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Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, texti...

US apparel retailers' November 2014 sales roundup

Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record...

US textile and apparel trade and sourcing snapshot

A snapshot of the current state of play in US textile and apparel trade shows imports last year rebounded from a modest decline in 2012, ret...

Latest Interviews

George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

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.


Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

Latest News

Asda Q4 sales fall as market slows 19 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Asda has revealed a decline in revenues in a quarter in which the retailer said the market slowed significantly.


Wal-Mart reports strong Q4 apparel sales 19 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart reported strong sales in apparel in its fourth-quarter and has estimated full-year earnings above analyst expectations.


Target's Canada exit seen as "a positive" 19 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

The decision by US-based retailer Target Corporation to shut down its Canadian stores has been welcomed by an analyst who says the "exit is a positive."


US holiday apparel sales “up 1-3%” 6 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Holiday apparel sales increased by as little as 1% in the US, with higher online spending offsetting continued weakness at bricks and mortar stores.


Wal-Mart promotes McKenna in management re-shuffle 11 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has made a number of management changes including the promotion of Judith McKenna to chief operating officer for the group's US division.

Latest blogs

Factory inspections get underway 26 Nov 2013

Leonie Barrie

Inspections got underway last week to assess the structural, fire and electrical safety of at least 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh, after three separate groups agreed on a common set of standards.


Buyers build stronger sourcing bonds 29 Aug 2013

Leonie Barrie

There's no doubt that recent factory disasters in Bangladesh have been a wake-up call for garment makers and buyers. But instead of a widespread blacklisting by customers and a shift in orders away from the South Asian country, the tragedies are starting to reshape and redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.

Company research

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partne

Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity unde...

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Wal-Mart Chile SA in Apparel (Chile)

Wal-Mart Chile SA in Apparel (Chile)

In 2008, the US-based multinational company Wal-Mart Stores acquired the Chilean hypermarket, supermarket and retail company D&S, which already owned more than 250 stores across the country. Every yea...

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Wal-Mart de México SAB de CV in Apparel (Mexico)

Wal-Mart de México SAB de CV in Apparel (Mexico)

Wal-Mart de México SAB de CV is the leading and most influential chained grocery retailer in Mexico. The company’s strategy is based on offering a wide range of products at affordable prices. Conseque...

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