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Uzbekistan forces more adults into cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming mor...

Toxic discharge issue hits a tipping point

In the past six years apparel buyers have moved from avoiding commitment on toxic discharge to likely toxic-free production by the end of th...

M&S says women's wear target market "bang on"

UK retailer Marks & Spencer says it is "bang on" with the target market for its women's wear, and that it feels it now has the right focus t...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

M&S hires new CFO from John Lewis 17 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its next CFO.


Accord issues remediation guides for factories 14 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a manual and other remediation guidance to help its supplier factories as the implementation of fire protection measures gets underway.


Fashion focus starting to pay off for M&S 6 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Efforts by Marks & Spencer to become more fashion focused are starting to pay off, analysts believe, after the UK retailer revealed an uplift in sales for the division in its first-half.


Women's wear a bright spot for M&S in H1 5 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retail group Marks & Spencer today (5 November) said women's wear was the bright spot in its clothing division in the first half as unseasonal weather weighed on the unit's overall performance.


Textured Jersey on track as US demand recovers 5 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.

Latest blogs

Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia 17 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Port problems play havoc with holiday imports 10 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.

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Marks and Spencer Group plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

Marks and Spencer Group plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

Marks and Spencer Group plc - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and serv...

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