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Gildan Wins Contract to Make Men’s Underwear for Walmart

  • Company gets manufacturing deal with largest retail customer
  • Underwear maker has four private-label deals, is seeking more
A Walmart Inc. Location Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg

Gildan Activewear Inc. said it won a contract to produce men’s underwear for a major retailer, part of the clothing maker’s bid to capitalize on companies’ growing preference to sell their own lines of apparel.

The Montreal-based company, which also owns American Apparel, said it secured a contract for 2019 to manufacture men’s underwear for its “largest mass retail customer.” That customer, according to Bloomberg data, is Walmart Inc. Gildan declined to name the client. A Walmart representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.