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Global apparel markets: business update, November 2017

Global apparel markets: business update, November 2017

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts; markets; new facilities; and new stores. Companies, other organisations and brands featured in this report include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Alibaba Group, Amlon Capital BV, Ant Financial Services, Archroma, Asos, BCBG Max Azria Group (BCBG), Burberry, CTW Venture Partners, G-III Apparel Group, Galeries Lafayette group, Global Brands Group, Kering, La Redoute, Lenzing, M Dohmen, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Marquee Brands, Mulberry, the Royal College of Art (RCA), SoftWear Automation and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP).

Archroma has acquired a controlling stake in the textile dyes and chemicals specialist
M Dohmen
BCBG Max Azria Group has sold its intellectual property to Marquee Brands and its assets to
Global Brands Group
Acquisition by Marquee Brands
Acquisition by Global Brands Group
Licensing agreement between Global Brands Group and Marquee Brands
Galeries Lafayette group plans to acquire a majority share in La Redoute
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is considering selling and franchising its retail business in Hong
Kong and Macau
Burberry has awarded a £3 mn grant to the Royal College of Art (RCA)
SoftWear Automation has received an investment of US$4.5 mn to further develop its fully automated production lines
G-III Apparel Group and Amlon Capital BV will form a joint venture to produce and market
DKNY and Donna Karan branded products
Kering, Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Services have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the protection of Kering’s Intellectual property
Mulberry has agreed to form a joint venture with Onward Global Fashion
Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in the Americas is forecast to grow by 3.0% per annum between 2017 and 2021
US clothing imports in the first half of 2017 were down in value but up in volume
Asos will open a new fulfilment centre in the USA
Lenzing is planning to construct a new Tencel production facility in Thailand
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) has opened a new Technology Hub in London, UK
Abercrombie & Fitch has opened its first store in Saudi Arabia
List of tables
Table 1: Americas: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2012-21

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