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UK: Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building...

CAMBODIA: Adidas investigating faintings incident

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodi...

UK: Mothercare upbeat as Destination Maternity withdraws bids

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare says it will continue with its strategy to turn the business around following the with...

US: Under Armour "bullish" in full-year guidance rise

An increase in projected full-year earnings and revenue at Under Armour has been described as "bullish" and a "positive catalyst" move by on...

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BANGLADESH: Accord says there is "no funding shortfall" 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a statement clarifying it is well funded and capable of meeting the objectives its five-year programme effectively.


SOUTH AFRICA: Cotton sector strike enters seventh day 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

A strike involving around 3,000 workers in South Africa's cotton sector has continued into its seventh day.


US: Iconix ups FY earnings guidance 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Iconix Brand Group has upped its earnings guidance for the full year, despite booking a drop in second-quarter profit.


UK: Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


CHINA: Economic downturn hits Zuoan's Q1 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The ongoing downturn in China's retail industry has hit earnings and sales for casual men's wear retailer Zuoan Fashion in the first quarter.


US: North Face commits to 100% recycled polyester 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

VF Corp outdoor brand The North Face has committed to using 100% recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.


US: SCS updates recycled content certification standard 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Environmental and sustainability certification SCS Global Services has released its updated recycled content certification standard.


GERMANY: Puma Q2 beats consensus despite profit slide 29 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

German sportswear business Puma delivered a second-quarter performance in line with both analyst and company expectations, despite posting a 76.2% drop in net earnings.


AUSTRALIA: Namoi Cotton ups FY guidance on turnaround 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Australian cotton dealer Namoi Cotton Co-operative has upped its full-year earnings forecast, following a turnaround in the group's financial performance.


ITALY: Aeffe returns to H1 profit 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Luxury apparel and footwear business Aeffe has returned to profit in its first-half thanks to the success of strategic actions implemented with regard to innovation and distribution.


CAMBODIA: Adidas investigating faintings incident 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia.


BELGIUM: Skechers USA to expand European DC 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Footwear firm Skechers USA is to expand its European distribution centre in Belgium by an additional 25,000 m2, making it the largest company-operated DC in the Walloon Region.


UK: Next outperforms markets and ups FY guidance 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Next's share price climbed 2.5% this morning (29 July) as the UK retailer upped its full-year earnings guidance and "significantly" outperformed the market in its second-quarter.


US: Dollar Tree acquires rival Family Dollar 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

US discount chain Dollar Tree Stores has acquired rival Family Dollar in a deal worth around US$8.5bn.


PAKISTAN: Textile and clothing FY exports grow 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Pakistan's textile and clothing exports grew 5.3% to US$13.74bn in the last fiscal year, thanks primarily to the GSP Plus status granted to the country by the European Union (EU).


FRANCE: Go Sport more than doubles H1 loss 28 Jul 2014

Stuart Todd

French sportswear retailer Go Sport saw its net losses more than double in the first half of 2014 to EUR19.2m (US$25.8m) from EUR8.6m in the prior year period.


ISRAEL: Delta Galil reveals strong Q2 growth 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel maker Delta Galil Industries has recorded a "solid" second-quarter thanks to strategies implemented to diversify its portfolio, innovation and a strengthening of its financial resources.


US: Open markets key for US apparel workers 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Two-way trade liberalisation and open markets are key to US workers employed by the American apparel and footwear industry, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said.


US: Port contract negotiations pause once again 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Talks concerning a new labour contract for US West Coast dockworkers have been paused for the third time this month.


UK: Mothercare upbeat as Destination Maternity withdraws bids 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare says it will continue with its strategy to turn the business around following the withdrawal of a bid by Destination Maternity.


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