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Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now...

Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bang...

The link between apparel supply chains and success

Do the biggest companies also have the best supply chains - or should it be instead that the best supply chains help grow the most successfu...

High inventories at US retailers causes concern

Stung by unseasonably cold spring weather that blanketed many parts of the US just as they were rolling out their spring merchandise, retail...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Jeff Krilla, Bangladesh Safety Alliance 11 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

As the first-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building approaches in April, it is inevitable that the global spotlight will focus on the promises made and progress delivered over the past 12 months on improving safety for Bangladeshi garment workers. Jeff Krilla, president and CEO of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, talks to just-style about the group's work so far.

Latest News

Bangladesh apparel exports edge up in July-August 16 Sep 2014

Siddique Islam

Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up by 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers continue to remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for apparel workers.


Weak retail scene hits Massmart in Q2 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Wal-Mart's South African banner Massmart, revealed a fall in earnings in its second-quarter on the back of a weakened Rand and slowing retail sales.


Operating costs driving US retailers into the red 21 Aug 2014

Katie Smith

Accelerated selling, general and administrative (SG&A) spending is driving retailers into the red, one analyst has said, and could become a key theme over the near term.


Asda reveals George clothing continues to do well 15 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Supermarket retailer Asda has said its George clothing brand continues to perform well as it revealed an increase in group like-for-like sales.


Wal-Mart lowers FY guidance on e-commerce spend 14 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart has lowered its full-year guidance due to investments in e-commerce and headwinds from higher health-care costs than previously estimated.

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.

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