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World Apparel Market Landscape Discussed in New Textiles Intelligence Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

World Apparel Market Landscape Discussed in New Textiles Intelligence Report Published at MarketPublishers.com











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London, UK (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

In 2011, both EU and US clothing imports were up in value, by 8.3% and 8.8%, respectively.

The apparel market in Latin America, in Brazil in particular, is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016. The apparel sector in the North America region is poised for marginal growth during the same period.

New research report “Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st Quarter 2012” worked out by Textiles Intelligence has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st Quarter 2012

Published: June, 2012

Pages: 33

Price: US$ 785.00

http://marketpublishers.com/report/consumers_goods/textile/global_apparel_markets_business_update_1st_quarter_2012.html

The report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the apparel markets globally, including acquisitions, divestments and mergers; apparel organizations; company strategies; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; international trade policy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts up to 2016; markets; new stores; and online retailing.

Companies, organizations and brands analyzed include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Asda, Asos, Azadea Group, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Clariant International, Cos, Debenhams, Debrus, Edizione, Fast Retailing, Farfetch, Fawaz Al Hokair, FiftyOne, Fung Brands, GAAT, Gap, George at Asda, Gildan Activewear, Glamour Sales Holding (HK), g.u., H&M, Iconix Brand Group, Inditex, the International Apparel Federation (IAF), JC Penney, J Crew, Levi Strauss & Co, Mango, Marimekko, Marks and Spencer (M&S), MH Alshaya, Massimo Dutti, Neiman Marcus Group, the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE), Peacocks, Perry Ellis International, Reliance Brands, SandpiperCI, Sidefame, SM Investments, Softlogic, Sonia Rykiel, Stuttafords, Target, Tesco, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, TJX Companies, Türkmen Group, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Uniqlo, United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Zara.

Report Contents:

Summary

Acquisitions, Divestments and Mergers

Edizione, an investment firm owned by the Benetton family, has completed its takeover bid for the Benetton Group

Fung Brands has acquired an 80% stake in Sonia Rykiel

George at Asda has entered into an agreement with Türkmen Group to acquire the sourcing division of GAAT

Inditex has acquired the Massimo Dutti franchises in Belgium and Portugal

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill has acquired the UK fashion retailer Peacocks in a rescue bid

Company Strategies

JC Penney has unveiled a four-year financial plan for growth and profitability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Clariant International has received the EU Ecolabel for its Advanced Denim Illustration

Collection

Target has announced a ban on the use of sandblasting during the manufacture of apparel products sold in its stores

United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) have launched the first sector-specific initiative for the global fashion industry

Financial Results

Abercrombie & Fitch: net sales increased but net income fell in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Asos: group revenues soared by 45% in the third quarter of 2011/12 thanks to strong international sales

Benetton group: net sales and net income declined in 2011

Gap: net sales fell by 1% and net income by 31% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Gildan Activewear: a net loss was incurred as net sales declined in the first quarter of 2011/12

Outlook

H&M: sales increased by 1% in 2010/11 and by 14% in the first quarter of 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2010/11

2010/11

First quarter 2011/12

New stores

Inditex: net sales and net income increased in 2011/12

Stores

JC Penney: a net loss was incurred in 2011/12 due to restructuring charges and a new pricing and promotional strategy

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Levi Strauss & Co: net sales increased by 8% but net income fell by 12% in 2010/11

Fourth quarter 2010/11

2010/11

Marks and Spencer (M&S): total sales rose by 2.4% in the third quarter of 2011/12

Perry Ellis International: total revenues were up by 24% as net income rose by 4% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Outlook

TJX Companies: net income rose by 11% as net sales increased by 6% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Industry Organisations

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has strengthened its team with three new appointments

International Trade Policy

The Indian government has approved a bill allowing 100% foreign ownership in single-brand retailing

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has approved a waiver request from the European

Union to grant temporary emergency trade preferences to Pakistan

Investments

Farfetch has raised US$ 18 mn in funding from three investors

Joint Ventur ES, Cooperation, Licensing and Distribution

Asda has entered into two franchise agreements with Azadea Group and Sandpiperci relating to its George brand

Iconix Brand Group and Reliance Brands have formed a joint venture company in India

Marimekko will enter the Chinese market under a franchise agreement with Sidefame

MH Alshaya has entered into a franchise agreement with Cos

Tesco has entered into a franchise agreement with Fawaz Al Hokair relating to its F&F apparel brand

Market Forecasts

The apparel market in Brazil is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016

The apparel market in Latin America is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016

The apparel market in North America is set for marginal growth between 2011 and 2016

Markets

EU clothing imports rose by 8.3% in value in 2011

US clothing imports were up in value by 8.8% in 2011

New Stores

Debenhams is planning to open a new store in Russia

Fast Retailing has opened its second g.u. flagship store in Tokyo, Japan

More new research reports by the publisher can be found at Textiles Intelligence page.























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