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PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

Ethiopia a rising star for sourcing garments

Ethiopia is fast becoming a rising star for sourcing garments. The country's efforts to build its textile and garment industry and offer com...

Clothing becomes growth pole for Tesco

Retail giant Tesco yesterday (26 February) revealed further plans to improve its domestic sales performance and reverse declining market sha...

Can Coupe build on Sainsbury's clothing momentum?

Sainsbury's this morning (29 January) announced commercial director Mike Coupe will replace Justin King as the supermarket retailer's chief...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Abi Rushton 27 Jun 2011

Joe Ayling

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

Speaking with style: Sandra Smith, Bureau Veritas 25 Nov 2010

Joe Ayling

With the apparel industry facing higher costs and widening sourcing networks, supply chain expert Sandra Smith tells just-style news editor Joe Ayling how retailers are adapting. She explains how cost pressures, ethics, sustainability and technology fall into today's sourcing considerations.

Latest News

Tesco to open chain of F&F clothing stores 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Retail giant Tesco is returning to the US with a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores, just seven months after selling its Fresh & Easy supermarket operation in the country.

Tesco CFO McIlwee resigns 4 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee has decided to leave the UK retailer, it was announced this afternoon (4 April).

ETI revises labour code clause on working hours 3 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Workers in global supply chains should not be asked to work more than 60 hours per week, according to a revised clause in the labour code drawn up by an alliance of companies that includes Tesco, Asda, M&S, Next, New Look, Primark and Zara.

Tesco to invest GBP85m in Tata JV 3 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

UK retailer Tesco has confirmed that it will invest GBP85m (US$132m) to establish a multi-brand retail joint venture with Trent Ltd, part of the Tata Group, in India.

Tesco silent over CFO exit talk 10 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Tesco has refused to comment on talk the firm's finance chief Laurie McIlwee could leave the business amid tensions with CEO Philip Clarke.

Latest blogs

The last few years have seen significant changes 3 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

The last few years have brought significant changes to the apparel sourcing landscape in Asia. The era of Chinese low-cost apparel manufacturing is a trend from the past, and several countries have stepped up to claim their part of the manufacturing pie. Apparel industry analysts say that although China's dominance continues, a clear segmentation is now taking place in Asia.

Bangladesh safety progress painfully slow 17 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

Close to a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, progress on improving worker safety and labour rights in Bangladesh has been painfully slow - but who is responsible for the delays?

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