthetic Fiber Prices

Global synthetic fiber prices declined in October, driven primarily by declines in Asia. [hide_from level="gold"](This article is available only to Premium Subscribers who are logged in with a subscription ID and password, above right) [/hide_from] … [Read More...]

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Cotton Prices Soft in October

Cotton prices dropped by almost 5 cents in October, [hide_from level="gold"](This article is available only to Premium Subscribers who are logged in with a subscription ID and password, above right) [/hide_from] [show_to level="gold"]finishing the … [Read More...]