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Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the risk to Lesotho's textile and clothing production if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is not renewed, delays to a major textile build in Ethiopia, and an insight on Pakistan's apparel production woes.


Spotlight on... Speed to market key to Adidas 2020 growth plan 27 Mar 2015

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Adidas Group has said speed to market will be a key competitive advantage for the German sporting goods giant over the next five years, as it looks to accelerate profit and sales growth. With this, the company is piloting automated production units closer to its core consumers to reduce lead times.


IN THE MONEY: SuperGroup to adapt sourcing model for speed 27 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving efficiency and speed to market.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Mar 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the line-up for this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, sandblasting claims in Chinese jeans factories, and a roundup of wearable technology innovations and developments.


IN THE MONEY: Innovation and supply chain remain key for Nike 20 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc says it will continue to put substantial money and resources into its supply chain to increase speed to market, and ensure it stays ahead on innovation.


INTERVIEW: Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Column: Speaking with style

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.


IN THE MONEY: Nimble supply chain to add to Ann Inc profit 18 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

US women's wear retailer Ann Inc sees the supply chain as a key lever for enhancing its profitability, and has identified $50m in ongoing annualised gross margin benefits over the next two years.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Mar 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the savings Tesco's F&F brand has made by using 3D virtual fit and prototyping technology, the acquisition of an RFID specialist, and the Sri Lankan government starting negotiations with the EU for GSP+.


Global news roundup 9 Mar 2015

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


THE FLANARANT: Budget detail disappoints India garment makers 6 Mar 2015

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Last May, India overwhelmingly elected Narenrda Modi as Prime Minster. While apparel factory owners thought he was “business friendly,” few showed much public support for his annual budget on 28 February. Buried in the fine detail, there’s a reason both they and their workers might also be annoyed.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include concerns that the freefalling euro is adding to Bangladesh's textile and clothing production woes, a closer look at Myanmar's new garment Code of Conduct, and news that a pay rise is being considered for Sri Lanka's garment workers.


US apparel retailers' February 2015 sales roundup 6 Mar 2015

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US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, as significant headwinds including extreme winter weather, additional costs and delays from the West Coast ports slowdown, foreign exchange rates and higher gas prices all weighed on results.


IN THE MONEY: Adidas sets sights on America after mixed year 5 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

If 2014 began as a year full of promise for German sports group Adidas – thanks to its strong presence at the World Cup in Brazil – it closed with an air of slight disappointment, thanks to reversals in golf, Russia and the currency exchanges. But it now has its sights set on North America.


IN THE MONEY: Omnichannel biggest opportunity for JC Penney 5 Mar 2015

Column: In the money

US department store retailer JC Penney has said one of its biggest opportunities for incremental growth in the near term is in omni-channel, as it looks to deliver continued improvements in the business.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Feb 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Feb 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the impact VF Corp's global supply chain is having on gross margin, Pakistan's new textile policy, and the apparel industry's response to President Obama's intervention in the ongoing West Coast port dispute.


IN THE MONEY: Levi Strauss warns of port delays on supply chain 13 Feb 2015

Column: In the money

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has said the “volatile” and “unpredictable” delays occurring on the West Coast ports could adversely affect its supply chain and product availability if it continues.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Feb 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Nike's 'game-changing' training shoe, a roundup of January sales from US apparel retailers, and an insight on the challenges and opportunities for growth in the UK's textile and clothing industry.


Global news roundup 11 Feb 2015

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' January 2015 sales roundup 10 Feb 2015

Column: Retail roundup

US apparel retailers got off to a good start in January, with the majority posting comparable store sales gains, helped by post holiday clearance sales and stronger comparisons with last year, when severe weather hampered results.


THE FLANARANT: Is legal action the key to compliance? 10 Feb 2015

Column: The Flanarant

There is growing pressure from activists and governments to make Western laws apply to alleged non-compliance in developing country garment factories. But be careful what you wish for, advises Mike Flanagan, who points out that the most likely outcome is that countries will be blacklisted with no effort to improve standards.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Feb 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a detailed look at Myanmar's first ever Code of Conduct, the launch of a major effort to complete the remaining safety inspections of Bangladesh's readymade garment factories, and Adidas adding Myanmar to its global supplier list.


Swimwear demand to improve with economy uptick 5 Feb 2015

Column: Research updates

The financial crises in North America and Europe have led to reductions in consumer demand for general apparel, but for swimwear in particular, the last five years have not been easy. This could be set to change for some regions, however, as the global economy picks up.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Jan 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the latest innovations and technology that were on show at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, Gap's decision to close its Piperlime fashion brand, and Canadian men's wear firm Kanati Co to pull out of Pakistan over supply chain issues.


INTERVIEW: Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Column: Speaking with style

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.


IN THE MONEY: Strong US dollar hitting H&M sourcing costs 29 Jan 2015

Column: In the money

H&M Hennes & Mauritz has acknowledged that pricing may have to fluctuate to reflect challenges created by the increasingly strong US dollar, which is affecting sourcing costs for the Swedish apparel group.


Global news roundup 27 Jan 2015

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Spotlight on...Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on the rise 27 Jan 2015

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Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows, a recent industry conference highlighted.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jan 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the decision by Target Corporation to shut its Canadian stores, news that talks are underway on a minimum wage in Myanmar, and feedback from the garment sector in the Philippines on the EU's GSP+ scheme.


INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Column: Speaking with style

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.

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