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Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

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...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Latest Interviews

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.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

US investor buys textile testing firm James Heal 26 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

A US investment firm has acquired James Heal and Co, the UK-based supplier of textile testing and measurement instruments to manufacturers around the world, many of whom supply retailers and brands including Next, Marks & Spencer and Louis Vuitton.


Sports Direct makes bet on Tesco shares 25 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct International has made a GBP43m (US$70.1) bet on shares in beleaguered retailer Tesco.


John Lewis appoints Viet as online director 24 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director of online product.


Stewart takes up Tesco CFO role ahead of schedule 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Tesco has said new CFO Alan Stewart will join with immediate effect just a day after the troubled retail behemoth revealed a GBP250m (U$408.1m) profit overstatement in its first-half accounts.


Clothing and shoes to gain from click & collect 18 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Clothing and footwear is expected to take the lion's share of the significant growth expected in 'click & collect' sales in the UK over the next five years.

Latest blogs

Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 2014

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.


Transparency taking centre stage 30 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has described efforts to ensure workers in its garment supplier factories are paid a fair living wage as an "ever-moving feast". But it is making progress, as executives explained during an update to the group's Plan A sustainability initiative last week.

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Marks and Spencer Group plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

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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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