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Global apparel markets: business update, September 2018

Global apparel markets: business update, September 2018

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; capacity expansions; certification; corporate strategy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts; and new facilities. Companies, other organisations and brands featured in this report include: Avery Dennison, Delta Galil, Differential Brands Group, Duratex, Eminence Group, Global Brands Group, Google, JD.com, John Lewis, Lenzing, Li & Fung, Macy's, Oeko-Tex, Rue Gilt Groupe, SoftWear Automation, Story and Zalando.


SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Delta Galil has acquired Eminence Group
Differential Brands Group will acquire a significant part of the North American licensing business of Global Brands Group
Macy’s has acquired Story, a concept store based in New York City, New York, USA
Rue La La has acquired Gilt and has formed a new company called Rue Gilt Groupe
CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
Lenzing is expanding its capacity for producing its Tencel Luxe filament yarn for luxury apparel
CERTIFICATION
Oeko-Tex has introduced a new test for the verification of organic cotton
CORPORATE STRATEGY
John Lewis is piloting a service which pays consumers for their unwanted clothing
Zalando has launched online stores in the Czech Republic and Ireland
INVESTMENTS
Google will invest US$550 mn in JD.com
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
SoftWear Automation has entered into separate agreements with Avery Dennison and Li &
Fung relating to the development of digital manufacturing supply chains for the production of apparel and textile products
Partnership agreement with Avery Dennison
Strategic cooperation agreement with Li & Fung
MARKET FORECASTS
Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in Asia and Oceania is forecast to grow by 7.0% per annum between 2017 and 2022
NEW FACILITIES
Lenzing and Duratex plan to form a joint venture which will build a new dissolving woodpulp (DWP) plant in Brazil
List of tables
Table 1: Asia and Oceania: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2014-22

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