The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the headwinds facing JC Penney as second quarter profits widened, a report that most Australian retailers lack knowledge of their suppliers, and a comment on why changes in Bangladesh's garment industry could redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.

In the money: JC Penney scrambles to stabilise business
Department store retailer JC Penney is facing a number of headwinds as it scrambles to stabilise its business after a previous turnaround effort failed.

AUSTRALIA: Retailers lack knowledge of their suppliers
A report has found that most Australian retailers do not have a clear understanding of who is producing their clothes - with the findings giving rise to concerns that they do not know whether there is exploitation, forced labour or child labour in their supply chains.

EU: Organic legislation not extended to textiles
The European Commission has said that current EU organic legislation should not be extended to cover textiles.

US: Bangladesh safety alliance names chair as talks begin
The group of leading retailers and brands who make up the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has named Ellen O'Kane Tauscher as the independent chair of its board of directors.

Bangladesh: The catalyst for change in the supply chain
Far from marking the beginning of the end for Bangladesh's garment export sector, recent tragedies have set the industry on a course that could see it evolve into a world-class player, executives have told just style. And more than that, the changes underway could also redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.