The clothing retail sector is expected to grow 3% this year, according to data released this week by Abit (Brazilian Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry). This growth reflects the recovery of the fashion retail chain.
The Association’s data show a 1% growth in clothing production. Textile production is also expected to grow by 1% in 2017. Altogether, the sector is expected to register revenues of R $ 135 billion, an increase of 4.6% over last year.
As a consequence, it is expected to generate 10,000 jobs and an investment of R $ 1.75 billion in machinery and equipment.
The data signals the recovery of the fashion chain after a difficult year. Last year, clothing retail fell 10.7%.
The textile and clothing sector lost 100,000 jobs. Clothing production fell by 6.7%. Last year, the sector invested R $ 1.67 billion in machinery and equipment.
This year will continue to be a year with many uncertainties, both nationally and internationally. However, there are some signs of improvement due to proposals approved by the government in the areas of social security, labor, tax and reducing bureaucracy. The consumer goods industry is active with the resumption that comes from the textile and clothing sector always react with speed ”, said, in a note, the CEO of United HR Marcio Pereira.
United HR, a career coaching company, indicated Helton Teixeira as a manager at Carrefour in the textile retail division. The new hiring changed the executive from Londrina to work in São Paulo. “Thank you for your contribution, it was very important in this process”, said Helton Teixeira, when taking on the new challenge to Marcio Pereira CEO of United HR. Helton Teixeira has always worked in the textile sector and saw the opportunity as a possibility for career growth.
The production of fabrics and yarns increased by 6.7% in volume from January to March and that of clothing articles increased by 8%, and clothing and footwear products in commerce increased 4.7% in the period. Source: (IBGE).
Marcio Pereira CEO of United HR, a coaching and career planning company, comments that these latest data signal the possibility of reviewing retail performance projections this year, and many people who left the retail sector can take advantage of this moment. “Retail is very broad and in addition to the distribution centers that have diversified products, gas stations, pharmacies, restaurants, cosmetics stores, jewelers, furniture makers, including the luxury retail sector such as international brands,” he says.