just-style's most read stories this week...
The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at how sourcing is going to be in 2013, a spotlight on why buyer interest in Billabong has not yet turned into a deal, and M&S extending its RFID tagging programme to all clothing and homeware products in its 700 stores.
The Flanarant: How's sourcing going to be in 2013?
Sourcing is influenced by a lot more than wages and fabric prices. Infrastructure, social tension, energy costs, currency rates, power availability and a buyer's ability to control the uncontrollable all make sourcing as unpredictable as ever in 2013, says Mike Flanagan.
Spotlight on...What's wrong with Billabong?
For all of the suitors circling Billabong, the Australian surfwear brand is yet to see much action. With four bidders showing interest over the past year, Petah Marian looks at why none of the interest has so far turned into a deal.
UK: Marks & Spencer expands RFID to all clothing
UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer is extending its item level RFID tagging programme to include all clothing and home products in its 700 stores - with future plans including the use of RFID scanning throughout the supply chain.
BANGLADESH: Woven garment exports up 12% in H1
Bangladesh's woven garment exports grew by nearly 12% in the first half of the current fiscal year, helped by a shift in orders from China, exporters said.
GLOBAL: World's largest retailers see revenue grow despite downturn
The revenues of the world's 250 largest retailers grew by 5% to reach US$4trn during the fiscal year ended June 2012, despite the global economic downturn, research has found.
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