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Wal-Mart admits goods made at fire factory is one of the most read stories on just-style this week
The most read stories on just-style this week include Wal-Mart admitting its clothing had been made at the Bangladesh garment factory that killed at least 111 people, the National Retail Federation reporting a record 247m shoppers visited US stores and websites over Black Friday weekend and JC Penney confirming the departure of Ken Mangone, executive vice president of product development, design and sourcing.
BANGLADESH: Wal-Mart admits goods made at fire factory
The garment factory in Bangladesh where a fire at the weekend killed at least 111 people and injured another 100 had been making clothing for Wal-Mart without its knowledge, the world's largest retailer confirmed today (27 November).
Viewpoint: Bangladesh factory fire highlights need for change
It is almost two years to the day since 29 people perished in a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh - and it would appear that little has been done in the intervening period to tackle the industry's safety issues.
BANGLADESH: Factory fire kills 110 garment workers
Bangladesh is to hold a national day of mourning tomorrow (27 November) after at least 111 people were killed and another 100 injured in a garment factory fire on Saturday.
US: Shoppers out in record numbers for Black Friday weekend
A record 247m shoppers visited US stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226m last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
US: JC Penney sourcing executive Mangone exits
JC Penney has confirmed to just-style that Ken Mangone, executive vice president of product development, design and sourcing, has left after 35 years with the department store retailer.
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