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Puma promises tougher supplier audits

Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but th...

Bangladesh falls deeper as US apparel imports grow

As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Bangladesh slips as US imports surge in September

Katie Smith | 10 Nov 2014

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.


China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Jens Kastner | 16 Oct 2014

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.


Vietnam surges ahead in US apparel import gains

Leonie Barrie | 10 Oct 2014

Spurred on by the back-to-school season and fears of potential disruption to shipments of holiday merchandise amid the dockworkers contract dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports in August reached their highest level in more than a year.

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer

Joe Ayling | 1 Jul 2010

Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer is confident that major investments in the World Cup this summer are paying off. In an interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling, he also discusses sourcing, currencies and his vision for the Reebok brand.


Speaking with style: Motoi Oyama, president, Asics

just-style.com | 12 Jun 2009

Core values have served Japan's Asics Corporation well down the years, and are continuing to do so at a time when the world is trying to come to grips with the worst global economic crisis in living memory, as company president Motoi Oyama tells just-style.

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Puma shares climb on mixed Q2

Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 2015

German sportswear brand Puma has booked mixed second-quarter results as it moved to a net loss but revealed sales that beat analyst expectations pushing the group's share price up.


Puma supplier workers strike on contract confusion

Katie Smith | 22 Jul 2015

Striking workers at a Puma apparel supplier in Cambodia are being urged to return to work amid an ongoing dispute over their contracts.


Puma sells Tretorn to Authentic Brands

Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 2015

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has made its second acquisition this month with the purchase of Swedish luxury outdoor lifestyle brand Tretorn from Puma.


Currency headwinds batter Puma Q1 profit

Richard Woodard | 6 May 2015

Currency variations inflated sporting goods giant Puma’s first quarter revenues, but sent net profit down by more than 30%.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 6 Mar 2015

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.


Puma reshuffles global strategy team

Katie Smith | 5 Mar 2015

German sportswear brand Puma has reshuffled its global strategy team, with Nina Graf-Vlachy taking the helm, and Arne Freundt becoming director of retail and e-commerce.


Puma Argentina selects SCE to enhance logistics

Leonie Barrie | 2 Mar 2015

Sportswear business Puma Argentina has selected Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) to enhance its logistics operations and help support growth.


Puma almost breaks even in fourth-quarter

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2015

German sports retailer Puma has almost broken even in the fourth quarter of 2014 after four consecutive quarters of decline.


United Colors of Benetton builds management team

Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.


Pentland Brands names Rock supply chain chief

Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2015

Pentland brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Matt Rock to global supply chain director.


Parigi sues Puma over “stealing trade secrets”

Richard Woodard | 15 Jan 2015

Licensing business Parigi is suing sporting goods giant Puma, accusing the German sportswear company of stealing trade secrets in order to transfer business to a “secret” joint venture.


Puma in US children's apparel joint venture

Katie Smith | 6 Jan 2015

German sportswear brand Puma is joining forces with United Legwear & Apparel Co (ULAC) to form a joint venture in North America to produce and distribute children's clothing.


Top ten news stories on just-style in 2014...

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2014. Minimum wage rises, toxic substances in clothing, job cuts, and factory safety issues were some of the issues that made the headlines.


Puma CCO Caroti steps down

Katie Smith | 5 Dec 2014

Puma's chief commercial officer, Stefano Caroti, is to exit the German sportswear business after seven years in the role.


Puma commits to 100% PFC removal

Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2014

German sportswear business Puma has laid out an action plan for the elimination of chemicals in its products and set milestones to achieve full transparency in its supply chain.


Puma "moving in the right direction" in Q3

Michelle Russell | 7 Nov 2014

German sportswear business Puma said it believes things are moving in the right direction after revealing footwear sales have risen for the first time in seven quarters.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 7 Nov 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week included news that VF Corp is being viewed as the most suitable buyer for sportswear brand Puma, an insight into some of the trends and challenges facing the retail sector, and the impact of slowdowns at US west coast ports on apparel shipments.


Jack Wolfskin taps ex-Esprit executive as CEO

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2014

German outdoor clothing specialist Jack Wolfskin has appointed former Esprit chief product and design officer Melody Harris-Jensbach as its new chief executive.


VF Corp seen as most suitable buyer for Puma

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp could be the most suitable buyer for German sportswear company Puma, analysts believe, following reports the brand is up for sale.


Kering outlines sustainable fashion partnership

Katie Smith | 27 Oct 2014

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry.


Kering multi-brand strategy boosts Q3 sales

Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2014

French luxury goods group Kering has booked an increase in third-quarter revenues, thanks to the multi-brand strategy it has in place.


Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar

Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 2014

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.

Latest blogs

Port problems play havoc with holiday imports

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2014

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.


Cambodia issues could put country's sourcing status at risk

Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 2014

Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.

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