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Nygård International

Nygård International is a Canadian clothing brand based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is one of the largest women's clothing manufacturers and suppliers in the world, with annual sales of over $500 million.[1] The company employs 12,000 people worldwide and supplies its clothing lines to more than 200 retail stores in North America.[2]

Nygård International
Founded1967; 52 years ago (1967)
FounderPeter Nygård
HeadquartersWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Area served
Key people
Peter Nygård (Chairman)
Number of employees
Corporate headquarters in Times Square


Nygård International began as a sportswear manufacturer, founded in 1967 by Peter Nygård in Winnipeg, Canada.[3]

In 1978 the company expanded into the United States and in 1987 Peter Nygård opened the company's international sales and marketing team in Toronto, Canada.

The company has corporate facilities in:[4]

  1. New York, New York, United States (World Headquarters, Research and Design)
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (IT/Retail/Services/Design & Merchandising, Production & Distribution)
  3. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (International Sales & Marketing Team)

The corporation also has manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, Tianjin, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Mexico.

Product lines and retail outletsEdit

Nygård International has multiple product lines, including ALIA, and TanJay. The Nygård Fashions brands include Peter Nygård Collections, Bianca Nygård, and Nygård SLIMS. Nygård Moderate also has three National Brands that are exclusively available at Dillard's in the US.

Retail Stores Carrying Nygård Brands include: Dillard's, Walmart, Costco, Winners, and Belks, as well as a number of small independent stores across North America.

Fashion and technologyEdit

Nygård's company slogan is "Where Fashion Meets Technology" and the company has won numerous technology-related awards, including the 2007 Most Innovative VICS CPFR Implementation,[5] and 2009 BeyeNETWORK Vision Award for Business Impact.[6] Nygård International has also been used by Microsoft as the subject of a case study highlighting the early adoption of an electronic ordering system.[7]


  1. ^ "Case Study: Nygård International". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  2. ^ "Nygård International, Company Profile". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. ^ Aronovich, Hanna (2005-03-15). "Ready-Made Couture". U.S. Business Review. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  4. ^ "Nygård International, Corporate Website, Headquarters". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  5. ^ "VICS 2007 - Merit-Trax Technologies Food Traceability Software". Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  6. ^ "BeyeNETWORK: Global coverage of the business intelligence ecosystem". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  7. ^ "Case Study: Nygård International". Retrieved 2010-06-15.

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