Abercrombie names Fran Horowitz as President of Hollister

2014/10 18 17:10

US apparel retailer – Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said it has named Fran Horowitz as President of its Hollister brand. Fran Horowitz will report to A&F CEO – Mike Jeffries and will have overall responsibility for all product and customer-facing activities for the Hollister brand and its financial performance. Fran has 28 years of experience […]

Dollar General to set up new distribution center in Texas

2014/10 18 17:10

Every-day low price retailer – Dollar General said it plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas, which will be its 13th facility in its distribution network. Dollar General will have a 900,000 square-foot facility on 110 acres and at full capacity is expected to employ more than […]

SEAMS Conference to focus on ‘Made in USA’ opportunities

2014/10 18 17:10

The SEAMS Fall 2014 Networking Conference which begins October 23, 2014, will focus on how apparel, textile and sewn products manufacturers, brands, retailers and suppliers can take advantage of the tangible opportunities of consumer demand. “The agenda for focusing on these issues features key industry presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities,” the trade body said. […]

Govt cotton support programs hit competiveness – USDA

2014/10 18 17:10

USDA in its latest report warns that countries with policies that support prices above the world levels may in turn reduce their export competitiveness for both cotton and textiles, especially yarn and fabric. China’s new cotton import policy has triggered a downtrend in global cotton prices with the A-index dipping below 70 cents in early […]

Costco set to enter China through Alibaba’s Tmall

2014/10 16 15:10

Costco Wholesale Corporation, an American warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise, is set to enter China through an online flagship store named Tmall.com, a Chinese third-party platform for brands and retailers, owned by Chinese-ecommerce giant, Alibaba Group. Through the launch, Costco would be offering its products to consumers in mainland China for […]

Wolverine Worldwide appoints new member to BoD

2014/10 16 15:10

  Wolverine Worldwide Inc., one of the global marketers of apparel and footwear, based in the US, has appointed Roxane Divol to its Board of Directors (BoD). Roxane is currently working as the senior vice president of Alliances for Symantec Corporation, one of the leading software companies that specialize in personal and organizational security, storage, […]

IFAI partners TMC to offer apparel stitching training

2014/10 16 15:10

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) said it will partner The Makers Coalition (TMC) on a nationwide workforce development initiative. TMC is a coalition of business, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and service providers coming together to build a trained cut and sew industry in America. TMC was started with an intention to provide sewing machine […]

Marvin Ellison to succeed Myron Ullman as JC Penney CEO

2014/10 16 15:10

US based apparel retailer JC Penney has appointed Marvin Ellison, currently Executive Vice President of Stores at Home Depot, as President and CEO-Designate, effective November 1, 2014. Marvin will succeed Myron Ullman, the current CEO of JC Penney on August 1, 2015. At that time, Myron Ullman will become Executive Chairman of the Board for […]

DyStar reduces overall emissions in 2013

2014/10 16 15:10

In its fourth annual Sustainability Report, dyes and textile chemicals producer DyStar said that despite a rise in production of highly emission intensive dyes, it was able to reduce overall emissions in 2013. “2013 was a very successful year for DyStar with a consistent increase in revenue across all sales regions, while operational costs stayed […]

Ashland hives off elastomers business to Lion Copolymer

2014/10 16 15:10

NYSE-listed Ashland Inc. said it has hived off its elastomers business based in Port Neches, Texas to Lion Copolymer Holdings, LLC. The elastomers business accounted for approximately 17 percent of Ashland Performance Materials’ $1.6 billion in sales for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. This business, which employs around 250 people at the […]

PolyOne declares quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share

2014/10 15 16:10

The Board of Directors of PolyOne Corporation has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share on the common stock outstanding, representing a 25 percent increase to the quarterly cash dividend and the fourth consecutive year of annual dividend growth. The dividend will be paid on the 7th of January, 2015, to stockholders of record […]

TenCate Advanced Armor acquires sensor technology

2014/10 15 16:10

TenCate Advanced Armor USA said it has acquired a groundbreaking sensor technology that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts from Newport Sensors, Inc. The TenCate Smart Body Armor technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor insert […]