apparel and accessories manufacturing

July 28, 2020 - 3:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Nike said Tuesday it's withdrawing plans to make soles for its Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb because of the coronavirus pandemic. The company had planned to invest $184 million in its third U.S. manufacturing line for Nike Air sneakers in Goodyear, Arizona. “We are experiencing...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020 file photo, a woman leaves a Walgreens pharmacy that is enforcing social distancing rules by allowing only a certain numbers of people in as customers line up on the sidewalk outside the store in New York. The coronavirus pandemic pushed the drugstore chain to a $1.7-billion loss in its fiscal third quarter, as customers stayed home to avoid the virus or consolidated their shopping to grocery stores. The international drugstore chain said Thursday, July 9 the rapidly spreading virus took a bite of between $700 million and $750 million out of sales in the quarter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 09, 2020 - 11:19 am
The coronavirus pandemic pushed Walgreens to a $1.7 billion loss it the most recent quarter with customers staying home or limiting shopping to essential supplies from grocery stores. The drugstore chain said Thursday that the rapidly spreading virus took a bite of between $700 million and $750...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Levi's jeans are displayed at a Kohl's store in Colma, Calif. Levi’s says it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as the jeans seller deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 07, 2020 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Levi's said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as it deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. The San Francisco-based jeans maker said the layoffs will save it about $100 million a year and won't...
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June 29, 2020 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Monday it's acquiring at-home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The deal is part of Lululemon's plan to expand beyond just selling yoga tights and other workout clothing. “The acquisition of Mirror is an exciting...
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In this March 31, 2020 photo provided by Sean Giovanni, Benji Harris, an artist/songwriter and client executive for a company called Song Division, leads a virtual songwriting team building workshop for a corporate client at The Record Shop, a recording studio in Nashville, Tenn., owned by Sean Giovanni. Giovanni got an important lesson that will help his business long after the pandemic has subsided. The Record Shop doesn’t have to be limited to what it can produce onsite. (Sean Giovanni via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus outbreak forced Sean Giovanni to shut down his recording studio in for two months, he dropped off mobile equipment at staffers’ and artists’ homes. He hoped remote recording would bring in some revenue. It did. Along with the income, Giovanni got an important...
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FILE - In this May 5 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron wears a protective face mask as he speaks with schoolchildren at the Pierre Ronsard elementary school, outside Paris. The French praised the altruism of luxury goods companies such as LVMH, Kering and Chanel for diverting their production facilities to make millions of face masks for the public during the peak of their country's coronavirus outbreak. Now, the companies that helped France avoid a dangerous shortage say they need help unloading a surplus of 20 million washable masks. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP, File)
June 13, 2020 - 1:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French praised the altruism of their prized textile and luxury goods companies when production facilities got diverted from churning out the latest fashions to making cloth masks designed to protect the general public from the coronavirus. Now, the companies that helped France...
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A pedestrian browses the display window at The Loop fashion and shoe store as businesses slowly begin to reopen after social distancing restrictions shuttered storefronts nationwide, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Yonkers, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 26, 2020 - 4:36 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ GREEN SHOOTS: States are in varying degrees of reopening...
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A client gives a banknote to pay a fishmonger wears a face shield as she works at a Paris open air food market, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Outdoor food markets reopened in Paris on Tuesday as France is cautiously easing the two-month lockdown across the country. Specific measures, such as more widely spaced stalls, have been implemented to enforce physical distancing. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)
May 12, 2020 - 1:12 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LODGING: Hotels, rental cars, cruises,...
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A man wearing a mask walks by a window display at a J Crew store in Rockefeller Center, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in New York. On April 30, the company announced it would apply for bankruptcy protection amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 04, 2020 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling fashion brand J.Crew has filed for bankruptcy protection, the first major retailer to do so since the coronavirus pandemic forced most stores across the United States to close their doors. More retail bankruptcies are expected in coming weeks, with Neiman Marcus and J.C...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh is gradually reopening its hundreds of garment factories after nearly one month of closure following a government decision for a nationwide lockdown amid concern that coronavirus could spread widely among the industry’s millions of workers, an industry leader said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:47 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a sharp increase in infections among workers. An industry group said about 850 factories are...
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